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  • Don’t like paying the bill, but tow truck drivers are like wizards of physics 11 hours ago
  • The old Accord completely collapsed in the garage (blocking traffic), so looks like no 4otf while we wait for the tow truck 12 hours ago
  • Today started out strong, then I got knocked out for a few hours – still heading to the @4otf show at Harriet, though 14 hours ago
  • So proud of my friend and training partner @MeganSteil who is doing her first full Ironman this weekend in Canada – Go Megan Go! 23 hours ago
  • Best odds ever for a cash drawing and…nada 1 day ago
  • Grand Hinckley’s success is interesting to me: close to an Interstate, but few people live close by 2 days ago
  • The smoky upstairs looks mostly finished and is a nice improvement over the old design, IMO 2 days ago

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Drip drop

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Backstage prep

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Got the view part down

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You see that mountain over there? Yeah, one of these days I’m going to climb that mountain…

- Mountain Music

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Slot graphics rule

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Love these two

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Lucky 13 at The Quarry

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More construction shots

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Ski Chalet 2.0

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Wacootah Grille daily special

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Butterflies are always good

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My Morning Jacket at Northrup

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 09:56 pm GMT -5

Way back on Friday, June 26th, Colleen took me to the My Morning Jacket show at the “new” Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. I had mentioned to her that I really liked their performance at Midway Stadium (with Bob Dylan, Wilco and Richard Thompson) and she really wanted to hear the song that Dan Wilson wrote with them (Big Decisions). This was the first of two nights in Minnesota and we discovered 1) I don’t really know many MMJ songs and 2) they didn’t play the Dan Wilson song.

Bummer.

It wasn’t a total downer, though. My friend DGS was there with his family, so we got to visit a little before the show. Local band Hippo Campus opened the Friday show (Lizzo played Saturday) and was fun to watch. I got to hear my two favorite MMJ songs – Wonderful (The Way I Feel) and Holdin On To Black Metal – the latter being one of the loudest songs I’ve ever heard performed anywhere. Jim James has perhaps the best rock hair of any living musician and the lighting was very cool. Riemenschneider’s review said the show “tested fans’ limits,” which I guess made me feel a little better. Set list and pics after the jump.

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Casino Industry Milestone

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The August $7.77 Special

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If you’re gonna play the game, boy, you gotta learn to play it right…

- The Gambler

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Do these still work?

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Kraftskiva 2015

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Afternoon in the Entry

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All of us for Rabbit dinner

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This ship is sailing

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Lucky Spin

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The big day is here

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A Minnesota Classic

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Suit-worthy

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Mexican Day is the best

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Senior pics have arrived

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Please come to Denver with the snowfall. We’ll move up into the mountains so far that we can’t be found…

- Ramblin’ Boy

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GoFundMe setup is nice

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Looking good KJ

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Birthday Dinner at Corner Table

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 11:47 pm GMT -5

It was exactly a month ago, but I just realized this weekend I never wrote up anything for Colleen’s birthday dinner at Corner Table in Minneapolis. Chef Thomas Boemer had just returned from Aspen, where he won the coveted “King of Porc” title in the Grand Cochon competition (the piggy trophy was sitting right inside the door). This is a restaurant that was on the list for a long time. After they opened their sister place Revival, we decided it was time to finally visit.

Located at 4537 Nicollet Avenue South, Corner Table is just off the 46th Street exit on I-35W. There is a small lot next to the building and we managed to squeeze into the very last spot on the end. It was raining, so we made a dash for the door and got a table…in the corner. The room has doors that open towards a patio on the street, but everyone was inside because of the rain. It was nice to still have the doors open, but there were a number of unwanted flying visitors due to that.

The menu has a chef’s 5-course option ($65 food-only, $95 with wine pairings) or you can order individual items. We chose the latter, starting with the bologna sandwich with fried egg, brioche and mustard aïoli for me ($9) and the pork belly with chow chow and pepita oil for Colleen ($10). Both had reputations I had heard about and both were very good.

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CS @ Ribfest 2015

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Your 2015 Champion

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I walked along the avenue. I never thought I’d meet a girl like you…

- A Flock of Seagulls

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Major shaft flex

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Friday Night Fireworks

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Damn Yankees

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End of the road

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La Minita Peaberry

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Best. Merch. Ever.

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The special visitor

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Alonier.

- Opus

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Safe Journey Home

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The daily special

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7 Things You Can’t Do in MSP

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 03:25 pm GMT -5

Now that the friendly service desk at Seven Corners Hardware is a pile of rubble, here are seven other things you can no longer do in the Twin Cities:

  • Order the onion rings at Porky’s on University
  • Hit balls from the second floor of George’s Driving Range in Mendota Heights
  • Walk by the electric chair on the way to the first tee at Parkview Golf Club (above)
  • Listen to an in-store performance at Let in Be Records downtown
  • Drive your car across the Washington Avenue Bridge
  • Wash your hands after a plate of Al Baker’s Buffalo wings
  • Register to run the Grand Old Day 8K

What else do you miss?

UPDATE: Apparently you can still drive your car on the Washington Avenue Bridge – just not by driving down Washington from St. Paul…

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JJ lunch with SK

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