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The SK birthday chariot

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The new Wild restaurant at MSP

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It’s been way too long

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Ode to Joy (translated)

Friday, February 13th, 2015 09:46 am GMT -6

O friends, not these sounds!
Rather let us sing more pleasant ones,
and more full of joy!

Joy, beauteous spark of divinity,
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter drunk with fire,
Heavenly one, your sanctuary.
Thy magic power re-unites,
All that custom has strictly divided;
All men become brothers,
Where your gentle wing abides.

Whomever has been so fortunate,
To be the friend of a friend,
He who has obtained a dear wife,
Add his jubilation!
Yes, whoever also one soul
Can call his own in the earthly round!
And who never could, he should steal
Weeping from this fellowship!

All beings drink joy
At the breasts of Nature;
All things good, all things evil
Follow her rosy trail.
Kisses gave she us and wine,
A friend, proven [even] in death;
Ecstasy is granted [even] to the worm
And the Cherub stands before God.

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My favorite symphony

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Salty

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Welcome to Arendelle

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Someone, tell a joke…

- Old Man

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Her last day at Panera

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Thanks, Mr. Dozier

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Pig-Pen 4 Ever

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2013 was a good year

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Metropolitan (Stadium) Club

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The 3M Suite

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Dad outside the visitor clubhouse

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My favorite returns

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Twins Ticket Draft

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Adventure Montage

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Minnesota’s Newest Casino

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Willie the Walleye

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Credit Union looks very nice

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One day at a time, sun gonna shine…

- Kendrick Lamar

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Going the distance, going for speed

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Limited Edition Porno For Pyros

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Exclusive Radiohead Poster

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Kate Bush Rock Art

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David Byrne Rock Art

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Mine, or I will help you not!

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Pizza day for MK

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Fishy of the Week

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Not everyone gets the “shared” part

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Chilly

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Our own little songbird

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Ka-Chow!

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First car wash in ages

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Completed the trifecta

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An angel’s smile is what you sell. You promise me heaven, then put me through hell…

- You Give Love A Bad Name

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The good kind of blues

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Only thirty thousand clams

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Parents Are Parents

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Steaks with the kid at Erté

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 12:31 am GMT -6

A few weeks ago, I planned to take SK to a steakhouse, since the rest of the family had other plans and the two of us are really the only ones who eat steak. I wanted to go to the new place in town, Alan Bergo’s Salt Cellar in St. Paul. But alas, I didn’t plan far enough in advance and they were booked solid all night. I found an old City Pages top ten Twin Cities steakhouse article online and found a place I had never heard of before – number nine Erté in northeast Minneapolis. A quick call and the helpful person said if we got there by six, we could have a table. We grabbed SK’s friend Jack and I drove like a madman across town.

The space is really quite nice, with a bar on one side (the Peacock Lounge) and a large, high ceiling dining room on the other (separated by a huge sliding glass door). We got a table in the corner near a small stage that eventually had a three-piece band playing by the time we left. Our server was very nice, but I think they were short-staffed, as it took a very long time to place our order. Once the food started to arrive, though, all was forgiven.

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Lots of filter

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Fleetwood Mac at Xcel

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 12:52 am GMT -6

After missing the reunited Fleetwood Mac at Target Center last fall (and reading all of the great reviews from that September 30th tour opener), I was determined to catch another stop somewhere. When they expanded the original city list and added St. Paul on January 16th, it was a no-brainer. As Forbes and Pollstar have reported, though, the On With The Show tour is the most expensive ticket so far in 2015, with an average ticket price of $305 on the secondary market. DGS and I decided that the upper level sides at the X would be borderline reasonable for $90+ and we made the purchase.

Now I have to admit, I wore out the green greatest hits CD growing up, but was never a serious, collect-all-the-records kind of fan. And I guess I never really knew all of the history between the various band members either (more on that later). But everyone knows the names: Stevie Nicks (66). Lindsey Buckingham (65). Mick Fleetwood (67). John McVie (69). And, of course, Christine McVie (71) returning to the band after a 16-year absence. Given those ages (and the past history), this really is a historic, near-miracle kind of concert. If you have the opportunity, just pay the money and go.

I also have to admit that every time I saw Lindsey Buckingham on the big video screen, all I could think of was Bill Hader on SNL’s What’s Up With That? Made me smile over and over…

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SPCO’s marketing worked

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Left Shark is sloppy and uncoordinated and possibly drunk…

- SB Nation

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The TBF Super Bowl Tradition

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Southern Minnesota Sun Dog

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