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My little desert shopping trip

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Don’t think I could live in the desert, but 81F and sunny feels glorious right now

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 07:22 pm GMT -5

Pest control?

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Back in Sun City

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Listening to the Gonzaga coach at his presser next door – total class act

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 11:19 pm GMT -5

Showtime

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Don’t regret staying up late to watch the Big Little Lies finale after I got back from JamFest – so good

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 06:14 pm GMT -5

Almost time to dance

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Lunch at Vee Quiva

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Sing with me, just for today. Maybe tomorrow, the good lord will take you away…

- Dream On

quoted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 01:39 am GMT -5

Fireworks and palm trees

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The Bad Boys of Boston? Check. https://t.co/opPTHtaeKi

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 01:28 am GMT -5

Glad I remembered my credentials

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All the Minnesotans are here

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Shot an 89 from the navy tees at Palmbrook Country Club with foreign clubs and great company https://t.co/xhRoHuTEcb

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 01:25 pm GMT -5

This press box is so chill

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We are all from Spokane

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90 minutes in traffic

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Courtside is intense

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An oasis in the desert

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First double-digit run of 2017 (with Grandma’s 11 weeks away)

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, April 1st, 2017 02:07 pm GMT -5

Never know about seafood in the desert

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What a great surprise to see the local guys in town https://t.co/Ug1jsWU6LZ

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, March 31st, 2017 10:54 pm GMT -5

The merch is on point

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Older, but not bad

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Desert running rules – five morning miles along the Arizona Canal

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, March 31st, 2017 11:26 am GMT -5

Didn’t seem like 30 years

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End of the Road

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Hamster Power

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Totally forgot it's not just Cali

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Thanks @SunCountryAir for the safe, on-time ride to Phoenix https://t.co/Al4DDv8LNh

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, March 30th, 2017 08:58 am GMT -5

Catching an all-night station, somewhere in Louisiana. It sounds like 1963, but for now, it sounds like heaven…

- Windfall

quoted Thursday, March 30th, 2017 12:30 am GMT -5

Behind the board

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What a strange day: witnessed beefs, social inequality, had my heart scanned and now headed to Son Volt

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 05:55 pm GMT -5

Dangerously Delicious

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The hype is real

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Really great to see @KevinLeecy at the Wild-Caps game https://t.co/fldq0i6LQD

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 08:17 pm GMT -5

Clark, please

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My Top 7 Online Publications

story posted Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 12:52 pm GMT -5

* paid subscriber

(Also just resubscribed to the print edition of The Economist)

The Joe C rap in Devil Without a Cause gets me every time

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 08:58 am GMT -5

Sunday Brunch at Saint Dinette

story posted Monday, March 27th, 2017 11:50 pm GMT -5

I’ve already said about all I can say about the burger – it was time to try brunch at Saint Dinette. My only issue with the regular menu is that my younger daughter is a picky eater and won’t be adventurous, while my wife is allergic to eggs and corn and won’t eat red meat (SK is always good for a burger and fries). The brunch menu had expanded options for Colleen and MK is still out of the country, so Sunday was the day to go.

You know it must be a good sign when there were people waiting outside the door to get in when I got back from my morning run. There were still a few tables open after I showered and changed, but it was almost completely full by the time we left. It will probably be even worse once the regular Farmer’s Market resumes next month.

We started off with the monkey bread (cream cheese frosting, $7), which might have to be served alongside that cheeseburger and fries during my last meal on Earth. I’ve always had a soft spot for Cinnabon amongst all the evil chain options, but damn, this thing just blew them out of the water. It was hard to really follow that up, but my crepe was really good (Canadian bacon, gruyere, truffle bechamel, egg, $13), while Colleen had granola and blueberries ($8) with a side of maple pork belly ($6). So tasty.

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Beware, take care. Most motherfuckers have a cold ass stare…

- Suck My Kiss

quoted Monday, March 27th, 2017 11:45 pm GMT -5

At Home with Monsters

story posted Monday, March 27th, 2017 08:40 pm GMT -5

When I heard that Mia was doing a Guillermo del Toro exhibition, I immediately thought of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy and was super excited to go see it. Once I got there, I realized 1) there are a bunch of del Toro movies I’ve never seen and 2) everyone in Minneapolis seems to love the guy – it was absolutely packed.

At Home with Monsters is divided into multiple themed rooms that had a mix of movie props and artwork primarily pulled from his personal collection at Bleak House (his home in Los Angeles). It was easy for me to feel a connection to the director: vintage Disney artwork from Mary Blair (and many others), a comic book wall, Ray Harryhausen props, Marlon Brando bronze bust, Edward Gorey prints and a recreation of his personal “rain room” with an Edgar Allen Poe wax figure. How could I not love all that?

Open now through May 28, get your $20 tickets online here (while they last).

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That was a lot of updating for a Monday

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, March 27th, 2017 03:48 pm GMT -5

An Update from Ireland

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Damn, Niver, this monkey bread…

pic posted Sunday, March 26th, 2017 11:07 am GMT -5

Sunday Funday: Eminem Mississippi run, St. Dinette brunch, Wild, Guillermo del Toro at Mia, dinner at Bellecour & Munro at the arboretum

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, March 26th, 2017 10:09 am GMT -5

Matt Wilson with Twilight Hours

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Bigger is Better

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Wisconsin out, BBQ in

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Where’s Billy?

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Starting to get jealous

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This didn’t suck

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Dayton’s, no more

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Suck it, Trebek

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The Euro Store?

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Spring Rains

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Excuse me. May I go to the bathroom first?

- Ruprecht

quoted Friday, March 24th, 2017 11:27 am GMT -5

She made it!

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Don’t miss you, rainy traffic jam

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Liking the sound of the new Gorillaz songs – Humanz should be good

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 04:05 pm GMT -5

She’s on the menu

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Bon voyage and safe travels to kid two on her exciting concert journey to Ireland 🇮🇪

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 02:16 pm GMT -5

Another St. Paul tradition

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Ireland-bound 🇮🇪 

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Dolly Parton at Grand Casino

story posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 10:47 pm GMT -5

When my mom stopped to visit the loft earlier this week, we were talking about upcoming concerts and she mentioned that Dolly Parton is one of her favorites. That reminded me I never posted the pictures from the show last summer at Grand Casino Hinckley. The Pure and Simple Tour stopped for a Wednesday evening show in their outdoor amphitheater on July 20, 2016 and thanks to Hinckley’s amazing general manager Mel Towle, we got to sit front and center (seriously, Mel is one of the best people in the entire casino world).

Growing up, I probably knew Dolly more for the movie 9 to 5 than for her country music. I also thought it was cool that we shared a birthday (hello, Edgar Allan Poe). Seeing her perform live, it’s really hard to believe she is 70 (now 71). Gotta believe Dolly and Debbie Harry must have some sort of Secret 70 Club that prevents the effects of aging.

Don’t have a set list or much recollection of the show now – I just remember it was really sunny at the start and that she was quite the entertainer. I think we also waited in the parking lot afterwards for nearly as long as she played (guessing the Hinckley police force is not a fan of summer concert nights). Looking at set lists from other stops, she did hit all the big ones: Jolene, Islands in the Stream, 9 to 5, Coat of Many Colors and I Will Always Love You.

Thanks, Sugar!

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The neighborhood grocer

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Look what else is now closer

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And all the people say, try to catch up, motherfucker…

- When They Come For Me

quoted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 05:14 pm GMT -5

Top 5 for me (maybe top 3)

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