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Nice of her to show up

pic posted Monday, August 27th, 2018 09:22 pm GMT -5

Visiting an old friend

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Waking up early in hotels seems like a rip-off (have to do it twice too)

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Somebody flies home today

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Mini-staycation (but no cafe)

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The Orchid loves me again

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Too bad Birch’s Lowertown is going to miss most of Saints season

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Happy brunch times 🐙

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The first week away from social has been a good learning experience

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Catbus with Totoro Inside

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First time at Hyacinth

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The book of the times

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Shot an 84 from the whites at Sand Creek – the new gear is really starting to pay off

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Wish I had a real camera

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Twilight Hours in the twilight

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Needed a Punch fix

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Social Serenity

story posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 09:10 pm GMT -5

Decided to try something this week that I’ve been thinking about for a few months. I stopped visiting Facebook regularly a while ago, as I become tired of all the BS there (even after I massively limited who and what I was viewing). Twitter had been my favorite of the social networks, but lately my more political friends (both to the right and left of me) have made that platform as bad as Facebook (if not worse – thanks for nothing, @jack). No major beefs with Instagram, aside from the fact that Facebook owns them.

So what’s the plan? Well, I don’t want to close those accounts, as I’ve “owned” the kingsbury handle on all three for years. The main reason I’ve kept the Facebook account open is all of the other services that use it for authentication and tracking of progress/levels in various games. You can close your Facebook account and still prevent others from taking it over, but anytime you use one of those other services, it reactivates your profile automatically. Not sure what the rules are for Twitter and Instagram, but I imagine they would eventually allow someone else to take over those handles at some point if I closed them.

For now, I’m keeping the accounts open, but removing the apps from my phone. I closed Tweetbot on all of my computers and will try to go a few weeks without checking the timeline. I spent a few hours going through the layout of my phone apps, deleting a bunch I never use, eliminating folders and grouping apps by pages (primary, secondary, content and media, work and games). I have a great fear of missing out, but I feel like I need to compartmentalize these groupings and look for “cleaner” sources of information. I really just want to know about sports, food, concerts and unbiased business, technology and (I guess) political news. I’ll have to make a concerted effort to reach out to family and friends in others ways to stay up to date with their lives…just like the old days.

I will post more original content here, including short tweet-like status updates. I know the “audience” won’t be as big as the other networks, but I own the content, the platform and the server. You won’t be served ads or tracked (at least not beyond the generic web server log stuff) and I’ve done what I wish more sites would do – turn off comments. My email and phone number are on every single page of this site, so please feel free to reach out directly if you feel the need. And watch for TLS, video and mobile-friendly enhancements coming soon.

Thanks for reading!

Even wore my Zantigo hat

pic posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 07:22 pm GMT -5

“Can you picture what will be? So limitless and free. Desperately in need, of some stranger’s hand, in a desperate land”

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 06:36 pm GMT -5

Minnesota train swamp

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Riding the rails through small town America while listening to Wilco and Charlie Parr has been highly therapeutic

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 07:03 pm GMT -5

Why don’t you kick yourself out – you’re an immigrant too…

- Icky Thump

quoted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 04:30 pm GMT -5

For the ride home

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The differences between air travel policies and procedures and rail are honestly quite incredible

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 02:28 pm GMT -5

Do we have to get off the train in the Twin Cities?

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 12:35 pm GMT -5

Love these public spaces

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Ah, Chicago

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Hoping night two happens

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This was a steal ($6.99)

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CLIN-TON

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Niver (easily) retains the crown

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Chef Dan always said, if you visit Chicago, eat at Blackbird. Smart guy, that Chef Dan

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 11:20 pm GMT -5

Best dinner I’ve had all year

pic posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 10:32 pm GMT -5

Meta Bean Tourists

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I wish I was the souvenir you kept your house key on…

- Wishlist

quoted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 04:44 pm GMT -5

Walking around the Loop

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Abe Frohman sighting in Chicago

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 02:19 pm GMT -5

Thanks, PSG, we have a contender

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Cities are cool

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Robot flashbacks

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Chicago Doge

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Video Game Metaphors

story posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 12:26 pm GMT -5

For the longest time, I’ve had this image of a video game in my mind that I thought was a metaphor for life. It was a racing game that used forced perspective, with the road stretching to the horizon and an endless supply of other cars coming at you that you needed to avoid and pass. I got really good at the game, basically being able to play non-stop, never losing and only quitting when I got bored. Pass, pass, pass…run up the score.

Today I thought I’d research this game, always thinking it was Enduro by Activision. I never had an Atari 2600, though, so if this is the game, I must’ve played it at a friend’s house (I seem to recall using the “paddle” controllers for it). I had a number of Intellivision driving games (Auto Racing, Bump ‘n’ Jump, Triple Action), but none of them fit the look and feel model I’m thinking about…

Let’s play two

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 18th, 2018 09:51 pm GMT -5

Wow, this place

pic posted Saturday, August 18th, 2018 07:37 pm GMT -5

Greetings from Wrigleyville

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 18th, 2018 07:30 pm GMT -5

I don’t think airplanes (and the engineers who design them) get enough credit for being amazing

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 18th, 2018 04:29 pm GMT -5

Well, are you?

pic posted Friday, August 17th, 2018 05:37 pm GMT -5

Hope this project works out

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Working down the new menu

pic posted Friday, August 17th, 2018 12:07 pm GMT -5

Surprised to learn that last year in the MSP market, the Orpheum sold more tickets than Xcel and Target Center (388,475)

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, August 17th, 2018 09:48 am GMT -5

My first stadium

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MOR POWER

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Well, I’m a mushroom-cloud-layin’ motherfucker, motherfucker!

- Jules, Pulp Fiction

quoted Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 05:55 pm GMT -5

Wonder what % of the world’s digital storage is consumed by bad photos

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 08:35 pm GMT -5

Fair or foul

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Not a fan of primary voting, but cast vote #4 this morning

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 07:10 am GMT -5

Sounds like I should’ve headed to the zoo tonight for David Huckfelt and Son Volt

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, August 13th, 2018 10:06 pm GMT -5

When there’s a tailgate downstairs, you tailgate downstairs

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, August 13th, 2018 07:02 pm GMT -5

The new menu has launched

pic posted Monday, August 13th, 2018 12:14 pm GMT -5

How did I miss these?

pic posted Sunday, August 12th, 2018 11:01 pm GMT -5

Pocket treasure: the “youngest” wheat pennies are now 62 years old (first minted in 1909)

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, August 12th, 2018 10:48 pm GMT -5

Pretty rare for $0.95

pic posted Sunday, August 12th, 2018 10:44 pm GMT -5

Only have one Saints game left, two Twins games and the State Fair starts in ten days

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, August 12th, 2018 08:24 pm GMT -5

The Garrison Squealer 👍👍

pic posted Sunday, August 12th, 2018 07:11 pm GMT -5

Saint Paul or Miami?

pic posted Sunday, August 12th, 2018 06:11 pm GMT -5

U.S. currency: why are nickels so popular and when did the back of the $5 bill start to look awful?

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 11th, 2018 11:29 pm GMT -5

LIVING THE DREAM

pic posted Saturday, August 11th, 2018 08:56 pm GMT -5

Hey @clnygaard – this one’s for you

pic posted Saturday, August 11th, 2018 08:51 pm GMT -5

Great to be back at my “home” course – shot an 88 from the white tees @ Willingers GC

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 11th, 2018 01:05 pm GMT -5
 

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