7 Minute Miles

In a scene reminiscent of Monty Python’s Black Night, my nosebleed created quite a stir at work today

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, November 14th, 2019 06:59 pm GMT -6

Hey @TwoDots – I can has *all* of the stars?

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, November 14th, 2019 12:10 am GMT -6

Don’t remember the last time I had a nosebleed, but that was kinda messed up

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:53 pm GMT -6

Took most of my cash back proceeds and went music shopping

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:19 am GMT -6

Straight Outta Hong Kong

pic posted Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:04 am GMT -6

Question of the Day

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Winter Festival 2019

pic posted Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:09 pm GMT -6

Now we’re not so young, seems our wishing well’s gone dry…

- Wishing Well

quoted Sunday, November 10th, 2019 11:03 pm GMT -6

Pho with the Fudenbergs

pic posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 09:02 pm GMT -6

Gonna need a bigger boat

pic posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 03:42 pm GMT -6

Are shots in your shoulder supposed to hurt this much the next day? Ouch

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 12:53 pm GMT -6

A long, long time ago

pic posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 12:50 pm GMT -6

Really old Har Mar Superstar songs are just the best

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, November 8th, 2019 09:41 am GMT -6

Good luck, Justin

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Blow off some steam

pic posted Thursday, November 7th, 2019 12:29 am GMT -6

Music history PSA: Echo in the Canyon is now streaming on Netflix

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 10:34 pm GMT -6

Trampled by Turtles EP covering the Faces, Radiohead, Neil Young, Warren Zevon and Iris DeMent just made my day

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 03:21 pm GMT -6

My lunch guest today

pic posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 12:55 pm GMT -6

Ski trip motivation

pic posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 08:33 am GMT -6

Looks like the ice is now “in” on Vermilion

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 11:15 pm GMT -6

Ride the Rails

pic posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 10:20 am GMT -6

No lines at my downtown polling location – the paper rolls have been replaced by iPads too

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 09:16 am GMT -6

A little different from last week

pic posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 09:06 am GMT -6

Somebody told me today that Instagram is like watching all the ads you *want* to see and that seems about right to me

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, November 4th, 2019 08:00 pm GMT -6

Now with nugs!

pic posted Monday, November 4th, 2019 05:32 pm GMT -6

VICTORY

pic posted Monday, November 4th, 2019 01:36 am GMT -6

Back to home cookin’

pic posted Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 07:00 pm GMT -6

Lunch at Mama’s Fish House

story posted Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 05:15 pm GMT -6

We had a great time on Maui last week, despite the record high temps (and crazy dew points). We had lots of great food recommendations from people, but Mama’s Fish House took home the prize for most memorable experience. Located on the central north shore of Maui just outside Paia, Mama’s was a 2018 James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant. Open Table says Mama’s is the second most popular restaurant in the United States, Trip Advisor has them listed as a Top 10 U.S. Fine Dining Restaurant, while ZAGAT has them number one for food on Maui. Everyone we talked to said Mama’s was expensive, but also a can’t miss.

Needless to say, expectations were high…

Floyd and Doris Christenson have an awesome backstory. The location, atmosphere and general setting of Mama’s is probably the most Hawaiian thing I’ve ever seen in my life. You turn off the Hana Highway at the fishing boat and enter a lot that offers complimentary valet. Once checked in, you get to roam around their own private beach, which we were told often has sea turtles playing in the water. The day we visited had a high surf warning, so the turtles were (hopefully) playing elsewhere. After checking in at a second host stand, we were escorted into the open-air dining room and seated near the bar.

Our server Lacey was wonderful. We started with fancy tropical drinks: Colleen had a Mama’s Margarita, while I had a Pink Hibiscus (hibiscus, elderflower liqueur, lime, cranberry and Maui PAU vodka). We shared an appetizer of seared island venison with honey lime sauce, which was extremely tender for venison. We both had autumn salads, with Waipoli greens, Kula persimmons, spiced pecans, goat cheese and Tahitian vanilla vinaigrette dressing. For the fish main course, I choose “kanpachi from ocean waters off Hawaii Island,” while Colleen had “onaga caught bottom fishing off Keanae by Joe Hobson.” We both loved that they customized the menu daily with who caught the fish (and where). I was super-excited to order the Polynesian Black Pearl for dessert: lilikoi (passion fruit) chocolate mousse in a pastry seashell (with a beautiful plate presentation – pics after the jump).

When we looked at the menu before we went, I didn’t think the prices were crazy-high. Afterwards, we found out it just all adds up, turning in to the most we’ve probably ever spent on lunch. That’s also part of the trick – there is no discount for having lunch over dinner. We heard one of the servers say they average about 1,000 covers a day, so I think they can price however they want. I’m glad we went, though, and would highly recommend it at least once in your life. Mahalo, Mama.

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Safely back in Minnesota – brr

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 02:19 pm GMT -6

Can’t believe they are just shuttling people on the tarmac at LAX these days

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 09:20 am GMT -6

Mahalo, Maui

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 12:39 am GMT -6

Maui Ocean Center

pic posted Friday, November 1st, 2019 10:12 pm GMT -6

Makena Beach was no joke

pic posted Friday, November 1st, 2019 09:54 pm GMT -6

Lunch with Rob

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Crush, brah

pic posted Friday, November 1st, 2019 09:42 pm GMT -6

World-famous Halloween party like five miles away and I’m perfectly fine right here

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, October 31st, 2019 11:21 pm GMT -6

Last night of Hawaii 5-0

pic posted Thursday, October 31st, 2019 10:54 pm GMT -6

Last full day of vacation. Took a three mile walk along the beach and found my favorite flowers

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, October 31st, 2019 06:20 pm GMT -6

Among the other old couples

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A Two Dots Halloween

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Job opportunity for MK

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The moose outside…

pic posted Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 09:55 pm GMT -6

TRUTH

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Dragon’s Teeth photobomb

pic posted Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 06:18 pm GMT -6

The Ritz-Carlton Burger Shack is also peak Hawaii

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 06:13 pm GMT -6

I’ll wait here while CK shops

pic posted Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 03:51 pm GMT -6

I love that they have a “Surf News Network” here on the radio

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 03:20 pm GMT -6

Never up early enough for sunrise, but kept missing sunset (until tonight)

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 11:53 pm GMT -6

Back for more – our favorite so far

pic posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 11:37 pm GMT -6

Golf in Hawaii is overly expensive, humid and very, very pretty

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 04:55 pm GMT -6

Mama’s Fish House was the most Hawaii thing ever – will write a full post later

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 02:45 am GMT -6

Mars or Earth?

pic posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 02:42 am GMT -6

A different North Shore

pic posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 02:39 am GMT -6

Heed the nene crossing

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Only place on Earth

pic posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 02:25 am GMT -6

The Mopsy (for Danielle)

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Go climb a mountain ️

pic posted Monday, October 28th, 2019 10:10 pm GMT -6

Peanut butter pie?

pic posted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 11:12 pm GMT -6

The Chicken and the Banyan Tree

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Sunday Night Football

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Wild Cherry

pic posted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 08:27 pm GMT -6

Hang Loose

pic posted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 07:18 pm GMT -6

Hawaii’s most Hawaiian hotel

pic posted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 07:15 pm GMT -6

It’s so strange having “evening” games like this World Series matchup on TV here at 2pm

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 07:10 pm GMT -6

Yes, vacation is going well

pic posted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 01:23 pm GMT -6

Fan favorite, Chef Sheldon

pic posted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 01:52 am GMT -6

So it appears that Pineapple Crush has gone the way of the dodo bird

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, October 27th, 2019 12:08 am GMT -6

Maui Target > Eagan Target

pic posted Saturday, October 26th, 2019 10:19 pm GMT -6
 

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