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Rent-a-Doge seems like a winning business plan to me

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 06:59 pm GMT -5

Pandemic crop art

pic posted Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 06:50 pm GMT -5

Look who dropped by

pic posted Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 06:49 pm GMT -5

Notes + iCloud is my new Stickies

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 05:22 pm GMT -5

Mmm…bacon

pic posted Monday, September 21st, 2020 07:46 pm GMT -5

Elizabeth and Broderick

pic posted Sunday, September 20th, 2020 07:31 pm GMT -5

Notorious

pic posted Sunday, September 20th, 2020 07:25 pm GMT -5

Followed the lead of @srgc_supt and trucked it over to @MuccisItalian

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, September 20th, 2020 07:00 pm GMT -5

What’s the difference between a bookkeeper in the garment district and a Supreme Court justice? One generation.

- RBG

quoted Sunday, September 20th, 2020 04:56 pm GMT -5

Great to see the Phils @tapemarkgolf today – miss volunteering there

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, September 20th, 2020 03:25 pm GMT -5

Waters of Hammerhead Harbor

pic posted Sunday, September 20th, 2020 09:21 am GMT -5

Hey @schutz – fun to see all these 2020 majors at our old haunts

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, September 19th, 2020 07:32 pm GMT -5

Nature’s pinball machine

pic posted Saturday, September 19th, 2020 01:51 pm GMT -5

The iPhone camera is 💯

pic posted Friday, September 18th, 2020 10:03 pm GMT -5

I’m so tired of being tired. Sure as night will follow day, most things I worry about, never happen anyway…

- Crawling Back to You

quoted Thursday, September 17th, 2020 08:11 pm GMT -5

Fall in Northfield

pic posted Thursday, September 17th, 2020 05:24 pm GMT -5

Art + Flowers + SK = ❤️

pic posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 11:29 pm GMT -5

Hope we win the food lottery

pic posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 11:26 pm GMT -5

Brisk on the patio with no sun, but Kado no Mise was legit

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 06:38 pm GMT -5

Too bad patio weather is fleeting

pic posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 05:46 pm GMT -5

Honestly don’t know if I have the patience to update all these super old Windows machines

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 11:20 am GMT -5

Done with Meadowbrook

pic posted Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 10:46 pm GMT -5

Still a few nice weather nights left in Minnesota – 16 mile bike ride along the Mississippi

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, September 14th, 2020 07:53 pm GMT -5

Chipper’s Cheeky Flip

pic posted Monday, September 14th, 2020 07:38 pm GMT -5

Please wear your mask

pic posted Monday, September 14th, 2020 01:13 pm GMT -5

This is pretty cool

pic posted Sunday, September 13th, 2020 09:48 pm GMT -5

We now have a Bulldoge

pic posted Sunday, September 13th, 2020 09:37 pm GMT -5

It’s that time again

pic posted Sunday, September 13th, 2020 06:49 am GMT -5

Well…how did I get here?

story posted Friday, September 11th, 2020 11:21 pm GMT -5

 

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adj. Intended for or understood by only a small group, especially one with specialized knowledge or interests: synonym: mysterious.

Mysterious?

Today was one of those days when I worked on so many strange things, I don’t know how I ever learned all this random stuff. I’m sure there are a million people that could step in and learn my job over time, but right now I don’t know what my colleagues will do if I get a fever and can’t go to work. I’m trying to diversify that risk through delegation, training and documentation, but there is a ton of specialization in our environment (which I’m sure is true for many other professions as well).

Seriously, though:

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Who talks like that?

Gossip is the devil’s telephone, best to just hang up…

- Moira Rose

quoted Friday, September 11th, 2020 10:22 pm GMT -5

The new fish fry TV dinner @SaintDinette is the best thing I’ve had in weeks – bravo, Nive Man

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, September 11th, 2020 07:08 pm GMT -5

Pizza double header

pic posted Thursday, September 10th, 2020 10:40 pm GMT -5

It’s been an extraordinarily unusual week getting ready for opening day, but things seem pretty good right now

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 05:48 pm GMT -5

Skol Vikings

pic posted Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 07:31 am GMT -5

Happy birthday week, mom and dad ❤️

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, September 7th, 2020 05:05 pm GMT -5

First signs of fall color

pic posted Monday, September 7th, 2020 12:04 pm GMT -5

Not the Lunes

pic posted Monday, September 7th, 2020 12:02 pm GMT -5

September blooms

pic posted Saturday, September 5th, 2020 02:51 pm GMT -5

Visiting the coop

pic posted Saturday, September 5th, 2020 02:47 pm GMT -5

Take a break amidst the bubbles

pic posted Friday, September 4th, 2020 04:54 pm GMT -5

First off at Oak Marsh

pic posted Friday, September 4th, 2020 01:30 pm GMT -5

Purchased: ONE GRAVE

pic posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 07:59 pm GMT -5

Such a good Snol

pic posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 07:52 pm GMT -5

More shots from the Food Fair

pic posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 05:24 pm GMT -5

The streak (technically) continues – every @mnstatefair since I was born

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 04:08 pm GMT -5

Celebrating 36 Years

pic posted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 10:04 pm GMT -5

Life is better with a mentor and I couldn’t ask for a better one in @PodolakUND – thanks, Doug!

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 07:07 pm GMT -5

The new Gnome patio rocks

pic posted Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 06:00 pm GMT -5

Trust me, people aren’t thinking about you the way that you’re thinking about you…

- Alexis Rose

quoted Monday, August 31st, 2020 10:43 pm GMT -5

A Return to Normal?

story posted Monday, August 31st, 2020 07:43 pm GMT -5

It’s exhausting reading about the issues of 2020, but there is one topic I can’t stop thinking about. What will be the long-term impact on the economy if people change their thinking (and spending) on what’s really important to them? On one hand, I feel like there will be a lot of pent-up demand for things like travel. On the other hand, how many industries will find demand drop-off for good? My own personal spending priorities have shifted quite a bit during the pandemic (out of necessity), but I can easily picture some of these changes being permanent…

Quick post-dinner ride

pic posted Monday, August 31st, 2020 06:48 pm GMT -5

New daily case records: Guam, HI, IA, KY, MN, MO, MT, ND, SD & WV

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, August 31st, 2020 12:57 pm GMT -5

Thumbs up on Bungalow Club

pic posted Monday, August 31st, 2020 08:36 am GMT -5

Hey @rstanzel – we finally made it to your place for Lil’ Chovi night

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, August 30th, 2020 05:53 pm GMT -5

You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!

- Darth Vader

quoted Saturday, August 29th, 2020 08:33 pm GMT -5

Summer on the river

pic posted Saturday, August 29th, 2020 07:35 pm GMT -5

It blows my mind that there are all these remixes of 80s Prince songs that I’ve never heard before

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, August 29th, 2020 06:18 pm GMT -5

More fair food

pic posted Saturday, August 29th, 2020 02:28 pm GMT -5

The Great Alma Get Together helped fill the gap a little

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, August 28th, 2020 07:28 pm GMT -5

But Snol wants to tinkle

pic posted Thursday, August 27th, 2020 09:00 pm GMT -5

RIP Apple Extreme, 2013-2020

pic posted Thursday, August 27th, 2020 08:02 pm GMT -5

Great service and selection today at Brown & Greene Floral

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, August 27th, 2020 03:49 pm GMT -5

Fun afternoon on the river

pic posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 07:56 pm GMT -5

Politics and Religion

story posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 11:03 am GMT -5

Wise words from my friend Chuck:

I don’t really participate in politics or political discussions, either in real life, or online. Why? I have always believed that a true key to a peaceful life and a polite society is to not discuss politics or religion. Why? Because these are divisive topics. Likely over ninety percent of human conflicts have hinged on these topics, and by extension most of the death and destruction throughout human history. I have political and religious beliefs, but none of you know what they are because I keep them to myself. The world would be a better place if most folks lived this way. Sure, I vote, but nothing I see on Facebook is going to change how I vote, and I’m not so foolish as to believe I can influence how anyone else votes. So I don’t even participate in online political discussion.

 

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