Free birthday buffet @ Treasure Island MinnesotaOriginally published by DK on January 31, 2016 at 8:59 pm
Reserved seating for Charlie ParrOriginally published by DK on January 31, 2016 at 7:46 pm
So beautifulOriginally published by DK on January 31, 2016 at 9:55 am
MK during the 100 back event @ RiptideOriginally published by DK on January 30, 2016 at 1:28 pm
Thanks for the tip, MattOriginally published by DK on January 28, 2016 at 9:44 pm
Another great concert – this time in HopkinsOriginally published by DK on January 26, 2016 at 11:35 pm
This Roseville OPH is like a totally different restaurantOriginally published by DK on January 26, 2016 at 2:11 pm
Vengeance from the grave, kills the people he once saved…Originally published by DK on January 25, 2016 at 11:58 pm
http://www.piccolompls.com/Originally published by DK on January 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm
Science Museum of Minnesota was crowded again on a Saturday nightOriginally published by DK on January 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm
Wildcat Swimming & Diving, St. Catherine UniversityOriginally published by DK on January 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Thanks for the idea, CathyOriginally published by DK on January 23, 2016 at 8:47 am
Siri, tell Amazon to drone me a beer…Originally published by DK on January 22, 2016 at 8:15 pm
Marshall Avenue RocksOriginally published by DK on January 21, 2016 at 4:48 pm
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/01/19/los-angeles-rams-nfl-ownership-meetingOriginally published by DK on January 21, 2016 at 8:25 am
Thank you, SK â¤ï¸Originally published by DK on January 20, 2016 at 9:27 am
Thank you, MK â¤ï¸Originally published by DK on January 20, 2016 at 9:25 am
Hennepin County Service Center for driver’s license renewalOriginally published by DK on January 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm
Super impressed with ie – Italian Eatery, MinneapolisOriginally published by DK on January 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm
TBF Cafe, MinneapolisOriginally published by DK on January 19, 2016 at 1:31 pm
Some people like to stay out late, some folks can’t hold out that long. But nobody wants to go home now – there’s too much goin’ on…Originally published by DK on January 19, 2016 at 8:27 am
MLK Day Tour for kid one and twoOriginally published by DK on January 18, 2016 at 11:17 am
All of the female members of our family seem to be in love with Mr. Andrew Hozier-Byrne from Ireland, so when the 25-year-old visited Minnesota twice in 2015, it was a given we’d be on the hunt for tickets. When he played First Avenue on February 20, we were only able to get two tickets, so Colleen took MK as a birthday present. When he announced a return visit to The Roy on September 10, we were able to get tickets for all four of us to go (despite some annoying Ticketmaster glitches).
Minnesota favorite Caroline Smith was a late addition to the bill as a solo acoustic opener, which I liked a lot. It wasn’t the greatest environment for her, but the crowd was mostly appreciative by the end of the set. After a relatively quick intermission, Hozier took the stage and did a 13-song set before a short encore. Since he only has one full album and a couple EPs, this was about what I expected. The Beatles cover was very nice, but I thought the version of Take Me to Church was a little too quick and routine (especially compared to this excellent French club video).
Overall, though, we had a fun time. None of the pictures really turned out very good, but there are more after the jump (along with a setlist from setlist.fm). I’ll blame Ticketmaster for the bad pictures, since my first row balcony seats were mysteriously “claimed by other fans” by the time I clicked through the choose from map feature. When this happens three times in a row, you end up with really bad seats at the end (if you get any at all). I guess I should know this by now, but wouldn’t it be more helpful for everyone if they just turned off the map option when tickets first go on sale?
- Like Real People Do
- Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene
- From Eden
- Jackie and Wilson
- To Be Alone
- Someone New
- It Will Come Back
- In a Week
- Arsonist’s Lullabye
- Blackbird (Beatles)
- Take Me to Church
- Cherry Wine
- — Encore —
- Problem (Ariana Grande)
- Work Song
All the snow on the course is sad, but the food is greatOriginally published by DK on January 17, 2016 at 10:40 am
Le rÃªve d’une vie, c’est l’amour…Originally published by DK on January 17, 2016 at 12:04 am
Lauren Tewes (aka Julie McCoy from The Love Boat) @ Mystic LakeOriginally published by DK on January 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm
MK’s bowling party @ Drkula’s, Inver Grove HeighteOriginally published by DK on January 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Kid one is just a bit happy @ Apple Store SouthdaleOriginally published by DK on January 16, 2016 at 3:25 pm
…Mr. PretzelmakerOriginally published by DK on January 16, 2016 at 3:24 pm
Winnipeg fans need better kidsOriginally published by DK on January 15, 2016 at 10:42 pm
Team volunteer day @ Second Harvest HeartlandOriginally published by DK on January 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm
$1.66 a gallon at an SA in Golden Valley, MinnesotaOriginally published by DK on January 15, 2016 at 10:38 pm
http://www.startribune.com/why-i-love-running-outside-in-the-winter/365183881/Originally published by DK on January 15, 2016 at 9:31 am
I love the choo-chooOriginally published by DK on January 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm
There’s no sign of life, it’s just the power to charm. I’m lying in the rain, but I never wave bye-bye…Originally published by DK on January 13, 2016 at 11:28 pm
SK in Apple ValleyOriginally published by DK on January 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm
MK and her mask, Osaka Apple ValleyOriginally published by DK on January 13, 2016 at 10:57 pm
Admissions Night @ Hamline with SKOriginally published by DK on January 12, 2016 at 6:32 pm
Happy birthday MK – love you!Originally published by DK on January 12, 2016 at 3:07 pm
Pre-school Caribou and a year of ValleyfairOriginally published by DK on January 12, 2016 at 6:50 am
Great concert by MK and her crewOriginally published by DK on January 11, 2016 at 9:38 pm
Third Bird MinneapolisOriginally published by DK on January 11, 2016 at 11:31 am
RIP Mr. BowieOriginally published by DK on January 11, 2016 at 11:30 am
If you say run, I’ll run with you. And if you say hide, we’ll hide…Originally published by DK on January 11, 2016 at 8:12 am
Makes it tough to photograph with the iPhoneOriginally published by DK on January 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm
The Boysenberry takes me back – wonder if Knott’s gets a cutOriginally published by DK on January 9, 2016 at 12:24 pm
As the temps are just about to plunge toward zero this weekend, it’s nice to think back to last September 19th and my second new course in 2015. The Miller brothers have played here a number of times, but this was my first visit to Le Sueur Country Club. Located about an hour from home, it’s a straight shot down highway 169 towards Mankato (although we took the back roads).
LSCC is a semi-private course and the normal non-member green fees are $50 all the time. Brad had purchased certificates somewhere, so it cost us less than that. Carts were not available that day, but we planned to walk the hilly course either way (see pics after the jump). The par 70/72 course has four sets of tees and we played the par 72 blue tees at 6117 yards (the tips were 6365 yards, while the whites were only 5329).
Don’t really have much of a review or many opinions to share on this layout. Pace of play was very slow – I’m sure a lot of those walkers were used to having carts, which didn’t help. The elevation changes were cool, but also lead to a lot of missing local knowledge that I wish I’d had before playing those holes. Had a decent sandwich at the turn while we waited for the backup to clear on the par three tenth hole, but that’s about it.
SK is a natural in this hipster setting – so proud!Originally published by DK on January 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm
Cables in the house!Originally published by DK on January 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm
A sign is made to be seen…Originally published by DK on January 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm
I really need to visit the gym tonightOriginally published by DK on January 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm
https://thecauldron.si.com/how-the-sacramento-kings-are-creating-the-21st-century-colosseum-665dbaa14efb#.r3y9qyi6kOriginally published by DK on January 7, 2016 at 10:07 am
Couldn’t resist…Originally published by DK on January 6, 2016 at 8:33 am
Decent switch, eh? Cool power indicators, too…Originally published by DK on January 5, 2016 at 7:01 pm
He’s just another power junky. Just another silk-scarf monkey…Originally published by DK on January 4, 2016 at 11:53 pm
Sad story of undiagnosed mental illness among my peopleOriginally published by DK on January 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm
Thank you, Cecil’sOriginally published by DK on January 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm
Coming Soon…KatnissOriginally published by DK on January 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm
Childhood staple, but not as good as I rememberedOriginally published by DK on January 2, 2016 at 6:56 pm
Put the grenade pin in your hand, so you understand who’s boss…Originally published by DK on January 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm
I’ve wanted to see English band alt-J every time they’ve visited the Twin Cities, but somehow always missed out on tickets. When their September 17th show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium was announced, I made sure to hit the ticket sites right when they went on sale. Both kids wanted to go, so I ended up with three excellent seats straight across from the stage in the upper reserved section (albeit not side-by-side). Brooklyn-based San Fermin was also on the bill.
To be honest, I don’t really know the names of many alt-J songs, but I really like their sound. Joe and Gus have such unique voices, plus how can you not like a song about Matilda? I also didn’t know the delta sign story about how the âˆ† symbol can be typed on a Mac with the key sequence Alt+J (thanks, Wikipedia). The entire evening was enjoyable, but the light show got to be a little much by the end. It was impressive (see the pics after the jump), but they were treading very close to seizure territory…
While still far below my peak year, 2015 wasn’t too bad for number of rounds played (28). In fact, it was the most golf I played in one season since 2012. I also crossed two courses off the rather long list of new courses I’ve wanted to visit. Mr. Miller and I hit the first one, The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City, Minnesota, on September 4th.
This Hale Irwin design normally costs $70 to walk during the summer, but our visit was about a week into the off season. This brought the walking price down to $40, which seemed like a great deal for a course of this quality. They weren’t very busy on this beautiful fall Friday, but the lot was full of collegiate golf vans when we finished the round.
The 800 acre layout had a good variety of holes ranging from wide open, flat prairie holes to tight, tree-lined holes with rolling elevation changes. The conditioning was perfect and there were five tees to choose from, including the 6014-yard white tees we selected (the tips stretch to 7050 yards). The only negative we experienced all day was an inattentive maintenance crew on the back nine that had no desire to stop working to let us play through.
The clubhouse was very nice and the staff in the pro shop were friendly and helpful. I’m not sure I would make the drive down from the Twin Cities to pay the normal rate, but $40 is a steal. More pics after the jump.
Piloting the Mississippi @ SMMOriginally published by DK on January 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm
A very crowded January 1 in downtown St. PaulOriginally published by DK on January 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm
We Run Mpls group run along the riverOriginally published by DK on January 1, 2016 at 2:16 pm
Late dinner @ St. DinetteOriginally published by DK on January 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm