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Want that first coin book

Posted Saturday, June 30th, 2018 12:41 pm GMT -6 in Disney,Links at 12:41 PM

A SATURDAY SIX Look at Walt Disney World PRESSED PENNIES

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm

John A. Boehner

Posted Saturday, June 30th, 2018 12:05 pm GMT -6 in Politics,Quotes at 12:05 PM

…you can only ignore the will of the people for so long and get away with it…

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Lowertown weekends FTW

Posted Saturday, June 30th, 2018 10:06 am GMT -6 in Photography at 10:06 AM

St Paul Farmers Market

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2018 at 10:06 am

Bunker is all fancy now

Posted Friday, June 29th, 2018 02:48 pm GMT -6 in Personal at 2:48 PM

The clubhouse (and surround buildings) look really nice now

Originally published by DK on June 29, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Tweet: Guessing a job working the big river isn’t as romantic as I like to thi…

Posted Friday, June 29th, 2018 02:42 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:42 PM

Guessing a job working the big river isn’t as romantic as I like to think it is

Originally published by on June 29, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Never seen that before

Posted Friday, June 29th, 2018 02:38 pm GMT -6 in Work at 2:38 PM

Seems like a safety issue (either way)

Originally published by DK on June 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Tweet: Have I mentioned how much I hate time calculations in PHP? Just took me a…

Posted Thursday, June 28th, 2018 08:14 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:14 PM

Have I mentioned how much I hate time calculations in PHP? Just took me an hour to use MPH instead of pace on the bike log

Originally published by DK on June 28, 2018 at 8:14 pm

A slider sampler

Posted Thursday, June 28th, 2018 12:25 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:25 PM

Arby's

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 28, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Tweet: Nothing runs like a Deere

Posted Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 07:03 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:03 PM

Nothing runs like a Deere

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2018 at 7:03 pm

Bring back the park

Posted Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 07:02 pm GMT -6 in Movies at 7:02 PM

…or Vegas works, I guess

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2018 at 7:02 pm

Not just for Wednesdays now

Posted Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 12:06 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:06 PM

Lowry Hill Meats

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Tweet: Don’t really understand all the changes to the @instagram API, but it s…

Posted Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 09:13 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:13 PM

Don’t really understand all the changes to the @instagram API, but it sure would be nice to have easy access to my 1080 original images

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2018 at 9:13 pm

Thumbs up from the ? expert

Posted Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 01:04 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:04 PM

Grand Catch

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Way too rare these days

Posted Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 09:00 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Games at 9:00 AM

Bad streak or hold adjustment?

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2018 at 9:00 am

Birthday dinner for CK

Posted Monday, June 25th, 2018 06:34 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:34 PM

Martina

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Tweet: Damn, Meat Loaf, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad is harsh

Posted Monday, June 25th, 2018 03:10 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:10 PM

Damn, Meat Loaf, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad is harsh

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2018 at 3:10 pm

The end of marathoning?

Posted Monday, June 25th, 2018 12:36 pm GMT -6 in Marathons,Mini Posts,Personal,Running at 12:36 PM

For my first mini post, I’ve decided to look at my current relationship with running. The 2017 Grandma’s was my last marathon and it was a disaster. I never did get my right knee looked at and I haven’t attempted a double-digit run since then. With the bike challenge last month, I boosted my riding mileage, but still felt some knee pain from time to time. Guess I will break down and make a doctor’s appointment after I post this.

Bigger picture, though, something else seems off. It used to be tough when I started training from scratch, but things would get better after a few weeks. This year, it seems like no matter how many miles I ride, golf rounds I walk or miles I do on the treadmill, I never seem to move on to the “feeling fit” stage. My legs always feel sore, I’m still retaining water in them (based on the indentations my socks make), I have a general sense of fatigue most of the time and I’m not losing any more weight (I lost ten pounds during the bike challenge, but three of those pounds have come back this month).

My Apple watch does provide good insight into how much I move daily and I did have a 60+ day streak of closing all three rings at one point. My current move goal just dropped down to 1080 calories, after peaking at 1180 (which I only hit three times last week). Haven’t changed my diet or nutritional balance much at all, which I guess I’ll have to consider at some point. Also not taking any vitamins right now – only pills are one daily aspirin and losartan for regulating blood pressure.

There are still a number of longer bucket list races I’d like to do, but the physical side is slowly starting to impact my mental approach to running. I liked running Get in Gear this year, but I was really slow. The 2019 Get in Gear is the only race I’ve signed up for right now and don’t want to waste money on longer races I can’t finish in a respectable amount of time.

Alright, where is that link to my doctor?

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Never a dull moment at CHS

Posted Sunday, June 24th, 2018 06:16 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:16 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2018 at 6:16 pm

Another awesome Har Mar show

Posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 10:40 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 10:40 PM

The Fitzgerald Theater

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2018 at 10:40 pm

Tweet: Birthday dinner for CK ? ? ❤️

Posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 07:15 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:15 PM

Birthday dinner for CK ? ? ❤️

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2018 at 7:15 pm

No, *you* have something in your eye

Posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 05:12 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 5:12 PM

The Rabbit Hole

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Tweet: Beautiful morning along Sand Creek – shot an 87 from the whites (the new …

Posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 03:38 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:38 PM

Beautiful morning along Sand Creek – shot an 87 from the whites (the new gear is starting to work)

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Happy birthday, CK ? ?

Posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 03:36 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Holidays at 3:36 PM

One more until the big one…

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2018 at 3:36 pm

This weekend > last weekend

Posted Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 10:10 am GMT -6 in Photography at 10:10 AM

Ridges At Sand Creek

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2018 at 10:10 am

Two of my favorite things

Posted Friday, June 22nd, 2018 09:24 pm GMT -6 in Food at 9:24 PM

Nicely done, Dinette

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2018 at 9:24 pm

Chilitos, I can’t quit you

Posted Friday, June 22nd, 2018 07:23 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:23 PM

Zantigo

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Work on the train

Posted Friday, June 22nd, 2018 12:55 pm GMT -6 in Sports,Work at 12:55 PM

July will be busy

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Charles Krauthammer

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 11:21 pm GMT -6 in Politics,Quotes at 11:21 PM

While science, medicine, art, poetry, architecture, chess, space, sports, number theory and all things hard and beautiful promise purity, elegance and sometimes even transcendence, they are fundamentally subordinate. In the end, they must bow to the sovereignty of politics…

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2018 at 11:21 pm

Tweet: Quick binge of HBO’s Barry – didn’t realize Milton from Office Space …

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 11:10 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:10 PM

Quick binge of HBO’s Barry – didn’t realize Milton from Office Space has been in so many shows

Originally published by on June 21, 2018 at 11:10 pm

My new old guy shoes

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 07:00 pm GMT -6 in Fashion,Golf,Shopping at 7:00 PM

Thanks, Tapemark

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Kid one must be home

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 06:58 pm GMT -6 in Art,Family at 6:58 PM

Such a creative artist ?‍?

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2018 at 6:58 pm

First timers

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 12:09 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:09 PM

Blaze Pizza

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Harper’s new toys in Eagan

Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2018 11:24 am GMT -6 in Football,Friends,Links,Work at 11:24 AM

https://www.sportsvideo.org/2018/06/20/minnesota-vikings-unveil-spectacular-media-facilities-at-tco-performance-center/

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2018 at 11:24 am

Tweet: Not sure if I’m more surprised by the Twins winning the first two vs. B…

Posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 11:14 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:14 PM

Not sure if I’m more surprised by the Twins winning the first two vs. Boston or that Dozier stole third ⚾️

Originally published by on June 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

Tweet: Paid for an upgrade tonight – these should work

Posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 07:09 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:09 PM

Paid for an upgrade tonight – these should work

Originally published by on June 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm

Hello old friend

Posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 06:17 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:17 PM

Target Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 20, 2018 at 6:17 pm

Cisco Live! Orlando 2018

Posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 03:08 pm GMT -6 in Disney,Family,Food,Technology,Travel,Work at 3:08 PM

Last week I attended my second Cisco Live! conference in Orlando (last year was my first in Vegas; next year will be San Diego). It blows my mind how much it must cost to host 25,000 people in a facility like the Orange County Convention Center – setup, food twice a day, video production for keynotes and sessions, utilities, staffing, etc. And then there was the customer appreciation event Wednesday night at Universal Studios, which not only included exclusive access to the original park for four hours, but also had free food and drinks everywhere and big name concerts from Leon Bridges, Cake and Sam Hunt. No wonder my annual maintenance bill never goes down…

Speaking of bills, I needed to do this trip on the cheap, so I stayed with my brother and his wife and leaned on them for ground transportation (along with some 25% off Lyft rides). He took me to Animal Kingdom on Sunday night after I arrived so I could check out the new(ish) Avatar stuff. Na’vi River Journey has the cool Audio-Animatronics Shaman of Songs, while Flight of Passage lived up to the nearly two hour wait. We had dinner at the excellent Satu’li Canteen, which really elevates the whole theme park food quality experience, in my opinion.

My conference pass this time was a new intermediate “Imagine” badge, so I didn’t get access to all of the sessions (or a T-shirt or backpack). It did get me into all of the keynotes and Innovation Showcase presentations, though, along with the “World of Solutions” trade show, the party at Universal and free food for breakfast and lunch each day. I found most of the sessions to be useful and not just a week-long sales pitch to buy new stuff (like you get at some conferences). I learned about a lot of new technology trends, including improved security techniques, software-defined networking and container-based development, along with the evolution of the Cisco platforms and products we’ve deployed at the stadium (which thankfully I don’t need to replace right away).

After the conference wrapped up, I had a little extra time to kill before flying home (I wish the standby rules for Delta were more customer friendly). I spent some more time checking out all the changes at Disney Springs, where I had had dinner earlier in the week with my brother at Art Smith’s wonderful Homecomin’ restaurant. World of Disney was half-closed for remodeling, but I still managed to find some things for people. It was interesting to see retail additions like UNIQLO and the dining scene continues to impress with the likes of Morimoto Asia, Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar and The Boathouse (in addition to all of the old favorites). Also caught Deadpool 2 at the AMC and made a quick trip to Tampa to check out the very impressive Seminole Hard Rock Tampa complex.

See you in San Diego?

Originally published by DK on June 20, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Tweet: Mornings with electricity are waaaaay better than mornings without electr…

Posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 08:43 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:43 AM

Mornings with electricity are waaaaay better than mornings without electricity

Originally published by on June 20, 2018 at 8:43 am

Mini Posts

Posted Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 09:15 pm GMT -6 in Mini Posts at 9:15 PM

Writing doesn’t always need to be a perfectly researched and edited story with links and pictures, which is what I usually try to do here with a “standard” post. Those stories have been few and far between the past few years, as each one tends to take several hours from start to publish. It’s much easier to tap out 140 characters in a tweet (which automatically gets posted here) or come up with a clever caption for a picture on Instagram (ditto).

I’ve had a lot of things floating around in my mind lately and finally decided today I should use my little corner of the internet to write about some of them (thanks to Steve the Sax Man for the weekly inspiration via his Three Things Thursdays). They won’t be long or fancy, but hopefully therapeutic for me (and perhaps useful for someone out there). I created a new mini post category that I’ll tag these with for future reference and will attempt at least one a week to start…

Originally published by DK on June 19, 2018 at 9:15 pm

Tweet: Much love to Thomas, Kat and Kyu (and everyone @EatDrinkRabbit) – hope yo…

Posted Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 08:35 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:35 PM

Much love to Thomas, Kat and Kyu (and everyone @EatDrinkRabbit) – hope your new journeys are ?

Originally published by on June 19, 2018 at 8:35 pm

Freshly cut

Posted Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 02:02 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:02 PM

Annie's Parlour

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Tweet: The MPR raccoon has nothing on this show

Posted Monday, June 18th, 2018 10:34 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:34 PM

The MPR raccoon has nothing on this show

Originally published by on June 18, 2018 at 10:34 pm

Tweet: Sounds like the new Spago is open at Bellagio (hard to believe the old on…

Posted Monday, June 18th, 2018 01:37 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:37 PM

Sounds like the new Spago is open at Bellagio (hard to believe the old one was at Caesar’s Forum for 25 years)

Originally published by on June 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm

I’d volunteer to research this

Posted Monday, June 18th, 2018 10:54 am GMT -6 in Disney,Food,Links at 10:54 AM

The Best Mac & Cheese at Walt Disney World

Originally published by DK on June 18, 2018 at 10:54 am

Dad

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 11:25 pm GMT -6 in Movies,Quotes at 11:25 PM

You don’t want the bumpers, life doesn’t give you bumpers…

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2018 at 11:25 pm

A very happy Father’s Day

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 07:13 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:13 PM

Revival St Paul

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2018 at 7:13 pm

Tweet: Opening hole: 400 yards (irons off the tee, wedges in). Second hole: 264 …

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 01:28 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:28 PM

Opening hole: 400 yards (irons off the tee, wedges in). Second hole: 264 yard par three

Originally published by on June 17, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Happy Father’s Day

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 10:47 am GMT -6 in Family,Holidays at 10:47 AM

Wish I could be in Grand Marais with you today

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

Tweet: Not a Phil fan and I cancelled my USGA membership a few years ago – they …

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 10:05 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:05 AM

Not a Phil fan and I cancelled my USGA membership a few years ago – they deserve each other

Originally published by on June 17, 2018 at 10:05 am

Back in the saddle

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 09:39 am GMT -6 in Photography at 9:39 AM

Rayette Lofts

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2018 at 9:39 am

Nice job, Cass

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 09:35 am GMT -6 in Design,History at 9:35 AM

One of the best capitol buildings in the country, IMO

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2018 at 9:35 am

Those eggs were amazing

Posted Saturday, June 16th, 2018 10:59 am GMT -6 in Photography at 10:59 AM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2018 at 10:59 am

Tweet: So much for our Saturday round at Ridges

Posted Saturday, June 16th, 2018 07:59 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:59 AM

So much for our Saturday round at Ridges

Originally published by on June 16, 2018 at 7:59 am

Zone boarding: marketing > science

Posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 07:07 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:07 PM

Atlanta International Airport-Delta Airlines

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2018 at 7:07 pm

Tweet: Update from ATL: managed to get from end of concourse E to gate A4 and ea…

Posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 07:00 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:00 PM

Update from ATL: managed to get from end of concourse E to gate A4 and eat dinner from the clown before boarding ? ✈️

Originally published by on June 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Tweet: Great feeling waiting for my flight back to MN, Sony Studio headphones bl…

Posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 03:18 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:18 PM

Great feeling waiting for my flight back to MN, Sony Studio headphones blocking the chaos and @munsongs singing in my ear ?

Originally published by on June 15, 2018 at 3:18 pm

This was a nice one

Posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 01:28 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Travel at 1:28 PM

Glad I took a couple hours to visit

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2018 at 1:28 pm

$140 on a 45-cent bet

Posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 09:50 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Travel at 9:50 AM

Hard Rock Tampa is super nice

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

Quick side trip b4 heading home

Posted Friday, June 15th, 2018 09:47 am GMT -6 in Photography at 9:47 AM

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2018 at 9:47 am

Tweet: Florida rainy season is intense – every single day has included a brief d…

Posted Thursday, June 14th, 2018 05:11 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 5:11 PM

Florida rainy season is intense – every single day has included a brief downpour with a side of lightning

Originally published by on June 14, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Grabbing a little ramen

Posted Thursday, June 14th, 2018 03:47 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 3:47 PM

Morimoto Asia

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 14, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Cake does not disappoint

Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 10:54 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Travel,Weather at 10:54 PM

Enough with the live in the moment crap, though

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2018 at 10:54 pm

Tweet: There might be more people in the park during this private party than the…

Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 07:53 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:53 PM

There might be more people in the park during this private party than they normally have

Originally published by on June 13, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Hey there, Leon

Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 07:42 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:42 PM

Universal Orlando Resort

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2018 at 7:42 pm

Kid two said it’s the dankest

Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 06:03 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:03 PM

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Tweet: Three days into my conference and this is the first session on phones

Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 02:07 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:07 PM

Three days into my conference and this is the first session on phones

Originally published by on June 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm

All our stuff is now obsolete

Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 01:48 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:48 PM

Orange County Convention Center

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Tweet: Florida does have perks

Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 01:15 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:15 PM

Florida does have perks

Originally published by on June 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Dayum, Chef

Posted Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 06:47 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:47 PM

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on June 12, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Disney Springs night

Posted Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 06:25 pm GMT -6 in Disney,Family,Food,Travel at 6:25 PM

Iron Chef, no more! Hitting up Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Originally published by DK on June 12, 2018 at 6:25 pm
 

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