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Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 02:19 pm GMT -6 in Food,History,Quotes at 2:19 PM

We may live without friends, we may live without books. But civilized man cannot live without cooks…

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm

The Tuesday Special

Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 12:59 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:59 PM

Domo Ramen

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm

Hooptie flashback

Posted Monday, January 14th, 2019 09:34 pm GMT -6 in Cars,History at 9:34 PM

My very first car – a something Dodge Colt (’84?)

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2019 at 9:34 pm

Holiday party in the burbs

Posted Monday, January 14th, 2019 07:07 pm GMT -6 in Holidays,Work at 7:07 PM

Bowlero Brooklyn Park (or is it Center?)

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Happy Birthday, Cathy!

Posted Sunday, January 13th, 2019 05:27 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Holidays at 5:27 PM

Very, very nice to see everyone

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm

The Three Finger

Posted Sunday, January 13th, 2019 01:45 pm GMT -6 in Food at 1:45 PM

Quick stop before errands and parties

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Poison, poison, tasty fish!

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 07:58 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:58 PM

Kyatchi St. Paul

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Tweet: Very grateful I’m not a worker, player or fan in Kansas City right now

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 03:54 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:54 PM

Very grateful I’m not a worker, player or fan in Kansas City right now

Originally published by on January 12, 2019 at 3:54 pm

Damn, this place is *tiny*

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 02:30 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:30 PM

Boludo Empanadas

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Tweet: Happy 18th birthday, you little whipper snapper

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 01:21 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 1:21 PM

Happy 18th birthday, you little whipper snapper

Originally published by on January 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm

18 already? HBD, MK ❤️

Posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 01:18 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:18 PM

Rayette Lofts

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 12, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Tweet: Top five all-time pet name?

Posted Friday, January 11th, 2019 09:40 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:40 PM

Top five all-time pet name?

Originally published by on January 11, 2019 at 9:40 pm

A celebration of Fuckery

Posted Friday, January 11th, 2019 05:42 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 5:42 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Today’s special was v. good

Posted Friday, January 11th, 2019 01:28 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:28 PM

McKinney Roe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Tweet: More teams from Canada, please

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 07:56 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 7:56 PM

More teams from Canada, please

Originally published by on January 10, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Everybody does it different

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 07:48 pm GMT -6 in History,Sports,Technology at 7:48 PM

Like the surface charge space, though

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2019 at 7:48 pm

Last day pizza

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 05:25 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 5:25 PM

Big River Pizza

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Puppy day in the office

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 11:48 am GMT -6 in Pets,Work at 11:48 AM

This one was called “Cagney”

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2019 at 11:48 am

Gruber

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 10:56 am GMT -6 in Quotes,Technology at 10:56 AM

I’d rather retire from using computers than use Windows 10. What a mess…

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2019 at 10:56 am

Tweet: Good luck to @MeganSteil and everyone else running this weekend at Disney

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 09:43 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:43 AM

Good luck to @MeganSteil and everyone else running this weekend at Disney

Originally published by on January 10, 2019 at 9:43 am

I would so order this

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 04:11 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 4:11 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm

Tweet: Was I totally asleep when was purchased by LinkedIn? Which, of course, m…

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 03:52 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:52 PM

Was I totally asleep when Lynda.com was purchased by LinkedIn? Which, of course, means Microsoft now owns it…

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Roy & Moss versus El Chapo

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 02:03 pm GMT -6 in Business,History,Links,News,Technology at 2:03 PM

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Starting over

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 12:15 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Family,Technology at 12:15 PM

Thanks for sticker #1, SK

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Tweet: Visited my friends across the street this morning

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 12:11 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:11 PM

Visited my friends across the street this morning

Originally published by on January 9, 2019 at 12:11 pm

One from the list

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 06:56 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:56 PM

Momma's Kitchen

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2019 at 6:56 pm

David Chase re: The Sopranos

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 11:48 am GMT -6 in Movies,Quotes,Television at 11:48 AM

They were like little movies, which is what I was always trying to do: A little movie every week…

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2019 at 11:48 am

Tweet: Three months of bonus time today and I can legally drive again (in theory…

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 08:35 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:35 AM

Three months of bonus time today and I can legally drive again (in theory)

Originally published by on January 8, 2019 at 8:35 am

Tenacious D Over/Under

Posted Monday, January 7th, 2019 09:39 am GMT -6 in Links,Music,Pop Culture at 9:39 AM

https://pitchfork.com/tv/22-over-under/watch-tenacious-d-rate-danzig-mayo-ice-cream-and-line-dancing/

Originally published by DK on January 7, 2019 at 9:39 am

Dinner at Mac’s on Snelling

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 06:04 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 6:04 PM

The fries still rock (walleye too)

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2019 at 6:04 pm

da mf sharezone

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 03:51 pm GMT -6 in Family,Fashion,Holidays at 3:51 PM

Thank you, MK, for the present

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm

Bye, bye, little tree

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 03:30 pm GMT -6 in Disney,Family,Holidays at 3:30 PM

You were short, but wonderful

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Glad we have these

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 10:18 pm GMT -6 in Personal,Work at 10:18 PM

Blood-thinners are no joke

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2019 at 10:18 pm

Today has been a good day

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 08:16 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 8:16 PM

Target Center

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Tweet: Coachella GA passes *start* at $429?

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 11:40 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:40 AM

Coachella GA passes *start* at $429?

Originally published by on January 4, 2019 at 11:40 am

New art from SK

Posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 12:15 am GMT -6 in Art,Family,Movies at 12:15 AM

We are the music makers…

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2019 at 12:15 am

Tweet: I’d buy a new Mini and iPad Pro too if I didn’t have pending medical …

Posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 02:39 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:39 PM

I’d buy a new Mini and iPad Pro too if I didn’t have pending medical bills

Originally published by on January 3, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Tweet: Funny how the big AAPL swings are happening while I’ve never been happi…

Posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 02:37 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:37 PM

Funny how the big AAPL swings are happening while I’ve never been happier with my current iPhone, Apple Watch and MacBook Air

Originally published by on January 3, 2019 at 2:37 pm

Grumpy’s is 100% gone

Posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 01:13 pm GMT -6 in Food at 1:13 PM

Last building standing

Originally published by DK on January 3, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Presentation Day

Posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 01:10 pm GMT -6 in Family,Schools at 1:10 PM

Nicely done, MK – proud of you!

Originally published by DK on January 3, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Randal Graves

Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 09:11 pm GMT -6 in Movies,Pop Culture,Quotes at 9:11 PM

Man goes into cage, cage goes into salsa. Shark’s in the salsa. Our shark.

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2019 at 9:11 pm

Perfect fries today

Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 01:30 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:30 PM

Band Box Diner

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Tweet: Nerd locker clean-out day is upon us

Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 11:32 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:32 AM

Nerd locker clean-out day is upon us

Originally published by on January 2, 2019 at 11:32 am

New year, new calendar

Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 09:45 am GMT -6 in Art,Design,Disney at 9:45 AM

Thanks, BK (and PK)

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2019 at 9:45 am

The Year Ahead

Posted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 06:04 pm GMT -6 in Family,Friends,Golf,Personal,Running,Skiing,Travel,Work at 6:04 PM

I’ve never been big on year-end lists or goal summaries here, but I’ve always done a fair amount of goal-setting privately. This past year has put a different spin on my perspective, so I thought it might be useful to share a few things as 2019 gets started. In hindsight, a lot of my previous health goals seem rather vain compared to plain old recovery. And how fortunate was I in the past to just want to run faster, bike farther or finish another marathon? Now, regaining my normal vision (without prism lenses) is goal #1, followed closely by getting cleared to resume driving and riding a bike. I’m very thankful that the outlook for all of these things is good – much of this might happen by the middle of March.

Since Dr. Tummala gave me the OK to resume treadmill running, I’ve felt good the past week, with three slowish runs totaling 7.1 miles. I also did one nine mile ride on a stationary bike and resumed doing light dumbbell repeats. Not really sure what workout goals to set for 2019 – the only race I’m registered for is the Get in Gear 10K in April and I’d really like to participate in the Bike to Work challenge again in May. Beyond that, I just want to stay consistent all year and not have any big gaps in my charts (which happened twice in 2018). It would be nice to return to regular weekly runs with WeRunMpls once the ice melts and I’d love to reschedule a ski trip for next season (Banff, Colorado or Schweitzer). Lots of golf outings to schedule with people too.

The doctors cleared a return to air travel already, but money and time will be limited. The original plan was to give each person in our family a trip for their respective milestone birthday in 2019, but all of those plans are on hold for the time being. Most likely options? A quick Las Vegas trip after the Final Four and maybe a work trip to the annual Cisco conference, which is in San Diego this year (June 9-13). And of course Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in both Florida and California this year, but that will likely fall in the Tokyo/Lanai/Switzerland dream trip category for the time being.

With the Vikings season over, my job shifts focus to the Final Four on April 6th and 8th. We have four large events before then (two trade shows and two dirt shows), but there is a lot to do before “the road ends” in Minneapolis. Then we get to break down that setup for Garth Brooks and his sold-out stadium tour before prepping for Summer X Games (version 3.0). Since X Games moves to early August, there won’t be a lot of time between that and football pre-season. With all that work to do, maybe I should start daydreaming again about building a tiny cabin on the North Shore to escape to with the family…

Wow, how lucky am I to be writing this post? Happy New Year to all of you – may 2019 be full of love, health and prosperity!

Originally published by DK on January 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm

Tweet: Love what Taylor Swift did for Netflix – wish all the acts that played US…

Posted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 05:24 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 5:24 PM

Love what Taylor Swift did for Netflix – wish all the acts that played USBS released video like that

Originally published by on January 1, 2019 at 5:24 pm

The Orchid loves me again

Posted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 05:12 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Games at 5:12 PM

Limited Christmas casino money went a long way

Originally published by DK on January 1, 2019 at 5:12 pm

It’s back!

Posted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 01:10 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 1:10 PM

Minnehaha Cafe

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on January 1, 2019 at 1:10 pm
 

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