7 Minute Miles

A pinch of this, a dash of that

Posted Monday, September 30th, 2019 11:18 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:18 PM

Turning lead into gold in the Alchemist’s Alcove

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2019 at 11:18 pm

Tweet: So fun to see Wonka tonight with Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee

Posted Monday, September 30th, 2019 09:56 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:56 PM

So fun to see Wonka tonight with Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2019 at 9:56 pm

Freaky delicious

Posted Monday, September 30th, 2019 05:17 pm GMT -5 in Food at 5:17 PM

I hope they keep the Frenchie forever

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Sunday brunch with our favorite server

Posted Sunday, September 29th, 2019 01:32 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:32 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 29, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Tweet: In honor of the @WMMajors Berlin race, I ran my first outdoor five-miler …

Posted Sunday, September 29th, 2019 12:20 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:20 PM

In honor of the @WMMajors Berlin race, I ran my first outdoor five-miler in almost a year along a misty Mississippi

Originally published by on September 29, 2019 at 12:20 pm

Tweet: My Black Keys review: can’t believe they sold me an obstructed view sea…

Posted Saturday, September 28th, 2019 11:51 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:51 PM

My Black Keys review: can’t believe they sold me an obstructed view seat for full price

Originally published by on September 28, 2019 at 11:51 pm

Henrik Williams @ ASI

Posted Saturday, September 28th, 2019 01:10 pm GMT -5 in History,Museums at 1:10 PM

Vikings and runestones

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Fall market is the best market

Posted Saturday, September 28th, 2019 11:08 am GMT -5 in Photography at 11:08 AM

St Paul Farmers Market

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2019 at 11:08 am

Why u mad, brah?

Posted Saturday, September 28th, 2019 10:52 am GMT -5 in Family,Pets at 10:52 AM

Drowned rat

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2019 at 10:52 am

Tweet: Fetus, thanks for the new tunes

Posted Friday, September 27th, 2019 06:07 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:07 PM

Fetus, thanks for the new tunes

Originally published by on September 27, 2019 at 6:07 pm

The most Edina thing ever

Posted Friday, September 27th, 2019 05:51 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 5:51 PM

The tee markers at the newly reopened Braemar Golf Course

Originally published by DK on September 27, 2019 at 5:51 pm

Tweet: Wait, you can rent out Al’s Breakfast for $150 plus food and tip?

Posted Friday, September 27th, 2019 01:59 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:59 PM

Wait, you can rent out Al’s Breakfast for $150 plus food and tip?

Originally published by on September 27, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Would you like some burger with your cheese?

Posted Friday, September 27th, 2019 01:06 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:06 PM

Fuddruckers

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 27, 2019 at 1:06 pm

iPhone 11 Pro Impressions

Posted Thursday, September 26th, 2019 10:21 pm GMT -5 in Photography,Technology at 10:21 PM

I wasn’t going to do a write-up of my latest phone, but kid two was like, “when are you going to do the post on your new phone?” Can’t let the kid down, so here goes…

My overall satisfaction with the iPhone Upgrade Program continues. The entire upgrade process was as simple as deciding which model, color and capacity I wanted, filing out a pre-approval form in the Apple Store app and placing the pre-order when that window opened at 7am on September 13th. Then it was just a matter of stalking the UPS tracking site until it got dropped off in our package concierge. A few days later, I received a shipping box to send the old one back. Unfortunately, when I removed my GelaSkin sticker, I found a big crack on the back case. When Apple gets it back, my AppleCare will kick in, but I’ll likely have to pay $99 before they retire the old loan. A new GelaSkin sticker is on the way, but those aren’t shipping until next month.

At this point in the evolution of the iPhone, the three things that are most important to me in terms of improvement are the camera, battery life and storage capacity. Everything else is pretty much perfect now (email, social media, web browsing, music and movie playback), but I can always use a better camera, longer battery life and, since I’m still old school about not streaming most types of media, storage space. The midnight green 512GB iPhone Pro 11 that I selected checks all of those boxes.

You can get way more detail in Nilay Patel’s review at the Verge, where he calls my model “the best camera you can get on a phone.” I also love reading Matthew Panzarino’s iPhone reviews, which he writes from the point of view of Disney park visitors. With the simultaneous rollout of iOS 13, I haven’t had a lot of time to play with all the new features, but the camera has been impressive so far. The new third “extra wide angle” lens will offer a great deal of new shooting options and Night Mode seems to work as advertised. I don’t do a lot of video, but what I have shot so far is impressive. Battery life is much improved over my old XS and it’s nice to have extra storage space, as I was under 10% free space before.

It still amazes me that we continue to have platform wars with just about every form of technology ever invented. I’ve played that game before, but seriously, use whatever works best for you. I live in the Apple ecosystem and yes, it is a walled garden and yes, it’s expensive. But I love my Apple Watch, AirPods, iMac and MacBook Air – they work great together and I don’t see any advantage on the Android/Windows side that would get me to make the significant investment in time and money to switch.

Vive la différence, no?

Originally published by DK on September 26, 2019 at 10:21 pm

Just another Wednesday

Posted Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 11:35 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Work at 11:35 PM

Four bars, two cities, one night

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2019 at 11:35 pm

Home delivery from Randolph

Posted Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 08:10 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 8:10 PM

Thanks, MK

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2019 at 8:10 pm

Tweet: Tonight: planning CK’s delayed milestone vacation trip from June

Posted Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 05:22 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:22 PM

Tonight: planning CK’s delayed milestone vacation trip from June

Originally published by on September 24, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Tweet: Love that Douglas Reynholm (Matt Berry) voices the pig in Disenchantment

Posted Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 09:19 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:19 AM

Love that Douglas Reynholm (Matt Berry) voices the pig in Disenchantment

Originally published by on September 24, 2019 at 9:19 am

Bacon at home too

Posted Monday, September 23rd, 2019 07:43 pm GMT -5 in Food at 7:43 PM

Fresh from the farmer’s market

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2019 at 7:43 pm

The new neighbors are nice

Posted Monday, September 23rd, 2019 12:44 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:44 PM

Bacon Social House

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Tweet: Davo Karnicar, who skied down all seven summits, dies in tree-cutting acc…

Posted Monday, September 23rd, 2019 12:00 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:00 PM

Davo Karnicar, who skied down all seven summits, dies in tree-cutting accident

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Night Mode on the new phone

Posted Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 07:37 am GMT -5 in Football,Technology,Work at 7:37 AM

All the field lights were completely off when I took this…

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2019 at 7:37 am

Tweet: The ultra wide lens on the new phone works great

Posted Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 01:28 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:28 AM

The ultra wide lens on the new phone works great

Originally published by on September 22, 2019 at 1:28 am

Turtle/Avett family concert night

Posted Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 01:20 am GMT -5 in Photography at 1:20 AM

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2019 at 1:20 am

Diebold in Old Saint Paul

Posted Saturday, September 21st, 2019 02:08 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Food,History at 2:08 PM

Rose Street Patisserie

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Tapemark 2019

Posted Saturday, September 21st, 2019 02:05 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 2:05 PM

Different, but great to see Phil and Mikey

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Smoked Meats 2 in the E.P.

Posted Saturday, September 21st, 2019 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:50 PM

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Threw it on the Ground

Posted Saturday, September 21st, 2019 01:47 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:47 PM

I ain’t gonna be part of your system, man! Pump that garbage in another man’s veins…

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2019 at 1:47 pm

That Brittany Howard voice ️

Posted Thursday, September 19th, 2019 10:58 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 10:58 PM

Palace Theatre

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2019 at 10:58 pm

Tweet: Golf scrambles are much easier when you get a collegiate player on your t…

Posted Thursday, September 19th, 2019 06:22 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:22 PM

Golf scrambles are much easier when you get a collegiate player on your team

Originally published by on September 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Loaded Orchid

Posted Thursday, September 19th, 2019 09:17 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games at 9:17 AM

Wish I could’ve tried for all the others too

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2019 at 9:17 am

Swedish Arete

Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 8:24 PM

Väsen @ Cedar Cultural Center

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2019 at 8:24 pm

Twins Arete

Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 06:34 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Friends,Sports,Technology,Work at 6:34 PM

John Avenson bringing the heat

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2019 at 6:34 pm

iPhone 11 Pro + Disneyland

Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 12:11 am GMT -5 in Disney,Links,Technology at 12:11 AM

Review: The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 do Disneyland after dark

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2019 at 12:11 am

Real family just down from work family

Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 11:47 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 11:47 PM

Target Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2019 at 11:47 pm

Tweet: Probably should’ve stayed until the end, but early dentist beckons

Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 11:46 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:46 PM

Probably should’ve stayed until the end, but early dentist beckons

Originally published by on September 17, 2019 at 11:46 pm

One of a kind night

Posted Monday, September 16th, 2019 06:46 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:46 PM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2019 at 6:46 pm

Hello Again

Posted Sunday, September 15th, 2019 10:51 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:51 PM

You want to feel electric, you want to feel loose. You want to be eclectic, you want to call a truce…

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2019 at 10:51 pm

Butterfly release #2

Posted Sunday, September 15th, 2019 04:38 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 4:38 PM

SK with Chrysanthemum in Mears Park

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Tweet: Congratulations to your 2019 American Association Champions @StPaulSaints…

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2019 11:55 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:55 PM

Congratulations to your 2019 American Association Champions @StPaulSaints

Originally published by on September 14, 2019 at 11:55 pm

Thanks for a great season

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2019 11:21 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 11:21 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2019 at 11:21 pm

Tweet: You get a grand slam and *you* get a grand slam

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2019 09:27 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:27 PM

You get a grand slam and *you* get a grand slam

Originally published by on September 14, 2019 at 9:27 pm

Tweet: That would be our new GM Bill Guerin throwing out the first pitch in Lowe…

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2019 07:42 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:42 PM

That would be our new GM Bill Guerin throwing out the first pitch in Lowertown tonight

Originally published by on September 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Tweet: Still a little bitter that Saint Paul lost the original 612 to Minneapoli…

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2019 03:39 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:39 PM

Still a little bitter that Saint Paul lost the original 612 to Minneapolis

Originally published by on September 14, 2019 at 3:39 pm

MK’s friend in the wild

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2019 03:36 pm GMT -5 in Family,Nature at 3:36 PM

Felicity came home from the fair in a cocoon

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Tweet: Perfect early morning round down at Sand Creek (and I shot an 87)

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2019 11:53 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:53 AM

Perfect early morning round down at Sand Creek (and I shot an 87)

Originally published by on September 14, 2019 at 11:53 am

Magic lights the way

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2019 10:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 10:30 PM

We wound our way through the Wizards Warren

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Tweet: It’s been a mentally exhausting “off” week, but there is now new mu…

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2019 06:27 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:27 PM

It’s been a mentally exhausting “off” week, but there is now new music from @lydializamusic on the good headphones

Originally published by on September 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm

Tweet: 512, Midnight Green

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2019 04:44 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 4:44 PM

512, Midnight Green

Originally published by on September 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm

I’m a bad alumni

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2019 03:58 pm GMT -5 in Football,Schools at 3:58 PM

Probably should’ve gone to this

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

Baby Hold On

Posted Friday, September 13th, 2019 10:30 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:30 AM

Whatever will be, will be. The future is ours to see…

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2019 at 10:30 am

Tweet: I’m such a sucker for British ensemble dramas

Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2019 10:12 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:12 PM

I’m such a sucker for British ensemble dramas

Originally published by on September 12, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Still my favorite pasta

Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2019 05:42 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 5:42 PM

Trattoria Mucci

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2019 at 5:42 pm

The Fool on the Hill

Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2019 09:05 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:05 AM

Day after day, alone on a hill. The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still…

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2019 at 9:05 am

iamamiwhoami; vista

Posted Thursday, September 12th, 2019 09:03 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 9:03 AM

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2019 at 9:03 am

Ed-die! Ed-die!

Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 10:27 pm GMT -5 in Baseball at 10:27 PM

Mr.Rosario watching the replays

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2019 at 10:27 pm

Old and older

Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 10:26 pm GMT -5 in Art,Baseball at 10:26 PM

Met Stadium and the Metrodome

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2019 at 10:26 pm

These seats are kinda cool

Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:31 PM

Target Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2019 at 6:31 pm

Louie’s Fruity Flip

Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 12:03 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 12:03 AM

That one had some challenge to it

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2019 at 12:03 am

Your Northern Division Champs!!

Posted Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 12:01 am GMT -5 in Baseball,Sports at 12:01 AM

Way to go Saints – that was amazing!

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2019 at 12:01 am

Tweet: Summer is extended in Lowertown for at least one more night

Posted Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 07:07 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:07 PM

Summer is extended in Lowertown for at least one more night

Originally published by on September 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

Definitely not CHS Field

Posted Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 06:36 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:36 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2019 at 6:36 pm

World’s Best

Posted Monday, September 9th, 2019 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:50 PM

Pit stop after medical imaging

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Professor Booty

Posted Monday, September 9th, 2019 08:13 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:13 AM

I’m in the pocket just like Grady Tate, got supplies of beats so you don’t have to wait. ‘Cause I’m the master blaster, drinking up the Shasta…

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2019 at 8:13 am

Tweet: Made it just in time for first pitch

Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2019 05:36 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:36 PM

Made it just in time for first pitch

Originally published by on September 8, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Home opener

Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2019 02:57 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends at 2:57 PM

The Erben Brothers; Jen of the North

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Made in Milaca

Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2019 02:51 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 2:51 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Tweet: Football tomorrow, but baseball tonight

Posted Saturday, September 7th, 2019 06:46 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:46 PM

Football tomorrow, but baseball tonight

Originally published by on September 7, 2019 at 6:46 pm

Longest round of the year

Posted Saturday, September 7th, 2019 04:32 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 4:32 PM

Phalen Park is probably off the list for another 11 years

Originally published by DK on September 7, 2019 at 4:32 pm

Tweet: New menu day @SaintDinette – tried all the cheeses

Posted Friday, September 6th, 2019 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 7:29 PM

New menu day @SaintDinette – tried all the cheeses

Originally published by on September 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm
 

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