Thanks for the memories, MortensonOriginally published by DK on November 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm
Don’t know how they do it, but I’ve had a lot of luck lately with Expedia offering the lowest prices on airfaresOriginally published by on November 30, 2019 at 3:49 pm
http://m.startribune.com/who-s-running-the-show-women-promoters-dominate-twin-cities-concert-scene/565605112/Originally published by DK on November 30, 2019 at 3:43 pm
From the @kingsbury Instagram accountOriginally published by DK on November 30, 2019 at 2:15 pm
Happy iPhone Upgrade Day for kid oneOriginally published by DK on November 30, 2019 at 2:10 pm
Fun, inexpensive night at the ninoOriginally published by DK on November 29, 2019 at 9:13 pm
Thanks, Auntie LynnOriginally published by DK on November 28, 2019 at 6:56 pm
Nice look there, LunaOriginally published by DK on November 28, 2019 at 12:31 am
Kinda forget just how small the Entry isOriginally published by on November 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm
Revival St Paul
From the @kingsbury Instagram accountOriginally published by DK on November 27, 2019 at 2:06 pm
I am 100% in for this at the Turf Club in FebruaryOriginally published by on November 27, 2019 at 12:59 pm
The new @Gorillaz documentary Reject False Icons is showing in 600+ cinemas around the world, but none in Minnesota?Originally published by on November 27, 2019 at 10:39 am
https://www.golf.com/best-golf-courses-top-100-courses-world-2020-2021/Originally published by DK on November 26, 2019 at 1:26 pm
As Minnesota awaits the first big snowfall of the season, it seems like a good time to ponder:
- Never had them before, but really ready for the nosebleeds to stop (it’s been 1-2 times daily for 12 days now).
- This website was running slow for a bit and it seems that it was due to a memory leak in ARDagent, of all things.
- End of the year free time goal: mobile-friendly theme programming.
- Got our first 16-inch MacBook Pro in the office today: keyboard is nice and the speakers are unbelievable.
- Baby Yoda and the Mando character are worth getting Disney+ all by themselves.
- Today I paid off my last ultra-high interest rate credit card from the old days (and it feels great).
- I’ve stayed away from casinos for a long time, but that all changes for Black Friday Bingo.
- Speaking of Black Friday sales, kid one will be upgrading her phone this weekend (getting a red iPhone 11).
- My dad had thyroid cancer surgery at St. John’s hospital and was transferred to Bethesda before having breathing issues. He’s now been in the ICU at St. Joe’s hospital for two weeks and we can’t wait to get him back home.
- My mother-in-law’s house has been cleaned out and will hopefully be listed for sale this week.
- I haven’t run or biked in nearly two months and I’m pretty OK with that, to be honest.
- Plan to start weight training over the winter, but I need some PT on my right rotator cuff (12/3).
- Still have the +8 prism lens, but I’ve been spending more time without glasses (and visit the eye doctor again 12/24).
- Hoping to get back to skiing this season: Banff/Lake Louise, Lutsen, Afton, Welch and maybe Colorado.
- Get to shadow a game at Soldier Field next month in Chicago (vs. Dallas on TNF).
- The new Star Wars Card Trader app update is nice, but I still can’t figure out how to trade the way I used to.
- Perfect stars in Two Dots might be my greatest gaming accomplishment ever – love that game.
- Both kids doing great in school: kid one at Metro State and kid two at St. Paul College.
- They are also learning a lot at Nive Man University (aka Saint Dinette).
- Wilco was great at the Palace and I have three more shows in the next week (POLIÇA, Lydia Liza and Dead Man Winter).
Happy Thanksgiving!Originally published by DK on November 25, 2019 at 8:09 pm
From the @kingsbury Instagram accountOriginally published by DK on November 24, 2019 at 6:38 pm
Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis…Originally published by DK on November 24, 2019 at 12:22 pm
Glad I didn’t pass that one upOriginally published by DK on November 22, 2019 at 11:53 pm
Friday night in the neighborhood with @dskoglund_MN and WilcoOriginally published by on November 22, 2019 at 8:56 pm
Cossetta's Italian Market & Pizzeria
From the @kingsbury Instagram accountOriginally published by DK on November 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm
Huldufolk’s Haven, Two DotsOriginally published by DK on November 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm
Marketing geniuses, I tells yaOriginally published by DK on November 21, 2019 at 11:07 am
TIL about iOS MAC address randomization – had no idea that was going onOriginally published by on November 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm
Kim's Chow Mein
From the @kingsbury Instagram accountOriginally published by DK on November 19, 2019 at 7:31 pm
Mood.Originally published by DK on November 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm
Bravo to Cisco for changing the slides mid-conference at Cisco Connect from Minneapolis to Minnesota #NotInMinneapolisOriginally published by on November 19, 2019 at 2:20 pm
Support your neighborhood establishmentsOriginally published by DK on November 18, 2019 at 9:38 am
Fam dinner at the OG Carbone’sOriginally published by on November 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm
I’d say that’s about right – thanks, BK!Originally published by DK on November 16, 2019 at 9:46 pm
So. Much. Football.Originally published by DK on November 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm
In a scene reminiscent of Monty Python’s Black Night, my nosebleed created quite a stir at work todayOriginally published by on November 14, 2019 at 6:59 pm
Hey @TwoDots – I can has *all* of the stars?Originally published by on November 14, 2019 at 12:10 am
Don’t remember the last time I had a nosebleed, but that was kinda messed upOriginally published by on November 13, 2019 at 10:53 pm
Took most of my cash back proceeds and went music shoppingOriginally published by on November 13, 2019 at 10:19 am
Thanks, AFOriginally published by DK on November 13, 2019 at 10:04 am
Good thing they didn’t give me one of those boardsOriginally published by DK on November 13, 2019 at 10:02 am
Still hard, still cuteOriginally published by DK on November 11, 2019 at 10:09 pm
https://inessential.com/2019/11/07/happy_20th_to_this_blog_Originally published by DK on November 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm
Now we’re not so young, seems our wishing well’s gone dry…Originally published by DK on November 10, 2019 at 11:03 pm
Good luck with your big week!Originally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 9:02 pm
The boat no longer goes to Loserville!Originally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm
Are shots in your shoulder supposed to hurt this much the next day? OuchOriginally published by on November 9, 2019 at 12:53 pm
Aging sucksOriginally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 12:50 pm
Really old Har Mar Superstar songs are just the bestOriginally published by on November 8, 2019 at 9:41 am
See, they can appear in the same room at the same timeOriginally published by DK on November 8, 2019 at 8:31 am
…at the Gushing GeysersOriginally published by DK on November 7, 2019 at 12:29 am
Music history PSA: Echo in the Canyon is now streaming on NetflixOriginally published by on November 6, 2019 at 10:34 pm
Trampled by Turtles EP covering the Faces, Radiohead, Neil Young, Warren Zevon and Iris DeMent just made my dayOriginally published by on November 6, 2019 at 3:21 pm
Neapolitan Punch Pizza
From the @kingsbury Instagram accountOriginally published by DK on November 6, 2019 at 12:55 pm
Just a dustingOriginally published by DK on November 6, 2019 at 8:33 am
Looks like the ice is now “in” on VermilionOriginally published by on November 5, 2019 at 11:15 pm
Take the Grand Circle Tour and travel exotic landsOriginally published by DK on November 5, 2019 at 10:20 am
No lines at my downtown polling location – the paper rolls have been replaced by iPads tooOriginally published by on November 5, 2019 at 9:16 am
Although I wasn’t wild about “feels like 97F” eitherOriginally published by DK on November 5, 2019 at 9:06 am
Somebody told me today that Instagram is like watching all the ads you *want* to see and that seems about right to meOriginally published by DK on November 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm
From the @kingsbury Instagram accountOriginally published by DK on November 4, 2019 at 5:32 pm
Leif’s Luminous FlipOriginally published by DK on November 4, 2019 at 1:36 am
From the @kingsbury Instagram accountOriginally published by DK on November 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm
We had a great time on Maui last week, despite the record high temps (and crazy dew points). We had lots of great food recommendations from people, but Mama’s Fish House took home the prize for most memorable experience. Located on the central north shore of Maui just outside Paia, Mama’s was a 2018 James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant. Open Table says Mama’s is the second most popular restaurant in the United States, Trip Advisor has them listed as a Top 10 U.S. Fine Dining Restaurant, while ZAGAT has them number one for food on Maui. Everyone we talked to said Mama’s was expensive, but also a can’t miss.
Needless to say, expectations were high…
Floyd and Doris Christenson have an awesome backstory. The location, atmosphere and general setting of Mama’s is probably the most Hawaiian thing I’ve ever seen in my life. You turn off the Hana Highway at the fishing boat and enter a lot that offers complimentary valet. Once checked in, you get to roam around their own private beach, which we were told often has sea turtles playing in the water. The day we visited had a high surf warning, so the turtles were (hopefully) playing elsewhere. After checking in at a second host stand, we were escorted into the open-air dining room and seated near the bar.
Our server Lacey was wonderful. We started with fancy tropical drinks: Colleen had a Mama’s Margarita, while I had a Pink Hibiscus (hibiscus, elderflower liqueur, lime, cranberry and Maui PAU vodka). We shared an appetizer of seared island venison with honey lime sauce, which was extremely tender for venison. We both had autumn salads, with Waipoli greens, Kula persimmons, spiced pecans, goat cheese and Tahitian vanilla vinaigrette dressing. For the fish main course, I choose “kanpachi from ocean waters off Hawaii Island,” while Colleen had “onaga caught bottom fishing off Keanae by Joe Hobson.” We both loved that they customized the menu daily with who caught the fish (and where). I was super-excited to order the Polynesian Black Pearl for dessert: lilikoi (passion fruit) chocolate mousse in a pastry seashell (with a beautiful plate presentation – pics after the jump).
When we looked at the menu before we went, I didn’t think the prices were crazy-high. Afterwards, we found out it just all adds up, turning in to the most we’ve probably ever spent on lunch. That’s also part of the trick – there is no discount for having lunch over dinner. We heard one of the servers say they average about 1,000 covers a day, so I think they can price however they want. I’m glad we went, though, and would highly recommend it at least once in your life. Mahalo, Mama.
Safely back in Minnesota – brrOriginally published by on November 2, 2019 at 2:19 pm
Can’t believe they are just shuttling people on the tarmac at LAX these daysOriginally published by on November 2, 2019 at 9:20 am
Mahalo, MauiOriginally published by on November 2, 2019 at 12:39 am
Fun stop on the way to the airportOriginally published by DK on November 1, 2019 at 10:12 pm
Not Ohana-friendly (per the lifeguards)Originally published by DK on November 1, 2019 at 9:54 pm
He gets to live here all the timeOriginally published by DK on November 1, 2019 at 9:50 pm