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Winter Festival 2019

Posted Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:09 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Games,Holidays at 10:09 PM

Still hard, still cute

Originally published by DK on November 11, 2019 at 10:09 pm

Congrats to Brent on 20 years

Posted Monday, November 11th, 2019 03:34 pm GMT -6 in Links,Technology at 3:34 PM

https://inessential.com/2019/11/07/happy_20th_to_this_blog_

Originally published by DK on November 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm

Wishing Well

Posted Sunday, November 10th, 2019 11:03 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 11:03 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

Pho with the Fudenbergs

Posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 09:02 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends at 9:02 PM

Good luck with your big week!

Originally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 9:02 pm

Gonna need a bigger boat

Posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 03:42 pm GMT -6 in Football,Schools,Television at 3:42 PM

The boat no longer goes to Loserville!

Originally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Tweet: Are shots in your shoulder supposed to hurt this much the next day? Ouch

Posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 12:53 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:53 PM

Are shots in your shoulder supposed to hurt this much the next day? Ouch

Originally published by on November 9, 2019 at 12:53 pm

A long, long time ago

Posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 12:50 pm GMT -6 in Personal,Work at 12:50 PM

Aging sucks

Originally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Tweet: Really old Har Mar Superstar songs are just the best

Posted Friday, November 8th, 2019 09:41 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:41 AM

Really old Har Mar Superstar songs are just the best

Originally published by on November 8, 2019 at 9:41 am

Good luck, Justin

Posted Friday, November 8th, 2019 08:31 am GMT -6 in Friends,Work at 8:31 AM

See, they can appear in the same room at the same time

Originally published by DK on November 8, 2019 at 8:31 am

Blow off some steam

Posted Thursday, November 7th, 2019 12:29 am GMT -6 in Art,Design,Games at 12:29 AM

…at the Gushing Geysers

Originally published by DK on November 7, 2019 at 12:29 am

Tweet: Music history PSA: Echo in the Canyon is now streaming on Netflix

Posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 10:34 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:34 PM

Music history PSA: Echo in the Canyon is now streaming on Netflix

Originally published by on November 6, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Tweet: Trampled by Turtles EP covering the Faces, Radiohead, Neil Young, Warren …

Posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 03:21 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:21 PM

Trampled by Turtles EP covering the Faces, Radiohead, Neil Young, Warren Zevon and Iris DeMent just made my day

Originally published by on November 6, 2019 at 3:21 pm

My lunch guest today

Posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 12:55 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 12:55 PM

Neapolitan Punch Pizza

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2019 at 12:55 pm

Ski trip motivation

Posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 08:33 am GMT -6 in Skiing,Weather at 8:33 AM

Just a dusting

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2019 at 8:33 am

Tweet: Looks like the ice is now “in” on Vermilion

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 11:15 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 11:15 PM

Looks like the ice is now “in” on Vermilion

Originally published by on November 5, 2019 at 11:15 pm

Ride the Rails

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 10:20 am GMT -6 in Art,Design,Disney at 10:20 AM

Take the Grand Circle Tour and travel exotic lands

Originally published by DK on November 5, 2019 at 10:20 am

Tweet: No lines at my downtown polling location – the paper rolls have been repl…

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 09:16 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:16 AM

No lines at my downtown polling location – the paper rolls have been replaced by iPads too

Originally published by on November 5, 2019 at 9:16 am

A little different from last week

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 09:06 am GMT -6 in Weather at 9:06 AM

Although I wasn’t wild about “feels like 97F” either

Originally published by DK on November 5, 2019 at 9:06 am

Tweet: Somebody told me today that Instagram is like watching all the ads you *w…

Posted Monday, November 4th, 2019 08:00 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:00 PM

Somebody told me today that Instagram is like watching all the ads you *want* to see and that seems about right to me

Originally published by DK on November 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Now with nugs!

Posted Monday, November 4th, 2019 05:32 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 5:32 PM

Shake Shack

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 4, 2019 at 5:32 pm

VICTORY

Posted Monday, November 4th, 2019 01:36 am GMT -6 in Art,Design,Games at 1:36 AM

Leif’s Luminous Flip

Originally published by DK on November 4, 2019 at 1:36 am

Back to home cookin’

Posted Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 07:00 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:00 PM

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Lunch at Mama’s Fish House

Posted Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 05:15 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Travel at 5:15 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.

Originally published by DK on November 3, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Tweet: Safely back in Minnesota – brr

Posted Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 02:19 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:19 PM

Safely back in Minnesota – brr

Originally published by on November 2, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Tweet: Can’t believe they are just shuttling people on the tarmac at LAX these…

Posted Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 09:20 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:20 AM

Can’t believe they are just shuttling people on the tarmac at LAX these days

Originally published by on November 2, 2019 at 9:20 am

Tweet: Mahalo, Maui

Posted Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 12:39 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:39 AM

Mahalo, Maui

Originally published by on November 2, 2019 at 12:39 am

Maui Ocean Center

Posted Friday, November 1st, 2019 10:12 pm GMT -6 in Museums,Nature,Travel at 10:12 PM

Fun stop on the way to the airport

Originally published by DK on November 1, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Makena Beach was no joke

Posted Friday, November 1st, 2019 09:54 pm GMT -6 in Travel at 9:54 PM

Not Ohana-friendly (per the lifeguards)

Originally published by DK on November 1, 2019 at 9:54 pm

Lunch with Rob

Posted Friday, November 1st, 2019 09:50 pm GMT -6 in Food,Friends,Travel at 9:50 PM

He gets to live here all the time

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

Crush, brah

Posted Friday, November 1st, 2019 09:42 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 9:42 PM

Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 1, 2019 at 9:42 pm
 

Personal Records & Mileage

  • Mile - 6:10
  • 5K - 21:42
  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
  • Full - 3:43:32
  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2019 Run Mileage: 51.4
  • 2019 Bike Mileage: 1074.2

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