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Tweet: Congrats to @lydializamusic on her record release show @TheCedar

Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2019 09:43 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:43 PM

Congrats to @lydializamusic on her record release show @TheCedar

Originally published by on November 30, 2019 at 9:43 pm

The OGs remember

Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2019 05:35 pm GMT -6 in Business,History,Work at 5:35 PM

Thanks for the memories, Mortenson

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm

Tweet: Don’t know how they do it, but I’ve had a lot of luck lately with Exp…

Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2019 03:49 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:49 PM

Don’t know how they do it, but I’ve had a lot of luck lately with Expedia offering the lowest prices on airfares

Originally published by on November 30, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Minnesota’s Secret Sauce

Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2019 03:43 pm GMT -6 in Business,Concerts,Links,Music at 3:43 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

Uptown Girl

Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2019 02:15 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:15 PM

Bonchon

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2019 at 2:15 pm

From an 8 to a red XR

Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2019 02:10 pm GMT -6 in Family,Shopping,Technology at 2:10 PM

Happy iPhone Upgrade Day for kid one

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Little victories

Posted Friday, November 29th, 2019 09:13 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Games at 9:13 PM

Fun, inexpensive night at the nino

Originally published by DK on November 29, 2019 at 9:13 pm

Thanksgiving 2019

Posted Thursday, November 28th, 2019 06:56 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Holidays at 6:56 PM

Thanks, Auntie Lynn

Originally published by DK on November 28, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Rico Suave

Posted Thursday, November 28th, 2019 12:31 am GMT -6 in Family,Pets at 12:31 AM

Nice look there, Luna

Originally published by DK on November 28, 2019 at 12:31 am

Tweet: Kinda forget just how small the Entry is

Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 09:02 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:02 PM

Kinda forget just how small the Entry is

Originally published by on November 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm

Nuggs + Mac

Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 02:06 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 2:06 PM

Revival St Paul

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 27, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Tweet: I am 100% in for this at the Turf Club in February

Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 12:59 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:59 PM

I am 100% in for this at the Turf Club in February

Originally published by on November 27, 2019 at 12:59 pm

Tweet: The new @Gorillaz documentary Reject False Icons is showing in 600+ cinem…

Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 10:39 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:39 AM

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

I’ve played exactly zero of these

Posted Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 01:26 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Links at 1:26 PM

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

Pre-Snow Random Thoughts

Posted Monday, November 25th, 2019 08:09 pm GMT -6 in Mini Posts,Personal,Weather at 8:09 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

Got dressed late for this

Posted Sunday, November 24th, 2019 06:38 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:38 PM

Fuddruckers

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 24, 2019 at 6:38 pm

Ghost Host

Posted Sunday, November 24th, 2019 12:22 pm GMT -6 in Disney,Pop Culture,Quotes at 12:22 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

Best concert poster ever?

Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2019 11:53 pm GMT -6 in Art,Concerts,Music at 11:53 PM

Glad I didn’t pass that one up

Originally published by DK on November 22, 2019 at 11:53 pm

Tweet: Friday night in the neighborhood with @dskoglund_MN and Wilco

Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2019 08:56 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 8:56 PM

Friday night in the neighborhood with @dskoglund_MN and Wilco

Originally published by on November 22, 2019 at 8:56 pm

Eyes > stomach

Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2019 06:09 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 6:09 PM

Cossetta's Italian Market & Pizzeria

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm

Don’t get off on the wrong foot

Posted Thursday, November 21st, 2019 11:01 pm GMT -6 in Art,Design,Games at 11:01 PM

Huldufolk’s Haven, Two Dots

Originally published by DK on November 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm

Tweet: Classic Minnesota Americana tonight with @theCharlieParr at @TheCedar

Posted Thursday, November 21st, 2019 09:30 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music at 9:30 PM

Classic Minnesota Americana tonight with @theCharlieParr at @TheCedar

Originally published by DK on November 21, 2019 at 9:30 pm

Nice marketing MNUFC

Posted Thursday, November 21st, 2019 11:07 am GMT -6 in Business,Sports at 11:07 AM

Marketing geniuses, I tells ya

Originally published by DK on November 21, 2019 at 11:07 am

Tweet: TIL about iOS MAC address randomization – had no idea that was going on

Posted Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 03:24 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 3:24 PM

TIL about iOS MAC address randomization – had no idea that was going on

Originally published by on November 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm

Best soup ever

Posted Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 07:31 pm GMT -6 in Photography at 7:31 PM

Kim's Chow Mein

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Originally published by DK on November 19, 2019 at 7:31 pm

Conference slide of the day

Posted Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 02:23 pm GMT -6 in Business,Television,Work at 2:23 PM

Mood.

Originally published by DK on November 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Tweet: Bravo to Cisco for changing the slides mid-conference at Cisco Connect fr…

Posted Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 02:20 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 2:20 PM

Bravo to Cisco for changing the slides mid-conference at Cisco Connect from Minneapolis to Minnesota #NotInMinneapolis

Originally published by on November 19, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Kyatchi is so good

Posted Monday, November 18th, 2019 09:38 am GMT -6 in Food at 9:38 AM

Support your neighborhood establishments

Originally published by DK on November 18, 2019 at 9:38 am

Tweet: Fam dinner at the OG Carbone’s

Posted Saturday, November 16th, 2019 09:51 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 9:51 PM

Fam dinner at the OG Carbone’s

Originally published by on November 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm

Queen of Hearts

Posted Saturday, November 16th, 2019 09:46 pm GMT -6 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 9:46 PM

I’d say that’s about right – thanks, BK!

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2019 at 9:46 pm

Four days of football

Posted Friday, November 15th, 2019 04:33 pm GMT -6 in Football,Schools,Work at 4:33 PM

So. Much. Football.

Originally published by DK on November 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm

Tweet: In a scene reminiscent of Monty Python’s Black Night, my nosebleed crea…

Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2019 06:59 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 6:59 PM

In a scene reminiscent of Monty Python’s Black Night, my nosebleed created quite a stir at work today

Originally published by on November 14, 2019 at 6:59 pm

Tweet: Hey @TwoDots – I can has *all* of the stars?

Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2019 12:10 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 12:10 AM

Hey @TwoDots – I can has *all* of the stars?

Originally published by on November 14, 2019 at 12:10 am

Tweet: Don’t remember the last time I had a nosebleed, but that was kinda mess…

Posted Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:53 pm GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:53 PM

Don’t remember the last time I had a nosebleed, but that was kinda messed up

Originally published by on November 13, 2019 at 10:53 pm

Tweet: Took most of my cash back proceeds and went music shopping

Posted Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:19 am GMT -6 in Tweets at 10:19 AM

Took most of my cash back proceeds and went music shopping

Originally published by on November 13, 2019 at 10:19 am

Straight Outta Hong Kong

Posted Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:04 am GMT -6 in Food,Friends,Travel at 10:04 AM

Thanks, AF

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2019 at 10:04 am

Question of the Day

Posted Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:02 am GMT -6 in Personal,Work at 10:02 AM

Good thing they didn’t give me one of those boards

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2019 at 10:02 am

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
 

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