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What Lorin does on breaks?

Posted Saturday, June 27th, 2020 12:05 am GMT -5 in Art,Politics at 12:05 AM

Outside Octo Fishbar, Lowertown

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2020 at 12:05 am

Tickets Please

Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2020 01:35 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 1:35 PM

It’s opening night at the Premiere Playhouse

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Perfect Duo

Posted Monday, June 22nd, 2020 08:22 pm GMT -5 in Art,Movies at 8:22 PM

Wish I could’ve pulled the other two colors

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm

SNOL!!!

Posted Sunday, June 21st, 2020 05:35 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Holidays,Pets at 5:35 PM

Best Father’s Day card ever

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2020 at 5:35 pm

Nice work, MN Lottery

Posted Friday, June 19th, 2020 01:55 pm GMT -5 in Art,Casinos,Design,Games at 1:55 PM

Such pretty graphic design

Originally published by DK on June 19, 2020 at 1:55 pm

Can you hear the foghorn?

Posted Saturday, June 13th, 2020 06:41 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 6:41 AM

Basking in the glow of the lofty lighthouse

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2020 at 6:41 am

Happy birthday Two Dots

Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 07:19 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 7:19 AM

Six Satisfying Years!

Originally published by DK on June 10, 2020 at 7:19 am

Wes Anderson’s Grand Marais

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2020 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Art,Movies,Travel at 1:53 PM

The Beaver House

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm

Soaring to new heights

Posted Monday, June 1st, 2020 01:31 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 1:31 AM

…at Puffin Point

Originally published by DK on June 1, 2020 at 1:31 am

Summer Shindig 2020

Posted Friday, May 29th, 2020 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 1:50 PM

I found all the goodies, Two Dots

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Oh boy, Two Dots has a new game

Posted Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 10:45 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 10:45 AM

These are my people

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2020 at 10:45 am

Almost set a Two Dots PR

Posted Thursday, May 21st, 2020 10:44 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 10:44 PM

I think I was four spots too high

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2020 at 10:44 pm

Luna Still Life

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 12:25 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pets at 12:25 PM

She’s just a baby bird

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Forest of foliage

Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 01:57 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 1:57 AM

Studying nature’s colors

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2020 at 1:57 am

Hummel Bin #1

Posted Sunday, May 10th, 2020 04:11 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Shopping at 4:11 PM

In honor of Mother’s Day 2020, I thought I would finally start the “Hummel Project.” As part of the sale of the house on Lombard, I bubble-wrapped most of mom’s Hummel figurines and filled several bins that now take up half of my dining room. I’m not sure what to do with them – the market for Hummels was bad even before the current situation. My goal is to take photos of each one, then try to find them new homes.

If you see any you’d like (or know of a place that might be interested in them), please drop me a note. Photo gallery of the first bin after the jump.


Originally published by DK on May 10, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Magnús’s Mighty Flip

Posted Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 01:15 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 1:15 PM

Thanks again, Two Dots, for the entertainment

Originally published by DK on May 3, 2020 at 1:15 pm

What’s around the river bend?

Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2020 12:22 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 12:22 AM

Following the flow in Mergansers Bay

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2020 at 12:22 am

My two best ever

Posted Thursday, April 16th, 2020 11:08 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:08 PM

I’ll keep trying for a two digit ranking…

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2020 at 11:08 pm

We fetched our prize

Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 03:54 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 3:54 PM

Delightful treasures littered the Canine Collection

Originally published by DK on April 15, 2020 at 3:54 pm

LOL – well played, CP

Posted Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 10:28 am GMT -5 in Art,News at 10:28 AM

Social distancing is hard

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2020 at 10:28 am

Probably not the North Shore

Posted Sunday, April 5th, 2020 04:18 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,History at 4:18 PM

But my mom really liked it

Originally published by DK on April 5, 2020 at 4:18 pm

We stopped the countdown

Posted Saturday, April 4th, 2020 09:54 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 9:54 AM

…in the Launch Pad Lair

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2020 at 9:54 am

In between conference calls

Posted Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 02:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 2:30 PM

Not too shabby for limited attention

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Sheltering in Lowertown

Posted Saturday, March 28th, 2020 09:10 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Personal at 9:10 PM

Like many people around the world, the pandemic has been a difficult thing for me to process. I don’t have any particular expertise in the science behind it, but I’m married to the Corona Queen, I like to follow sites like this and I spent a lot of time last week getting our office configured and trained for an indefinite work from home scenario. Most of the things listed in my Twitter bio have shut down and it will likely be months before things return to some semblance of normal.

But we are very fortunate to still get outside to walk, run or bike, have money to order take-out from our favorite local restaurants and have reliable high-speed internet to cross off shows we always wanted to watch from our Netflix and HBO lists (and, of course, work from home). MK is doing the distance learning thing for the rest of the school year and SK has picked up some hours here and there helping out the Nive Man with take-out downstairs.

The Minnesota COVID-19 numbers so far pale with those in the hardest hit parts of the country (and world). The reports out of places like New York and Italy are terrifying and I worry about those on the front lines, like my Twitter friend @susanruns, who bravely works long hours to save lives in unimaginable conditions. My colleague was scheduled to start a new position in Hong Kong on April 1, but he is currently in limbo until the international travel and quarantine picture becomes clearer. I’m not sure what will happen with my work, but I’ve been trying to mentally prepare for all the different possibilities.

On the medical front, I had a 17-month MRI check-up this week at Hennepin Healthcare (which I thought might get cancelled under the non-essential procedure executive order). The new clinic building was empty – I was the only one in radiology and only saw one other person in the general waiting room. I never really had claustrophobia before, but now that MRI equipment feels like a torture chamber. Thankfully, the tech was done after two shorts scans (one 30 seconds, one four minutes). The resident that met with me pulled up the image and said everything looked great. Dr. Tummala will make the final call, but I shouldn’t have to go back for two more years. At that point, they will decide if it will be another MRI or a more invasive CT angiogram.

Lastly, the situation with my father’s estate made significant progress the past two weeks. With assistance from our friend John Schuster at Richfield Bloomington Honda, we were able to pay off his car loan and sell the car. Today, with the help of Kary Marpe from Edina Realty, we sold the house on Lombard. I thought that process was going to be challenging, given the hoarding nature of my mom (that would be one of my elementary school pictures above), various repairs needed and the pandemic’s impact on the economy. Kary was amazing, though, accurately pricing and listing the property, resulting in multiple offers by day two. If all goes according to plan, we will close on April 10. All that will be left is my dad’s taxes for 2019 (which shouldn’t be too hard).

Stay safe, y’all!

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2020 at 9:10 pm

Fabian’s Finest Flip

Posted Thursday, March 26th, 2020 11:05 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:05 PM

Back to nothing to do again

Originally published by DK on March 26, 2020 at 11:05 pm

Quarantine art from SK

Posted Friday, March 20th, 2020 03:08 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Movies at 3:08 PM

Inspired by Miyazaki-san

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2020 at 3:08 pm

A Two Dots Odyssey

Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2020 11:27 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:27 PM

Through sunny shores and snowy slopes

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2020 at 11:27 pm

Guard the Cyber Citadel

Posted Thursday, March 5th, 2020 12:29 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 12:29 AM

A stealthy approach is best

Originally published by DK on March 5, 2020 at 12:29 am

I hate being sick

Posted Saturday, February 29th, 2020 04:02 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 4:02 PM

And now I have no Two Dots left

Originally published by DK on February 29, 2020 at 4:02 pm

We played a dangerous game

Posted Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 07:56 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 7:56 PM

…at the Mad Queen’s meadow.

Originally published by DK on February 19, 2020 at 7:56 pm

Lida’s Lovely Flip

Posted Monday, February 10th, 2020 11:19 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:19 PM

Those were some hard “easy” levels!

Originally published by DK on February 10, 2020 at 11:19 pm

Tumultuous Tea Party

Posted Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 07:40 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 7:40 PM

Just my cup of tea

Originally published by DK on February 5, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Icy nightmares

Posted Sunday, January 26th, 2020 05:19 pm GMT -5 in Art,Weather at 5:19 PM

Ice sculptures in Rice Park for Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Originally published by DK on January 26, 2020 at 5:19 pm

We found the key to success

Posted Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 01:30 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 1:30 AM

…in the doors domain

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2020 at 1:30 am

Surprise, surprise

Posted Friday, January 17th, 2020 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Art,Movies,Travel at 6:33 PM

“Boy with Apple” is used as the concierge of the year award at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Originally published by DK on January 17, 2020 at 6:33 pm

Reminded me of Greg ❤️

Posted Thursday, January 16th, 2020 06:44 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Travel at 6:44 PM

He would’ve totally loved this trip

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2020 at 6:44 pm

We tumbled down the rabbit hole

Posted Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 10:41 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 10:41 PM

Curiouser and curiouser

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2020 at 10:41 pm

Harper’s Harbor Flip

Posted Saturday, December 28th, 2019 10:13 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 10:13 PM

Difficulty level: high

Originally published by DK on December 28, 2019 at 10:13 pm

Mr. Jimmy Manson

Posted Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 03:07 pm GMT -5 in Art,Movies,Music at 3:07 PM

Gorillaz: The Complete Backstory

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Don’t overstay your welcome

Posted Friday, December 20th, 2019 06:28 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 6:28 PM

Run before you turn into stone

Originally published by DK on December 20, 2019 at 6:28 pm

We collected at the Midnight Gala

Posted Saturday, December 14th, 2019 09:33 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 9:33 AM

Let’s toast to old times and new beginnings

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2019 at 9:33 am

At the end of another one

Posted Saturday, December 7th, 2019 10:56 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney at 10:56 AM

Everest is a great ride

Originally published by DK on December 7, 2019 at 10:56 am

We looked danger in the face

Posted Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 11:58 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:58 PM

Troll’s Terrace, Two Dots

Originally published by DK on December 4, 2019 at 11:58 pm

Best concert poster ever?

Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2019 11:53 pm GMT -5 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

Don’t get off on the wrong foot

Posted Thursday, November 21st, 2019 11:01 pm GMT -5 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

Winter Festival 2019

Posted Monday, November 11th, 2019 10:09 pm GMT -5 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

Blow off some steam

Posted Thursday, November 7th, 2019 12:29 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 12:29 AM

…at the Gushing Geysers

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

Ride the Rails

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 10:20 am GMT -5 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

VICTORY

Posted Monday, November 4th, 2019 01:36 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 1:36 AM

Leif’s Luminous Flip

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

Hadn’t seen this before

Posted Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 12:09 pm GMT -5 in Art,Football,Work at 12:09 PM

Super Bowl LII artwork

Originally published by DK on October 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm

The nooks of Lowertown

Posted Saturday, October 12th, 2019 10:05 am GMT -5 in Art at 10:05 AM

Hello purple doge

Originally published by DK on October 12, 2019 at 10:05 am

The hours fly by

Posted Thursday, October 10th, 2019 10:40 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 10:40 PM

…in the enchanted library

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2019 at 10:40 pm

Spooky Soirée ‘19

Posted Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 01:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games,Holidays,Personal at 1:30 PM

This artwork is so great

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

I am your host…

Posted Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 09:19 am GMT -5 in Art,Disney at 9:19 AM

your ghost host…

Originally published by DK on October 1, 2019 at 9:19 am

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

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

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

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

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

Come Pitch Your Tent

Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 11:46 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:46 PM

Reconnect with nature

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2019 at 11:46 pm

50 years of plundering

Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 10:55 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney at 10:55 AM

Welcome, September 2019

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2019 at 10:55 am

My best ever?

Posted Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 07:04 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 7:04 PM

Inside the top 250

Originally published by DK on August 22, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Friendship comes in many forms

Posted Sunday, August 18th, 2019 11:42 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:42 PM

You’re greeted by marvelous monsters as you enter the Alarming Attic

Originally published by DK on August 18, 2019 at 11:42 pm

Nigel’s Icy Cold Flip

Posted Sunday, August 11th, 2019 09:52 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 9:52 AM

Ultra Hard, Two Dots

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2019 at 9:52 am

Capricorn is bad ass

Posted Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 03:56 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 3:56 PM

Two Dots (and their artists) rock

Originally published by DK on August 6, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Hold your candles high

Posted Sunday, August 4th, 2019 11:44 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:44 PM

We heard a creak in the cursed corridor

Originally published by DK on August 4, 2019 at 11:44 pm

Summer is almost over

Posted Thursday, August 1st, 2019 10:25 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney at 10:25 AM

Take the Open Road

Originally published by DK on August 1, 2019 at 10:25 am

This will be a busy week

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2019 05:11 pm GMT -5 in Art,Games,Sports,Work at 5:11 PM

XGMN19 – now with e-sports

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2019 at 5:11 pm

That was a tough one

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 12:34 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 12:34 AM

Still under 15K hours later

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2019 at 12:34 am

The witching hour approaches

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10:20 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games,Personal at 10:20 PM

Hide yourself until dawn…

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 10:20 pm
 

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