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What the hell is that?

Posted Saturday, June 15th, 2019 05:32 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Design,Games,Travel at 5:32 PM

Scary-ass IGT slot monkeys @ Grand Portage

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Keep away from the siren’s wail

Posted Monday, June 10th, 2019 10:06 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 10:06 AM

Two Dots has the best art and design

Originally published by DK on June 10, 2019 at 10:06 am

Five years of Two Dots

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2019 06:54 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 6:54 AM

Best iOS game ever

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2019 at 6:54 am

The ride that shaped my childhood

Posted Monday, June 3rd, 2019 09:47 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney,Movies,Personal at 9:47 AM

Add in Star Wars and it was a great time to be a nerdy kid

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2019 at 9:47 am

Blue Lunes

Posted Thursday, May 30th, 2019 11:47 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Museums at 11:47 AM

First time back here since it re-opened

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2019 at 11:47 am

We unraveled our fortune

Posted Monday, May 27th, 2019 05:56 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 5:56 PM

Not my favorite section

Originally published by DK on May 27, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Way slower than last week

Posted Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 09:14 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 9:14 PM

But still surprisingly low for how late I was starting on the west coast

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2019 at 9:14 pm

My best world ranking ever

Posted Thursday, May 16th, 2019 02:27 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 2:27 PM

Not as good as 112th, but I’m happy

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Come rack up the points

Posted Sunday, May 12th, 2019 04:58 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 4:58 PM

FINALLY

Originally published by DK on May 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Perfect choice for May

Posted Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 05:15 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney,Movies at 5:15 PM

Especially May the Fourth

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Become a pinball wizard

Posted Sunday, April 28th, 2019 10:26 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 10:26 PM

Those levels were interesting

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2019 at 10:26 pm

Don’t slip on the banana peels

Posted Saturday, April 13th, 2019 12:36 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 12:36 AM

Back at the end again

Originally published by DK on April 13, 2019 at 12:36 am

Almost forgot my April shot

Posted Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 10:19 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney at 10:19 PM

One of the best themed Disney rides ever

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2019 at 10:19 pm

Onward to 3000

Posted Friday, March 29th, 2019 10:50 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games at 10:50 PM

Best iOS game ever?

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Hidden Huts

Posted Sunday, March 17th, 2019 11:32 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games at 11:32 PM

Keep your feet dry

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2019 at 11:32 pm

Wake up with the rising sun

Posted Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 11:19 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 11:19 PM

That bunch took a while

Originally published by DK on March 6, 2019 at 11:19 pm

Fresh and Tasty

Posted Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 10:20 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games at 10:20 PM

More levels to come…

Originally published by DK on February 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm

Just barely under 10K

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2019 05:33 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games at 5:33 PM

That was a tough one

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2019 at 5:33 pm

Starting over

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 12:15 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Family,Technology at 12:15 PM

Thanks for sticker #1, SK

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 12:15 pm

New year, new calendar

Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 09:45 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney at 9:45 AM

Thanks, BK (and PK)

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2019 at 9:45 am

Waiting again

Posted Monday, December 24th, 2018 10:38 am GMT -5 in Design,Games at 10:38 AM

Plenty of levels to get three stars on, though

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2018 at 10:38 am

Star Wars Christmas

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 10:39 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Holidays,Movies at 10:39 AM

This app has it’s moments

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2018 at 10:39 am

My Photoshop skills are not strong

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 10:36 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Music at 10:36 AM

If you know, you know. If you want to know, hit me up at dk@7minutemiles.com.

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2018 at 10:36 am

Merry Two Dots

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 10:18 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games,Holidays,Technology at 10:18 PM

Best iOS game ever, no?

Originally published by DK on December 19, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Didn’t know this had a name

Posted Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 12:24 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History,Links at 12:24 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googie_architecture

Originally published by DK on December 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Laptop sticker retirement

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 08:16 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Technology,Work at 8:16 PM

They just don’t come off

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2018 at 8:16 pm

It’s like time stood still

Posted Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 11:48 am GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney,Work at 11:48 AM

Getting my office current again

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2018 at 11:48 am

So. Much. Two Dots.

Posted Saturday, December 8th, 2018 12:43 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games at 12:43 PM

End of the road again

Originally published by DK on December 8, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Fancy remodel on University

Posted Friday, November 2nd, 2018 01:19 pm GMT -5 in Design,Food at 1:19 PM

They have the meats

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Love these public spaces

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 12:34 pm GMT -5 in Design,History,Travel at 12:34 PM

Union Station, Chicago

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Nice job, Cass

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 09:35 am GMT -5 in Design,History at 9:35 AM

One of the best capitol buildings in the country, IMO

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2018 at 9:35 am

Missed this campaign

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 01:57 pm GMT -5 in Design,Football,Politics at 1:57 PM

Hiawatha bike trail

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Is this Thunder Bay?

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:20 pm GMT -5 in Design,Travel at 10:20 PM

Radisson Duluth seems a bit frozen in time

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Smeg

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:17 pm GMT -5 in Design,Pop Culture,Television at 10:17 PM

Was this really a brand (and did Red Dwarf steal it)?

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Should I be happy about this?

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017 06:18 pm GMT -5 in Design,Games,Technology at 6:18 PM

Stupid time sucks…

Originally published by DK on October 12, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Rarking?

Posted Monday, October 2nd, 2017 04:04 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Design at 4:04 PM

I think some of that neon needs to be covered up

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Welcome to candy month

Posted Monday, October 2nd, 2017 02:22 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney at 2:22 PM

Would love to go back to Disneyland Paris

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2017 at 2:22 pm

I’d pay big money

Posted Friday, September 22nd, 2017 12:14 pm GMT -5 in Design,Work at 12:14 PM

…to have this as my office throne

Originally published by DK on September 22, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Hidden St. Paul

Posted Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 07:46 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History at 7:46 PM

Landmark Center (but just on one side)

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Lowertown Stills

Posted Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 09:44 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design at 9:44 PM

Art is all around

Originally published by DK on June 7, 2017 at 9:44 pm

Never change, Grandview

Posted Friday, June 2nd, 2017 06:38 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Movies at 6:38 PM

Pretty sure this is the same carpeting from when I was in junior high down the street

Originally published by DK on June 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm

St. Paul 1st

Posted Saturday, April 8th, 2017 07:48 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design at 7:48 PM

Glad that sign is back

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2017 at 7:48 pm

At Home with Monsters

Posted Monday, March 27th, 2017 08:40 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Movies,Museums at 8:40 PM

When I heard that Mia was doing a Guillermo del Toro exhibition, I immediately thought of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy and was super excited to go see it. Once I got there, I realized 1) there are a bunch of del Toro movies I’ve never seen and 2) everyone in Minneapolis seems to love the guy – it was absolutely packed.

At Home with Monsters is divided into multiple themed rooms that had a mix of movie props and artwork primarily pulled from his personal collection at Bleak House (his home in Los Angeles). It was easy for me to feel a connection to the director: vintage Disney artwork from Mary Blair (and many others), a comic book wall, Ray Harryhausen props, Marlon Brando bronze bust, Edward Gorey prints and a recreation of his personal “rain room” with an Edgar Allen Poe wax figure. How could I not love all that?

Open now through May 28, get your $20 tickets online here (while they last).

P.S. – Forgot to mention one other thing from the exhibit that really resonated with me: one of the signs said that del Toro was taught from an early age to keep a journal – notes, sketches, keepsakes, souvenirs. This site serves the same function for me – now 7,649 posts and growing…

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm

E-Type at the office

Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 01:17 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Design,Work at 1:17 PM

World of Wheels 2017, Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Scenes from the train

Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 09:02 am GMT -5 in Design,History,Music at 9:02 AM

United Crushers, behind the Gopher Stadium

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2017 at 9:02 am

Water is life

Posted Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 06:52 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design at 6:52 PM

The NorthernLights.mn choo-choo wrap

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm

Seriously, IKEA, WTF?

Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 11:23 pm GMT -5 in Design,Housekeeping at 11:23 PM

Top 3 worst for sure – maybe #1

Originally published by DK on March 1, 2017 at 11:23 pm

One of those is us

Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Design,History at 8:24 PM

North side of the Rayette Lofts, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on March 1, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Pulltab designers rule

Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 09:36 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Charities,Design at 9:36 PM

Let’s 🌮 Bout It

Originally published by DK on February 23, 2017 at 9:36 pm

Badass business cards

Posted Monday, February 20th, 2017 12:17 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design,Football at 12:17 PM

That really says it all, doesn’t it?

Originally published by DK on February 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Best club decor ever

Posted Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 09:29 pm GMT -5 in Design,Football,Travel,Work at 9:29 PM

Deep in the heart of Texas @ NRG Stadium

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2017 at 9:29 pm

Is this place even real?

Posted Thursday, December 29th, 2016 02:07 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Housekeeping at 2:07 PM

Rayette Lofts, Lowertown, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm

New menus at Kim’s

Posted Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 06:37 am GMT -5 in Design,Food at 6:37 AM

So fancy!

Originally published by DK on November 3, 2016 at 6:37 am

These signs never get old

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 06:09 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Running at 6:09 PM

Mississippi riverfront before the JNUC 5K

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Media Day Reflections

Posted Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 11:14 am GMT -5 in Design,Work at 11:14 AM

Club Purple Deck, Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

Peter Sieve

Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 02:44 pm GMT -5 in Design,News,Quotes at 2:44 PM

…a vast, garish room that looks exactly like the inside of a Hummer-party limo as designed by casino bartenders…

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Armory looks weird inside

Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 12:33 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design,History at 12:33 PM

Not what I expected…

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Ohana Means Family

Posted Friday, May 20th, 2016 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Design,Family,Work at 7:29 PM

USBS signage

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2016 at 7:29 pm

um

Posted Friday, April 1st, 2016 09:02 am GMT -5 in Design,Football,Work at 9:02 AM

Personally, I’d leave it that way

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2016 at 9:02 am

And behind this door…

Posted Thursday, March 24th, 2016 05:54 pm GMT -5 in Design,Football,Sports at 5:54 PM

Love this design – Skol Vikings

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2016 at 5:54 pm

I spy a Metrodome

Posted Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Design,Football,Work at 1:38 PM

More scenes from the skyway tour

Originally published by DK on March 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm

This is Design

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 03:57 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Museums at 3:57 PM

Diagrams @ Hippie Moderism

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm

The 38th Puppet

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:55 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Museums at 2:55 PM

One of my favorite items @ Hippie Modernism

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm

Last call for hippies

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:53 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Family,Museums at 2:53 PM

Hippie Modernism @ Walker Art Center

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Riverview Style

Posted Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 04:20 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Movies at 4:20 PM

Coming Soon…Katniss

Originally published by DK on January 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Model Minneapolis

Posted Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 08:33 am GMT -5 in Design at 8:33 AM

The kid in me loves this

Originally published by DK on November 11, 2015 at 8:33 am

Those are some big doors

Posted Friday, November 6th, 2015 02:57 pm GMT -5 in Design,Sports at 2:57 PM

West side entrance on my walk across downtown 

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Hope I feel this way tomorrow

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 06:52 pm GMT -5 in Design,Pop Culture,Travel at 6:52 PM

Des Moines: Hell Yes

Originally published by DK on October 17, 2015 at 6:52 pm

It’ll tickle yore innards

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 05:29 pm GMT -5 in Design,Food,History at 5:29 PM

Mountain Dew – filled by Stan and Claire

Originally published by DK on October 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Booji Boy

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History,Museums,Music at 4:30 PM

This mask freaks me out – Myopia @ Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm
 

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