7 Minute Miles

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

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

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

The 2019 button game

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 09:32 pm GMT -5 in Design,Fashion,Food at 9:32 PM

…plus the new north end event building.

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm

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

Three down, one to go

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:56 am GMT -5 in Design,Sports,Work at 11:56 AM

So long, X Games

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 11:56 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

Iconic

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2019 09:43 pm GMT -5 in Design,Travel at 9:43 PM

Everyone seems to hate LAX, but I kinda like it (mostly)

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2019 at 9:43 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

Northern States Power Co.

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 01:59 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design,History at 1:59 PM

I remember the old NSP bills (green envelopes too, I think)

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Reached the pinnacle

Posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019 12:29 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 12:29 PM

Don’t think we’ve peaked

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2019 at 12:29 pm

Summer Shindig

Posted Monday, July 1st, 2019 04:14 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History at 4:14 PM

Still have to finish the remix level

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

Zip-a-dee-doo-da

Posted Monday, July 1st, 2019 12:11 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Disney at 12:11 PM

It’s that time of the year again

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Serenity is attained

Posted Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 01:10 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Games at 1:10 PM

Hold your horses

Originally published by DK on June 23, 2019 at 1:10 pm

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
 

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