7 Minute Miles

Quick stop in Two Harbors

Posted Sunday, June 16th, 2019 01:09 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 1:09 PM

Thanks for the pie, Betty

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2019 at 1:09 pm

Outside at Angry Trout Cafe

Posted Saturday, June 15th, 2019 12:35 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 12:35 PM

Too bad the patio is only open about 10% of the year

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2019 at 12:35 pm

The back seat is full

Posted Saturday, June 15th, 2019 09:49 am GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 9:49 AM

Only the best on the North Shore

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2019 at 9:49 am

Buffalo chicken poutine

Posted Thursday, June 13th, 2019 06:18 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Food,Work at 6:18 PM

Delta 360 Club @ Target Field

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2019 at 6:18 pm

Kelly’s, NO MOR

Posted Monday, June 10th, 2019 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Food,History at 6:31 PM

Glad we went when we did

Originally published by DK on June 10, 2019 at 6:31 pm

Another OG moves on

Posted Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 09:58 am GMT -5 in Food,Football,Friends,Work at 9:58 AM

Good luck to Toyya in SoCal

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

I need to find cheaper hobbies

Posted Monday, June 3rd, 2019 08:54 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food at 8:54 PM

Dinner at Mystic + no luck (or play time) on the slots

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2019 at 8:54 pm

The OGs

Posted Saturday, June 1st, 2019 11:45 am GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Work at 11:45 AM

Culture + colleagues

Originally published by DK on June 1, 2019 at 11:45 am

Made it home just in time

Posted Thursday, May 30th, 2019 10:18 pm GMT -5 in Food at 10:18 PM

Long graduation + no food at zoo = hangry

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2019 at 10:18 pm

Great experience at Spago

Posted Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 09:25 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Travel at 9:25 PM

In the “new” location @ Bellagio

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

Greg’s Meats 24/7

Posted Saturday, May 18th, 2019 09:59 pm GMT -5 in Food,Shopping at 9:59 PM

Meat vending machines = brilliant

Originally published by DK on May 18, 2019 at 9:59 pm

Oreo for the Throne

Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2019 07:30 pm GMT -5 in Food,Pop Culture,Television at 7:30 PM

These are sweet

Originally published by DK on May 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Lunch at Giulia

Posted Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 02:13 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 2:13 PM

Thanks, Yagya – great to catch up

Originally published by DK on May 2, 2019 at 2:13 pm

Ice, ice, baby

Posted Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 07:33 am GMT -5 in Family,Food at 7:33 AM

Quick trip over to Keg and Case

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2019 at 7:33 am

Hello Old Friend

Posted Monday, April 29th, 2019 12:50 pm GMT -5 in Food at 12:50 PM

The croque madame @ Barbette

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2019 at 12:50 pm

It’s always nicer on Friday

Posted Friday, April 26th, 2019 01:18 pm GMT -5 in Food,Running,Weather at 1:18 PM

Race Day 2019 could snow (again)

Originally published by DK on April 26, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Lunch with Soren

Posted Thursday, April 18th, 2019 01:31 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 1:31 PM

Thumbs up on the Howe

Originally published by DK on April 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm

Teddy B’s

Posted Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Food at 8:19 PM

…with that gourmet shit

Originally published by DK on April 17, 2019 at 8:19 pm

The road to the pizza party

Posted Monday, April 8th, 2019 03:11 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Sports,Work at 3:11 PM

…ends here.

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm

DO feed the nerds

Posted Thursday, April 4th, 2019 09:30 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Sports,Work at 9:30 PM

IT Command will be the place to be the next three days

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2019 at 9:30 pm

Today’s lunch visitor

Posted Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 02:12 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Work at 2:12 PM

Calm amongst the chaos

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Two of my favorites

Posted Sunday, March 31st, 2019 12:31 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 12:31 PM

Really needed that burger today

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Breakfast at HCMC

Posted Friday, March 29th, 2019 07:52 pm GMT -5 in Food at 7:52 PM

Favorite medical center ever

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2019 at 7:52 pm

Kid comes back soon

Posted Thursday, March 28th, 2019 06:23 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 6:23 PM

Squeezing in a few more…

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2019 at 6:23 pm

Worth the drive

Posted Sunday, March 24th, 2019 12:26 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food at 12:26 PM

Two of my all-time favorites (Minnehaha Grill @ Mystic Lake)

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2019 at 12:26 pm

Rocket scientist

Posted Saturday, March 16th, 2019 11:41 am GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 11:41 AM

…and my damn Shirley Temples

Originally published by DK on March 16, 2019 at 11:41 am

Sounds good to me

Posted Thursday, March 14th, 2019 07:53 pm GMT -5 in Food,Personal at 7:53 PM

Fortune cookies always make me think of the Simpsons

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm

A Downtowner breakfast with MK

Posted Thursday, March 14th, 2019 10:07 am GMT -5 in Family,Food at 10:07 AM

Parking really is free

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2019 at 10:07 am

The Nive Man

Posted Thursday, March 14th, 2019 08:13 am GMT -5 in Business,Food,Friends,Quotes at 8:13 AM

There’s nobody that’s trying to kick the crap out of Philly cream cheese…

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2019 at 8:13 am

Lowertown Soigné

Posted Monday, March 4th, 2019 07:38 pm GMT -5 in Food at 7:38 PM

When I cook for myself

Originally published by DK on March 4, 2019 at 7:38 pm

Post-movie snacks

Posted Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 5:14 PM

Zantigo Woodbury (with MK)

Originally published by DK on March 2, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Things that make me happy

Posted Sunday, February 17th, 2019 03:27 pm GMT -5 in Food,Golf,Mini Posts,Music,Technology at 3:27 PM
  • My wife and daughters, who are so kind and whip-smart
  • Everyone who has supported my recovery
  • Driving on my own
  • The Saint Dinette cheeseburger
  • Our Lowertown loft
  • The choo-choo
  • Progressive jackpots
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Code (that works)
  • Live music
  • A well-struck golf shot
  • Sunshine (on my shoulders)

The flip side of that other mini-post

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm

All my favorites

Posted Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 08:45 am GMT -5 in Food at 8:45 AM

Another stop at the HCMC cafeteria

Originally published by DK on February 12, 2019 at 8:45 am

So glad this one’s still here

Posted Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 01:18 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:18 PM

Fudds Forever

Originally published by DK on February 2, 2019 at 1:18 pm

Tiny fries

Posted Friday, February 1st, 2019 09:59 am GMT -5 in Family,Food at 9:59 AM

I’ve never seen such a small clown serving

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2019 at 9:59 am

Brunch at the Dinette

Posted Sunday, January 27th, 2019 02:36 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends at 2:36 PM

Thanks, Jim and Darla!

Originally published by DK on January 27, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Dinner at P.S. Steak

Posted Sunday, January 20th, 2019 11:59 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 11:59 PM

Last year, we had a big blowout birthday party in the Sinatra Lounge (the invite we did still makes me smile). This year, I was planning to go on a ski trip in Banff to celebrate landmark birthdays for MK and I. Then I had my little medical incident and we postponed the big stuff and scaled back 2019 birthday plans. I still wanted to do something a little out of the norm, so we booked a dinner reservation at the new Minneapolis hot spot, P.S. Steak.

I will forever call Chef Mike DeCamp “YoungChef2,” as that is his Twitter handle. Young Chef is a busy guy for Jester Concepts, listed as Executive Chef at Monello and Constantine and Borough and Parlour. He is also behind the weekly Sunday old-school Italian pop-up at Monello, Mama DeCampo’s (which is great, BTW). Somehow Mercado slipped by him, but P.S. Steak is the latest DeCamp project for the group.

We never made it to La Belle Vie before it closed in the 510 Groveland location, but there is so much history there (Dara called it “heavier with history than any restaurant in the state” in her first bite review). Not only was Chef DeCamp in that kitchen, but so was Tim McKee, Matt Anderson and a host of Twin Cities cocktail pioneers (make sure and read this Strib article to find out the backstory on the “Obi Pip Kenobi”). Man, I miss seeing and talking with Pip at Marvel Bar

Joy Summers has some great pictures of the remodeled 510 spaces in her Eater story, including one of our exact table in the steakhouse dining room side (to the left as you enter – the lounge is to the right). There is complimentary valet parking and I don’t think I really knew how easy it is to get there from Lowertown via I-94 and Dell Place (and back again). In Dara’s story, she described the newly renovated dining room as “Ravenclaw-meets-Eyes-Wide-Shut-for-a-drink” and personally, I couldn’t stop humming the Haunted Mansion music (which actually made the whole night extra fun for me).

So how was it? You never know what service will be like at a place that just opened, but everything went swimmingly. Our server was wonderful, all of our questions were answered, the flow of food out of the kitchen was consistent and everything tasted great. The room is not overly loud and really looks spectacular (was that Norm Green at the table next to us?). Dara asks, “Is P.S. Steak suddenly among the most expensive restaurants in town?” Yup, for sure. It’s also an instant classic that will be busy with special event and corporate expense account business that will give Manny’s a run for their money.

SK and I are the steak people in the family, so one of us tried the 8oz beef tenderloin and the other had the Denver steak. Both were wonderful – I added Stilton blue cheese to mine, while SK had a side of curry béarnaise. We all shared some Aligot (mashed potatoes with cheese), roasted baby carrots and Parker House rolls. Colleen went with one of our Chef Ramsey faves, sautéed sea scallops, while MK had the sautéed chicken breast with smoked chicken thigh, mushrooms and kale. I also shared the P.S. chopped salad with Colleen, while SK had a bowl of the caramelized onion soup (which came with tasty rye gnocchi and cave aged Gruyere).

We saw Young Chef do the cool baked Alaska thing at the table next to us, but we passed on that one. They did bring out a birthday candle in my really good hot fudge and salted peanut sundae, though. The girls shared the Andoa chocolate brownie and added a scoop of the excellent vanilla ice cream (which we think is from Izzy’s). It was a great way to end my birthday and I would definitely go back again. Sorry for the highly filtered photos – it’s not an easy room to take pictures in at night. Oh, and a shout-out to my colleague Keri, who started a new food blog called Keri Tyler Moore that made me realize I need to write about food more often (and not just post pictures to Instagram).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Originally published by DK on January 20, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 02:19 pm GMT -5 in Food,History,Quotes at 2:19 PM

We may live without friends, we may live without books. But civilized man cannot live without cooks…

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm

The Three Finger

Posted Sunday, January 13th, 2019 01:45 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:45 PM

Quick stop before errands and parties

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Dinner at Mac’s on Snelling

Posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 06:04 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 6:04 PM

The fries still rock (walleye too)

Originally published by DK on January 5, 2019 at 6:04 pm

Grumpy’s is 100% gone

Posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 01:13 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:13 PM

Last building standing

Originally published by DK on January 3, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Thinking of grandpa (and mom)

Posted Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 07:20 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Personal at 7:20 PM

The holidays are still tough

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2018 at 7:20 pm

A Holiday Update from HCMC

Posted Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 10:44 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Mini Posts,Personal at 10:44 AM

Quick update from the medical professionals this week on my recovery. I had two appointments this week, one with my occupational therapist and a rare one-on-one visit with my neurovascular surgeon, Dr. Tummala. He has been named a “Top Doctor” with Mpls.St.Paul Magazine three years in a row and only visits HCMC one half day a month, so this was a special treat to get to talk with him in person.

Good news to report on all fronts: the therapist has reduced my appointments from once a week to once every other week, Dr. Tummala was pleased with my progress and approved me to start running on the treadmill, OK’d air travel and said my eyes look like they will be strong enough in another three months to not need glasses at all. We went over the results of the recent MRI and looked at a lot of scans that showed the aneurysm and the stents. I learned more about “prominent infundibulums” and why they are important to what happened to me. I should also get to stop taking the new medications they added when I left the hospital by March. So good news all around.

The only sad thing this week was the letter I received from my primary care doctor, Dr. Amal Chaniara, which said he is leaving Allina Health at the end of the year. Dr. Chaniara has been wonderful and I wish him the best of luck with his future career opportunities. He is a great doctor who really took the time to discuss things with me and I will miss seeing him.

Lastly, big shout out to the HCMC cafeteria (see above). Hospital food gets a bad rap in general, but the food and service at the cafeteria has been great. Reasonable prices, friendly staff and a wide selection of options mean I usually stop in after appointments in the new building to grab a quick bite. Not sure they always follow the latest health guidelines when it comes to what they offer, but that’s fine by me…

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2018 at 10:44 am

Good Mexican Vittles

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 10:04 pm GMT -5 in Food,History,Travel at 10:04 PM

Elton & Sandra Davis – your fries made my childhood better

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2018 at 10:04 pm

A festive office break room

Posted Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 12:38 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays,Work at 12:38 PM

Thanks, Aramark!

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Top 7 French Fries

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2018 08:00 pm GMT -5 in Food,Mini Posts at 8:00 PM

Screw that Harvard guy – French fries are life. I had some especially good ones this week that made me think I should list my favorites in a mini post. It’s too hard to rank them in order, so here are my current top seven in alphabetical order:

Honorable mention (and RIP) – The Station House in Sagle, Idaho (which burned to the ground at some point – thanks to the Bonner County History Museum for helping me research). Platters of fries the size of your head (made from fresh-cut Idaho potatoes, of course).

UPDATE: After further consideration, I think that McDonald’s and Raising Cane’s should be in a separate big fast food chain category and that I should replace them with Meritage and Band Box Diner.

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

A Big River Christmas

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 10:21 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 10:21 AM

Nice job decorating, MK

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2018 at 10:21 am

Spice drops rule

Posted Saturday, December 1st, 2018 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays at 1:49 PM

Pure sugar = pure awesome

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Week Four Update

Posted Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 07:26 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Food,Football,Friends,Hockey,Holidays,Music,Personal at 7:26 PM

A little tardy on the latest update, but all is well. I survived a four hour therapy appointment and apparently did well enough that my speech therapist thinks I don’t need to continue with that track any longer. I had my long-awaited appointment with the ophthalmologist and received a pair of “magic glasses” that have greatly reduced the need for future eye patch use. They have optical film from 3M (see above) that utilizes prism technology to correct my double vision. My left eye is slightly crossed, but this stuff really helps correct that (and it’s so nice to have both eyes open all the time). The extra good news is that there is nothing wrong with either eye – the double vision is caused by the nerves that control the muscles that direct each eye and the doctor is optimistic that this will eventually correct itself. I will also be starting therapy next week to work specifically on eye exercises to help this process along.

In other HCMC appointment news, I met with an awesome neurologist who showed me the “before” and “after” CT scans of my brain from the day of the incident and from when they discharged me from the ICU. It was really cool technology and the way she explained it made it crystal clear how serious the situation was on October 8th (and how much improvement there was after three weeks). Have I mentioned how big a fan I am of the staff at HCMC? I’ll return there again on Friday for another CT scan that will hopefully continue the trend. That will also be Colleen’s last full day with me, as she returns to work on Monday. After that, my next big appointment will be on December 4th, when I meet with the lead neurosurgeon to discuss continued recovery plans and possibly a return to work date.

We saw both Charlie Parr and Hippo Campus at the Palace Theater with no issues from the lights or sound levels (the infamous Palace talkers are another story). On the advice of my friend TG, I picked up a pair of Vibes earplugs, which seemed to work well at the Hippo Campus show (and dampened the discussions of the people sitting near me). Saw one Wild win (Ottawa) and one Wild loss (Arizona) at the X with my uncle, also with no sensory overload issues. Stopped by the stadium for the start of the very loud Packers game, but found it totally manageable. Left that game before halftime to beat the train rush, but had a great time seeing people and delivering thank you cards.

With the Thanksgiving holiday, it was a busy week for seeing family and friends. Had lunch one day with a friend at Dark Horse and went over to the Inver Grove Heights AMC to see Ralph Breaks the Internet (which we both liked). We took my mother-in-law out on Thanksgiving Day for lunch at the original Buca di Beppo in St. Paul, then had a more traditional dinner at my aunt and uncle’s house in the Mac-Groveland area.

This will be my last “weekly update.” Truly thankful for you all – thanks for reading!

Cheers, DK

Week 3 Update
Week 2 Update
Week 1 Update
Brains!

Originally published by DK on November 28, 2018 at 7:26 pm

Nice use of the shield

Posted Monday, November 26th, 2018 09:02 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,Shopping at 9:02 PM

NFL-approved yard of Snickers

Originally published by DK on November 26, 2018 at 9:02 pm

Never wanted a hot dog more

Posted Sunday, November 25th, 2018 08:32 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,Work at 8:32 PM

Can’t wait to work again

Originally published by DK on November 25, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Brunch by kid one with kid two

Posted Saturday, November 24th, 2018 12:56 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 12:56 PM

So convenient, no?

Originally published by DK on November 24, 2018 at 12:56 pm

This stuff is so good

Posted Sunday, November 18th, 2018 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Food,Shopping at 8:21 PM

…but super expensive

Originally published by DK on November 18, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Week Three Update

Posted Friday, November 16th, 2018 06:03 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends at 6:03 PM

The third week out of the ICU started with lots of family time and a return to HCMC to meet with a neurosurgeon P.A. to have the sutures removed from the top of my head. Since we were so close, I also stopped in at the office for a short visit. It was so great to see everyone (and get more hugs than I can ever remember). After Colleen’s excellent suggestion, I also took the opportunity to clean out my office refrigerator and empty the trash and recycling cans. During my appointment, I was cleared to attend sporting events and concerts, so I hope to return soon for the basketball classic (as a fan) and get back to the Xcel Center with my uncle to catch a Wild game. My first concert should be a perfect one to ease back into live music – Charlie Parr tomorrow night at the Palace Theater up the street.

I was hoping the Monday appointment would be more definitive on determining clearance to return to a number of things, but that was not the case. It was great to get the sutures out (which didn’t even register on the pain scale compared to things in the ICU); a return to work estimate will have to wait until next month. We added some new future appointments and had to reschedule a few others, so now I have a pretty full schedule the next few weeks. It looks like spring will be a fine goal for a return to driving (seizure risk) and biking (warmer, head injury risk). My planned 50th birthday ski trip will have to wait a season, but truly just glad to have a 50th birthday. Haven’t talked much yet about a return to running…

My brother flew up from Orlando last weekend and my sister came down from Duluth, so we spent a lot of time together. We had Carbone’s for lunch at my aunt and uncle’s house on Saturday and my brother wanted to take us out to one of his restaurants in St. Louis Park Saturday night (Yard House). He’s now with Darden Concepts as a corporate trainer and really seems to like the company. Colleen, SK and I introduced him to the magic that is Raising Cane’s the day before he flew home. Also on the foodie radar this past week: lunch with another aunt and uncle at Handsome Hog, lunch with my friend and mentor Doug at Buttered Tin and SK’s first solo server shift at Saint Dinette. I’m really spoiled with so many great options within walking distance of our place (and to have so many kind offers to buy us lunch).

It’s been very strange defining my weekdays by Price Is Right in the mornings and Jeopardy in the afternoons, but I have been working on things other than sitting on the couch and watching TV. I designed some new personal business cards and the thank you cards with SK’s custom artwork arrived this week. Finding addresses and hand writing cards takes a long time, but is actually great therapy for me. I also rolled out the artwork on all the social media platforms, as there are so many people to thank (and I don’t have all those mailing addresses). I’m just amazed at all the communities who have supported us throughout this medical emergency:

  • U.S. Bank Stadium colleagues
  • Allina Health colleagues
  • Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority staff
  • Minnesota Vikings staff
  • National Football League IT staff
  • Hennepin Healthcare doctors, nurses, EMT and support staff
  • Metro Transit Police
  • Minneapolis Police and Fire Departments
  • Fortune Bay and the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
  • High School for Recording Arts
  • Northwest Airlines alumni
  • St. Paul Central and Ramsey Junior High alumni
  • WeRunMpls and the online running community
  • MMR

This whole time period has felt like soccer’s stoppage time – I feel like every day I get beyond Oct. 8, 2018, is a bonus. It seems crazy to me that this could be one month or another 50 years. Appointments next week include the long-awaited ophthalmology session on Friday with Dr. Chang to discuss my daily occupational therapy eye exercises (see above) and options for prism glasses to help resolve the double vision.

Cheers, DK

Week 2 Update
Week 1 Update
Brains!

Originally published by DK on November 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Thanks DJP!

Posted Thursday, November 15th, 2018 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 1:49 PM

Lunch with Doug @ Buttered Tin

Originally published by DK on November 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm

The Darden exec is in town

Posted Saturday, November 10th, 2018 08:34 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 8:34 PM

Dinner at Yard House in SLP

Originally published by DK on November 10, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Second Week at Home

Posted Friday, November 9th, 2018 10:46 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Personal at 10:46 PM

The second week out of the ICU was (thankfully) low-key. I had no outpatient appointments at HCMC and my vision is to the point where I have one eye that’s really good at close-up screens and one that can watch TV clearly. I’ve done my occupational therapy eye exercises every day and ordered a cheap pair of standard glasses from Amazon that I’ll bring to my ophthalmologist appointment on Black Friday – they want to customize the plain lenses to help correct my double vision. On Monday, I’ll return to see the neurosurgeon for an incision check (and hopefully the removal of the two sutures on the top of my head).

I should be getting my AARP card in the mail any day now, since I now have not one, but two daily pill boxes full of medications (see above). It’s actually not too bad – four pills in the morning and two at night, but it’s still a big change from the rest of my life (always had a goal of no pills). Only had to take Tylenol one day this week, when I woke up with a fairly intense headache. Last night I decided to elevate my head more with a second pillow and that seemed to help. Today was the first day I felt tired at the end of the day, but I really didn’t do much physical therapy-type activities.

Yesterday and today friends visited me at home, which was really nice. I have a fairly full schedule next week, but please let me know if you’d like to swing by Lowertown (a person can only watch so much Netflix per week). I received two awesome gifts this week: One from HSRA (big thanks to TC, Saintanne and crew) and one from my good friends at MSFA. My custom artwork thank you cards should arrive tomorrow, so that will be another project to start working on while I’m home. My brother flew up from Florida tonight, and I’ll be visiting lots of family this weekend. Nice to see the Wild playing good hockey too…

Week 1 Update
Brains!

Originally published by DK on November 9, 2018 at 10:46 pm

Thank you, MSFA

Posted Sunday, November 4th, 2018 02:05 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Work at 2:05 PM

Took a lot of coordination for delivery, but it’s beautiful

Originally published by DK on November 4, 2018 at 2:05 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

Trick or treaters: 0, DK: 1

Posted Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 08:01 pm GMT -5 in Food,Holidays at 8:01 PM

Secure building = I get all the candy

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2018 at 8:01 pm

We are all back in the game

Posted Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 05:11 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 5:11 PM

Pizza night in the neighborhood

Originally published by DK on October 30, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Post-race brunch

Posted Sunday, October 7th, 2018 12:01 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 12:01 PM

Parlour St. Paul has super-boozy malts

Originally published by DK on October 7, 2018 at 12:01 pm

$6.75 is a steal

Posted Saturday, October 6th, 2018 01:12 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:12 PM

Best chain burger ever

Originally published by DK on October 6, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Need to try this next game

Posted Friday, September 28th, 2018 12:50 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football at 12:50 PM

Is the purple grape?

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Idéal pour partager!

Posted Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 12:06 am GMT -5 in Food,Shopping,Travel at 12:06 AM

Thank you Grand Marais Ben Franklin

Originally published by DK on September 26, 2018 at 12:06 am

Since 1969

Posted Saturday, September 15th, 2018 06:25 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 6:25 PM

…just like me

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Canadian bacon, eh?

Posted Saturday, September 15th, 2018 06:23 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Travel at 6:23 PM

Thanks, Sven and Ole

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2018 at 6:23 pm

The Birch’s burger is top 5

Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 10:02 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 10:02 PM

Nicely done, Chef Shane

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm

Favorite part of game day

Posted Sunday, September 9th, 2018 01:56 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football at 1:56 PM

They haven’t taken these away yet

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2018 at 1:56 pm

D. Brian breakfast for lunch

Posted Friday, September 7th, 2018 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:43 PM

That was a lot of food

Originally published by DK on September 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm
 

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Upcoming Races

  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/25/20

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Saints vs. Gary - 6/23/19
  • Twins vs. Tampa Bay - 6/25/19
  • Saints vs. Lincoln - 7/2/19
  • Saints vs. Winnipeg - 7/14/19
  • Saints vs. KC - 7/17/19
  • Twins vs. Oakland - 7/21/19
  • Saints All Star Game - 7/23/19
  • Saints vs. Cleburne - 7/24/19
  • Saints vs. KC - 7/28/19
  • Twins vs. Braves - 8/7/19
  • Saints vs. Gary - 8/11/19
  • Saints vs. Winnipeg - 8/13/19
  • Vikings vs. Seattle - 8/18/19
  • Vikings vs. Arizona - 8/24/19
  • Saints vs. Chicago - 8/25/19
  • Saints vs. Chicago - 8/26/19
  • Vikings vs. Atlanta - 9/8/19
  • Twins vs. Washington - 9/11/19
  • Vikings vs. Raiders - 9/22/19
  • Vikings vs. Eagles - 10/13/19
  • Vikings vs. Washington - 10/24/19
  • Vikings vs. Denver - 11/17/19
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 12/8/19
  • Vikings vs. Packers - 12/23/19
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/29/19

Upcoming Concerts

  • The Minus 5 - 6/20, Turf Club
  • Frankie Lee - 6/28, Cedar Cultural Center
  • The Lonely Island - 6/29, Armory
  • Trampled By Turtles - 7/6, Bayfront
  • Jeff Lynne's ELO - 7/25, Xcel
  • Tenacious D - 7/30, Palace
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates - 8/28, Grandstand
  • ZZ Top - 9/2, Grandstand
  • Väsen - 9/18, Cedar Cultural Center
  • Avett Brothers & TBT - 9/21, Treasure Island
  • The Black Keys - 9/28, Target Center
  • Little Steven - 10/17, Ames Center
  • Cloud Cult - 3/20, Orchestra Hall