So great to catch up with Leo and Curtis in the Land of Cheese 🧀 ⛳️Originally published by DK on August 5, 2022 at 8:09 pm
So nice to see everyone in HighlandOriginally published by DK on July 30, 2022 at 10:07 am
Great to catch up – good luck with training camp!Originally published by DK on July 21, 2022 at 4:15 pm
Talked about it for years – finally got the Nive Man out to golf (Willingers)Originally published by DK on July 20, 2022 at 2:37 pm
So nice to catch up with Leo and JakeOriginally published by DK on July 11, 2022 at 5:40 pm
Fun day out at Mystic Lake (and we both left with more money)Originally published by DK on July 9, 2022 at 5:51 pm
Lunch with DGS @ Zantigo WoodburyOriginally published by DK on July 6, 2022 at 6:52 pm
Great to catch up with Mr. Mondale todayOriginally published by DK on June 24, 2022 at 8:23 pm
Originally published by DK on May 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm
Pulls ahead of Willingers (again)Originally published by DK on May 7, 2022 at 10:12 pm
Armon, Boludo, McKinney Roe (RIP)Originally published by DK on April 14, 2022 at 10:27 pm
Really nice to catch up with JimOriginally published by DK on April 5, 2022 at 8:13 pm
CC meeting @ Volstead House in EaganOriginally published by DK on March 30, 2022 at 9:25 pm
Always learn so much from this amazing group of peopleOriginally published by DK on March 3, 2022 at 11:12 pm
Too cool for school 😎Originally published by DK on February 23, 2022 at 8:50 pm
Quick lunch with Danielle @ The LoopOriginally published by DK on February 15, 2022 at 1:34 pm
Originally published by DK on February 7, 2022 at 11:04 pm
The Burger Place – so great to catch upOriginally published by DK on January 4, 2022 at 6:08 pm
What a wonderful return to the press box 🏈Originally published by DK on December 26, 2021 at 7:45 pm
It turned out pretty damn nice 🏈Originally published by DK on December 10, 2021 at 8:50 pm
Originally published by DK on December 7, 2021 at 12:28 pm
Nice to sit and eat again at “McKinney Roe” with Keri, Scott and SKOriginally published by DK on December 1, 2021 at 9:28 pm
Very nice lunch with Jim and John @ Monte Carlo, MinneapolisOriginally published by DK on December 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm
As I get ready to go back into concert mode tonight for the Rollings Stones, I realized I never posted my pictures from the Morrissey show last month at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. This was a last minute impulse trip (booked the Wednesday before) and we were really glad we did it. This short five night residency had been postponed during the pandemic and we caught the last show of the rescheduled run.
First time for both of us in the venue built for Céline and we were very impressed – great sight lines and amazing acoustics. We were about 15 rows back on the main floor and loved the production. Second time seeing him live (and we will never forget the run-in at the Las Vegas airport Cinnabon after his House of Blues show too).
Not sure if I wrote much about the rest of the trip, but for posterity sake, we stayed at the Mirage, I golfed with Herm on the Paiute Sun Mountain course, Colleen saw RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE! at the Flamingo Hilton and we had a lovely dinner at Chef Keller’s Bouchon in the Venetian. Setlist and photos can be found after the jump.
Viva Moz Vegas!
Setlist – Sunday, September 5, 2021
- How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths song)
- Alma Matters
- First of the Gang to Die
- Everyday Is Like Sunday
- Shoplifters of the World Unite (The Smiths song)
- I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
- Knockabout World
- Morning Starship (Jobriath cover)
- Ouija Board, Ouija Board
- Seasick, Yet Still Docked
- Never Had No One Ever (The Smiths song)
- Half a Person (The Smiths song)
- Love Is on Its Way Out
- Satan Rejected My Soul
- The Lazy Sunbathers
- I’ve Changed My Plea to Guilty
- Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett & the Union Gap cover)
- Back on the Chain Gang (Pretenders cover)
- Irish Blood, English Heart
- Jack the Ripper
https://golf.com/travel/montgomery-national-beatles-themed-golf-course/Originally published by DK on October 22, 2021 at 9:29 am
Yesterday was my last official day working at U.S. Bank Stadium as the Director of IT. I was about a week shy of six years, but what a wild ride it has been:
- Five plus seasons of Vikings Football (including the Minneapolis Miracle)
- Super Bowl LII
- Men’s Final Four
- Summer X Games
- A.C. Milan vs. Chelsea
- Monster Jam and Super Cross dirt shows
- MSHSL Championships
- Metallica, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Guns N’ Roses, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, U2 with Beck (and many other shows)
It’s been an honor to work in this building from pre-opening through today, partnering with outstanding organizations, working with truly amazing people and learning an awful lot about the sports and entertainment industry.
There are really too many people to thank for helping me succeed in this chapter of my life, but I’d like to call out a few:
- Armon Farrari, who I stole from Apple (h/t Pash) and who became one of the best technology managers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with in any industry.
- Curtis Schmillen, Director of Operations, Leo Pidde (now retired) and Ed Kroics (who took Leo’s place): just an amazing group of coworkers inside the building and great people to be with outside of work – be it on a golf course or at a happy hour.
- Jim Farstad, executive director of the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (and former technology consultant during construction): a true renaissance man in every way.
- Inaugural GM Patrick Talty (and HR manager Shelly Wynia) for picking me to join the opening team back in 2015.
- Current GM John Drum, who helped during my health emergency outside the stadium in 2018.
- The CTAC team at CenturyLink (now Lumen) that designed and built the original technology infrastructure: Andy Diment, Mark Olson and Evan Teisberg. Still helping to this day, extraordinary knowledge that always made my job “really pretty simple.”
- Bill Anderson and Wesley Terry at AmpThink: no one in the world knows more about WiFi than these two individuals.
- Mentor Doug Podolak: your continued support of my career (and friendship) means the world to me.
- My wife and daughters: zero percent chance I’d be here today without their love and support. You da best ❤️
Lastly, to everyone at the Vikings (past and present): you’ve been great partners and I can’t wait to see you bring home the Vince Lombardi trophy to the great state of Minnesota. Skol, Vikings!Originally published by DK on October 21, 2021 at 10:50 pm
Emotional day at the stadium ❤️Originally published by DK on October 18, 2021 at 7:25 pm
Last Vikings game @ U.S. Bank Stadium: Vikings 19, Lions 17Originally published by DK on October 10, 2021 at 7:47 pm
Today marks the three year anniversary of my train platform event in downtown Minneapolis. The first anniversary was amazing, I was ultra grateful for my second anniversary and now things are running on all cylinders for year three. Colleen made my favorite bars to celebrate and we will be having dinner tonight at Saint Dinette to toast another splendid year around the sun.
On the health front, everything is great. I’m on my second pair of permanent prism lenses and they work perfectly. Still don’t need them for reading screens, but I do prefer them now for watching TV and movies, riding my bike, golfing and driving (even bought a pair of prism sunglasses). The move streak on my watch is now up to 540 days, I’m at 530 miles on the bike log for 2021 and have even signed up to try another half marathon in 2022.
As the pandemic continues to roll on, some things have returned to (semi) normal. While we had an entire football season without fans, this year has seen a return to no restrictions and four games with thousands of people through the doors. We took our first airplane trips to and from Las Vegas over Labor Day and will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this December on Kauai. We’ve also been building a new house that should be ready when we get back (after an extended construction period).
Lastly, I want to again thank the healthcare professionals who helped get me to year three, along with all of my family and friends who have provided love and support. There is one other big change coming soon, but I’ll leave that for another day…Originally published by DK on October 8, 2021 at 11:13 am
Doing great things in Montgomery (and elsewhere)Originally published by DK on October 8, 2021 at 10:53 am
TC @ The DwanOriginally published by DK on September 18, 2021 at 3:05 pm
Great service and so nice to catch up with ShellyOriginally published by DK on September 13, 2021 at 4:24 pm
Herm’s hooptieOriginally published by DK on September 6, 2021 at 4:37 pm
Such a great group to play golf with in MinneapolisOriginally published by DK on August 22, 2021 at 9:54 pm
It’s an honor to know those two gentlemenOriginally published by DK on August 13, 2021 at 9:16 pm
So nice to see Rich and his crew againOriginally published by DK on August 6, 2021 at 8:56 pm
Hopefully many more to comeOriginally published by DK on August 6, 2021 at 8:52 pm
Thanks to Mike and Courtney for hosting in the parkOriginally published by DK on August 6, 2021 at 8:51 pm
Brad, Craig and I hit the links in Cottage GroveOriginally published by DK on July 24, 2021 at 5:55 pm
Great to see that guy again – thanks, TB!Originally published by DK on July 21, 2021 at 10:12 pm
The barn isn’t too shabby eitherOriginally published by DK on July 9, 2021 at 2:31 pm
Seth took Jeff’s place this week in Golden ValleyOriginally published by DK on July 3, 2021 at 2:36 pm
Best. Usher. Ever.Originally published by DK on July 2, 2021 at 9:02 pm
Great to catch up with Rich (and Leo and Pete) @ Gross NationalOriginally published by DK on July 2, 2021 at 1:31 pm
So great to catch up with friendsOriginally published by DK on June 25, 2021 at 8:54 am
Nice to catch up with JS in CambridgeOriginally published by DK on June 22, 2021 at 9:19 pm
Mike: kindergarten friend; John: junior high friendOriginally published by DK on June 19, 2021 at 10:26 pm
Congrats to the Dresen Family 🎉Originally published by DK on June 13, 2021 at 12:49 pm
Fun night with Keri and Scott in LowertownOriginally published by DK on June 11, 2021 at 11:28 pm
Thanks, Mikey Boom-Boom for the 📷Originally published by DK on June 11, 2021 at 11:23 pm
Tough walk today in the heat (car said 99F on the way home)Originally published by DK on June 5, 2021 at 2:20 pm
Keller is such a great metro assetOriginally published by DK on June 4, 2021 at 5:42 pm
https://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000393109/?fullname=frances-alexandra-bride-sandy-(ne%C3%A9-boardman)-klasOriginally published by DK on June 4, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Good luck to Herm and the Golden Knights against a tough Colorado teamOriginally published by DK on May 29, 2021 at 9:11 am
Another lovely day visiting IndependenceOriginally published by DK on May 23, 2021 at 11:33 am
18 holes with the usual gangOriginally published by DK on May 15, 2021 at 2:48 pm
Great afternoon with Rich on the NationalOriginally published by DK on May 8, 2021 at 10:13 am
This place is specialOriginally published by DK on May 4, 2021 at 9:17 pm
Lunch at Smokey’s – thanks, Jesse!Originally published by DK on April 28, 2021 at 2:20 pm
…but it got nice by the end (Ops @ Gross National)Originally published by DK on April 2, 2021 at 3:41 pm
https://www.monitorsaintpaul.com/stories/tabitha-wheeler-named-social-worker-of-year,1741Originally published by DK on March 2, 2021 at 6:32 pm
The first of, I suspect, many changes comingOriginally published by DK on March 2, 2021 at 11:39 am
Thanks, Jamie!Originally published by DK on January 19, 2021 at 5:02 pm
No way Christy didn’t help with thisOriginally published by DK on January 17, 2021 at 7:06 pm
It will always be the Audrey, right Chef (and Nive Man)?Originally published by DK on December 3, 2020 at 8:53 pm
Round #65, Montgomery NationalOriginally published by DK on November 28, 2020 at 2:47 pm
Thanks, KeriOriginally published by DK on November 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm
So great to hang out in the Commons today with JV, RW, JK and the kiddoOriginally published by DK on October 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm
Love the subtle jab at NYOriginally published by DK on October 9, 2020 at 2:51 pm