7 Minute Miles

Friday at Clifton Hollow

Posted Friday, August 5th, 2022 08:09 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 8:09 PM

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

Reunion weekend golf

Posted Saturday, July 30th, 2022 10:07 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 10:07 AM

So nice to see everyone in Highland

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2022 at 10:07 am

Nice lunch with Cheryl 🏈

Posted Thursday, July 21st, 2022 04:15 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,Friends at 4:15 PM

Great to catch up – good luck with training camp!

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2022 at 4:15 pm

Worth the wait ⛳️

Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2022 02:37 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 2:37 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

Beautiful day at Keller

Posted Monday, July 11th, 2022 05:40 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 5:40 PM

So nice to catch up with Leo and Jake

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2022 at 5:40 pm

Nino time with Armon 🎰

Posted Saturday, July 9th, 2022 05:51 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Friends,Games at 5:51 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

Finally made it happen

Posted Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 06:52 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 6:52 PM

Lunch with DGS @ Zantigo Woodbury

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2022 at 6:52 pm

Red Rabbit Alfredo

Posted Friday, June 24th, 2022 08:23 pm GMT -5 in Business,Food,Friends at 8:23 PM

Great to catch up with Mr. Mondale today

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2022 at 8:23 pm

The best of local golf

Posted Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 01:29 pm GMT -5 in Business,Friends,Golf,Links,Video at 1:29 PM

Originally published by DK on May 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm

Round #55 @ Sand Creek

Posted Saturday, May 7th, 2022 10:12 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 10:12 PM

Pulls ahead of Willingers (again)

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2022 at 10:12 pm

Back in the the U.S.A.!

Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2022 10:27 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 10:27 PM

Armon, Boludo, McKinney Roe (RIP)

Originally published by DK on April 14, 2022 at 10:27 pm

Smack Shack Fish Fry

Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 08:13 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 8:13 PM

Really nice to catch up with Jim

Originally published by DK on April 5, 2022 at 8:13 pm

The Best Damn Whiskey Club

Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 09:25 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 9:25 PM

CC meeting @ Volstead House in Eagan

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2022 at 9:25 pm

LVTC Takes Manhattan

Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 11:12 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food,Friends,Museums,Travel at 11:12 PM

Always learn so much from this amazing group of people

Originally published by DK on March 3, 2022 at 11:12 pm

Young Joni Back Bar

Posted Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 08:50 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 8:50 PM

Too cool for school 😎

Originally published by DK on February 23, 2022 at 8:50 pm

Last minute decisions

Posted Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 01:34 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 1:34 PM

Quick lunch with Danielle @ The Loop

Originally published by DK on February 15, 2022 at 1:34 pm

This is my favorite restaurant(eur)

Posted Monday, February 7th, 2022 11:04 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Links,Video at 11:04 PM

Originally published by DK on February 7, 2022 at 11:04 pm

Lunch with Yagya

Posted Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 06:08 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 6:08 PM

The Burger Place – so great to catch up

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2022 at 6:08 pm

The stadium crew is the best

Posted Sunday, December 26th, 2021 07:45 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,Friends at 7:45 PM

What a wonderful return to the press box 🏈

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2021 at 7:45 pm

Awesome tour of SoFi with JS

Posted Friday, December 10th, 2021 08:50 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Travel at 8:50 PM

It turned out pretty damn nice 🏈

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2021 at 8:50 pm

Congrats to Florian: TCB 100

Posted Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 12:28 pm GMT -5 in Business,Friends,Links at 12:28 PM

Florian Riedel

Originally published by DK on December 7, 2021 at 12:28 pm

Current favorite fancy pizza

Posted Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 09:28 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends at 9:28 PM

Nice to sit and eat again at “McKinney Roe” with Keri, Scott and SK

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2021 at 9:28 pm

Billy Reed’s Caesar Burger

Posted Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 02:30 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 2:30 PM

Very nice lunch with Jim and John @ Monte Carlo, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Morrissey at Caesars Palace

Posted Sunday, October 24th, 2021 12:04 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Food,Friends,Mini Posts,Music,Travel at 12:04 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
  • ENCORE
  • Jack the Ripper
Originally published by DK on October 24, 2021 at 12:04 pm

Kudos to Paul, Greg and Kevin

Posted Friday, October 22nd, 2021 09:29 am GMT -5 in Business,Friends,Golf,Links at 9:29 AM

https://golf.com/travel/montgomery-national-beatles-themed-golf-course/

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2021 at 9:29 am

The stadium chapter concludes

Posted Thursday, October 21st, 2021 10:50 pm GMT -5 in Business,Family,Football,Friends,Personal,Work at 10:50 PM

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

One last go at press box popcorn

Posted Monday, October 18th, 2021 07:25 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends,Work at 7:25 PM

Emotional day at the stadium ❤️

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2021 at 7:25 pm

End of a purple era 💜🏈

Posted Sunday, October 10th, 2021 07:47 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,Friends,Work at 7:47 PM

Last Vikings game @ U.S. Bank Stadium: Vikings 19, Lions 17

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2021 at 7:47 pm

Three Years of Bonus Time

Posted Friday, October 8th, 2021 11:13 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends,Longform,Personal,Travel at 11:13 AM

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

Paul Miller is on a roll

Posted Friday, October 8th, 2021 10:53 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 10:53 AM

Doing great things in Montgomery (and elsewhere)

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2021 at 10:53 am

A Cody in his natural habitat

Posted Saturday, September 18th, 2021 03:05 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 3:05 PM

TC @ The Dwan

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2021 at 3:05 pm

Sunny Shore Lunch with Keri

Posted Thursday, September 16th, 2021 01:52 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Work at 1:52 PM

Farmers Kitchen + Bar

Originally published by DK on September 16, 2021 at 1:52 pm

Lunch at BK’s Capital Grille

Posted Monday, September 13th, 2021 04:24 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 4:24 PM

Great service and so nice to catch up with Shelly

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2021 at 4:24 pm

Viking lost in the desert

Posted Monday, September 6th, 2021 04:37 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Travel at 4:37 PM

Herm’s hooptie

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2021 at 4:37 pm

Sunday evening at Gross

Posted Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 09:54 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 9:54 PM

Such a great group to play golf with in Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on August 22, 2021 at 9:54 pm

Beautiful day at The View

Posted Friday, August 13th, 2021 09:16 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 9:16 PM

It’s an honor to know those two gentlemen

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2021 at 9:16 pm

I spy an Angeleno

Posted Friday, August 6th, 2021 08:56 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 8:56 PM

So nice to see Rich and his crew again

Originally published by DK on August 6, 2021 at 8:56 pm

Very first house party

Posted Friday, August 6th, 2021 08:52 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Housekeeping at 8:52 PM

Hopefully many more to come

Originally published by DK on August 6, 2021 at 8:52 pm

The Saint Anthony Park Crew

Posted Friday, August 6th, 2021 08:51 pm GMT -5 in Friends at 8:51 PM

Thanks to Mike and Courtney for hosting in the park

Originally published by DK on August 6, 2021 at 8:51 pm

Thirty years of River Oaks

Posted Saturday, July 24th, 2021 05:55 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 5:55 PM

Brad, Craig and I hit the links in Cottage Grove

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2021 at 5:55 pm

Tom’s new joint is pretty

Posted Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 10:12 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Travel at 10:12 PM

Great to see that guy again – thanks, TB!

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2021 at 10:12 pm

Leo is iconic

Posted Friday, July 9th, 2021 02:31 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 2:31 PM

The barn isn’t too shabby either

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2021 at 2:31 pm

Generational Millers @ Brookview

Posted Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 02:36 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 2:36 PM

Seth took Jeff’s place this week in Golden Valley

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Joe is alive and well

Posted Friday, July 2nd, 2021 09:02 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Family,Friends at 9:02 PM

Best. Usher. Ever.

Originally published by DK on July 2, 2021 at 9:02 pm

Look who’s back in town

Posted Friday, July 2nd, 2021 01:31 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 1:31 PM

Great to catch up with Rich (and Leo and Pete) @ Gross National

Originally published by DK on July 2, 2021 at 1:31 pm

Great night at The Wilderness

Posted Friday, June 25th, 2021 08:54 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Friends,Golf at 8:54 AM

So great to catch up with friends

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2021 at 8:54 am

Welcome to The Hawk

Posted Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 09:19 pm GMT -5 in Business,Friends,Golf,Travel at 9:19 PM

Nice to catch up with JS in Cambridge

Originally published by DK on June 22, 2021 at 9:19 pm

Super fun night at Keller

Posted Saturday, June 19th, 2021 10:26 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature at 10:26 PM

Mike: kindergarten friend; John: junior high friend

Originally published by DK on June 19, 2021 at 10:26 pm

2021 Grad Party #2

Posted Sunday, June 13th, 2021 12:49 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Schools at 12:49 PM

Congrats to the Dresen Family 🎉

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2021 at 12:49 pm

Burgers, baseball and fireworks

Posted Friday, June 11th, 2021 11:28 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Food,Friends at 11:28 PM

Fun night with Keri and Scott in Lowertown

Originally published by DK on June 11, 2021 at 11:28 pm

The 50th Annual Tapemark

Posted Friday, June 11th, 2021 11:23 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Friends,Golf at 11:23 PM

Thanks, Mikey Boom-Boom for the 📷

Originally published by DK on June 11, 2021 at 11:23 pm

Hot one at Wirth

Posted Saturday, June 5th, 2021 02:20 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Wildlife at 2:20 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

‘32 and ‘54 PGA Championships

Posted Friday, June 4th, 2021 05:42 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 5:42 PM

Keller is such a great metro asset

Originally published by DK on June 4, 2021 at 5:42 pm

RIP Sandy Klas, 1930-2021 ❤️

Posted Friday, June 4th, 2021 03:28 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Links at 3:28 PM

https://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/0000393109/?fullname=frances-alexandra-bride-sandy-(ne%C3%A9-boardman)-klas

Originally published by DK on June 4, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Goalies are the best

Posted Saturday, May 29th, 2021 09:11 am GMT -5 in Friends,Hockey at 9:11 AM

Good luck to Herm and the Golden Knights against a tough Colorado team

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2021 at 9:11 am

Nachos on the Farm

Posted Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 11:33 am GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Golf at 11:33 AM

Another lovely day visiting Independence

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2021 at 11:33 am

A+ weather day in Faribault

Posted Saturday, May 15th, 2021 02:48 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 2:48 PM

18 holes with the usual gang

Originally published by DK on May 15, 2021 at 2:48 pm

Springtime in Highland

Posted Saturday, May 8th, 2021 10:13 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 10:13 AM

Great afternoon with Rich on the National

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2021 at 10:13 am

Work on the Farm

Posted Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 09:17 pm GMT -5 in Business,Friends,Golf at 9:17 PM

This place is special

Originally published by DK on May 4, 2021 at 9:17 pm

Totally worth the drive

Posted Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 02:20 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Work at 2:20 PM

Lunch at Smokey’s – thanks, Jesse!

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2021 at 2:20 pm

A cold, blustery start

Posted Friday, April 2nd, 2021 03:41 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 3:41 PM

…but it got nice by the end (Ops @ Gross National)

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2021 at 3:41 pm

Well-deserved recognition

Posted Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 06:32 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Schools,Work at 6:32 PM

https://www.monitorsaintpaul.com/stories/tabitha-wheeler-named-social-worker-of-year,1741

Originally published by DK on March 2, 2021 at 6:32 pm

Katie, NO MOR 🥲

Posted Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 11:39 am GMT -5 in Friends,Work at 11:39 AM

The first of, I suspect, many changes coming

Originally published by DK on March 2, 2021 at 11:39 am

Golf on my birthday (kinda)

Posted Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 05:02 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 5:02 PM

Thanks, Jamie!

Originally published by DK on January 19, 2021 at 5:02 pm

Nive Man Sunday Dinner

Posted Sunday, January 17th, 2021 07:06 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 7:06 PM

No way Christy didn’t help with this

Originally published by DK on January 17, 2021 at 7:06 pm

Frozen Mooch

Posted Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 08:53 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 8:53 PM

It will always be the Audrey, right Chef (and Nive Man)?

Originally published by DK on December 3, 2020 at 8:53 pm

Squeezed in one more round

Posted Saturday, November 28th, 2020 02:47 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 2:47 PM

Round #65, Montgomery National

Originally published by DK on November 28, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Mmm…donut

Posted Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 01:27 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 1:27 PM

Thanks, Keri

Originally published by DK on November 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Pizza in the park

Posted Saturday, October 10th, 2020 05:45 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 5:45 PM

So great to hang out in the Commons today with JV, RW, JK and the kiddo

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm

The new sign at Gross 👌🏻

Posted Friday, October 9th, 2020 02:51 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 2:51 PM

Love the subtle jab at NY

Originally published by DK on October 9, 2020 at 2:51 pm