7 Minute Miles

Good luck in HKG!

Posted Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 07:31 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Travel at 7:31 PM

Last visit with Armon before the adventure begins

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2020 at 7:31 pm

Russian Treasure

Posted Sunday, June 21st, 2020 08:33 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Friends,Games at 8:33 PM

An old Don Frantz favorite

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2020 at 8:33 pm

The Summit is deteriorating

Posted Saturday, June 20th, 2020 03:33 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 3:33 PM

Such a shame – it was a really nice course before

Originally published by DK on June 20, 2020 at 3:33 pm

Hallelujah, chimney is repaired

Posted Thursday, June 18th, 2020 08:04 pm GMT -5 in Business,Food,Friends at 8:04 PM

Welcome back Steve (and crew)

Originally published by DK on June 18, 2020 at 8:04 pm

Big River tomorrow?!?

Posted Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 10:09 pm GMT -5 in Business,Food,Friends at 10:09 PM

I hope this one is for real – lunch plans for sure

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2020 at 10:09 pm

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere

Posted Friday, June 12th, 2020 12:27 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Golf at 12:27 PM

Post-round Angry Orchard

Originally published by DK on June 12, 2020 at 12:27 pm

So this happened today

Posted Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 06:04 pm GMT -5 in Business,Friends,Personal at 6:04 PM

Eric at James Irving Grooming, Uptown Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on June 2, 2020 at 6:04 pm

Forgot how good this is

Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 04:19 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Work at 4:19 PM

Troy Burne, Hudson, Wisconsin

Originally published by DK on May 27, 2020 at 4:19 pm

Still terrible at selfies

Posted Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 08:31 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 8:31 PM

Great to see the Schusters, though

Originally published by DK on May 3, 2020 at 8:31 pm

Congratulations, Leo

Posted Friday, May 1st, 2020 09:48 am GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Golf,Work at 9:48 AM

Well-earned retirement

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2020 at 9:48 am

The Dinette Fam

Posted Monday, April 20th, 2020 09:08 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends at 9:08 PM

I miss your collective laughter too

Originally published by DK on April 20, 2020 at 9:08 pm

My new walk buddy

Posted Thursday, April 16th, 2020 04:52 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Pets at 4:52 PM

Mr. Oliver George Henry Michael Stevens

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2020 at 4:52 pm

Midwest leader in fine dining

Posted Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 09:31 pm GMT -5 in Business,Food,Friends,Links at 9:31 PM

https://www.forbes.com/sites/eveturowpaul/2020/03/22/how-restaurants-innovating-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2020 at 9:31 pm

The Nive Man

Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2020 01:50 pm GMT -5 in Business,Food,Friends at 1:50 PM

Live at five with Nive…

Originally published by DK on March 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Great to see this crew

Posted Monday, December 23rd, 2019 07:50 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends at 7:50 PM

Lots of Vegas in the house

Originally published by DK on December 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm

Top 9 of 2019

Posted Thursday, December 12th, 2019 07:56 pm GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Photography at 7:56 PM

5.4K likes isn’t too shabby

Originally published by DK on December 12, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Silly tourists

Posted Friday, December 6th, 2019 01:58 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Travel,Work at 1:58 PM

The Bean still rocks, though

Originally published by DK on December 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Straight Outta Hong Kong

Posted Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10:04 am GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Travel at 10:04 AM

Thanks, AF

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2019 at 10:04 am

Pho with the Fudenbergs

Posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 09:02 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends at 9:02 PM

Good luck with your big week!

Originally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 9:02 pm

Good luck, Justin

Posted Friday, November 8th, 2019 08:31 am GMT -5 in Friends,Work at 8:31 AM

See, they can appear in the same room at the same time

Originally published by DK on November 8, 2019 at 8:31 am

Lunch with Rob

Posted Friday, November 1st, 2019 09:50 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Travel at 9:50 PM

He gets to live here all the time

Originally published by DK on November 1, 2019 at 9:50 pm

Two fisted

Posted Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 10:24 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays,Travel,Work at 10:24 PM

Oktoberfest in Milwaukee

Originally published by DK on October 16, 2019 at 10:24 pm

Good luck, Janette!

Posted Friday, October 11th, 2019 01:11 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Shopping,Work at 1:11 PM

L.A. is lucky to get you

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

One Year of Bonus Time

Posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 08:20 am GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Personal,Travel,Work at 8:20 AM

It was a year ago today when a blood vessel in my head decided it had enough, resulting in a ruptured aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrhaging on the train platform outside U.S. Bank Stadium. It was a humbling experience to see the outpouring of love and support from my family and friends throughout my recovery and I will be forever thankful to the good Samaritan in the pickup truck, the first responders that treated me on the platform and the entire staff at Hennepin Healthcare for extending my time on this little planet we call home.

Health-wise, things are almost back to normal. I’m still wearing glasses with a 3M Prism lens on the left side to correct the remaining double vision. The strength of the lens has dropped from +30 to +8 during the past 11 months and the hope is still that I eventually won’t need them at all. I can read most screens without glasses, but the “bilateral 6th nerve palsy” and resulting diplopia at further distances is really the only major remaining issue from October 8, 2018. I’ve been off all of the additional medications from my time in the ICU for a while now and have returned to most physical activities with no issues. In fact, my bike mileage in 2019 sits at 1,058 miles and I’ve played 21 rounds of golf (both of which are a little more challenging with glasses).

I won’t lie, walking past that spot nearly every day is unsettling. It can feel frustrating to not be 100% yet with my vision. And all that weight I lost in the hospital came back with a vengeance. But I am so thankful for having access to high-quality healthcare that didn’t bankrupt our family. This full year of bonus time had some amazing memories: an extra special Thanksgiving with family, the NCAA Final Four, MK’s graduation, Las Vegas with SK, lake visits to Vermilion and Superior, Rib Fest, Summer X Games, another epic State Fair, a quick day trip to Los Angeles, the Saints championship season, more Vikings football and lots of concerts and restaurants. Life at fifty has been good.

So where to from here? I’ll be seeing my eye doctor again soon and I need to get back to my “regular” doctor to start all of the normal old guy things that need to be tested and monitored. Colleen and I head to Maui later this month to check off the second milestone birthday trip that was postponed due to the incident. Hopefully we’ll get the third and final trip scheduled for January. This week I’ll find out about the 2020 London Marathon ballot, which would immediately kick-start a return to running. Quick trip next week to Milwaukee to visit the Buck’s new arena. After the Vikings-Eagles game this weekend, the football season will already be half over. And you know what Steve Miller said about flying eagles…

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2019 at 8:20 am

Just another Wednesday

Posted Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 11:35 pm GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Work at 11:35 PM

Four bars, two cities, one night

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2019 at 11:35 pm

Tapemark 2019

Posted Saturday, September 21st, 2019 02:05 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 2:05 PM

Different, but great to see Phil and Mikey

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2019 at 2:05 pm

Twins Arete

Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 06:34 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Friends,Sports,Technology,Work at 6:34 PM

John Avenson bringing the heat

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Home opener

Posted Sunday, September 8th, 2019 02:57 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends at 2:57 PM

The Erben Brothers; Jen of the North

Originally published by DK on September 8, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Love this crew

Posted Friday, August 30th, 2019 11:19 pm GMT -5 in Food,Football,Friends,Work at 11:19 PM

Thanks Rich (and team) for a great day

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2019 at 11:19 pm

The Great Minneapolis Get Together

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends at 8:19 PM

Come on, Hootie

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2019 at 8:19 pm

Tenacious D at the Palace

Posted Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 09:50 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Food,Friends,Music at 9:50 PM

As I pulled out my red concert shirt today, I realized I better post my pictures and grab the setlist from the fun Tenacious D show I saw with Mike and Jake at the Palace last month before I forget all the details. This really was about as perfect as a concert gets for me these days: early access pre-sale seats in the first row of the loge (three seats all by themselves, even), pre-show dinner at a nice restaurant (finally crossed Pazzaluna off the list), our own little bar with no line right behind our section, two great friends I don’t see nearly often enough and a band that changed people’s lives that night.

This was my second time seeing the D. The other time was, believe it or not, a get out the vote concert with the Beastie Boys and Ben Harper at Roy Wilkins. The first half of the show was the new Post Apocalypto album in its entirety, followed by a greatest hits set and a one song encore (set list and pics after the jump). Other than missing out on Wonder Boy, I was very happy with the song selection. JB and KG definitely gave it their all, with a talented group of musicians backing them up.

Softly. Gently. Sweetly. Discreetly.

Set List (July 30, 2019 – First Night of Two):

  • Hope
  • Making Love
  • Take Us Into Space
  • Fuck Yo-Yo Ma
  • Daddy Ding Dong
  • Robot
  • Colors
  • JB Jr Rap
  • Woman Time
  • Save The World
  • Post-Apocalypto Theme (Reprise)
  • Rize of the Fenix
  • Low Hangin’ Fruit
  • Sax-a-Boom
  • Roadie
  • Kickapoo
  • Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)
  • The Metal
  • Dude (I Totally Miss You)
  • Kielbasa
  • Tribute
  • Double Team
  • ENCORE
  • Fuck Her Gently
Originally published by DK on August 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm

Still finding stuff from this

Posted Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 03:25 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Sports,Work at 3:25 PM

That was quite a weekend, though

Originally published by DK on August 13, 2019 at 3:25 pm

Odd conditions at Sand Creek

Posted Saturday, August 10th, 2019 01:30 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 1:30 PM

But still very playable

Originally published by DK on August 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Holding the pose

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:58 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 11:58 AM

Nice round, Leo (Stonebrooke 17th)

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 11:58 am

Be Unstoppable

Posted Friday, August 2nd, 2019 09:15 pm GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Games at 9:15 PM

Go Squad (XGMN19)

Originally published by DK on August 2, 2019 at 9:15 pm

Look who’s back

Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 12:09 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Work at 12:09 PM

Great to see our visitor from Indiana for X Games

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2019 at 12:09 pm

The Return of the D

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 11:14 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music at 11:14 PM

Tenancious D @ Palace with Mikey & Jake

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2019 at 11:14 pm

So great to visit (and eat)

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2019 01:22 am GMT -5 in Food,Friends,Travel at 1:22 AM

Go to The Left Handed Cook, L.A. people

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2019 at 1:22 am

Good morning, Stans

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2019 07:41 am GMT -5 in Friends,Pets at 7:41 AM

Just a pair of city doge

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2019 at 7:41 am

BFFs forever

Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 10:58 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Friends,Travel at 10:58 AM

MK + Gordy = true love ❤️

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2019 at 10:58 am

Hot times in Highland

Posted Friday, June 28th, 2019 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 6:40 PM

Summer can be exhausting

Originally published by DK on June 28, 2019 at 6:40 pm

RIP Ki Ki Gore, 1934-2019

Posted Thursday, June 27th, 2019 07:19 am GMT -5 in Friends,Personal,Schools at 7:19 AM

She was truly one in a million – sincere condolences to Paul and the family

Originally published by DK on June 27, 2019 at 7:19 am

All the gnats in Chaska

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2019 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature at 1:49 PM

It was so, so awful

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Looking good, Brooklyn Park

Posted Saturday, June 8th, 2019 06:36 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Nature at 6:36 AM

Nice to see Mr. Berry too

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2019 at 6:36 am

Picture perfect meeting

Posted Thursday, June 6th, 2019 12:33 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Work at 12:33 PM

Number 16 @ Windsong Farm

Originally published by DK on June 6, 2019 at 12:33 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

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

THE RAIDERS ARE COMING

Posted Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 12:39 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Travel,Work at 12:39 PM

Nice to catch up with Raiders Nation

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2019 at 12:39 pm

Gross conditions

Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 04:02 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 4:02 PM

…at Gross National (and I played poorly).

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2019 at 4:02 pm

Great tech here

Posted Friday, May 10th, 2019 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Friends,Sports at 1:53 PM

Congrats to Yagya and Atomic Data on some very smart work

Originally published by DK on May 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm

RIP Michael Cobb

Posted Friday, May 3rd, 2019 10:59 pm GMT -5 in Football,Friends,Work at 10:59 PM

Always a smile, always helpful and kind

Originally published by DK on May 3, 2019 at 10:59 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

Physical therapy success!

Posted Friday, April 19th, 2019 02:45 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Personal at 2:45 PM

Shot 91 from the whites, Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on April 19, 2019 at 2:45 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

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

Pork Boy

Posted Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 08:32 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Sports,Work at 8:32 PM

We are all just a bunch of meat sacks…

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Hey look, it’s Shelly!

Posted Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 07:10 pm GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Sports at 7:10 PM

Timberwolves vs. Golden State @ Target Center

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2019 at 7:10 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

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

RIP Bob Klas, Sr. 1928-2019

Posted Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 10:13 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Golf,Personal at 10:13 PM

When I was three years old, Bob Klas, Sr. and Pat Cody founded a charity golf tournament at Southview Country Club to raise money for Minnesota children and adults living with developmental disabilities. I started supporting the event after tournament president Phil Callen read about my CD-ROM guide to Minnesota golf in a Pioneer Press story written by Gregg Wong (who also wrote about the tournament). This started an 18 year run that included multiple versions of the tournament website, thousands of lines of code, hundreds of photographs and one very stressful long weekend every June. I even got to play in the event one year, shooting two embarrassingly high numbers and failing to make the cut.

Last year, the Klas family decided to find a new group to continue the tradition and the tournament has transitioned to the leadership of the Minnesota Section of the PGA. They have launched a new website and will take over all tournament operations this year. I plan to add a Tapemark section to this site, so that people can still view the old scoreboard pages and view some of my favorite photos from past tournaments.

Last Friday, Bob Senior died at the age of 91. My condolences go out to the entire Klas family, many of whom I have had the pleasure to spend considerable time with since joining the Tapemark family. That’s really what it was too, a family. It was always so great to see Bob Senior at the drawing banquet and driving his golf cart around on tournament weekend with wife Sandy by his side. His son Bob Junior is a wonderful person too, although I’m not 100% convinced he really likes golf all that much.

Pics and obituary after the jump. UPDATE: the 7MM Tapemark page is here.

Robert C. Klas Sr. Age 91 February 26, 1928 – March 8, 2019 Passed away at Lilydale Senior Living in Lilydale, MN, surrounded by family. Former President and CEO of the Tapemark Company in West St. Paul, Bob was a continuing member of the Board of Directors. Born and raised in Wabasha, MN, he was the second oldest of nine children. It was when he was in high school that Bob began his career in business when he purchased, along with his older brother Dan, a full-sized portable popcorn stand. It was through his paper route, home chores, the popcorn business, and his living away from home while working the rails as a teenager that he learned the importance of dedication and hard work. Upon graduating from Wabasha High School in 1946, Bob spent the following two years in the U.S. Navy before entering Hamline University in 1948. It was when he was a student at Hamline that Bob met and married the former Frances Alexandra “Sandra” Boardman. Together they raised six children. Upon graduating from Hamline, he soon was hired at the one-machine Tapemark Company. Bob eventually purchased Tapemark, building it into one of the premier tape- and adhesive- label printing companies in the Upper Midwest before transforming the business into a medical device and pharmaceutical contract manufac-turer with end-use customers located throughout the world. In 1967, Bob was named “Small Businessman of the Year” by the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce. Tapemark was twice voted Best Managed Company in its industry under his leadership. Later in his career, Bob led a turn-around of WTC Industries, serving as its Chairman until the company was sold to CUNO Industries. Parents of two special needs children, Bob and Sandy were deeply connected to the Saint Paul Association for Retarded Children. It was this association that inspired Bob to found and co-direct the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament in 1972. Annually held over three days each June, the Pro-Am is recognized as part of the unofficial Grand Slam of golf for the MN PGA Section. Over its 47-year history, the Pro-Am has raised nearly $8 million for special needs children and adults. Included in his numerous business board memberships was his time as Director and Chair of WTC Industries. A very proud alumnus of Hamline University, Bob served two terms as a member of the Board of Trustees, and later was elected a Life Trustee of Hamline in recognition of his long support and dedication to the University. He is survived by his wife Sandra; his children Margaret (Phil) Johnson, Robert (Linda) Klas, Elizabeth (Reid) Polome, Thomas and Christine (Brian) Nelson; his grandchildren Katherine Johnson, Charles Johnson, Scott Klas, Lauren Klas, Annie Polome, Samuel Polome, Christopher Polome and Kate (Jonathan) Plett; his great-grandchildren Noah Johnson and Lily Plett; sisters Mary Peterson, Janet Roberts and Alice (Chuck) Harrison; sisters-in-law Mary Lou Klas, Louise Klas, and Evelyn Morse; as well as many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Preceded in death by his daughter Frances; parents Thomas and Gertrude; brothers Daniel, James and William; sisters Carol Carr and Harriet King. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 235 Wentworth Avenue West, West St. Paul from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 15 at the United Church of Christ, 317 2nd Street West, Wabasha, MN, at 1:00 PM. A visitation will also be held at the church one hour before the funeral service. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery in Wabasha. Memorials preferred to the United Church of Christ in Wabasha.

Originally published by DK on March 12, 2019 at 10:13 pm

Good luck, Rob – please support

Posted Friday, March 1st, 2019 01:39 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Links,Personal,Work at 1:39 PM

https://www.gofundme.com/6xi8fpc

Originally published by DK on March 1, 2019 at 1:39 pm

On to the End of the Road

Posted Sunday, February 17th, 2019 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Sports,Work at 6:40 PM

Now that Monster Jam is over, it’s full on Final Four

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2019 at 6:40 pm

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

Happy Birthday, Cathy!

Posted Sunday, January 13th, 2019 05:27 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Holidays at 5:27 PM

Very, very nice to see everyone

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm

The Year Ahead

Posted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 06:04 pm GMT -5 in Family,Friends,Golf,Personal,Running,Skiing,Travel,Work at 6:04 PM

I’ve never been big on year-end lists or goal summaries here, but I’ve always done a fair amount of goal-setting privately. This past year has put a different spin on my perspective, so I thought it might be useful to share a few things as 2019 gets started. In hindsight, a lot of my previous health goals seem rather vain compared to plain old recovery. And how fortunate was I in the past to just want to run faster, bike farther or finish another marathon? Now, regaining my normal vision (without prism lenses) is goal #1, followed closely by getting cleared to resume driving and riding a bike. I’m very thankful that the outlook for all of these things is good – much of this might happen by the middle of March.

Since Dr. Tummala gave me the OK to resume treadmill running, I’ve felt good the past week, with three slowish runs totaling 7.1 miles. I also did one nine mile ride on a stationary bike and resumed doing light dumbbell repeats. Not really sure what workout goals to set for 2019 – the only race I’m registered for is the Get in Gear 10K in April and I’d really like to participate in the Bike to Work challenge again in May. Beyond that, I just want to stay consistent all year and not have any big gaps in my charts (which happened twice in 2018). It would be nice to return to regular weekly runs with WeRunMpls once the ice melts and I’d love to reschedule a ski trip for next season (Banff, Colorado or Schweitzer). Lots of golf outings to schedule with people too.

The doctors cleared a return to air travel already, but money and time will be limited. The original plan was to give each person in our family a trip for their respective milestone birthday in 2019, but all of those plans are on hold for the time being. Most likely options? A quick Las Vegas trip after the Final Four and maybe a work trip to the annual Cisco conference, which is in San Diego this year (June 9-13). And of course Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in both Florida and California this year, but that will likely fall in the Tokyo/Lanai/Switzerland dream trip category for the time being.

With the Vikings season over, my job shifts focus to the Final Four on April 6th and 8th. We have four large events before then (two trade shows and two dirt shows), but there is a lot to do before “the road ends” in Minneapolis. Then we get to break down that setup for Garth Brooks and his sold-out stadium tour before prepping for Summer X Games (version 3.0). Since X Games moves to early August, there won’t be a lot of time between that and football pre-season. With all that work to do, maybe I should start daydreaming again about building a tiny cabin on the North Shore to escape to with the family…

Wow, how lucky am I to be writing this post? Happy New Year to all of you – may 2019 be full of love, health and prosperity!

Originally published by DK on January 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm

Woot! Woot! Thanks, DGS

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2018 02:44 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Movies,Music at 2:44 PM

Oddly enough, this was delayed to my old work address, where Officer Kingsbury from MPD received it

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Goodbye Bibelot

Posted Monday, December 10th, 2018 10:57 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Shopping at 10:57 PM

Great to see Mike and Courtney

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm

Put me in, coach

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 02:10 pm GMT -5 in Family,Football,Friends,Mini Posts,Personal,Work at 2:10 PM

Yesterday I had my appointment with the neurosurgeons who needed to approve my return to work. Happy to report that I’ve been cleared to return next week. I really didn’t think it would happen that soon, but I’m super excited to be back in time for the final two regular season Vikings home games (and hopefully at least one playoff game before diving into Final Four prep). Big thanks to everyone at work who stepped in to help while I’ve been out – I’m looking forward to getting back out there. And thanks again to everyone who has facilitated and supported my recovery.

SKOL!

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm

The ops team rocked it

Posted Saturday, December 1st, 2018 01:35 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Sports,Work at 1:35 PM

The place looked great – nicely done

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm
 

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