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Pre-Snow Random Thoughts

Posted Monday, November 25th, 2019 08:09 pm GMT -6 in Mini Posts,Personal,Weather at 8:09 PM

As Minnesota awaits the first big snowfall of the season, it seems like a good time to ponder:

  • Never had them before, but really ready for the nosebleeds to stop (it’s been 1-2 times daily for 12 days now).
  • This website was running slow for a bit and it seems that it was due to a memory leak in ARDagent, of all things.
  • End of the year free time goal: mobile-friendly theme programming.
  • Got our first 16-inch MacBook Pro in the office today: keyboard is nice and the speakers are unbelievable.
  • Baby Yoda and the Mando character are worth getting Disney+ all by themselves.
  • Today I paid off my last ultra-high interest rate credit card from the old days (and it feels great).
  • I’ve stayed away from casinos for a long time, but that all changes for Black Friday Bingo.
  • Speaking of Black Friday sales, kid one will be upgrading her phone this weekend (getting a red iPhone 11).
  • My dad had thyroid cancer surgery at St. John’s hospital and was transferred to Bethesda before having breathing issues. He’s now been in the ICU at St. Joe’s hospital for two weeks and we can’t wait to get him back home.
  • My mother-in-law’s house has been cleaned out and will hopefully be listed for sale this week.
  • I haven’t run or biked in nearly two months and I’m pretty OK with that, to be honest.
  • Plan to start weight training over the winter, but I need some PT on my right rotator cuff (12/3).
  • Still have the +8 prism lens, but I’ve been spending more time without glasses (and visit the eye doctor again 12/24).
  • Hoping to get back to skiing this season: Banff/Lake Louise, Lutsen, Afton, Welch and maybe Colorado.
  • Get to shadow a game at Soldier Field next month in Chicago (vs. Dallas on TNF).
  • The new Star Wars Card Trader app update is nice, but I still can’t figure out how to trade the way I used to.
  • Perfect stars in Two Dots might be my greatest gaming accomplishment ever – love that game.
  • Both kids doing great in school: kid one at Metro State and kid two at St. Paul College.
  • They are also learning a lot at Nive Man University (aka Saint Dinette).
  • Wilco was great at the Palace and I have three more shows in the next week (POLIÇA, Lydia Liza and Dead Man Winter).

Happy Thanksgiving!

Originally published by DK on November 25, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Ski trip motivation

Posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 08:33 am GMT -6 in Skiing,Weather at 8:33 AM

Just a dusting

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2019 at 8:33 am

A little different from last week

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 09:06 am GMT -6 in Weather at 9:06 AM

Although I wasn’t wild about “feels like 97F” either

Originally published by DK on November 5, 2019 at 9:06 am

It will rain until it snows

Posted Monday, October 21st, 2019 08:32 am GMT -6 in Weather at 8:32 AM

So long, fall

Originally published by DK on October 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

Melt, damn you, melt

Posted Sunday, October 20th, 2019 08:57 am GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 8:57 AM

Not what I wanted to see before the first tee time of the day

Originally published by DK on October 20, 2019 at 8:57 am

Fall on the Mississippi

Posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 03:46 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 3:46 PM

Far from peak, but starting to show in the metro

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Is it raining?

Posted Sunday, August 25th, 2019 06:14 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Weather at 6:14 PM

I hadn’t noticed…

Originally published by DK on August 25, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Get it while you can

Posted Friday, August 16th, 2019 07:37 am GMT -6 in Food,Weather at 7:37 AM

It will be cold before you know it

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2019 at 7:37 am

Postcard day in Red Wing

Posted Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 10:50 pm GMT -6 in Family,Golf,Travel,Weather at 10:50 PM

Mississippi National with the boys

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm

End of patio season?

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 06:05 pm GMT -6 in Food,Weather at 6:05 PM

Barrio Lowertown, 79F

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 6:05 pm

Perfect 612 summer morning

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 10:47 am GMT -6 in Biking,Weather at 10:47 AM

YAAAAS

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

The tarps are finally off

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 12:44 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Sports,Weather at 12:44 PM

Weirdest rain delay ever

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Melty Dippin’ Dots Day

Posted Sunday, July 14th, 2019 05:32 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Food,Weather at 5:32 PM

Too cold, too hot?

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Hot times in Highland

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

Summer can be exhausting

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

Better weather here

Posted Saturday, May 25th, 2019 12:52 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 12:52 PM

Just in time for the big grad party too

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Leaving Las Vegas (2019)

Posted Friday, May 24th, 2019 05:17 pm GMT -6 in Travel,Weather at 5:17 PM

Another great visit to Sin City

Originally published by DK on May 24, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Sunny, but cold (and windy)

Posted Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 11:09 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Family,Travel,Weather at 11:09 PM

Caesar’s Palace and the Palms

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Awesome week so far

Posted Thursday, May 16th, 2019 01:54 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 1:54 PM

If you ever wanted to visit Minnesota, weeks like this are the time to do it

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm

St. Paul does have a few blooms

Posted Sunday, May 12th, 2019 03:13 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 3:13 PM

…but most everything is late this year

Originally published by DK on May 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

River still a bit high

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 04:04 pm GMT -6 in Biking,Sports,Weather at 4:04 PM

…but got to ride the whole river path today (before the rain)

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Beautiful day to ride

Posted Monday, May 6th, 2019 12:16 pm GMT -6 in Biking,Sports,Weather at 12:16 PM

I’m so out of shape – this month should help a lot

Originally published by DK on May 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm

It’s always nicer on Friday

Posted Friday, April 26th, 2019 01:18 pm GMT -6 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

It can stop anytime now

Posted Friday, April 12th, 2019 09:03 am GMT -6 in Weather at 9:03 AM

I generally like winter and snow, but come on already…

Originally published by DK on April 12, 2019 at 9:03 am

They got out just in time

Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2019 08:47 am GMT -6 in Sports,Weather at 8:47 AM

Of course it needs to snow again

Originally published by DK on April 11, 2019 at 8:47 am

2019 Spring Floods

Posted Saturday, March 30th, 2019 05:00 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 5:00 PM

Worst one since we moved to Lowertown

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Union Depot Floodcam

Posted Sunday, March 24th, 2019 07:38 pm GMT -6 in Links,Video,Weather at 7:38 PM

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2019 at 7:38 pm

Time to close Shepherd

Posted Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 05:47 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 5:47 PM

Not super high yet, but we will see…

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2019 at 5:47 pm

You could lose a car in there

Posted Thursday, March 21st, 2019 07:35 am GMT -6 in Cars,Weather at 7:35 AM

Downtown Saint Paul streets are in rough shape

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2019 at 7:35 am

Respect the icicle

Posted Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 08:06 am GMT -6 in Weather,Work at 8:06 AM

So glad it’s gone

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2019 at 8:06 am

It’s melting, melting!

Posted Thursday, March 14th, 2019 07:56 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 7:56 PM

Love these warmer spring days

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Springtime on campus

Posted Sunday, March 10th, 2019 01:45 pm GMT -6 in Schools,Weather at 1:45 PM

The snow can be pretty (even when it’s a pain in the ass)

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Escape from the cold

Posted Sunday, February 17th, 2019 05:31 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 5:31 PM

The Como conservatory has always kicked ass

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2019 at 5:31 pm

I guess I’m still OK with winter

Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2019 10:47 pm GMT -6 in Personal,Weather at 10:47 PM

Although not for too long, please

Originally published by DK on February 7, 2019 at 10:47 pm

Thankful for the choo-choo

Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2019 08:55 am GMT -6 in Personal,Weather at 8:55 AM

Rollin’

Originally published by DK on February 7, 2019 at 8:55 am

Hipster Uptown birds

Posted Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 05:31 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 5:31 PM

Half had already flown away too

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Ready for the warm-up

Posted Friday, February 1st, 2019 09:57 am GMT -6 in Weather at 9:57 AM

The Polar Vortex can leave any time now

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2019 at 9:57 am

First flakes of the season

Posted Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 04:28 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 4:28 PM

Kinda hard to tell without motion

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm

NotATweet: Nothing like a 40-degree swing overnight

Posted Thursday, October 4th, 2018 09:17 am GMT -6 in Tweets,Weather at 9:17 AM

Um…OK ❄️ ⛄️

Originally published by DK on October 4, 2018 at 9:17 am

See you Sunday

Posted Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 10:48 pm GMT -6 in Personal,Running,Weather at 10:48 PM

Hoping for a triumphant return to racing at the TC10

Originally published by DK on October 3, 2018 at 10:48 pm

NotATweet: Don’t let the turkeys get you down

Posted Friday, September 28th, 2018 11:44 am GMT -6 in News,Personal,Politics,Weather at 11:44 AM

Tough week with stress, health, cold weather, tech gremlins and politics/news, but still trying to fight the good fight

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2018 at 11:44 am

NotATweet: Biking home after football

Posted Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 06:48 pm GMT -6 in Biking,Football,Weather at 6:48 PM

It was really nice having my bike (and clothes) to ride home after the game – perfect September weather

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

NotATweet: Freezing in northern MN

Posted Thursday, September 6th, 2018 10:38 am GMT -6 in Tweets,Weather at 10:38 AM

Wow, 24F in northern Minnesota this morning – that was quick

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2018 at 10:38 am

NotATweet: First hint of fall

Posted Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 03:38 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Tweets,Weather at 3:38 PM

I’m never prepared for the first day with a hint of fall, but I love it ?

Originally published by DK on August 28, 2018 at 3:38 pm

After the storm

Posted Sunday, July 1st, 2018 01:50 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 1:50 PM

Nice recovery, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Cake does not disappoint

Posted Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 10:54 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Travel,Weather at 10:54 PM

Enough with the live in the moment crap, though

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2018 at 10:54 pm

In the city

Posted Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 07:35 pm GMT -6 in Music,Weather at 7:35 PM

Somewhere out there on that horizon…

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2018 at 7:35 pm

That was close

Posted Friday, May 25th, 2018 12:28 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 12:28 PM

Glad I stayed in the pavilion

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm

They *do* still grow here

Posted Thursday, May 17th, 2018 06:32 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 6:32 PM

Very late lilac bloom season this year

Originally published by DK on May 17, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Rain? What rain?

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2018 08:43 pm GMT -6 in Biking,Weather at 8:43 PM

That wasn’t super fun

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

Headed in the right direction

Posted Thursday, April 19th, 2018 04:44 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 4:44 PM

Snow, but melting in the warm sun

Originally published by DK on April 19, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Spring in Mears Park

Posted Sunday, April 15th, 2018 10:16 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 10:16 PM

Now I’m like…whatever

Originally published by DK on April 15, 2018 at 10:16 pm

The choo-choo wins again

Posted Saturday, April 14th, 2018 09:02 am GMT -6 in Personal,Weather,Work at 9:02 AM

So thankful for this option

Originally published by DK on April 14, 2018 at 9:02 am

Spring has sprung

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2018 03:34 am GMT -6 in Family,Travel,Weather at 3:34 AM

At least in Nevada

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2018 at 3:34 am

Tear down the wall

Posted Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 06:13 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 6:13 PM

The Vulcans have spoken

Originally published by DK on February 14, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Trains rule, example #597

Posted Monday, January 22nd, 2018 04:20 pm GMT -6 in Travel,Weather at 4:20 PM

No driving today, thank you

Originally published by DK on January 22, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Who put that up?

Posted Monday, December 4th, 2017 11:11 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 11:11 PM

And so it begins

Originally published by DK on December 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Lights on in Rice Park

Posted Monday, November 20th, 2017 10:33 pm GMT -6 in Family,Holidays,Weather at 10:33 PM

Cold, but pretty

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Lowertown Wonderland

Posted Friday, November 3rd, 2017 06:31 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 6:31 PM

The time has come for winter to take hold

Originally published by DK on November 3, 2017 at 6:31 pm

Everyone liked today

Posted Sunday, October 8th, 2017 10:25 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 10:25 PM

A perfect fall day in St. Paul

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2017 at 10:25 pm

Fall golf is the best golf

Posted Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 01:30 pm GMT -6 in Golf,Weather at 1:30 PM

Faribault $25 special

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Summer in St. Paul

Posted Sunday, July 30th, 2017 11:14 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Personal,Weather at 11:14 PM

My hometown rocks

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Before the storm

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 08:40 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Weather at 8:40 PM

Nine holes @ Inver Wood before we were pulled off by Thor

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm

Hot as Hell’s Kitchen

Posted Saturday, June 24th, 2017 04:20 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Food,Travel,Weather at 4:20 PM

This 110F business is just ridiculous 

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The creek was a-flowin’

Posted Saturday, April 29th, 2017 03:13 pm GMT -6 in Nature,Weather at 3:13 PM

Minnehaha Creek after Get in Gear

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Sunday bike ride in the 651

Posted Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 03:35 pm GMT -6 in Biking,Weather at 3:35 PM

Never tire of the big river

Originally published by DK on April 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm

It’s GOLD

Posted Friday, April 14th, 2017 11:27 pm GMT -6 in Weather at 11:27 PM

The one minute it didn’t rain this afternoon

Originally published by DK on April 14, 2017 at 11:27 pm

Sunny in Lowertown

Posted Thursday, April 6th, 2017 09:48 am GMT -6 in Personal,Running,Weather at 9:48 AM

Now to turn up the temps a little

Originally published by DK on April 6, 2017 at 9:48 am

Back in Sun City

Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 07:20 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Golf,Travel,Weather at 7:20 PM

Round number two was a little rougher

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Spring Rains

Posted Friday, March 24th, 2017 11:31 am GMT -6 in Weather at 11:31 AM

Grey and wet in Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2017 at 11:31 am

Don’t miss you, rainy traffic jam

Posted Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 05:44 pm GMT -6 in Cars,Personal,Weather at 5:44 PM

The choo-choo don’t slow down

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm
 

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