7 Minute Miles


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2023/07/05 15:24

Got one of my favorite annual emails from Mystic Lake today - The Great Midwest RibFest will return July 27 - 29, 2023

Screenshot of the 2023 RibFest announcement email with times each day (4pm-10pm on Thursday and Friday, 11am-10pm on Saturday), plus info on the free concerts and rib eating championship. Artists to perform include Clay Walker, Pam Willis, The Fray, American Authors, Rick Springfield and Tommy Tutone
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2023/07/04 16:32

Big thanks to @jmarthaler for 1) being here and 2) covering the Saint Paul Saints ⚾️

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2023/07/02 21:41

Crutch #1: used @NetNewsWire to follow some of my old Twitter people (until @brentsimmons needed to remove that from the app)

Crutch #2: used @NetNewsWire to follow nitter.net RSS feeds of my old Twitter people (until nitter broke on 6/30)

Crutch #3: bookmarked the Twitter home pages of my old Twitter people (until Twitter removed the ability to view anything unless you were logged in)

At least the @sportsbots accounts here seem to work again…

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2023/07/02 11:44

Just finished my first Sunday long training run(/walk) and it completely kicked my butt. Need to wake up earlier next week to deal with the heat, hills and AQI

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2023/07/01 17:49

I blame nitter

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2023/06/28 10:09

Super glad I woke up at 6:15 to run early - AQI is now at 169 and it looks like L.A. smog in our backyard. Training plan for TC 10 Mile set and entered in the calendar - 15 weeks to go

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2023/06/27 10:12

Update: I'm in!

Medtronic TC 10 Mile medal and logo with 25th Anniversary tagline
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2023/06/26 09:29

Listening to the 2018 remaster of Wings Wild Life album (originally from 1971). I've listened to a lot of music in my life, but always fun to hear stuff I've missed

Wild Life album cover of the band sitting on a log across a stream (with Paul holding a guitar in the water)
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2023/06/21 21:21

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2023/06/21 14:29

Could just be me, but the monthly Apple updates seem to install quicker these days (and with no issues, knock on wood). Still also very happy with my current AWS Ubuntu server update process…

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2023/06/18 14:33

Detroit broke the 7 - Joe isn’t going to be happy

Left field outfield stands at Target Field with all the retired Twins numbers (and a broken #7 Joe Mauer circle hit by a foul ball)
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2023/06/18 09:42

Broke in the new shoes with a slow four mile run before the Twins game and Mucci’s - Happy Father’s Day!

Blue Mizuno Wave Rider 27 running shoes sitting by the window of my office
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2023/06/14 14:05

Had a great time in Rochester this week at the Mayo Clinic (not as a patient). What an amazing organization and team 💯

Bookshelf in the library at the Wilson House with old books, including “Physicians of The Mayo Clinic and The Mayo Foundation” by the University of Minnesota Press
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2023/06/11 20:53

Spent some time this weekend cleaning up and re-organizing my iPhone: deleted apps I never use, experimented with some new widgets, tried to get more logical screen groupings, etc.

Wish live sports scores were easier - via a widget, lock screen, whatever. Need to research that more - maybe I’m just not seeing the right solution out there…

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2023/06/11 09:22

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2023/06/09 11:21

Don't know about the Minneapolis Cure show, but the one in Saint Paul last night was very fun

Shot of the stage from far away, with Robert Smith in the middle with arms outstreched and a giant video screen behind
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2023/06/08 17:22

Almost forgot to report that lemon cake season is back again at Portillo’s

Chicken sandwich, cheese fries and lemon cake on a blue checkerboard table covering - Portillo’s Woodbury
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2023/06/07 11:08

So great to see some purple on the timeline today 💜

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2023/06/06 16:02

Dammit, I'm not that old yet: these smart asses showed up *twice* on my long bike ride today

Three turkey vultures on the stony shore of the Mississippi River in South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2023/06/05 14:22

Honestly impressed that Mastodon didn't break today

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2023/06/04 18:12

Ran across some old photos I took at the 2009 PGA Championship and can't believe these came out of my D70

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2023/06/02 20:14

Funky Rhetoric, indeed

Album cover for Lee Oskar’s new single, Funky Rhetoric, with lettering in yellow and multi-color dot artwork
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2023/06/02 14:31

Ramen Kazama in Minneapolis has been on my list since they opened 8 years ago - finally had lunch there today with my oldest daughter

My daughter on the back patio at Raman Kazama in Minneapolis with bowls of shoyu and torishio ramen
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2023/06/02 09:47

I've had a map of the London Underground hanging in my office for 25+ years and even now I can look up at it and discover new stops I hadn't heard of before.

Burnt Oak?
Maida Vale?

Would love to get back there again someday…

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2023/05/30 20:58

So wait, Two Dots is now under Zynga control (which in turn was purchased by Take-Two Interactive)?

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2023/05/30 16:18

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2023/05/29 21:14

Sure didn’t have Vegas-Florida on my Stanley Cup bingo card

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2023/05/29 10:39

First lupine sighting of the year in La Lake Park, Woodbury, Minnesota

Purple lupine blooms in a sea of green grass and other prairie plants
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2023/05/27 11:04

Fun morning at the Minnesota State Fair Milk Run 5K - now in May instead of in the fall

Milk Run 5K start (and finish) line, with the Space Needle in the background
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2023/05/26 16:22

Saint Paul PSA: Shepard Road along the Mississippi River is now open to all traffic

Road with truck on left, bike path in the middle, blue railing, then Mississippi River on the right
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2023/05/25 15:57

I'll still usually respond to the marketing “feedback” emails I get from companies I like, but just once it would be nice to hear from a real person that they received it and actually did something with that data (for both good and bad feedback).

“Thanks, maintenance fixed that broken light”

"Thanks, we gave the bartender an extra hour of PTO”

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2023/05/25 10:26

Today I found Mountain Dew Zero 12-packs for $3.75 and I feel like I won the 2023 lottery

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2023/05/24 10:56

Mystic Lake Casino took my favorite slot machine off the floor (Black Orchid), but some other old games were fun and highly volatile (like this 160x win on a 40-cent bet)

Mega Vault slot machine screen with gold dollar sign symbols and 2X and 4X multiple symbols
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2023/05/22 11:00

Seems like it might be a good time to re-evaluate all of the latest macOS web browsers

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2023/05/21 20:13

This also reminds me I should probably figure out how to place a CW on an image in Ivory

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2023/05/21 19:50

Sad to report that the mosquitoes now have full control over Afton State Park. Well, except for these squirmy things that will haunt my nightmares

Giant web/cocoon thing covered in what might be cabbage moth caterpillars?
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2023/05/20 20:44

It was so nice outside today in Minnesota. Spring might only last a few weeks here, but it's great when you can get it

Pine tree close-up with a bunch of baby pinecones starting to form
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2023/05/18 15:31

What a great first visit to the bison prairie project at Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings, Minnesota. Eight big ones and four babies! 🦬

Three large bison standing up and two babies laying down on the grassy prairie in the fenced west paddock
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2023/05/17 11:19

Nature is awesome (but I also just removed a tick from my pant leg)

Three fallen pine trees stacked on top of each other (red pine?)
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2023/05/14 13:52

I’ve been going to baseball games for almost 50 years and today was the first time I’ve heard a pitch called a “slurve” ⚾️

Center field scoreboard at Target Field with lots of pitcher stats
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2023/05/13 11:43

CarPlay on my old Civic stopped working, but Troubleshooting 101 fixed it

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2023/05/10 16:57

It appears to be controlled burn season - saw two different ones today 🔥🔥

Burned out prairie section of Afton State Park in Minnesota
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2023/05/08 13:36

I think Minnesota is in the clear for a few months

rue-anemone flowers blooming through a bed of brown leaves from last fall in La Lake Park, Woodbury
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2023/05/07 18:01

Internet search really seems to have regressed lately. Many of the current services are unable to find information that I know is out there. Will all these new AI tools make this situation better or worse?

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2023/05/06 16:38

She finished back in December, but got to walk today - huge congrats to kid two on her graduation from UMD today. Very proud parents ❤️

Dad on one side, mom on the other, with MK the graduate in the middle with her degree from the University of Minnesota - Duluth
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2023/05/06 10:13

A Minnesota Northland Classic

Double cheeseburger and fries @ Gordy’s Hi-Hat in Cloquet