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At some point, your body must decide it would rather sleep than cough, right?

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 02:07 am GMT -6

Wait, eBay owns StubHub?

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 12:12 pm GMT -6

Nice job by @DerekSharrer on “For the Fun of the Game” (now available on Amazon Prime Video)

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 01:36 am GMT -6

Dinner at P.S. Steak

story posted Sunday, January 20th, 2019 11:59 pm GMT -6

Last year, we had a big blowout birthday party in the Sinatra Lounge (the invite we did still makes me smile). This year, I was planning to go on a ski trip in Banff to celebrate landmark birthdays for MK and I. Then I had my little medical incident and we postponed the big stuff and scaled back 2019 birthday plans. I still wanted to do something a little out of the norm, so we booked a dinner reservation at the new Minneapolis hot spot, P.S. Steak.

I will forever call Chef Mike DeCamp “YoungChef2,” as that is his Twitter handle. Young Chef is a busy guy for Jester Concepts, listed as Executive Chef at Monello and Constantine and Borough and Parlour. He is also behind the weekly Sunday old-school Italian pop-up at Monello, Mama DeCampo’s (which is great, BTW). Somehow Mercado slipped by him, but P.S. Steak is the latest DeCamp project for the group.

We never made it to La Belle Vie before it closed in the 510 Groveland location, but there is so much history there (Dara called it “heavier with history than any restaurant in the state” in her first bite review). Not only was Chef DeCamp in that kitchen, but so was Tim McKee, Matt Anderson and a host of Twin Cities cocktail pioneers (make sure and read this Strib article to find out the backstory on the “Obi Pip Kenobi”). Man, I miss seeing and talking with Pip at Marvel Bar

Joy Summers has some great pictures of the remodeled 510 spaces in her Eater story, including one of our exact table in the steakhouse dining room side (to the left as you enter – the lounge is to the right). There is complimentary valet parking and I don’t think I really knew how easy it is to get there from Lowertown via I-94 and Dell Place (and back again). In Dara’s story, she described the newly renovated dining room as “Ravenclaw-meets-Eyes-Wide-Shut-for-a-drink” and personally, I couldn’t stop humming the Haunted Mansion music (which actually made the whole night extra fun for me).

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Big thank you to everyone who helped make my 50th birthday so special ❤️

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, January 20th, 2019 12:14 am GMT -6

Top notch way to end #50

pic posted Sunday, January 20th, 2019 12:09 am GMT -6

The fried chicken at @SaintDinette has changed – it now comes with a birthday candle 😉

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, January 19th, 2019 01:35 pm GMT -6

Birthday brunching

pic posted Saturday, January 19th, 2019 12:04 pm GMT -6

Also celebrating 50 years of funk

pic posted Friday, January 18th, 2019 11:06 pm GMT -6

Baby’s First Jackpot

pic posted Friday, January 18th, 2019 09:44 pm GMT -6

The writing in season three was so good – watched it all tonight

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 10:06 pm GMT -6

You’re still alive, she said. Oh, do I deserve to be? Is that the question?

- Alive, Pearl Jam

quoted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 06:51 pm GMT -6

Longhouse, no more

pic posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 06:44 pm GMT -6

Quite fond of this place

pic posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 01:32 pm GMT -6

We may live without friends, we may live without books. But civilized man cannot live without cooks…

- Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

quoted Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 02:19 pm GMT -6

The Tuesday Special

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Hooptie flashback

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Holiday party in the burbs

pic posted Monday, January 14th, 2019 07:07 pm GMT -6

Happy Birthday, Cathy!

pic posted Sunday, January 13th, 2019 05:27 pm GMT -6

The Three Finger

pic posted Sunday, January 13th, 2019 01:45 pm GMT -6

Poison, poison, tasty fish!

pic posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 07:58 pm GMT -6

Very grateful I’m not a worker, player or fan in Kansas City right now

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 03:54 pm GMT -6

Damn, this place is *tiny*

pic posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 02:30 pm GMT -6

Happy 18th birthday, you little whipper snapper

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 01:21 pm GMT -6

18 already? HBD, MK ❤️

pic posted Saturday, January 12th, 2019 01:18 pm GMT -6

Top five all-time pet name?

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, January 11th, 2019 09:40 pm GMT -6

A celebration of Fuckery

pic posted Friday, January 11th, 2019 05:42 pm GMT -6

Today’s special was v. good

pic posted Friday, January 11th, 2019 01:28 pm GMT -6

More teams from Canada, please

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 07:56 pm GMT -6

Everybody does it different

pic posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 07:48 pm GMT -6

Last day pizza

pic posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 05:25 pm GMT -6

Puppy day in the office

pic posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 11:48 am GMT -6

I’d rather retire from using computers than use Windows 10. What a mess…

- Gruber

quoted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 10:56 am GMT -6

Good luck to @MeganSteil and everyone else running this weekend at Disney

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 09:43 am GMT -6

I would so order this

pic posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 04:11 pm GMT -6

Was I totally asleep when Lynda.com was purchased by LinkedIn? Which, of course, means Microsoft now owns it…

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 03:52 pm GMT -6

Starting over

pic posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 12:15 pm GMT -6

Visited my friends across the street this morning

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 12:11 pm GMT -6

One from the list

pic posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 06:56 pm GMT -6

They were like little movies, which is what I was always trying to do: A little movie every week…

- David Chase re: The Sopranos

quoted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 11:48 am GMT -6

Three months of bonus time today and I can legally drive again (in theory)

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 08:35 am GMT -6

Dinner at Mac’s on Snelling

pic posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 06:04 pm GMT -6

da mf sharezone

pic posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 03:51 pm GMT -6

Bye, bye, little tree

pic posted Saturday, January 5th, 2019 03:30 pm GMT -6

Glad we have these

pic posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 10:18 pm GMT -6

Today has been a good day

pic posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 08:16 pm GMT -6

Coachella GA passes *start* at $429?

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, January 4th, 2019 11:40 am GMT -6

New art from SK

pic posted Friday, January 4th, 2019 12:15 am GMT -6

I’d buy a new Mini and iPad Pro too if I didn’t have pending medical bills

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 02:39 pm GMT -6

Funny how the big AAPL swings are happening while I’ve never been happier with my current iPhone, Apple Watch and MacBook Air

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 02:37 pm GMT -6

Grumpy’s is 100% gone

pic posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 01:13 pm GMT -6

Presentation Day

pic posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 01:10 pm GMT -6

Man goes into cage, cage goes into salsa. Shark’s in the salsa. Our shark.

- Randal Graves

quoted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 09:11 pm GMT -6

Perfect fries today

pic posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 01:30 pm GMT -6

Nerd locker clean-out day is upon us

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 11:32 am GMT -6

New year, new calendar

pic posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 09:45 am GMT -6

The Year Ahead

story posted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 06:04 pm GMT -6

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!

Love what Taylor Swift did for Netflix – wish all the acts that played USBS released video like that

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 05:24 pm GMT -6

The Orchid loves me again

pic posted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 05:12 pm GMT -6

It’s back!

pic posted Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 01:10 pm GMT -6

Happy New Year everyone

pic posted Monday, December 31st, 2018 09:01 pm GMT -6

NYE secret: no lines & open tables

pic posted Monday, December 31st, 2018 07:26 pm GMT -6

NYE 2018: alive ✅ treadmill 5K ✅ Curse of Oak Island marathon ✅ early bedtime ✅

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, December 31st, 2018 05:45 pm GMT -6

Rough day at the office

pic posted Sunday, December 30th, 2018 05:13 pm GMT -6

Sneak peek

pic posted Saturday, December 29th, 2018 04:51 pm GMT -6

The original with the shorties

pic posted Friday, December 28th, 2018 07:11 pm GMT -6
 

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  • Mile - 6:10
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  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
  • Full - 3:43:32
  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2019 Run Mileage: 12.1
  • 2019 Bike Mileage: 9

Upcoming Races

  • Get in Gear 10K - 4/27/19

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • Timberwolves vs. Golden State - 3/19/19
  • Final Four - 4/6/19
  • Final Four - 4/8/19
  • Twins vs. Toronto - 4/17/19
  • Twins vs. Houston - 5/1/19
  • Saints vs. Milwaukee - 5/19/19
  • Saints vs. Sioux City - 5/26/19
  • Saints vs. Milwaukee - 6/9/19
  • Saints vs. Gary - 6/23/19
  • Twins vs. Tampa Bay - 6/25/19
  • Saints vs. Lincoln - 7/2/19
  • Saints vs. Winnipeg - 7/14/19
  • Twins vs. Oakland - 7/21/19
  • Saints All Star Game - 7/23/19
  • Saints vs. KC - 7/28/19
  • Twins vs. Angels - 8/7/19
  • Saints vs. Gary - 8/11/19
  • Saints vs. Chicago - 8/25/19
  • Twins vs. Washington - 9/11/19

Upcoming Concerts

  • Elton John - 2/21, Target Center
  • Little River Band - 4/13, Treasure Island
  • Oak Ridge Boys - 4/18, Mystic Lake
  • Snoop Dogg - 4/26, Treasure Island
  • Garth Brooks - 5/3, USBS
  • Garth Brooks - 5/4, USBS
  • P!nk - 5/5, Xcel
  • Trampled By Turtles - 7/6, Bayfront
  • Jeff Lynne's ELO - 7/25, Xcel
  • Tenacious D - 7/30, Palace
  • Avett Brothers & TBT - 9/21, Treasure Island