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Very colorful visit to the Cafesjian Art Trust – plus a surprise appearance by @Peril_in_Pink

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 12th, 2022 04:41 pm

Apple orchard, part II

pic posted Saturday, November 12th, 2022 04:32 pm

Golf would’ve been tough

pic posted Saturday, November 12th, 2022 11:53 am

Thank you, veterans

pic posted Friday, November 11th, 2022 10:55 pm

Fridge Doge

pic posted Friday, November 11th, 2022 09:41 pm

Marie is ambitious

pic posted Friday, November 11th, 2022 12:10 pm

Today I learned about The Last Shadow Puppets via Apple Music and it’s like finding new Arctic Monkeys

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, November 10th, 2022 04:02 pm

The coworker is j chillin’

pic posted Thursday, November 10th, 2022 10:05 am

The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead, when the skies of November turn gloomy…

- The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

quoted Thursday, November 10th, 2022 09:16 am

Twitter Tales

story posted Thursday, November 10th, 2022 01:05 am

Twitter is really having a moment, isn’t it? Too bad it feels like the verge of implosion, as it has been my favorite social media platform since I joined back in February 2008. Not sure of all the dates, but I think I joined LinkedIn (the first time) just after Twitter, followed by Facebook in December 2008 and Instagram sometime in 2010. I deleted my Facebook account in June 2020, followed by Instagram a few days later. Dropped off LinkedIn for about five years, as it became a huge source of spam and unsolicited sales pitches. I rejoined last year for career reasons, but it seems rather sad that may be the last one standing if I decide to drop Twitter.

Now, I don’t really want to leave Twitter. I likely use the service differently than 99% of the rest of the world, and it has served me well. I’m rarely on the actual twitter.com website, using the awesome Tweetbot client on both macOS and iOS. For reasons I don’t fully understand, using those tools means I never see ads and my timeline is always in chronological order (with only accounts I want to see).

I currently follow about 400 accounts (many of those, it turns out, have been inactive for some time) and I’ve carefully curated what accounts I follow to get useful and timely info in my personal areas of interest (music, sports, food, travel, running, casinos and technology). There are friends and family on there that I know from real life and a bunch of real people that I only know through Twitter. Some of these people I’m connected with on LinkedIn, but I’d miss out on so much if Twitter was out of the picture. Hoping for personal blogs to make a comeback – RSS is solid tech and NetNewsWire is still a great reader on macOS.

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Two Xcel power outages tonight – our house is a much different place without electricity ⚡️🕯️

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 07:23 pm

Pizza as we like it

pic posted Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 07:12 pm

Great to see Ben Bird still doing the Security Spy thing @Bensoftware in London – looks better than ever

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 02:47 pm

Voting in Minnesota is fast, easy and organized – thank you, volunteers! ✅

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 07:55 am

Rock the Vote

pic posted Monday, November 7th, 2022 11:19 pm

In Minnesota, most polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. – please get out and vote (if you haven’t yet) 🇺🇸

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, November 7th, 2022 08:07 pm

40mph gusts at Royal for the (likely) last round of the 2022 Minnesota golf season ⛳️💨

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, November 6th, 2022 03:06 pm

No waiting at 4:00PM

pic posted Saturday, November 5th, 2022 06:22 pm

Home of the Gitch

pic posted Saturday, November 5th, 2022 06:15 pm

These cookies are so good

pic posted Saturday, November 5th, 2022 03:19 pm

Where pumpkins go to compost

pic posted Saturday, November 5th, 2022 03:16 pm

So nice to hike along a creek that still has water flowing (Chester in Duluth) 💦

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, November 5th, 2022 11:49 am

Breakfast in the Tobies geezer room

pic posted Saturday, November 5th, 2022 10:16 am

Smashing Pumpkins @ Xcel

pic posted Saturday, November 5th, 2022 12:23 am

So when can I retire again?

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, November 4th, 2022 03:26 pm

The world is a vampire sent to drain secret destroyers. Hold you up to the flames and what do I get for my pain?

- Bullet with Butterfly Wings

quoted Friday, November 4th, 2022 01:43 pm

The Lowertown Express

pic posted Friday, November 4th, 2022 11:42 am

Lookin’ good, Woodbury Zantigo

pic posted Friday, November 4th, 2022 11:39 am

Record high temps

pic posted Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 03:34 pm

Very excited to see one fourth of Talking Heads @FirstAvenue in February

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 12:00 pm

Just in case: downloaded my Twitter archive today and found some real gems in there (started 2/1/2008)

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 07:46 pm

Gray Duck Tavern ✅

pic posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 02:03 pm

Day brightener 🥰

pic posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 08:26 am

Welcome to November 2022

pic posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 08:24 am

When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake, spooks come out for a swinging wake…

- Grim Grinning Ghosts

quoted Monday, October 31st, 2022 12:38 pm

My last round at Deer Run was 19 years ago – today they gave us free beer afterwards 🍻

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, October 30th, 2022 05:42 pm

0.5 trail walk with the expert

pic posted Saturday, October 29th, 2022 04:23 pm

Went to see Howl’s Moving Castle again on a big screen and completely forgot about the royal city of Kingsbury

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, October 29th, 2022 03:46 pm

It’s almost Booni-ween

pic posted Saturday, October 29th, 2022 03:43 pm

Now is the marryin’ times

pic posted Saturday, October 29th, 2022 11:27 am

A+ Minnesota fall afternoon

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, October 28th, 2022 01:35 pm

The Mac Teams client + Mission Control Spaces + command-tab is my own personal hell

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, October 28th, 2022 10:31 am

Pre-oil change Cane’s

pic posted Thursday, October 27th, 2022 05:44 pm

First it was no Dance of the Dragons until 2024, then the finale of The Patient – rough week of TV

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 09:14 am

Had to chase the sun

pic posted Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 06:28 pm

The artist and her art

pic posted Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 06:27 pm

It was a very good year

pic posted Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 06:25 pm

Monday Night Pizza

pic posted Monday, October 24th, 2022 08:08 pm

Glad I left the football-watching couch for a bit to go for a quick ride

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 05:31 pm

Sunday comfort food

pic posted Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 01:20 pm

Marcus Mumford @PalaceStPaul Why can’t people shut the f up and just listen for 90 minutes?

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 11:25 pm

Surprise market pop-up

pic posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 07:02 pm

Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last…

- The 59th Street Bridge Song

quoted Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 06:59 pm

Shop local – Boondocks Vintage

pic posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 05:37 pm

Wave Rider 25s ✅

pic posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 05:33 pm

For the record, no one has ever kissed me in a crowded room

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 05:15 pm

Not only a late October round at Sand Creek, but shorts and polo weather too 🌞

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 03:52 pm

Oh, Microsoft

pic posted Friday, October 21st, 2022 12:31 pm

New Music Friday 🎶

pic posted Friday, October 21st, 2022 12:21 pm

The Mudd Room in Mendota was beautiful (and apparently not much of a secret any more)🍸

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, October 20th, 2022 08:20 pm

Need a second mortgage

pic posted Thursday, October 20th, 2022 02:36 pm

The Copperfield walleye sammy 🐟

pic posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 05:07 pm