Published on March 24 2007

7-Day Forecast for Latitude 39.98N and Longitude -82.97W
Monday Chance Thunderstorms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30% Chance Tstms Hi 80°F Monday Night Chance Thunderstorms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30% Chance Tstms Lo 56°F Tuesday Chance Thunderstorms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40% Chance Tstms Hi 78°F Tuesday Night Chance Thunderstorms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30% Chance Tstms Lo 55°F Wednesday Chance Thunderstorms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40% Chance Tstms Hi 66°F
Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between noon and 4pm. Partly cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind between 8 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind between 9 and 14 mph. Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
So much for working on my "tan" on this little jaunt.... the highs in the 70's sounds nice, though! :-D Update: Tonight's earworm.... "Jet Airliner" by the Steve Miller Band. Good song, but....make it stop. Please.

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Published on March 23 2007

Ya wanna know what the most important sign of "spring" is?
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It's the day Precious hits the road. Yes, Laur has got her wings on again. But would somebody please explain to me what-the-H-E-double hockeysticks this thing is?? wth.JPG
Update: From the local paper:
(Photo story) Carver Nathan Nuszkeiwicz of Rhinelander receives assistance from city public works employees Thursday in dropping the white pine he will use to carve the one-of-a-kind wilderness pole that will soon welcome visitors entering the city along South Tomahawk Avenue. Instead of being carved out of only one section of tree, as the original horizontal design called for, the new landmark will be created out of two sections. The 10-foot-high base of the tree will be flipped and remaining branches will serve as legs for the vertical portion. A 15-foot-long, upper section will be notched and attached horizontally into the vertical portion. Nuszkeiwicz will begin carving the unique structure this week and an unveiling may take place during the city's Fourth of July activities.

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Published on March 22 2007

Two weeks ago, I saw the first bald eagle of the season soaring above frozen Mohawkskin. Funny, they aren't supposed to be back until there is open water, but there he was... Two days ago, early evening brought the spring solstice. Yesterday it rained most of the day, a warm windy rain that knocked the snow cover down to just the snowbanks that line the streets, mere shadows of the mountains I've climbed and slid down since Fall. This morning as I was driving home from work, I saw the first Canada Goose of the year, all alone and silhouetted honking against the dim dawn. Spring has come to northern Wisconsin! Spring --the time of new beginnings--has also arrived in my life, and I'm eagerly anticipating the lush green growth that I know will follow. (With that observation, I have probably just doomed us to another massive blizzard and arctic coldfront. Probably this weekend.)

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Published on March 21 2007

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London's longest-serving taxi driver has retired, after 70 years of ferrying passengers around the British capital. Alfred Collins, 92, picked up his first fare in 1937 and plied the streets until two years ago, keeping his black cab licence until last month when he finally decided he was not going to get back behind the wheel.
I kid you not, I think this is the guy who drove us around London and gave us a Cab tour while we were visiting London. It sure explains why he knew so much about the city. Can you imagine, he was probably driving US servicemen around London during WWII. Now this is a guy who loved his job.

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Published on March 21 2007

JS Online: Damage blamed on frustration
One day after 21 people were arrested during a demonstration that vandalized a U.S. Army recruiting office on Milwaukee's east side, Wisconsin peace activist groups on Tuesday said some protesters might increasingly turn to destruction as their frustrations mount.
Isn't this sorta what a two-year-old does?
 Regarding a police report that human excrement was smeared on the recruiting center, Johnson said he wasn't aware of such vandalism.
Okay. Smearing $h*t on a recruiting center is a perfectly rational way of showing your disagreement with government action. I do it all the time-- especially during tax season.
Peace Action Wisconsin does not condone violence, said the group's project organizer Julie Enslow, but some anti-war protesters might feel the need to be violent to get their point across. "We do not use those tactics ourselves, but the movement is very broad, and as this war continues, the anti-war movement is going to take many forms - not all of which everyone feels comfortable with," Enslow said.
Consider yourself warned.

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Published on March 20 2007

It's a good thing I work nights... I don't think I can sleep after reading this one. Children used in Iraqi militant attack
WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. general on Tuesday said Iraqi insurgents used children in a suicide attack this weekend, raising worries that the insurgency has adopted a new tactic to get through security checkpoints with bombs.Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero, deputy director for regional operations in the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, said adults in a vehicle with two children in the backseat were allowed through a Baghdad checkpoint. The adults then abandoned the vehicle and detonated it with the children still inside, he said. "Children in the back seat, lower suspicion, we let it move through," he said. "They parked the vehicle, the adults run out and detonate it with the children in the back."

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Published on March 20 2007

Well, it's sorta fini, lol. There are a couple more pics on the Flickr site, too. What do y'all think of some art tile to cover those yucky black bricks on the hearth? I've been trying to figure out how to get them clean again, but my mother suggested I hire someone to put down new tile. Heck with that-- *I* can do tile!! finished.JPG Next project is trying to figure out how I'll come up with enough $$ for the gas fire--I'm not going to be able to look at that big blank spot in the middle there for very long. And of course the floor is the next upcoming home improvement project. I already have my floor sander picked out. Look out, Tim Taylor!! :-)) I am soooooo boring, lol. Isn't it great to be boring again?

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Published on March 19 2007

Well, at least it's partly done. I'm sure there is plenty more agonizing in my future. This is after the first coat; it looks to me like it will definitely need a second coat. I love it. There is color in the house!! this-is-it.JPG Yes, to answer your question, that blue stuff is tape and it will come off tomorrow after coat #2.

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Published on March 19 2007

....my ceiling was not this shade of brown when I started painting this morning. Of course, now that I'm old and (getting) farsighted, maybe I just didn't notice. Ten-foot ceilings *are* kinda far away, right?? Yeah. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :-| white-again.JPG

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Published on March 17 2007

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