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Published on March 8 2007

... unless you are a burglar with a healthy stash of dope back at home. Stevens Point Journal - Man reports break-in suspect -- himself
Who says there's no such thing as an honest criminal?Police dispatchers were startled by a call Saturday evening from a man who claimed to be staging an unsuccessful break-in at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1919 Wyatt Ave. The man, 24-year-old Stevens Point resident Zachary Brandl, said he had been using a metal shovel to batter his way through the church doors when he decided to solicit help from the police. Police officers, who previously had been alerted to a suspicious-looking man in the area, encountered Brandl in the church parking lot, where he had been awaiting their arrival. According to police reports, Brandl told officers he had hoped to get married in the church.
I'm wondering if this guy already had a girlfriend? If he did....Sweetie, I think we need to talk..... More likely, he was casing the church just in case he ever found a woman equal to him in her mental prowess.
 Upon searching Brandl, officers found a prescription bottle containing marijuana, at which point Brandl offered to take the police to his home, where he said he was storing more drugs. True to his word, Brandl directed officers to his house, where he showed them a cache of marijuana. Brandl then further volunteered information that he was keeping stolen prescription muscle relaxants in a box in his cabinet. Police eventually arrested Brandl on charges of criminal damage to property, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription drugs. Police detected no trace of alcohol abuse.
I'm thinkin' they didn't look closely enough-- probably because they were so busy wiping the tears of laughter from their eyes. It has, after all, been a very long winter.....

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Published on February 28 2007

16 to 18 INCHES OF SNOW???? Think I'll stay home and paint my fireplace. With the curtains closed.
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Published on February 27 2007

We got next-to-nothing out of last weekend's monster blizzard (sticking my tongue out at the central Wis. relatives); only about 5-6 inches of new snow in those horrendous winds. It makes me a little nervous when the blurb scrolling across the bottom of the TV screen mentions that there "might be a lull" in the blizzard coming our way late Thursday afternoon. Here it comes. A foot predicted, so far. Sigh. I used to go through weather.com or other weather sites, when I discovered this simple shortcut to the National Weather Service forecasts. You type "weather.gov", then a /, and then the zip code. Works great, and easy enough for even a memory-challenged babe like me to keep in mind. Now where did I put the snow shovel?

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Published on February 24 2007

‘Embarrassment before dishonor’ | MetaFilter On recommendation from #1 child, I've been peeking into Metafilter more frequently. I've seen everything from recipes to "how-to's" on anything you could think of. There are also occasionally just plain ole' good discussions on issues of the day. This particular discussion is on a story out of Oconomowoc (bonus points for non-Cheeseheads who can pronounce that) last week.
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. - A man said he broke into an apartment with a cavalry sword because he thought he heard a woman being raped, but the sound actually was from a pornographic movie his upstairs neighbor was watching. “Now I feel stupid,” said James Van Iveren, who has been charged in the case. “This really is nothing, nothing but a mistake.”
I read about it the other day, but I'm sorta trying to keep the blog PG-rated, and there was just no possible way to comment on that story without crossing WAY into R-rated territory. MetaFilter, on the other hand....... I only wish I could come up with some of the things their commenters say. This, for example:
"Oh god. I saw the dateline of 'Oconomowoc, Wis' and read 'breaks down door armed with a cavalry saber', and I just kept thinking Please don't be someone I know, Please don't be someone I know... And fortunately, I don't know him. But the fact that it was even a possibility suggests that Oconomowoc is an odd place. That's what we do in WI; beer, cheese, Harleys, serial killers, and crazy. It's the weather. It turns us all a little mad, doncha-know?"
I have to admit when I read "Oconomowoc", I also thought immediately of someone I know who lives there, but relaxed when I remembered that the saber is safely in northern Wisconsin. "Beer, cheese, Harleys, serial killers, and crazy". Yep, pretty much sums it up.

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Published on February 22 2007

After yesterday's FORTY-EIGHT (!!) degree weather, I opened my email this afternoon to find this:
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Supposedly from the New York snowstorms earlier this winter, Snopes says this picture has been around for awhile. I'm just hoping that that the snow predicted for this weekend doesn't get quite this deep. I have moving to do!!

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Published on February 21 2007

I was digging around in an old datebook when I came across the significance of the above date. It was the day that a scared green barely-18-year-old college-dropout-'cause-she-ran-out-of-money walked into a mill with a 99% male to female ratio to begin her career as a papermaker. Okay, okay, there was a little break in there while I went back to school for another year before I became a permanent wearer of steel-toed boots. And the ratio is probably closer to 90% nowadays--we're going to take over the place if they don't watch out, lol! While surfing around, I found an interesting link which includes interviews with women in Maine's paper industry in the 70's. From reading this, it sounds like their experience was pretty much the same as mine as far as working in a "male-dominated industry". In that article, I see mention of one woman being a 'tender at her mill. She's only the third one I've ever heard of during my career-- and now that her mill has closed, and my friend from another mill has moved onto a different job.... wonder if that makes me even rarer? :-)) Funny how after all these years, I'm back once again trying to finish that damn college degree!! Third time lucky, maybe?

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Published on February 11 2007

shoveling And I whine when I have to shovel 7 or 8 inches of the white stuff? I promise I will never complain again ....well, not much, anyway. As long as it stays above zero. P.S. this is a *very old* fat chick pic. :-D N.Y. town's snowfall may be over 11 feet
REDFIELD, N.Y. - This village in upstate New York's snowbelt gets a lot of snowfall during the winter, but last week's total — more than 11 feet, unofficially — might be an all-time record. All that's left — apart from the massive dig out — is to claim the record for the most snowfall in a week. Redfield's total of 136 inches would break the state record of ten feet, seven inches that fell in nearby Montague over seven days ending Jan. 1, 2002, said Steve McLaughlin, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

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Published on February 5 2007

And #2 daughter is loving the extra day on her weekend. They haven't announced the local school closed for tomorrow, even though every school around us has already announced. Hopefully, it will be warmer than this morning's -26. Ooooooh, that wind was brisk this morning. Quite brisk. My teeth may quit chattering by next week. Below-zero temps close schools - Yahoo News
A bone-chilling cold wave with temperatures as low as 42 below zero shut down schools for thousands of youngsters Monday, sent homeless people into shelters and put car batteries on the disabled list from the northern Plains across the Great Lakes. At least six deaths were linked to the cold weather.
But then again, there's always at least one smart-aleck in the bunch, namely this guy!
"It's only 31 below," said Randy Hjelmstad, owner of Randy's Refuse in Grand Forks. "It's not that bad out."
Ya gotta wonder if "Randy's Refuse" is a garbage service? A restaurant? A bar?

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Published on February 4 2007

...that this guy might be coming to the Packers.... Please.
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Oh....is there a football game today??

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Published on January 21 2007

On with the wooly longjohns and snowboots! Think I'll get the skis out--looks like somebody has been laying track this weekend. I'll probably break my neck.
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