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Published on April 26 2008

I think I am going to either 1. go kill something or 2. go back to bed. It's *^(%$# snowing.

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Published on January 2 2008

Mad will be happy to know that Winter has finally arrived in south Georgia. The low tonight is 18 degrees. That's RAW 18 degrees without wind chill calculated in. Now for those of you not familiar with what 18 degrees does to the southern states, by comparison it would be like -20F to Wisconsin. In other words it might as well be zero degrees on the Kelvin scale because all activity as we know it here in the south will cease. All we need now is snow! Boy that would really liven things up around here!  Overnight: Clear, with a low around 18. North northwest wind around 5 mph. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 46. Wind chill values as low as 13 early. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

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Published on October 7 2007

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Published on September 30 2007

"How 'bout dem Packers?" P.S. It was really really nice to see the crowd in the Metrodome, the fans of the hated Viqueens, applaud Favre when he completed the pass. Some things are more important than the rivalry, even if I do have a couple of friends who won't talk to me for a week after their team's loss today! PackersNews.com - Favre sets NFL TD pass record at 421
MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre is No. 1 — with a bullet. Favre broke Dan Marino’s record for career touchdown passes today, zipping No. 421 to Greg Jennings in the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings. He hit Jennings on a 16-yard slant for the score with 4 minutes, 56 seconds left in the quarter. The Metrodome crowd gave Favre a long, gracious round of applause. Marino congratulated Favre in a taped message shown on the scoreboard.

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Published on September 8 2007

What a trip!! We had a great time--my poor repeatedly sun-and-wind-burned nose may never recover. Day One was great. It was my first time riding long-distance in a large group, so I was a little nervous. I didn't want to fall back and miss a stoplight, nor did I want to run up anybody's tailpipe. The crew put me in the middle to keep an eye on me, and once I got used to our staggered formation, I had a great time. The weather was warm, there was little or no road construction, I didn't have to worry about routes or map-reading, so I could just kick back and enjoy the ride. We did about 400 miles that day, over to Lake Michigan, up the western coast from Marinette, across to Escanaba and Manistique, then on up through a beautifully new-paved road past Tahquanemon Falls to a little town called Paradise. (Yes, there were many jokes about "how long til we reached Paradise". Sigh.) The motley crew in Paradise, minus one taking the picture and one who was wandering around someplace:
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As I said, the riding was great on Day One, as was the beer-drinking around the campfire, listening to Lake Superior a few yards away. In fact, we had so much fun that the motel owner had to come out and tell us to pipe down our raucous laughter. Ooops. Such a rebel biker gang we are, eh? The riding may have been great on Day One, but Day Two was another story.
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Yes, Precious (the soggy blue Harley submarine in the foreground) got a bath. As did the other five bikes and all of their passengers. Repeatedly. We figured we got completely soaked and dried at least three different times that day. You will hopefully not ever see photos of me in my el cheapo rainsuit-- not only because it's *white* and makes me look like the Michelin Man but also because I absolutely refused to let anyone within camera range. Not to mention, it didn't work too well keeping me dry, lol. There's just something... refreshing ... about ice water running down gas tanks at 60mph to puddle in the area where the posterior meets the leather. We only managed a couple hundred miles that day due to the many stops under whatever awnings we could find. We did manage to go out to Whitefish Point to check out the lighthouse and shipwreck museum. We saw this there, and yes-- the museum played that song. I didn't even get my camera out of its little waterproof bag, since everything at the lighthouse and museum was hidden by the low clouds and downpour, so sorry no pics there. At any rate, the hot shower at the end of the day made all the sogginess worthwhile, although I think my boots might dry out sometime in 2009. Maybe. Day Three, although it dawned cold (and early, due to my room's previous occupant resetting the clock to TWO HOURS EARLIER than the correct time), was another great riding day. Thankfully, all my clothes which hung over the heater all night had dried enough to keep me warm through the morning. We left Marquette and took the slow scenic route back home. I need to have more fun like this. But after waking up at FOUR AM, first I'm going to go take a nap.

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Published on August 22 2007

I've linked to this page before, but it's fun to see where I'm headed bright and early tomorrow morning. Precious is going to get a workout, assuming I don't wake up to the usual pouring rain! I'll be dragging the camera along of course, but I can only hope to someday be able to take photos like these. Too bad it's not polite to steal images for your blog--I'd love to be able to post some of these. Anyway, go check out Northern Images Photography.

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Published on July 26 2007

Looks like the terrorists in the plaid flannel shirts and Carhart jackets are on the move again.... Nation & World | TSA warns of possible dry runs for terror attacks
WASHINGTON — Airport security officers around the nation have been alerted by federal officials to look out for terrorists practicing to carry explosive components onto aircraft, based on four curious seizures at airports since last September. The seizures at airports in San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston and Baltimore included "wires, switches, pipes or tubes, cellphone components and dense claylike substances," including block cheese, the bulletin said. "The unusual nature and increase in number of these improvised items raise concern."
Exploding cheese curds? Usually, too much cheese has....ummm....the opposite effect, let's say. Seriously now, I'm beginning to think it won't be long before airline passengers are prohibited from any carryons, and cargo is shipped completely separately from passengers. Should make for interesting times at baggage claim.

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Published on May 13 2007

The Little Beauty!scott-and-gator.jpgGator catch Well, Living in the south has its adventures. I'll bet MAD doesn't have this one on her "Things to do" list. My friend found that he had a uninvited Alligator in his fish pond and she was helping her self to his catfish. Animal control would not do anything because it was only believed to be about two feet long. Since he has a young boy who likes to fish, we figured it wise to relocate the Gator before it tried to relocate his son. So we decided that we had seen enough episodes of Crock Hunter and we could take this one by ourselves. After some coaxing we were able to capture the little beauty and restrain it. We relocated it into one of the local rivers where the fish occur naturally and were not bought and paid for like in my friends pond. Once released, she happily swam away and I think she winked at me as she submerged. :) Of course we could not miss the photo op. I've got to admit, there is one thing nice about fishing in Wisconsin. You don't have to worry about who is fishing for who! This one was about 4 feet, but I have seen them well over 8 feet and as big around as me.

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Published on November 17 2006

 

There are a lot of very satisfied Seger fans in Wisconsin right now, and yes.... I'm one of them. And you'll have to excuse the lousy, blurry picture--we had floor seats, but we were far enough back to render flash on a little pocket camera completely useless--this pic is one of those arm's length, you-know-it-isn't-going-to-turn-out photos--but it was the best of them all.

The show opened with Steve Azar, who played a 45-minute set. He was very good, and I intend to look up his music. But man, it's gotta be rough to be an opening act with a crowd who haven't seen the-reason-they-paid-that-Ticketmonster-fee in a dozen years. Azar and his band got politely enthusiastic applause, but it was pretty obvious that the crowd thought of him as background music.

Seger and the Silver Bullet band, including the Motor City Horns, were great. After watching Seger perform at the opening of the World Series awhile back, I was a little nervous about how he would sound. His voice sounded great, though; and he took on the high notes as easily as ever. In his usual black T-shirt and jeans, he may have looked like a grandpa headed down to the hardware store on a Saturday, but he performed with as much energy as a performer thirty years younger.

The band went through the same setlist as in this post, the highlights for me being "Roll Me Away" (of course), "Wait for Me" (which had tears running down my cheeks), "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" (Seger introduced this with "Can you believe I recorded this FORTY years ago?"); and "Travelin' Man/ Beautiful Loser", which I thought was ....wonderful. Just wonderful. If Seger decides to retire again, he went out on a high note, as far as I'm concerned. (Btw, the little video shorts are from the Indianapolis concert.)

 

I still, hours later, cannot believe that I finally, after all these years, got to hear the man perform. I am one very happy fan this morning,even after 9 hours of driving, two hours of sleep last night, and an acute case of "loudspeaker ear".

 

The only downside to the performance was having the Worlds' Tallest Cheesehead in the seats directly in front of us. That man was 6' 8", I kid you not. He did block the glare from those spotlights, though, lol.

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Published on July 9 2006


First example of Seurat Painting Photo
Originally uploaded by OldOnliner.

Isn't this a cool way to spend a Saturday afternoon--recreating George's afternoon in the park?

We Wisconsin-ites know how to PARTY!

Go look at the whole set--these really are neat.

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