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Minnesota Twins...10 and out. - 06/28/08 10:31 PM
What is better than baseball on a sunny summer day. The twins had won 10 gaqmes in a row, but, faultered today. This young team, and low salary group is still giving the big boys a run for their money. Now, in two years we will be playing in an outdoor stadium again!!! The way baseball should be played. "Take me out to the Ball Game...." (5 comments)
Fishing humor for the Weekend. - 06/27/08 09:37 PM
The average fisherman's life consists of 20 years of having his mother ask him where he is going; 40 years of having his wife ask him the very same question; only to find at the end of his life, the mornors wondering the same thing too. As a fisherman...Remember, you can stretch the truth, but an all out lie, someone will know! Do all fishermen lie...or do only liers fish! A thought to ponder. Have a great weekend. (4 comments)
Baked popcorn and Chicken (humor) - 06/27/08 01:36 PM
STUFFED CHICKEN 1 Chicken aps 4-5 pounds 1 Cup Melted Butter 1 Cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farms is best) 1 Cup of uncooked popcorn ( Orville Redenbacher Low Fat) Preheat ove to 350 degrees. Cover chicken with melted butter and salt and pepper to taste. Fill Chicken cavity with the stuffing and popcorn. Place in backing Pan with the neck end to the back of the oven. Listen for the popping sounds. When the Chickens a@# blows open the oven door and flys across the room the chick is done. And you thought you couldn't COOK!
A Beautiful weekend on the Lake!!! - 06/27/08 10:54 AM
The Bass were jumping in the boat!!!! Just to give an Idea, I caught 56 on sat and sun. in about 6 hrs of fishing. That didn't include the ones we caught while the Ladies were catching Sunfish. These are POST spawn fish. So it was a really big surprise to catch that many. The largest was a nice 18 1/2 incher.
When you are up in the morning before the birds, you never know what you will see! This muskrat made 5 trips past me before it was light enough to snap a quick picture. I did ask (5 comments)
Are the Underwriters that busy. - 06/27/08 10:22 AM
I had a closing set up for yesterday. First time buyer, FHA, spending only 60% of what they could (smart kids). I get a call from the loan officer. " No closing, we need awater test." WHAT!!!! New house and we sent the water test 10 days ago.!! FHA requires a lead test. Now I understand that no one wants to do anything quicker than they have to. But, we had full approval 3 weeks ago! The water test was sent all by itself 10 days aga and they didn't look at it until 5 hrs befreo closing! Now, my buyers, (6 comments)
Thank You Mary.... - 06/20/08 10:34 AM
I would like to thank Mary for all here hard work up and beyond the call of duty. On a voleenteer project this past week, some of the people didn't show up, and she stepped in and worked all their hours...32 more then her own 32. She is one of a kind, and doesn't know how to say NO!! Mary, Thank You from us all. (4 comments)
Grasston...A nice place to retire!! - 06/20/08 10:10 AM
Want small town living with close shopping. Grasston offers that within 5 miles with great public hunting and fishing within 5-10 miles. Many locals don't even lock their doors at night (Not something I would recomend). Check this quiet area of MN out for yourselves. Please check out all the stae parks also. (0 comments)
Fine Living in Walbo, MN - 06/19/08 05:57 PM
This once busy area is now quiet. It couldn't keep up with the bigger towns and it just closed up. What a fantastic thing for those who want quiet. Great access to good roads for commuting, but yet not out of the way. If you want a wholesome area for the kids....Walbo,MN is where to look. (2 comments)
A Clean little rural town...STARK, MN - 06/19/08 05:49 PM
Ifyou are looking for quiet...queit it is. This once bustling town is just a fraction of what it was years ago. Not that the residents mind, that is why they are still there. 3 lakes within 2 miles 7 within 8 miles. Great hunting, and you can walk the backroads without the fear of being run over. STARK...a quiet place to live. (2 comments)
Why do you tip your Server - 06/17/08 09:08 AM
My son took myself and my wife out to dinner last night. We had a great time and a very nice meal. Ther was a young couple nest to us debating wether to tip of not. One thought the service was slow, and the other thought it was the kitchens fault. We had the same server, and maybe we were enjoying our visit to much as we thought she did a wonderful job. We tipped her on the quality of "her " service. Speed of first drinks, refills, special requests...any thoughts? I 'd love to hear them. A bartender asked Ole, (18 comments)
Economic Stimulus Payment...Do you know where yours is??? - 06/13/08 10:07 AM
Many people are asking where or when their check will arrive. I have a client that is using their check for part of their downpayment. Not knowing when or how, I did some calling and came up with this web site. You can find out when your check will be sent out, "IF" you are getting one. My brother checked his and got the response...We have no record of that SS number. Here is the link for those who need it. https://sa1.www4.irs.gov/irfof/IRServlet?app=IRACTC (4 comments)
Identity Theft...On the lighter side. - 06/11/08 12:49 PM
Identity theft is a real serious problem, as I know first hand. But there is almost always a lighter side to any subject, if you just look for it. So here is my attempt. These photo's were sent by a friend who has a great love for animals..I hope you enjoy these as I did.
1) How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier? A) 21 steps. It alludes to the 21 gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary. 2) How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why? A) 21 seconds for the same reason in answer #1 3) Why are his gloves (14 comments)
Red Hat Enterprise???? - 06/09/08 09:08 PM
The Rain is giving me fits tonight...well most of the day ...I know that there will be some problems every now and then. But, i am getting a different site when I click on the Rain! About every 3or 4 times I log in, I get a site Red Hat Enterprize Linux Test Page. Can anyone enlighten me, otherwise I will try to ignore it. (11 comments)
WARNING...The Deer ticks are out! - 06/05/08 08:46 AM
I try not to rile up the masses, but this is important. I hope I'm not to late!!! You may want to send this warning to everyone! If someone comes to your door doing a survey on Deer Ticks, and asked to take off your clothes and dance around to shake off the ticks... DON'T DO IT! IT'S A SCAM! They only want to see you naked! I wish I had gotten this yesterday. I FEEL SO STUPID NOW!
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