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NOTE: This post was modified Tuesday morning to correct some issues with the graphics—and to freshen it up just a touch ‘cause we’re not posting today. Today is our last of this three-day shindig! We motored out early this morning the thirty or so miles to our secret fishin’ spot in a cliff-obscured cove on Cyber-Lake Superior. On Sunday, we split up into small groups and did some exploring along the shores of Cyber-Lake Superior. The cyber dogs were joyfully splashing in the 40ºF lake, seemingly unaffected by the cold (they did spend some time sunning themselves on the granite shore). All (19 comments)
This morning we’ll take a little break from the antics of our two-dimensional cyber-selves and remain pretty-much connected to the real world (as connected as Med & I can be, anyway). Medford & I are here on my back porch enjoying a beautiful Saint Paul, Minnesota sunrise, the temperature according to “Pruett’s Pig Powders” thermometer is a brisk 48ºF, and the sky is clear. Yesterday, Med & I took a walk along the East Bank of the Mississippi River along Saint Paul’s lovely riverfront, and since we were grounded enough in the real world, brought along my little camera—so we could (64 comments)
Saturday at the Codger Lodge—The Dog’s Arrive in the Wrong Place - 05/26/07 12:03 PM
In “Real World Saint Paul,” the air is smokey & cool. Pruett’s tells me it’s 64ºF, my lens assisted eyes tell me it’s cloudy, and the weather prediction is for off and on showers. The smoke is due to a tree removal project along the river. So, I think I’ll rejoin the party at the cyber-lodge. At the Codger Cyber Lodge, the weather is a computer-controlled 72ºF, it is sunny, with a light breeze of Cyber Lake Superior. Our guests are enjoying their respective porcelain, not china, but made in China, Codger Collectible Mugs filled to the brim with organically & (16 comments)
It “Actively Rained” in the real St. Paul, and much of the state most of the day yesterday—and the weeds in my yard responded by growing at least an inch—the grass seemed unimpressed! The “no Active Rain” part of the post’s title refers to the fact that we didn’t get here on the ‘Rain at all yesterday. It was a sad day for me as I received word of the death of my 83-year-old cousin. He passed on Monday, and his family didn’t find my phone number until Wednesday—after the funeral. He and I were pretty close and I spent my (23 comments)
Reflections from My back porch on a potentially wet day in St. Paul - 05/23/07 05:49 AM
Med and I called our meeting on my back porch to order at about 4:40am CDT, this fine 67ºF morning. As usual, we are enjoying our porcelain, not china, but made in China, Codger Collectible Mugs filled to the brim with organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, French-Roast coffee (Medford’s as usual, polluted with cream & sugar). We are expecting significant rain later today—we’ve been promised rain for a couple of days, and only seen a drop or six. We really need the rain! My yard is August dry—and summer hasn’t even arrived yet. Typically during the months of May and June, we (18 comments)
Saturday Fun at the Computer Keyboard - 05/19/07 02:21 PM
Today I’m showing off the FINAL iteration of our Cyber-Fishin’ trawler. It is simply too much of a time investment, no matter how dissatisfied I may be with the graphic. The Codger Lodge, unlike the boat, is set-up to be changed when necessary. Today, I added the driveway—actually a cropped photo of a dirt drive near my home (St. Paul requires drives be paved or gravel—hmmmm), Pruett’s, and Carl’s cooker (boy-howdy-can her turn out a fine steak on that—almost as good as mine!) ;-) UPCOMING EVENTS ON THIS BLOG: In June, our second “CODGER CARNIVAL OF CURB APPEAL.” There will be an official (17 comments)
Friday Morning from the Decks of the Motor Vessel Pegasus II—Come Relax With Us - 05/18/07 05:34 AM
Medford & I decided to hide out here on Cyber-Lake Superior—it IS Friday and there is nothing like a placid lake & good company to regain one’s perspective. And a fine porcelain, not china, but made in China, Codger Collectible Mug filled to the brim with organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, Sumatran-roast coffee, helps lubricate the quest for that perspective. We really don’t have a topic this morning, no rant, no opinions to opine, we’re just kickin’ back and enjoying each other’s company. Carl has raided the tackle supply (courtesy of Lenn Harley) and is about to wet a line to seek (23 comments)
The Codgers didn’t Post this Morning—and it’s ALL MY FAULT! - 05/14/07 07:58 PM
By Medford Ambrose Okay, I admit it, Jay didn’t post a “Good morning Gentle Readers” post this fine Monday morning, and…well…it’s because I distracted him with a better offer! I dragged him up to Cyber Two Harbors before dawn. Why? You might well ask. I got us a former Cyber Great Lakes fishing trawler. 70’ (waterline) hull length, with a beam of 24’, the boat is powered by a pair of 200hp Cummins Diesel (of course, biodiesel), oh never mind, this is a cyber-boat! It doesn’t need an engine! Were it a real boat, it would have a maximum speed (28 comments)
Fishin’ Opener Weekend at the Cyber-Codger Lodge. - 05/13/07 06:32 AM
Here we are again, at the “Cyber-Codger Lodge” on Cyberlake Superior, getting ready for another day of great fishin’ (except Jay, who is hopeless as a fisherman). The weather, as always computer climate controlled, is great. We have our rented deep-water fishing boat, already stocked with our tackle, lunches, cooler for liquid refreshments, and of course a large insulated coffee carafe for the before-noon pick me up! We’ve remembered everything! Wait—there is just one more thing:
Saturday Morning at the Codger Lodge—New Lodge closer to the Big Lake! - 05/12/07 07:04 AM
It pleases us to announce that a New Codger Lodge has been obtained! The really cool thing about inhabiting our little corner of cyber-space, is that such things are possible. We did this for those interested in cyber-fishing on the greatest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior, or at least the virtual rendition of it. This change was made to make it easier for the redoubtable Lenn Harley, noted fisher-person from back-east to reach the cyber Big Lake. Oh, also, Lenn was concerned with Medford’s big bald head & ultraviolet rays during the coming months of high-summer, and our proximity to (22 comments)
Cyber Café & Back Porch Conversations’ “Blog Mission Statement” - 05/11/07 08:27 AM
Note: Today’s scheduled episode of Codger Melodrama has been postponed due to the Piranha brothers having failed to show up this morning for the performance. They were overheard by stage-hands to be dissatisfied with their contract. Big Carl has been dispatched to find the brothers and renegotiate their contract—in his own special way. I think there is a very good chance that contract issue will be settled (so to speak) and the performance will go on later today or tomorrow morning ;-).
Today’s business: Have you ever gone into a restaurant with your friends or associates and been told by (20 comments)
From My back porch—ROAD TRIP—with Cameras (hijack this post, PLEASE)! - 05/10/07 05:48 AM
This fine Thursday morning , with Pruett’s telling us it’s already 58ºF, and a predicted high in the 80s, Med and I are preparing to head out on the road to stock up on background photos for our graphics. We’ll be gone most of the day. “So,” Med began, “just who is going to watch the blog while we are gone?” “Carl?” I replied, as I filled my April edition, ceramic, not China, but made in China, Codger-Collectible Mug™, with HOT organically and shade-grown, fair-trade, Guatemalan-Roast coffee, “He’s filled in for us before.” “He’s out of town, you missed breakfast yesterday, (119 comments)
Wednesday Morning from my back Porch—we got 200 Points for this bit-o-nothing! - 05/09/07 06:59 AM
“So why are we posting today?” Medford asked in the early Saint Paul dawn as we stood on my beck porch. “If we don’t,” I answered after a sip of my HOT organically and shade-grown, fair-trade, Guatemalan-Roast coffee, from my April edition, ceramic, not China, but made in China, Codger-Collectible Mug™ (still available—too lazy to create a May mug), “our gentle Readers will have no place on AR to stop for their morning coffee.” “They can’t really get coffee here!” Medford rejoined. “Doesn’t matter.” “Sure it matters,” Medford insisted, “oh wait—I get it! You just want the 200 points for posting. (36 comments)
From MY Back Porch (What DOES a Codger do when he’s not posting?) - 05/08/07 09:42 AM
Good Tuesday Morning!—It may come as a complete surprise to you, but I did not post yesterday! I made a few comments—but no post. Medford didn’t post, nor did Carl, Harold, Fred, or even the imaginary Molly. Boomer doesn’t post (yet—I’ve been working on him). Since all our other characters are imaginary—they did not post either. So just what does a Codger do if he doesn’t post? Whatever he wants! Some of us, I guess, sit in neat rocking chairs and watch the world go by—there’s some benefit in that, I have one and I DO rock! But that soon becomes (14 comments)
Chapter III Ya know, when you’re the manager/early morning waiter—you pretty much do everything except cook around here until 7am when Sandy, our morning (21 comments)
Reflections from Jay’s Back Porch—Thursday Edition—It’s safe, no Rant Today - 05/03/07 05:58 AM
My replica Pruett’s Pig Powders thermometer indicates the current temp is 50ºF and my lens-assisted eyes tell me the sky is clear, as I await the arrival of that cranky Codger™ Medford on my back porch. Allow me to pander just a bit; how do ya like the new me on this reworked graphic? My (porcelain, not China, but made in China) Codger Collectible™ mug of organically & shade-grown, Fair Trade, Sumatran Roast coffee, has fired up my remaining brain-synapses, in anticipation of Medford’s arrival. I can’t wait to ask him in person if he lost his mind actually posting (13 comments)
Reflections from My Back Porch—Monthly Check Ride—How would YOU do! - 05/01/07 06:12 AM
Good Morning Gentle Readers! It’s a fine foggy morning here on my back porch, according to Pruett’s, the temperature is 49ºF, and I’m a happy guy! Why would I tell you I’m Happy? Aren’t you always happy, y’old coot, when you wake up alive? Well—yes that IS a good start each day. But yesterday I PASSED my monthly “Ability to Still Drive Safely Check Ride,” given by a very demanding Boomer Jack. Check Ride? Well, I am 77 years old, and even though I think I am still competent behind the wheel, and, of course I value the freedom driving gives (25 comments)
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