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      I started coming in to the office pretty much full time again this year. The main reason is that nearly no one else has. There’s almost no one around, and I don’t have the distractions of home. Helps a lot that it is a five minute drive as well. Once the office starts getting crowded, if it ever does, I’ll likely work from home more often again.

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      Every now and then I get floated to work in IGH near Gretens.  It’s crazy seeing the traffic in and out of that place all week long.  The parking lot is always full, even mid morning on a Tuesday.

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      Every now and then I get floated to work in IGH near Gretens. It’s crazy seeing the traffic in and out of that place all week long. The parking lot is always full, even mid morning on a Tuesday.

      Super nice family!

      My wife has worked for Bachman’s for almost 40 years has been in their corporate finance office for at least the last 30 and for her/us vacations in April (when they have normal weather!), May, & early June just don’t happen.  Just has she has for before most every Mother’s (and Valentine’s) day since she’s worked in the office she will be working on the delivery floor today and tomorrow prepping shipments & most of the Bachman family will be doing the same thing.  I suspect the same thing will be happening at Gerten’s.

       

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      Always heard good things about the Gertens family. Everything is earned and not given.  It’s not a free ride if you want to be apart of the Gertens empire.

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      Longshots!

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      Longshots!

      You can’t make this stuff up. Minnesota can’t even win a horse race.

      Loserville, USA lol!!!

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      @ 80/1 Rich Strike wasn’t even one of the 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby yesterday. A horse scratched and he got in.

      These are the races that drive me nuts and I laugh at, at Canterbury. A horse opens up at 30/1 and by time they get to the gate the horse is at 20/1 cause the young crowd love to bet on the long shots to get rich quick… lol!!!

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        @ 80/1 Rich Strike wasn’t even one of the 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby yesterday. A horse scratched and he got in. These are the races that drive me nuts and I laugh at, at Canterbury. A horse opens up at 30/1 and by time they get to the gate the horse is at 20/1 cause the young crowd love to bet on the long shots to get rich quick… lol!!!

        You can all SUCK IT because I just made $400!  Well $375.  I have friends in KY and every year we all place bets on the Derby.  I put $5 on the MN horse Zandon and every year I put $5 on the long shot.  HA!  I know I know big spender, but it’s all in fun and not taken seriously.  I’m not the only one who consistently plays the long shot.  We’re all dancing and giving crap to our other friends now.  What it really means is I’ll owe a round of drinks this summer at our film conference.  And no one ever orders rail😜

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        I like win-place bets. $10 on your horse to win and $10 on your horse to place. You’ll win both bets your horse wins and if your horse places you win the place ticket. Same with a win-show bet or even a win-place-show bet.

         

         

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          I don’t know if anyone saw the overhead Derby footage and Rich Strike coming from practically the back of the group.  It was honestly unbelievable the speed that suddenly kicked in and the jockeys masterful direction of the horse.  That horse shifted into fourth gear.

          I was also laughing at what a little shit the horse was after the race, biting the Churchill horse leading it to the winners circle.  It was being very difficult and aggressive.  Then at one point it’s groomer showed up and it settled down.  The groomer was petting his neck and you could read his lips saying “good…good”.

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          I don’t know if anyone saw the overhead Derby footage and Rich Strike coming from practically the back of the group. It was honestly unbelievable the speed that suddenly kicked in and the jockeys masterful direction of the horse. That horse shifted into fourth gear. I was also laughing at what a little shit the horse was after the race, biting the Churchill horse leading it to the winners circle. It was being very difficult and aggressive. Then at one point it’s groomer showed up and it settled down. The groomer was petting his neck and you could read his lips saying “good…good”.

           

          Big Derby/Triple Crown Race fan here. Those other two horses were so worried about each other, they didn’t notice Rich Strike making a move. As far as the post-race, I mentioned on Twitter that Rich Strike was acting like a frat boy who just took 5 shots of Jager and was looking to bed with a woman.

          That was an amazing race. I was at Pub 819 with some friends, and the whole bar was into it, cheering and such.

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          Place and show were definitely caught off guard!

           

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          152 till Gopher Hockey and wisconSIN says “hold my beer”.

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          @ 80/1 Rich Strike wasn’t even one of the 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby yesterday. A horse scratched and he got in. These are the races that drive me nuts and I laugh at, at Canterbury. A horse opens up at 30/1 and by time they get to the gate the horse is at 20/1 cause the young crowd love to bet on the long shots to get rich quick… lol!!!

          Canterbury races are usually only 6 horses and one of the top two favorites win every race.  Favorites go off at even money or 1-3 so people start throwing money at the other 4 horses to find value.

          I hate betting at Canterbury.

           

           

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          Place and show were definitely caught off guard!

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          The speed of Rich Strike relative to all of the other horses at the end of the race is almost unbelievable.

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          @ 80/1 Rich Strike wasn’t even one of the 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby yesterday. A horse scratched and he got in. These are the races that drive me nuts and I laugh at, at Canterbury. A horse opens up at 30/1 and by time they get to the gate the horse is at 20/1 cause the young crowd love to bet on the long shots to get rich quick… lol!!!

          Canterbury races are usually only 6 horses and one of the top two favorites win every race. Favorites go off at even money or 1-3 so people start throwing money at the other 4 horses to find value. I hate betting at Canterbury.

          I like going to Canterbury, but don’t put a ton of money on the races for this exact reason. It feels like a lot of favorites win and that’s not very profitable. It has gotten better in recent years with the influx of money from Mystic Lake. It’s still a low level of horse racing with not a ton of competition.

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          My friends and I used to go to Canterbury once in a while. We wouldn’t bet with the track. We’d bet amongst ourselves, and we would bet on the horse that would finish last place, not win. Honestly, that is just as tough.

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          Staying at a hotel in Rochester and our room has two TVs. Can see both games while lying in bed.  😁 🏒🥅

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          We got upgraded from a 32″ tv to a 50″ in our living room.  I was fine with the 32″ until we got the 50″… WOW!!! My wife said we should’ve got the 55″. There was still have room… LoL!!!

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          Living vicariously through your kids haha.

          The eldest is in Michigan with the UM Gopher Motorsports team.  He has helped with building a car set to be raced vs. teams from dozens of colleges from the US (and at least one from Mexico) at the Michigan International Speedway.  He designed the chain-guard and is the backup driver as a Fr.  Today they present their design etc. to the judges, and then over the next few days will compete with acceleration, skidpad, autocross and endurance.

          For a kid that loved his first Hot Wheel since before he could walk I am not surprised by any of this.

           

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          We got upgraded from a 32″ tv to a 50″ in our living room. I was fine with the 32″ until we got the 50″… WOW!!! My wife said we should’ve got the 55″. There was still have room… LoL!!!

          we have a 65 inch in our remodeled basement.  As soon as it went up my wife lamented that a 75” might have looked better there.

          once my 61” DLP finally dies (bought it in 2005) I’m using those words to put an 80” in the family room.  It’s a big space so I’m going big

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          We got upgraded from a 32″ tv to a 50″ in our living room. I was fine with the 32″ until we got the 50″… WOW!!! My wife said we should’ve got the 55″. There was still have room… LoL!!!

          we have a 65 inch in our remodeled basement. As soon as it went up my wife lamented that a 75” might have looked better there. once my 61” DLP finally dies (bought it in 2005) I’m using those words to put an 80” in the family room. It’s a big space so I’m going big

          I have a 50″, and I’d like to go bigger, but frankly, in a 1BR apt…a 50″ is big enough, although according to the “formula” I could go as high as 57″-60″

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          I’ve had a pretty basic 1080P 60“ Sharp for about 10 years now and never seriously looked to replace. 4K content has just never fully taken off.

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          I’ve had a pretty basic 1080P 60“ Sharp for about 10 years now and never seriously looked to replace. 4K content has just never fully taken off.

           

          From what I know, 4K isn’t worth it, yet. It might happen, it might not, become widespread (I think it will, just not worth the investment yet).

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          I also put a piece of tape on the floor for the kids to sit behind.  32″ screen was bad enough watching them stand 6″ inches from… lol!!!

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          I’ve had a pretty basic 1080P 60“ Sharp for about 10 years now and never seriously looked to replace. 4K content has just never fully taken off.

          My philosophy on the primary TV (which our DLP is) is to buy top of the line so you stay as far ahead of obsoleted technology as possible.   I think the TV we bought in 2005 cost $3500 but other than two new fans we’ve never had a problem with it.  If it doesn’t die then we’ll replace it when we get around to remodelling the main floor of the house (we have windows to pay off now and are remodelling our upstairs bathrooms)

          For the basement we bought a Samsung 4K which is nice but we intentionally chose not to break the bank on it, even though the 65″ OLEDs were very tempting.  There’s a huge difference in picture quality though from the 1080p and the services we have seem to have a fair amount of 4k content.

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          Living vicariously through your kids haha. The eldest is in Michigan with the UM Gopher Motorsports team. He has helped with building a car set to be raced vs. teams from dozens of colleges from the US (and at least one from Mexico) at the Michigan International Speedway. He designed the chain-guard and is the backup driver as a Fr. Today they present their design etc. to the judges, and then over the next few days will compete with acceleration, skidpad, autocross and endurance. For a kid that loved his first Hot Wheel since before he could walk I am not surprised by any of this.

          I am pretty sure he is not the one holding the file by the working end instead of the handle….

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          I also put a piece of tape on the floor for the kids to sit behind. 32″ screen was bad enough watching them stand 6″ inches from… lol!!!

           

          32″ amd 6″? That’s insane. I’m about 7-8′ from my tv.

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          I also put a piece of tape on the floor for the kids to sit behind. 32″ screen was bad enough watching them stand 6″ inches from… lol!!!

          32″ amd 6″? That’s insane. I’m about 7-8′ from my tv.

          I have them 5′ back now and they try to tell me they can’t see… lol!!!

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          With the newer LEDs the ‘formula’ is different too.   I forget what they say but I think with 4K TVs you can sit much closer without major problems.

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          I also put a piece of tape on the floor for the kids to sit behind. 32″ screen was bad enough watching them stand 6″ inches from… lol!!!

          32″ amd 6″? That’s insane. I’m about 7-8′ from my tv.

          I have them 5′ back now and they try to tell me they can’t see… lol!!!

           

          Probably because they burned their retinas out all those years sitting 6″ away.  :wink:

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          Probably because they burned their retinas out all those years sitting 6″ away. :wink:

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          My kids many years ago…

           

          (Guess what they’re watching?)

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          Charlotte’s’ Web?!?!?!

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          Correct.

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          Talk about Mandela Effect… I could’ve sworn Al Sharver passed away many years ago.

           

          Reusse: Legendary hockey voice Al Shaver still bleeds Minnesota sports from afar – StarTribune.com

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          Dammit.  I accidently clicked on a Reusse article. I got excited when I saw an article on Al Shaver and wasn’t skeptical enough to look for the Author’s name.  I’ll be mad at myself for a week.

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            Today is our 32nd anniversary.  We are going to Creekside Supper Club, I’m already anticipating an ice cream cocktail.  A Pink Squirrel sounds good.  And tomorrow we open the cabin!

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            Dammit. I accidently clicked on a Reusse article. I got excited when I saw an article on Al Shaver and wasn’t skeptical enough to look for the Author’s name. I’ll be mad at myself for a week.

            Not a Reusse fan?!?!?!

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            Today is our 32nd anniversary. We are going to Creekside Supper Club, I’m already anticipating an ice cream cocktail. A Pink Squirrel sounds good. And tomorrow we open the cabin!

             

            My sister and her hubby went for her birthday and they loved it.  Enjoy, definitely on my to visit list.

            Have you been to Red Stag?  Another cool supper club vibe place.

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              Today is our 32nd anniversary. We are going to Creekside Supper Club, I’m already anticipating an ice cream cocktail. A Pink Squirrel sounds good. And tomorrow we open the cabin!

              My sister and her hubby went for her birthday and they loved it. Enjoy, definitely on my to visit list. Have you been to Red Stag? Another cool supper club vibe place.

              Yes, Red Stag really good.  Steak tartar! Marrow!  Yummmmm

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              4.5 months until puck drop!!

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              Youngest Eagle graduates today from St. Kate’s with her MLIS!  Not bad for a kid who lost her hearing in high school.

              Look for her at a library near you!

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              Youngest Eagle graduates today from St. Kate’s with her MLIS!  Not bad for a kid who lost her hearing in high school.

              Look for her at a library near you!

              I remember her getting cochlear implants but I didn’t know she lost hearing in high school.  Great she graduated.  Congrats

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              The youngest has learned he is the valedictorian for his senior year.  For him the simple pleasure is one-upping is older brother who last year was salutatorian.

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              Not quite as cool as graduations but we got a letter last night inviting our 12 year old to a ceremony for kids that received High Honors this year.

              School stuff is always a challenge for us but since the year of virtual learning she’s done really well.  The biggest issue is just making sure she’s doing all her assignments

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                The youngest has learned he is the valedictorian for his senior year.  For him the simple pleasure is one-upping is older brother who last year was salutatorian.

                Perfect example of how the 🍎 doesn’t fall far from the tree…and that both young men clearly have an exceptionally brilliant Mother 😉

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                Ch 4 did a nice story about the U of M Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Program. Paul Martin donated a bunch of new instruments to it.

                For whatever reason I can’t post the link here.

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                Need to see more of this from star athletes/coaches etc (and yes, I’m sure there’s a lot that doesn’t get reported, but there’s also a lot of :censored: out there)

                The secret philanthropist: Coach Popovich’s gruff persona belies his acts of generosity

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                Agree… how much money does one person really need?!?!?! Giving with an obedient heart and not having to be recognized is a gift in it’s self. And I’ll tread lightly and stop there…

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                Agree… how much money does one person really need?!?!?! Giving with an obedient heart and not having to be recognized is a gift in it’s self. And I’ll tread lightly and stop there…

                It depends on the intentions.  If I donate a guitar to the hospital, nobody cares.  However, for a celebrity, they can actually generate more donations by others by making their donation public.  I didn’t read the article, but for example, how many people knew the hospital had a music therapy group that relied on instrument donations?  This may spur others to donate cash, or get some people to think about instruments they no longer use and get them to donate those instruments rather than have them sit around unused.

                The celebrity may not be looking for recognition as much as the charity.

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                Receiving a packet today from the National Archives with documents about my great-grandpa’s arrest and subsequent stint in Leavenworth for consuming & transporting alcohol in the early 1920s.  Ferk you stupid Volstead act!

                Sláinte, gramps, and thanks for making your decedents proud!

                 

                 

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                Receiving a packet today from the National Archives with documents about my great-grandpa’s arrest and subsequent stint in Leavenworth for consuming & transporting alcohol in the early 1920s.  Ferk you stupid Volstead act!

                Sláinte, gramps, and thanks for making your decedents proud!

                 

                 

                Cool! He wasn’t buds with Old Joe Kennedy, was he? 

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                Receiving a packet today from the National Archives with documents about my great-grandpa’s arrest and subsequent stint in Leavenworth for consuming & transporting alcohol in the early 1920s.  Ferk you stupid Volstead act!

                Sláinte, gramps, and thanks for making your decedents proud!

                 

                 

                Cool! He wasn’t buds with Old Joe Kennedy, was he? 

                Ha!

                He was actually from Luxembourg originally I just like using Sláinte.

                He was 5’6″ and 320 pounds.  Not a small lad…

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                Agree… how much money does one person really need?!?!?! Giving with an obedient heart and not having to be recognized is a gift in it’s self. And I’ll tread lightly and stop there…

                It depends on the intentions.  If I donate a guitar to the hospital, nobody cares.  However, for a celebrity, they can actually generate more donations by others by making their donation public.  I didn’t read the article, but for example, how many people knew the hospital had a music therapy group that relied on instrument donations?  This may spur others to donate cash, or get some people to think about instruments they no longer use and get them to donate those instruments rather than have them sit around unused.

                The celebrity may not be looking for recognition as much as the charity

                gator said

                Agree… how much money does one person really need?!?!?! Giving with an obedient heart and not having to be recognized is a gift in it’s self. And I’ll tread lightly and stop there…

                It depends on the intentions.  If I donate a guitar to the hospital, nobody cares.  However, for a celebrity, they can actually generate more donations by others by making their donation public.  I didn’t read the article, but for example, how many people knew the hospital had a music therapy group that relied on instrument donations?  This may spur others to donate cash, or get some people to think about instruments they no longer use and get them to donate those instruments rather than have them sit around unused.

                The celebrity may not be looking for recognition as much as the charity.

                gator said

                Agree… how much money does one person really need?!?!?! Giving with an obedient heart and not having to be recognized is a gift in it’s self. And I’ll tread lightly and stop there…

                It depends on the intentions.  If I donate a guitar to the hospital, nobody cares.  However, for a celebrity, they can actually generate more donations by others by making their donation public.  I didn’t read the article, but for example, how many people knew the hospital had a music therapy group that relied on instrument donations?  This may spur others to donate cash, or get some people to think about instruments they no longer use and get them to donate those instruments rather than have them sit around unused.

                The celebrity may not be looking for recognition as much as the charity.

                Randy Moss did a LOT of appearances and such, but it was under the radar. He didn’t want the publicity. He was actually doing it because he wanted to, for the recipients.

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                Friday was a first for us. Attended both a funeral (great friend – SAD! – and then later a “boat wedding” out of Stillwater – WONDERFUL!

                A first for us, a wedding and a funeral on the same day.

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                I meant to post this a couple weeks ago during all those destructive storms…

                 

                There are a couple eagle’s nest in my neighborhood.  And it’s amazing how the eagle’s nest goes pretty much unharmed in a destructive storm and house have sizable damage. A nest of twigs can hold up better then a house of lumber and supplies.

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                Friday was a first for us. Attended both a funeral (great friend – SAD! – and then later a “boat wedding” out of Stillwater – WONDERFUL!

                A first for us, a wedding and a funeral on the same day.

                Reminds me of my Jr. year in high school.  Went to funeral of a fellow classmate who was killed in an avalanche. And that evening was the start of Districts for basketball and our 3 week journey to winning State.

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                  Opened the cabin this weekend! Everything worked.  No dead mice.  No trees down.  A rare year.  We came back yesterday and stopped and had lunch at the Shingobee Casino.  Walleye and Chips.  Oh man, so good.  Walleye from Red Lake res, great thin batter coating, chips were more like JoJo potatoes with a spicy salt.  Heading back up on Friday for a week.

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                  Opened the cabin this weekend! Everything worked.  No dead mice.  No trees down.  A rare year.  We came back yesterday and stopped and had lunch at the Shingobee Casino.  Walleye and Chips.  Oh man, so good.  Walleye from Red Lake res, great thin batter coating, chips were more like JoJo potatoes with a spicy salt.  Heading back up on Friday for a week.

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                  Opened the cabin this weekend! Everything worked.  No dead mice.  No trees down.  A rare year.  We came back yesterday and stopped and had lunch at the Shingobee Casino.  Walleye and Chips.  Oh man, so good.  Walleye from Red Lake res, great thin batter coating, chips were more like JoJo potatoes with a spicy salt.  Heading back up on Friday for a week.

                  Was the ice out yet up dere in da arctic circle? 

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                    Opened the cabin this weekend! Everything worked.  No dead mice.  No trees down.  A rare year.  We came back yesterday and stopped and had lunch at the Shingobee Casino.  Walleye and Chips.  Oh man, so good.  Walleye from Red Lake res, great thin batter coating, chips were more like JoJo potatoes with a spicy salt.  Heading back up on Friday for a week.

                    Was the ice out yet up dere in da arctic circle? 

                    Barely 😂 That’s why we opened this last weekend and not the usual Mothers Day!!  The marina was still frozen and he couldn’t get boats in.

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                    https://twitter.com/i/status/1528487629653741568

                     

                    This is pretty friggin’ sweet.

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                    The cause for this isn’t a simple pleasure, but the response is:

                    https://www.wbur.org/news/2022/05/27/memorial-day-flags-boston-photos

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                    Started planting corn on Monday and finished up the soybeans today. Can’t believe I got everything done in a week. Just 10 acres of swamp left that may not get in, which a week ago was about 50 acres. About 3 weeks behind normal. Sounds like some weather coming the next few days.

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                    Started planting corn on Monday and finished up the soybeans today. Can’t believe I got everything done in a week. Just 10 acres of swamp left that may not get in, which a week ago was about 50 acres. About 3 weeks behind normal. Sounds like some weather coming the next few days.

                    Monday doesn’t look great, last I saw.

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                      That is hilarious.  Either the ref was in on it or it’s true, you can’t stop the music!

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                      I misaligned my rib cage this past Friday trying to Mr. Cool on one my kid’s scooters.  Finally went to UC on Monday to make sure I didn’t break a rib. After a couple of x-rays, no ribs broken. So, I finally got into the chiro today and got adjusted.  This would have been my second time going to a chiro for a misaligned/dislocated rib.  Nothing better than being in pain/discomfort, getting adjusted to almost no pain/discomfort.

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                      That is hilarious.  Either the ref was in on it or it’s true, you can’t stop the music!

                      I was thinking the same thing about the ump.

                       

                      To baseball knowledgist, Just curious… isn’t that a balk?

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                        The guy at the marina near our cabin just got two Rottweiler puppies, Nuke and Nitro. They are a handful but already very good boys, yes they are.  I’m a sucker for most animals so I’m very happy to see new dogs around.

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                          Sorry, puppy photo is apparently too big.  You’ll just have to take my word for it…they’re cute.

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                          That is hilarious.  Either the ref was in on it or it’s true, you can’t stop the music!

                          I was thinking the same thing about the ump.

                           

                          To baseball knowledgist, Just curious… isn’t that a balk?

                          I’m not sure? His foot has to be on the rubber, and he has to start his pitching motion, as far as I understand.

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                          The Rube wrote…
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                          Kelly Red wrote…

                          That is hilarious.  Either the ref was in on it or it’s true, you can’t stop the music!

                          I was thinking the same thing about the ump.

                           

                          To baseball knowledgist, Just curious… isn’t that a balk?

                          I’m not sure? His foot has to be on the rubber, and he has to start his pitching motion, as far as I understand.

                          Clearly the batter knew to stay ready, so this stuff must be expected in this league.  Is this a town ball team or something where they can get away with things like this?

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                          The Rube wrote…
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                          Kelly Red wrote…

                          That is hilarious.  Either the ref was in on it or it’s true, you can’t stop the music!

                          I was thinking the same thing about the ump.

                           

                          To baseball knowledgist, Just curious… isn’t that a balk?

                          I’m not sure? His foot has to be on the rubber, and he has to start his pitching motion, as far as I understand.

                          There has to be someone on base to be a balk, so I’m guessing that the bases were empty.

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