Friday, August 29, 2008
I haven't been to our State Fair in over ten years. This is due to the fact that I just moved back to Minnesota 3 years ago. I am SO EXCITED!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Fair.
Time to consume everything and anything possible you can put on a stick.
"Hot Dish on a Stick", "Smore's on a Stick", "Cheese Curds on a Stick" (YUCK) won't be trying those, "Spaghetti & Meat Balls on a Stick" (Gotta try that one to see how that's done)!
This years favorite is suppose to be from Famous Dave's and called "PIG LICKERS". Bacon covered in dark chocolate with sea salt. Doesn't that look heavenly??
Well I'm off now....tapping my foot on the floor waiting for Larry to take me to the fair!
Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend everyone!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
We need to keep on our toes and watch Jim Cantore over at the Weather Channel. Watch him point at the maps, watch his sexy blue Columbia hood flap in the wind, watch him bend over and pick up his pencil. Oh, forgive me...he is just worth watching!! Sorry about that CHRIS THE WEATHER MOOSE GOD Go check out our favorite weather man - Chris the Weather Moose! He will keep us all posted as well!
This is Jim, not Chris
This is the projected path
Friday, August 22, 2008
So I wake up this morning and Miss Fancy Pants - my Green Bay Packer Bear (GBPB) is sitting in the camping chair demanding to know where Brett Favre is? I told her it was a long story. She didn't buy it. I also tried to tell her to get over it because Candid Carrie did. After all, he USE to be Candid Carrie's boyfriend. Btw, a tad early to be drinking a Bud Light isn't it??
So she say's "Is he in here?"
Oh BRETTTTT are you in here? No, Green Bay Packer Bear Brett Favre is NOT in the dumpster. Even though I know some Packer fans would like to see him in there for ruining their team.
Get back in this house right now missy....He's not outside in the yard either!!
My Green Bay Packer Bear's new qwest in life is to find Brett Favre?
This is going to take awhile!
Did someone say BTW it's PHRYDAY'S PHOTO FIESTA???
Yes, it's Candid Carrie's
PHOTO FRIDAY!!! Go check it out. I love photo stories don't you?
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here we are at Indianapolis 500 this year. Knowing Larry very well I attempted to STOP any silly face he was going to make.
Again....... here in Cabo. Way to go Larry!
And yet again.....here in Gaylord, MN
But I'm not giving up. I'll keep trying for that great photo.
At least Larry keeps me laughing and that's a great thing!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
"I FEAR ... those scarey men that sit on the knoll outside my house at night aiming their guns at me."
It's a dream I have repeatedly. Scares the CRAP out of me. Or the one where men wearing ski masks (must be winter time as I'm in Minnesota) heave my garage door open and come inside my house thru the garage door.
Now mind you, my boyfriend has ASSURED me that there is no way on God's green earth anyone could lift my garage door because it has the garage door opener thingy and they can not be lifted up without pressing the little button on the remote.
So I sleep soundly knowing that??? NOT!!!!
Maybe I need a larger dog?? Sorry bout that "Luna"
Monday, August 18, 2008
I AM ... ready for summer to begin!
I WANT... to eat lobster and sit by a lake, in that order
I HAVE ... a beautiful dog.
I WISH I COULD ... take a week vacation at a cabin on a lake.
I HATE ... when I can't cheat on my front loading wash machine, open the door once it's started & toss in a piece of clothing I forgot to put in.
I FEAR ... those scarey men that sit on the knoll outside my house at night aiming their guns at me.
I HEAR ... silence.
I SEARCH ... for the full moon every month.
I DON'T THINK ... those Chinese gymnasts are 16 either.
I LOVE ... my family.
I AM NOT ... a big fan of black licorice.
I DANCE ... whenever I CAN!!!
I NEVER ... like to watch idiots poor gasoline on an open fire.
I RARELY ... forget to turn lights off.
I CRY WHEN I WATCH ... "Lassie"....that's why I can't watch it.
I AM NOT ALWAYS ... on time.
I HATE THAT ... you have to stop & wait for trains passing when your in a hurry.
I'M CONFUSED ABOUT ... most things.
I NEED ... to stop and pick up chicken to grill tonight.
I SHOULD ... Get my hair colored on Saturday.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
You lose arguments with inanimate objects.
You have to hold onto the lawn to keep from falling off the earth.
Your job is interfering with your drinking.
Your doctor finds traces of blood in your alcohol stream.
You sincerely believe alcohol is the elusive 5th food group.
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case - coincidence? I think not!
Two hands and just one mouth.. - now THAT'S a drinking problem!
You can focus better with one eye closed.
The parking lot seems to have moved while you were in the bar.
Your pets are named Barley and Hops.
Hey, 5 beers has just as many calories as a burger, screw dinner!
Your idea of cutting back is less salt.
The whole bar says 'Hi' when you come in..
Do you think that someone said to the guy that invented the vibrator "build it and they will come"?
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Note the billboard: SUICIDE (Maybe the nado was trying to say something?)
Thar she goes back up!! Bye-bye ninjanadoe-ita!!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The mare, Lady, was a wild woman. This horse was like 24 years old and it was a rodeo every freakin time I got on her. She didn't walk, she pranced. That horse would prance herself into a lather in 5 minutes. She was also very skittish. I remember we were riding down the right side of the road one day and the next thing I knew, we were riding down the left side of the road. She had seen a dark patch in the road and got scared and actually hopped to the left. Staying in the saddle was a challenge.
As far as animals go, one day I came home and at the end of the driveway there was a stand of tree's and there was a huge owl sitting in the tree. I'd never seen an owl before. Well.....I'd seen pictures of them, but I hadn't seen a live one. Then there was the day I just happened to walk to the back door and looked out and low and behold there was a big bird flying just over the tree tops with a huge snake dangling out of it's talons. Then there was the day all the cats (we inherited 6 six cats from the previous owner) just flew off the back deck. Like roaches, scattering. Again I looked out in the back yard and there's this big snake (water moccasin) ambling through the backyard. I think it was headed for the pool. My husband got out the .22 and we started shooting at it. DH hit the body several times. I aimed and hit a tree on the back of the property (hahahahaha - oops). Finally, the snake was all coiled up and DH went down the steps to about 6 feet away from the snake and aimed at his head and the snake leaped at him with its mouth wide open. I've never see DH move that fast backwards. It scared me so bad I just about fell off the deck.
There were coyotes too. If we got home late and it was dark, I'd make someone walk to the barn to feed. I was too scared. I could hear them howling out there and it was give me goosebumps. Also, this was around the time that Rafael Resendez Martinez Burrito was traveling by train and killing people. We lived about 3 miles from the tracks.
This morning on the way to work I thought I saw a buck, but I wasn't sure. This evening, on the way home, sure enough, I saw a 6 pointer and he was standing with 2 does by the road. I've NEVER seen a buck up close.
You never know what you're gonna see in the country........
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Jennifer and Sandi
It's Camp Candid Carrie's Wisconsin weekend!!! This should be fun because I'm not even FROM Wisconsin. I'm from Minnesota. But I love Wisconsin, my boyfriend use to live there, I've traveled through the state numerous times on my way to Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, Chicago and California. Oh wait that's the other way.
Anyway, I'm no expert on Wisconsin. Sorry about that. But what I am an expert on is having a great time and I like WI cheese & football!!!!!! My boyfriend asked me if I wanted to go to Green Bay, WI and attend a Packer game. I replied "HECK YES"!! I love football. Do I love the Packers? Ummmm I'll plead the fifth. My sister, nephew, brother-in-law are HUGE packer fans though I think that counts! No, I'm not even a Vikings fan. I'M A COLTS FAN.... GO PEYTON MANNING!! Okay sorry, back to my Green Bay Packer game.
I can tell you Wisconsin has A LOT of dead deer along the highway. That's gross. We arrived late Friday night and stayed at a friends house. We bar hopped with some of Larry's great friends. That's Larry and I far right.
and then hit the hay.
SATURDAY: Larry played tour guide all day. Green Bay is a lovely town.
Shot some pool too! Had to work that into the mix. We love to shoot pool!
Introduced Larry and his friend to sushi at a Japanese restaurant and
then we called it a day. We had a big day tomorrow.
SUNDAY: TIME TO GET UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Places to go, people to see, beer to drink and a Green Bay Packer game to attend at Lambeau Field.
HAD to go to the Stadium View Bar where all the fun and action was. This is
just across the street from Lambeau Field.
Found another one of Larry's buddies tailgating at the stadium. There's Lambeau in the background. See, just over Kurt's shoulder there!! Hi Larry!!
Making our way to the door.. Sure thanks, we'll have another beer!
Green Bay Packer fans are so nice!!!!!!!!!
We made it!! Here's looking back at those still in line.. hehehehe suckas
THERE'S BRETT FAVRE!! Wave!! Because it's the last time you'll see him there. He's coming over to the Vikings, did you know that? You heard it here first folks!
That's EXACTLY how rumors get started, from me starting them!
Darn lucky Jets.
There's Larry and I leaving the game. Headin back to Minnesota!
THANKS WISCONSIN I HAD A BLAST!!!
Thanks Camp Candid Carrie for sharing my Wisconsin blog with your campers!
Friday, August 8, 2008
EVERYBODY READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???
It's that time of year. Larry and I are attending the Minnesota Viking's Preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks tonight. I'll keep you posted if Favre shows up to play. In the mean time...as you can see Levi appeared this morning, plopped himself on the recliner with a couple of beers. I guess he's waiting for us to take him to the game tonight. I hate to break it to him.......... but Levi, your a bear. You can not attend functions. Geeez bears these days.
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Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Yes, well.......it wasn't much. More like a spring shower on steroids. It rained all day, but it was a gentle rain. Not a blowing sideways with lightning and thunder and hail kinda rain. I took some pictures on my way into work this morning. It takes me 45 minutes just to get to the bus stop. It's mostly through the country so I don't mind at all. I saw a doe and her baby down the street from home.
This second picture is shooting North. That big building you see on the right is the Igloo factory..... Ice Chest City. You can actually see the leading edge of the storm.
This picture was taken after I got on the bus. Its the back of the seat in front of me. Interesting.... when I was on the bus, the seat was grey. Here it's blue. I'll have to ponder this.................
I felt it more than saw it, but it seemed to me like we were going a little bit faster than we should have been going considering the weather conditions. Here's what Academy looks like from the window of a bus going 97 mph down I-10 in the middle of a tropical storm.
This would be an 18-wheeler.
<----this is a shot of a laser beam being shot across the skies of downtown Houston.
If you scream IKEA really, really loud it sounds like......... I KILL YA ...........hahahahaha. So, have ya'll seen Achmed the Dead Terrorist? If you haven't, Google Jeff Dunham and watch some of the uTube skits. Hysterical. Walter is my favorite ......and Peanut..... and Achmed and Juan Jalapeno.........on a stick.
This is the end of my photojournalistic trip down I-10 in the middle of tropical storm Eduaord-O. Hope you enjoyed it.
Monday, August 4, 2008
I wanted to share a really goose-bump kinda experience I had yesterday. I have a hummingbird feeder outside my back door. I had walked outside to give our granddaughter some lemonade and just after I called her name........ZZZZIIIPPPPPP........the hummingbird (a little girl) arrived at the feeder. Now you have to understand I'm so deaf I wear not one, but two, hearing aides and this little bird sounded like a Pratt & Whitney engine. I'm standing there like a dork trying not to move when it occurred to me that I was holding a red plastic cup full of lemonade. I slowly raised the cup to where she could see it and................... ZZZIIIIPPP.........SHE LANDED ON THE DAMN CUP!!! Now I ask you.........HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!!!!! She was 2 feet from my face just sitting on the cup drinking the lemonade. She was an ugly teensy weensy grungy grey thing! Looked like she was having a bad feather day. Female BIRDS (notice the emphasis on BIRDS) are kinda plain. Her mate, boyfriend, or significant other who hangs around has a red ring around his throat. Not a red ring as in a REAL ring.......a ring of red feathers. And she ALWAYS RUNS HIS ASS OFF!!!! hahahah hahahahaaaaaaaaahahahaha.................well I thought it was funny!
So tomorrow we just might have some excitement in the form of weather (my MIL says *weatha* like she's a southern belle). She pronouces Galveston as *gowaston*........What's up with that anyway? My boss pronounces October as *Optober* and this is from a college educated man. Sheesh........
I'm gonna go charge up my camera now.................
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Okay, back to my sister-in-law (Kathy's) awesome recipe for Homemade Chow Mein
2 #'s Hamburger
2 Chopped Onions
2 Cups diced Celery (4 stalks)
1 Cup Minute Rice
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Can Chicken w/Rice Soup
5 TBSP of Soy Sauce
2 Cups of Water
Salt and Pepper to taste
Brown hamburger and onions. Add remaining ingredients. Place in a 3qt dish. Cover and bake
at 350' for 1.5 hours.
Top with cashews and Chow Mein Noodles. Lavish it with tons of soy sauce. I love that soy sauce. The more the better for me!
This freezes very well.
So, I decided to search for photo's on Goggle Images using the word "Sunday"....
Here's one of the results. Now what in the heck does a bike have
ANYTHING to do with Sunday? I'll never know. Dumb!