Sunday, September 30, 2007

Have You Ever Seen a Monkey...

First, start humming the tune "Have You Ever Seen a Laddie?"

C'mon... you know how the song goes...

Now keep humming while I add some lyrics...

Have you ever seen a Monkey, go this wayand that waygo this wayand that way?Have you ever seen a Monkey go this way and that?
Congratulations on your first motorcycle Jason. Michael and I are really glad you decided to listen us OLD people and learn how to ride safely. We hope you do well in your Rider Safety Course, and remember: be a Cycle Monkey... not a Psycho Monkey :o)

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Music I Dig.

I haven't posted anything in a while because I've been busy with a bunch of projects. When I'm working I always listen to music... if I'm in my office I'm usually running iTunes... if I'm in the workshop I've got the radio on... at the store the tunes are cranking... you get the idea.

A couple nights ago I heard an interview on NPR with Queen Latifah. I love her voice and think she's an incredibly talented artist. She's got a new album of popular jazz and R&B songs called Trav'lin' Light'. She covers "Poetry Man" by Phoebe Snow and does an amazing job. I gotta get this album. I mentioned it to Roger and he told me about another CD that I'm gonna HAVE to get.

Roger knows that I adore Alison Krauss - both for her master musicianship and her captivating voice. Well...

Alison Krauss has teamed with Robert Plant for a CD named Raising Sand. Here's an interview with them... it runs about eight minutes and it's worth the time - the song clips are enticing.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Subject: Quick and Easy Fried Dough

I get weekly emails from King Arthur Flour... recipes, sales flyers, etc. I was just checking my mail before turning off the computer for the night, and saw this evil message.

Arrrooooo? How could I NOT look at that email? AAaaaahhhhh! It was so powerful I had to show you... now you are also under it's spell...

Look! Look at the recipe. Go! Go make fried dough. Drive! Drive over to our house and bring it to us! HooooOOOWWwwwwwWWLLLL!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Let's Listen To Our Elders

I found this on You Tube and thought it was very interesting, insightful... and scary. I love our country, but sometimes I fear our government. Michael, I apologize for taking so long to post it :o)

Bears, Bears, Bears...

we're back from our 5th Annual Honeymoon -- uneaten by bears! (saw two bears and lots of tracks) We saw and heard wildlife all over the place, including at camp. One deer we startled at a swamp jumped off behind some brush then stopped, turned around and checked us out. It stood and watched us for a bit then took a couple steps towards us before bounding off again.

On our June trip I took this picture of a giant beaver dam:Well, it sure looks different now!
Here's a shot of us at the trail head at camp. We're in the middle of the woods, miles out on a dirt road and lots of people stop and ask us if our truck is stuck/broke down. It's interesting the different reactions we get when we tell 'em we're camping, but almost everyone asks us if we know that there's bears all over the place. We know, we know -- we're very, very careful.
About 250 ft. down the main trail is our kitchen...another 50 ft. in is our fancy-schmancy propane shower with deluxe pallet flooring...and at the end of the main trail - camp. The screen house is on the left, the tent is on the right and there are tarps suspended over both...Here's two shots of Michael: adding to the woodpile and enjoying the fruits of his labors.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Louis Armstrong!? All I Can Make is a Chicken.

A friend emailed this to me... and after I watched it the first time, I watched it again. As soon as I finish posting this, I'm gonna watch it again. It's pretty cool...

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Le temps vole

Ah oui, le jour travailliste... presque le temps pour aller en direction du nord à la recherche des ours et à poutine.

S'il vous plaît pardonner mon français pauvre! Mes excuses à nos amis l'Acadiennes. Un jour j'espère parler votre belle langue avec plus de compétence.

Remercier la bonté pour le :o)