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A LEGIT FREE PLACE TO CHECK YOUR CREDIT  https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp


 The FTC asks people to report questionable robot calls by visiting its complaint Web site or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP


Products that come from corn   http://www.ontariocorn.org/classroom/products.html


When will the world end?  Here's some bad guesses http://www.atheismresource.com/2010/countdown-to-the-end-of-the-world-again



If you see anything suspicious or receive a message from someone claiming to be from the IRS, don't open any attachments or click on links included in the e-mail. Instead, forward the message to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.


HAVE YOU BEEN SCAMMED?   LET YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL KNOW!  http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/stateattorneygenerallist.php

TODAY'S COOL SITE-Pick of the Day


Wednesday July 25, 2012  5 Shows to go!!

Well the news is out.  We say goodbye to Jim Bollman next Tuesday. 


JACKSON COUNTY FAIR   http://www.jacksoncountyfairmn.com/



Tuesday July 24, 2012  6 Shows to go!!

Did you know that I've been blogging since 2006?  We do 2 blogs, both my commentary on things in this world, and then on my travels.   You can follow them both here.   http://johnreitmeier.com       


Monday July 23, 2012  7 Shows to go!!

Olympics!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games


Friday July 20, 2012    8 Shows to go!!

Out of work?  Looking for friendship?  form a pickpocket gang!  Here's how to to do it. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175867/London-Olympics-2012-As-1-700-fall-victim-pickpockets-day-Eastern-European-gangs-it.html


Thursday July 19, 2012   9 Shows to go!!

We've never done this before...online jig-saw puzzles....how much Cool Site time do you have today?  http://www.crea-soft.com/online-jigsaw-puzzle/


Wednesday July 18, 2012  10 Shows to go!!

Olympic fever, now less than 10 days away!!!  Here's a first view of the stadium along with the usual controversy. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175205/G4S-chaos-strikes-Olympic-Opening-Ceremony-cut-30mins-security-cope.html


Tuesday July 17, 2012 11 is the countdown!

This is one of those, BELIEVE IT-OR NOT sites....but it claims to have a LOT of new uses for your favorite cola!  http://members.tripod.com/~Barefoot_Lass/cola.html


Monday July 16, 2012  12 is the countdown! 
Sorry I couldn't be with you.  Was helping a sick friend at Altru! 


Friday July 13, 2012    13 is the countdown!

Tonight about midnight we'll be hit by a solar flare...probably nothing, but then again.    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/giant-sunspot-shoots-out-intense-x-class-solar-flare/2012/07/12/gJQAKpDtfW_blog.html


Thursday July 12, 2012       14 is the countdown!



Wednesday July 11, 2012   15 is the countdown!
The political season officially starts now...and what better way to endure it than with humor....here's the best place to grab topical political humor! 


Tuesday July 10, 2012
We don't do a lot of birthdays but today is sort of special!  It's Arlo Guthrie's day!  (1947) Here's a youtube link to all his songs we know so well!


Monday July 9, 2012
Today's the day!  That's what Mel Fisher said each day as they looked for buried treasure, but that's not the day that today is!   It's the day that a ton of computers might shut down!   Check if yours is safe by visiting here.  



Friday July 6, 2012
Just for the pork lovers amongst us...the Bacon bacon bacon burger!  


Thursday July 5, 2012
Don't buy a piano, play it on the internet! 


Wednesday July 4th   


Tuesday July 3, 2012   HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA!!!

100 things that are great about AMERICA!  http://money.cnn.com/interactive/news/economy/100-great-things-america.fortune/?source=cnn_bin


Monday July 2, 2012
Here's 10 issues your brain could have that are pretty unusual! 


Friday June 28, 2012    It's Paul Bunyan's Birthday!
Did you know that there's 6 places to actually see Paul?  Can you name them before you look?


Thursday June 28, 2012
It's a big day today....how will the Supreme Court Rule on Obama Health Care? 
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120627/D9VLO34G1.html is a good place to start, we'll add more as the news comes out!    SCotUS check out the timeline of justices, back to the start.  http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/members.aspx


Wednesday June 27, 2012
Have you been called about 2 free airline tickets?  It's a scam, read this to be prepared! http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12403818-the-great-airline-ticket-giveaway-that-just-wont-go-away?lite


Tuesday June 26, 2012
Swim in your own blue lagoon!  http://www.papervision3d.org/


Monday June 25, 2012
What's new along the road?  http://www.roadsideamerica.com/latest/


Friday June 22, 2012


Thursday June 21, 2012    Summer's Here!
What's a beer cost at your favorite ball park?  Here's the list! 


one of my favorite You Tube videos... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4FZH98-Clk


Wednesday June 20, 2012
Google maps has now been around long enough that folks are figuring out how they can make a world wide splash in advertising their product.  Can your company get this creative? 


Been gone a couple of days, attending to a sick cousin.


Friday June 15, 2012
Do you have a project that you need some money for?  Have you ever heard of kickstarter?  Check this out, folks right around you have found funding for their projects! 
http://www.kickstarter.com/discover  search by your city/area


Thursday June 14, 2012
Lists Lists Lists...this is a crazy one!  Every state has a food you should only eat 1 time a year, usually cause it's loaded with fat!  Can you guess what that is for your state? 


Wednesday June 13, 2012
Funny how 1 mans work so long ago can effect so many things in our life!  Do you know who invented the safety pin?


Tuesday June 12, 2012
Happy LOVING DAY!  Bet you don't know what today celebrates!  I didn't.  But what a quirk that the world Loving comes from the name of the people that were involved in it, rather than what it's all about!   Check it out here. 


Monday June 11, 2012
It was 1935, it was today, the first demonstration of FM Radio.  Check out the inventor here. 


Friday June 8,2012    Goodbye Aunt Millie!

Crazy hotels to stay in around the world!  http://www.oddee.com/item_85549.aspx


Thursday June 7, 2012  Happy Birthday Leroy!

It's being called "Foie-mageddon."  California is banning the force feeding of geese to fatten up their livers.  The foodies are on a frenzy!


Wednesday June 6, 2012
If you weren't out sun gazing yesterday, here's your last chance to see what Venus was up to! 


Tuesday June 5, 2012    Happy Birthday Jane!
It's the last day of celebration for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.  Follow the closing events at her official website! 


Monday June 4, 2012   Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!  # 71
Tired of the plain old news?  Want to have a laugh?  Check out http://theonion.com for the most unusual!


Friday June 1 2012  Welcome June!

Today...1974...Heimlich Maneuver first published!   Here's how.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heimlich_maneuver#Abdominal_thrusts


Thursday May 31, 2012
How long has Memorial day been on a Monday? 


Wednesday May 30, 2012
Sometimes our coolsite is just that...cool, no big hidden meaning or world changing moment, just cool, check out this and see if it changes your day, even just a little bit! 


Tuesday May 29, 2012
Here's about 500 words that will get you checked out by homeland security.


Thursday May 24, 2012
They had some working examples, but it was on this day in 1940 that  Igor Sikorsky did his first sucessful flight in a helicopter.   By 1942 they were in production.  Take a trip down "helo" lane with today's cool site! 

THREE BEAR LODGE  http://www.threebearlodge.com/


Wednesday May 23, 2012
It's TALL SHIPS day as they Sail up the Hudson and into Baltimore.  But where are they the rest of the year?  Here's a website that tracks their movements every day.  http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/tallships.phtml


Tuesday May 22, 2012
Couple of things of note today!   First, it's National Strawberries and Cream Week  http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/05/21/national-strawberries-and-cream-day/?iref=obinsite

And we're happy to see that we can shoot a  rocket into space with out  NASA http://www.spacex.com/  (hint...the answer is  YES!)


Monday May 21, 2012
Guest at Riverview Hosp.   Stress test on Friday.


Friday May 18, 2012
It was 1908, it was the big BOOM!  Mt. St. Helens blew it's lid.  Here's the what and the why and the how. 


Thursday May 17, 2012
Norwegian Constitution Day!   198 short years ago.  Eidsvoll Norway, the Norwegians separated from the Sweedes! 
Grunnlovsdagen has only really been celebrated since the end of WWII!  Here's your chance! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Constitution_Day


Wednesday May 16, 2012
Studs Terkel's 100th Birthday.   If you don't know who he was, it's worth finding out about! 


Tuesday May 15, 2012
Leave it to Baltimore to come up with these great art works!  But remember it's not art if it can't swim!  


Monday May 14, 2012
Sometimes we just need to stand back and look at the big picture! Here's a shot of the earth from 22,000 miles away.  The biggest picture of our home that's ever been taken!  http://mashable.com/2012/05/14/121-megapixel-photo-of-earth/


Friday May 11, 2012   HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
Goin' fishin'?  Lots of new rules as you move from lake to lake, check them out here... http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquatic_id.html


Thursday May 10, 2012
It's National Teacher Appreciation Week!  http://www.teacher-appreciation.info/Teacher-Appreciation-Week-2012/ Tell a teacher THANKS  TODAY !


Wednesday May 9, 2012
Piccadilly Circus, 1st lit by electricity, it was 1932@  Have you been there?   http://www.aviewoncities.com/london/piccadillycircus.htm


Tuesday May 8, 2010  Welcome Frits Koffijberg from the Netherlands
Want to tweak your snacks?  How about dusting your potato chips with caviar?  Or a little mango and orange in your Oreo?  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47314198/ns/business-us_business/

Monday May 7, 2010
Up to now, the phrase extinct really meant over/finished/done/kaput! But with the ability to clone from ancient DNA becoming a reality, we can recreate some animals that have been gone for quite a while.  But not as far back as dinosaurs (or so they say).  Here's the first possibilities.  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/14-extinct-animals-that-could-be-resurrected/fit-to-be-cloned


Friday May 4, 2012    STAR WARS DAY! 
May the FOURTH BE WITH YOU!   http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-innovations/may-the-fourth-be-with-you-hold-on-to-your-lightsabers-its-star-wars-day/2012/05/03/gIQAfITF0T_story.html

Everything I know I learned from Star Wars!  http://www.maniacworld.com/star_wars_jokes/Star_Wars_Jokes_Everything_Ive_ever_learned_%20I_learned_from_Star_Wars.html


Thursday May 3, 2012
Do you like those little bottles of goop that the hotels encourage you to take from their bathroom shelves? They're called amenities and some hotels really go overboard on them.   Check out these over the top free-bees!  http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/09/travel/outrageous-hotel-amenities/index.html?iref=obnetwork


VOTE FOR KATHRYN P at Google.   http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html#d=d4-8


Wednesday May 2, 2012
Good at solving puzzles?  Take a shot at these unsolved mysteries.


house with polka dots http://topics.areavoices.com/2012/04/30/gf-man-brightens-up-the-neighborhood-one-dot-at-a-time/


Tuesday May 1 2012
It's May day around the world.  Check out this picture profile of events. 


Saturday April 28, 2012  (from the Grand Forks Herald  http://gfherald.com

IN THE SPIRIT: A ‘bonus family’ for John Reitmeier

Crookston man finds his biological family at age 60
Anyone who knows John Reitmeier knows he’s never lost for words. Otherwise known as the Cool Site Pick of the Day guy for 1310 KNOX radio, Reitmeier has quick and witty comebacks for everything, stemming from many years in radio. But on the evening of April 13, John was somewhat subdued as we neared a white house with a full-width front porch situated on a flower laden street in Charles Town. When John spoke it was softly. As our car pulled into the driveway, a man and his wife came down from the porch to welcome John. Over the past few months they had spoken on the phone several times and now, John, 60, and Michael Terry, 63, were meeting for the first time.

(photos BELOW)

By: Naomi Dunavan, Grand Forks Herald

CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. — Anyone who knows John Reitmeier knows he’s never lost for words. Otherwise known as the Cool Site Pick of the Day guy for 1310 KNOX radio, Reitmeier has quick and witty comebacks for everything, stemming from many years in radio.  But on the evening of April 13, John was somewhat subdued as we neared a white house with a full-width front porch situated on a flower laden street in Charles Town.


When John spoke it was softly. “I am without words,” he said. “It’s going to have to fall where it falls.”

As our car pulled into the driveway, a man and his wife came down from the porch to welcome John. Over the past few months they had spoken on the phone several times and now, John, 60, and Michael Terry, 63, were meeting for the first time.


And the brothers embraced.


This moment was something John, of Crookston, had been waiting for since beginning an on-again-off-again search for his biological identity more than 30 years ago.  As for Michael, well, “in the back of my mind there was some story about a miscarriage,” he said. He never knew he had a brother, which, “I’ve always wanted” he added. “I think it’s pretty neat.”


The siblings learned of one another in August. DNA testing verified they are brothers.

Both John and Michael were born to the late Virginia Terry when she was married to James Terry; John in the Twin Cities and Michael when the family lived in Wisconsin. The Terry’s also had a daughter now deceased.


Theirs was not a good marriage and it ended in divorce after John was born. It may never be known why Virginia placed John for adoption with Lutheran Children’s Friends Society, now Lutheran Social Services.  Virginia requested that her baby be raised Lutheran and he was adopted by Grace and Willard Reitmeier, Crookston.


John will be the first to tell you that Grace and Willard were his “real” parents. He loved them deeply and along with his sister, Jane Reitmeier, also adopted, cared for them until their deaths: Grace in 2005 and Willard last year (actually 2010). In the back of his mind, however, John always hoped to meet his birth mother. At age 28 and while a student at Brown Institute in Minneapolis, he contacted the agency, which gave him only vague information about his adoption.


When he told his parents what he had learned, they told him his birth mother’s name.

Seven years ago, John started to search again but his parents, being very private people, asked that he stop. Wanting to abide by the Fourth Commandment, which says to “honor your father and your mother,” John did stop.


After Willard Reitmeier died in January 2011 (actually Jan. 6 2010), John’s life felt rather “empty,” he said. One day that summer, while on the Internet, he came across the name, Virginia Terry, and his pulse began to race. On July 1, John contacted this writer asking for help with his search. “I need someone to tip the last domino,” he said.


My phone calls started with a number in Howard Lake, Minn. Several tries — never an answer. I called other numbers under the name, “Terry.” People at a newspaper, the court house, the post office, a drug store, a real estate office. Everyone was Minnesota nice — friendly, kind, interested, hopeful for John.


But no one had a lead.


But on Aug. 15, I tried another number and the one person needed to fill in the gaps answered the phone: Joyce Terry of St. Paul.  Joyce also had been married to the late James Terry, who after his divorce from Michael’s and John’s mother, Virginia, married another woman named Virginia. Two women by the name of Virginia Terry had presented a log jam in the search.


Knowing Michael and Debby, Joyce Terry phoned them after she had spoken with me and the next day I received a most welcomed call.  “Hello Naomi,” she said. “This is Debby Terry. I understand you are looking for us.”

A new chapter in the life of John Reitmeier was about to unfold.


The gathering


So, on that recent weekend in Charles Town, John met his biological brother, Michael Terry, Michael’s wife, Debby, and daughters, Megan, 30, and Meredith, 32.  Michael is a retired U.S. Naval officer who works for the Department of Homeland Security in its Customs and Border Protection training center in Charles Town.


Corks popped and wine glasses clinked in the Terry living room and around the dining room table.

“You had a family,” Debby said to John. “This is your bonus family. Michael has always wanted a brother. He’s an observer of the human condition and he’s been waiting years for a brother like you to take up with him. We have 60 years of catching up to do.”


Last fall, after learning of John, Michael and Debby sent him photos of his birth mother, the late Virginia Ella Norton. Virginia lived in Orange Park, Fla., with her husband of 32 years before she died in 2001 from kidney disease at age 69.  “We are a very close family,” said Megan, who wiped quite a few tears when stories of her grandmother, her “Nana,” were told. Like the time Nana paid Meg and Meredith a quarter to learn the Ten Commandments. “I’m sad you didn’t have a chance to know her, to be raised by her,” she told her new Uncle John.

Debby presented John with a newly assembled album of family photos. “That’s your mother,” she pointed out. “And that’s Aunt Dorothy.”  Dorothy is a great aunt in her 90s who lives in Wyoming. John has spoken with her and learned that Dorothy was at the hospital the day he was born but not allowed to see him. John hopes Dorothy will shed light on why he was placed for adoption.


John’s birth mother was, “a very good Lutheran and very active in her church,” Debby said. “There wasn’t any gray in her life. It was black or white. You were good or bad. She didn’t tolerate misbehavior in children.”  Virginia, always a secretary, worked for the vice president of RCA and later in a real estate office. “She had a gift for English,” Debby said. “She was very bright and very well read.”


She was a painter, a lover of art. She played ukulele, piano and organ. If she heard a song on the radio she could play it and she had a beautiful singing voice.  John spent a lot of time looking through Virginia’s Bible.


“I see her hand writing on page after page,” he said. “This must have been the one she took to Ladies Aid. There are notes and underlines in every book.”  Virginia kept Family Circus cartoons in her Bible. One caption reads: God invented time to keep everything from happening at once.


“If only we could talk across the ages and she could know that we are here,” John said as he closed the Bible.


He said he has learned two things from all of this.  “First, I need to be a more patient person in all areas of my life,” he said. “Different from what the world seems to be telling us, things will happen in the time and place they are supposed to happen.”

The second thing John has learned is “something folks who are blood related and see each other every day will never understand,” he continues. “My life is forever changed by having this experience for the first time at 60 years old. I hope my brother will find me worthy to be in his family. It was all worth it.”

The Herald publishes Naomi Dunavan’s “In the Spirit” column the second Saturday of each month. Her email is: naomiinthespirit@aol.com. Her blog: www.areavoices.com/inthespirit.



Friday April 27, 2012
It's here, free storage from Google!  It's called Drive.  Get on the list to get your free space on the web.  https://drive.google.com/ 


Thursday April 26, 2012
The 3rd most popular site on the web.  PINTEREST!  Like a giant cork board with your favorite things pinned to it! 


Wednesday  April 25, 2012    Technical probs - actually quite a mess here as our main cable coming into the neighborhood was cut. 


Tuesday April 24, 2012
Spring has sprung, check these flowers.  http://www.reliancebankmn.com/a-list-of-spring-flowers-for-late-winter-or-early-spring


Monday April 23, 2012
A busy day in history today, from Shakespeare's birthday to Pete Rose to Liberace doing his first soap.  But the most to remember today is that the song WE ARE THE WORLD was exploding on the charts!   Drive down memory lane with a re-visit of this song that changed music forever.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2W4-0qUdHY 


Friday April 20, 2012
It's goodbye to Levon Helm, drummer and singer for THE BAND!  Check out the Article:http://bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/general/view/20120420levon_helm_drummer_and_singer_with_the_band_dies_at_71
The songs...
Up on Cripple Creek:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNT_tZnVpYk&feature=fvst
The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOTNQF-o_mQ
Take a Load off Annie(or is it Fannie):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmRDM7GyJXE


Thursday April 19, 2012
Here's some stuff I bet you didn't know about where you live! 
Grand Forks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Grand_Forks,_North_Dakota
Jackson County: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Minnesota


Wednesday April 18, 2012
Doing any traveling this spring?  We have now moved from winter to road construction.  An entirely new season!  .  Here's great websites that will give you a heads up where those slowdowns and lane squeezes will be.

Minnesota:  http://www.511mn.org/
North Dakota:  http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/


Tuesday April 17, 2012
Did you do it?  did you get your taxes filed ...well on time but a day late?  Here's 100 reasons why your friends and neighbors filed an extension.   Do you see yourself in any of these?   http://www.filelater.com/100-reasons-to-file-a-tax-extension.html


Monday April 16, 2012
Good morning friends.  Today's cool site is right here.  We are on our way back from an unforgettable weekend!  It's unbelievable that after over 30 years of searching and with the help of Naomi Dunavan, we have not only located my biological family, BUT THIS WEEKEND we actually met.  More news will be coming, but here's a couple of the first pictures.  (you be the judge, are we related?  or what!)

Michael Terry, John Reitmeier

john  and michael



Friday April 13, 2012
Wow, Friday the 13th, glad I'm not superstitious (salt thrown over shoulder!)  Today, or rather tonight is the big night!  About 8pm I'll be meeting my brother for the very first time!  His family too!  WOW...I guess "my family" would be a better phrase!  Our Cool Site today is all about the Amish.  Most folks think of Lancaster county as the center of Amish life, but there is a large group of settlements on the west side of the state.   Just an hour north of Pittsburg!  here's more information.  http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/amish/p/new_wilmington.htm


Thursday April 12, 2012br> If the travel goes well we'll be at Fenton Glass Factory sometime today.  Check out their new web page! http://fentonartglass.com


Wednesday April 11, 2012

On the road,  overnight in Maple Grove on our way to Wash Dc


Tuesday April 10, 2012
It's Titanic Tuesday, 100 YEARS since the ship departed, and then the sinking.


Monday April 9, 2012
The Cherry Blossoms are gone from DC already this year, but there are many other spring flower festivals going on in the coming days! 


Thursday April 5, 2012

Today is the THURSDAY of Mysteries!  Check out why.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maundy_Thursday


Wednesday April 4, 2012
Is it spring?  Is it not spring?  I'm tired of this inbetween!  Today's cool site is for the eyes.  Pictures and pictures of spring flowers! 



Tuesday April 3, 2012
Do you think you have the lottery figured out?  Check out these authentic letters sent to the Powerball folks!  I think someone has been sniffing gasoline before they started their letters! 


Monday April 2, 2012
Did you sneak past April Fools Day?  Now that tornado season is here, the weather service is going to use som "amped up" weather warnings.  Check out what you're going to hear when there's a tornado in the area! 


Friday March 30, 2012    Goodbye March!
Palm Sunday coming up.  How do they celebrate it in your country? 


Thursday March 29, 2012
50 words banned from NY tests! 
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-50-words-banned-from-nyc-standardized-tests  so if 2 psychologists were walking down the hall at you , you can't say there's a pair-a-psychologists!


Wednesday March 28, 2012
Here's some interesting new inventions coming this year! 



Tuesday March 27, 2012
Easter is fast approaching!  Got to have some Easter fun in your basket!  Start here. http://www.easterbunnys.net/easterjokes.htm 


Monday March 26, 2012
Are you in the top 1000?  Here's Google's list of the top visited websites in the world.  Ironic that TVGUIDE is number 1000. 


Friday March 23, 2012
A little secret, CCR  Credence Clearwater Revival actually had secred lyrics in their songs!  Finally the truth is revealed! 


Thursday March 22, 2012
Move aside Marilyn, there's a new viral video in town.  Watch this newly wed young lass try to solve a Miles per hour problem. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQfdjy5JT0&feature=related  and here's a supportive response to the video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alkX2l92eRg&feature=related


Wednesday March 21, 2012
Have you heard of Celtic Thunder?  Awesome, but where do those songs come from?  Here's a list of historic songs, and old military songs. 


Tuesday March 20, 2012     
Did you see it?  or Feel it?   It actually happened at 11:14 PM last night.  For just a moment the sun was shining on the earth exactly evenly north and south!  We have left winter!  Yippie.   Here's more.  http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/march-equinox.html


Monday March 19, 2012
Have you checked out LIFEHACKER yet?  Weird and unusual tips that will make your daily life easier! 


Friday March 16, 2012   
Myths about Irish day! 
http://bonneylake-sumner.patch.com/articles/fun-and-fiction-for-st-patricks-day  AND  http://bonneylake-sumner.patch.com/articles/fun-with-folklore-irish-traditions-to-discover-this-st-patricks-day


Thursday March 15, 2012  WOW March is 1/2 gone already.
Can't make it to a fish fry on Fridays?  Here's 60+ recipes for Mac & Cheese! 


Wednesday March 14, 2012     TODAY IS  WHITE DAY!
No, it has nothing to do with race.   It's the Reflection of Red Day Valentines, when you return a gift for those who gifted you on VD!


Tuesday March 13, 2012
The Irish are sometimes subtle, and sometimes not so!  Here's a collection of Irish sayings to enhance your "wearing of the green!" 


Monday March 12, 2011
Time to say goodbye to the Love Boat!  The Pacific Princess from the TV show is going to the scrap!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/love-boat-demolished-italy_n_1333275.html     here's the last pictures of the old girl!  http://federicagrappasonni.tumblr.com/


Friday March 9, 2012     Marilyn Hagerty goes VIRAL on the web!   

YOU GO GIRL!  marilynhagertyolivegarden.jpg http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2012/03/marilyn_hagerty_olive_garden_review.php?page=3
Village voice interview: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2012/03/olive_garden_review_marilyn_hegarty.php


Thursday March 8, 2012
G3 is pretty much here, 4G is coming soon but here's what you can expect with 5G! http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/08/technology/5G-wireless/index.htm


Wednesday March 7, 2012
Very funny ENGRISH signs...(cautions some adult words) http://caspost.com/25-worst-and-funniest-engrish-signs/


Tuesday March 6, 2012
Imagine taking all sorts of money/bills with peoples faces on them,  rip them in 1/2 about at the nose line, and then top them off with celebrity faces.  That's what you get with today's cool site!  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/9121835/Celebrity-Bank-Notes.html?frame=2157711#?frame=2157710 


Monday March 5, 2012
This is an unbelievable cool site!  A special art project has happened for a series of altar paintings that sit in England!  You can zoom into them with the most incredible detail!  Check it out. 

Here is more info about the painting!  http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/01/world/europe/ghent-altarpiece-online-open-source/index.html?hpt=hp_bn2

Saturday March 3, 2012 is the 18th Anniversary of my arriving back in Minnesota and the farm house I grew up in!  


Friday March 2, 2012     FISH FRY TONIGHT!
More St. Paddy's jokes for you today! 


Thursday March 1, 2012  IS IT A LION OR A LAMB OUT THERE?
Well, time for a wee bit o fun!  The kick off to St. Pattie's day!  Here's some toasts and quotes to get you seeing green! 


Wednesday February 29, 2012   HAPPY LEAP YEAR!
10 MEDICAL MYTHS that just won't go away!!! 


Tuesday February 28, 2012
Fun/silly helpful hints!  http://xaxor.com/funny-pics/39562-funny-smart-tips-to-make-life-easier.html


Monday February 27, 2012
Well, last night you saw the "AHEM" best of 2011's movie showing.  Did you agree? Did you even watch most of those movies?  Well, here are the RAZZIES!!! Lots more fun. 
http://www.razzies.com/history/32ndNoms.asp Poor Adam Sandler, just can't get a break!  Even his comment on the oscars was stupid!


Friday February 24, 2012
Before you travel, read these reviews of where you are going!

Thursday February 23, 2012
What to give up for lent?  Hey, don't take it to serious, we're just having fun. http://www.ironiccatholic.com/2008/02/cool-things-to-give-up-during-lent.html


Wednesday February 22, 2012    ASH WEDNESDAY
Why today?  And what is the history, and what does it mean?


Tuesday February 21, 2012     FAT TUESDAY
Watch the Parades here!  http://www.nola.com/paradecam/


Monday February 20, 2012
Presidential Trivia today! 

Friday February 17, 2012
So what's to do in Minnesota in the winter?  Check these things out and then get EYE to EYE with an eagle! 


Thursday February 16, 2012      5 Days till Mardi Gras!
Not going to New Orleans or Rio?  Here's 10 other cities where you can celebrate Mardi Gras in big style!  http://business-news.thestreet.com/crookstontimes/story/10-mardi-gras-cities-you-arent-visiting-in-2012/11416350


Wednesday February 15, 2012     Happy Birthday God Daughter Shelley!
Well we just can't leave Valentines day without one more Cool Site...these are the Valentines that historic figures might have sent...can you guess who, before you scrool past the bottom of the card?  http://www.geekosystem.com/historical-figure-valentines/


Tuesday February 14, 2012   HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! ! !
Unusual, crazy, out of the norm V-Day gifts!  http://www.stupid.com/


PASTE this into your GOOGLE Search bar!  sqrt(cos(x))cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5


Monday February 13, 2012

Who won, but more important, who lost the Grammys last night!  http://www.grammy.com/nominees


Friday February 10, 2012
Waht Odrer You Raed the Letetrs in Deosn't Mtater.  Read this!  http://www.friends.hosted.pl/redrim/Reading_Test.jpg

Thursday February 9, 2012
He's going to jump from 23 miles above the earth. 


Wednesday February 8, 2012
The sky is falling, the Sky is falling, for the next 10 months or so all were going to hear is that the world will end on December 21st 2012.  Be smarter than that! 


Minnesota made the big show this morning  http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-742029?hpt=hp_bn1

As promised for Doug at KKOJ, here is the  Budweiser tribute video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4yfivS8SWs

Tuesday February 7, 2012
First you saw them, then you talked about them around the water cooler, now, you can digest them, enjoy them, see your favorites over and over and over. It's the ads from the football game! http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/46/commercials


Monday February 6, 2012
Imagine taking a movie that most all of us have seen many times.  Breaking it up into 15 second pieces and asking folks to "refilm" it in whatever way they want.  Cartoon, stick figures, children or adults acting the parts.   Then cutting it all back together exactly following the original movie.  Enter state left, Star Wars, the Directors cut!  Incredibly funny but 2 long hours!   I'm watching it in pieces a little bit each day!    


Friday February 3, 2012       5 weeks and 6 more days of winter
Is Facebook or your other favorite site down?   Should you call your ISP and see?  Before you do that...check today's cool site to see if there are trouble reports.

Thursday February 2, 2012    Did Phil see his shadow? 


You know you're in Germany if...


Friday January 27, 2012   Happy Birthday ANNA
It's small by space standards, as big as a bus, but today an asteroid will wizz by us.  http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/27/bus-size-asteroid-to-give-earth-close-shave-friday/


Thursday January 26, 2012  Barcomi's with Henry  Groceries, tonight Anna G.

every year about this time, CNN picks 50 of the best new technology tools...here's this year (and Last)  http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/25/tech/web/50-tech-tools/?hpt=hp_bn9


Wednesday January 25, 2012
Did you see them?  It's an awesome site out there if you look to the north!  Here's some pics if your building faces south! 

Tuesday January 24, 2012    And the award goes to....
It's time to see if you got to the right movies this year.   Here's the list of awards nominees! 


Monday January 23, 2012  
Street art..not much in financial rewards, but pretty cool.   First site is some general stuff, 2nd site is from Berlin, I have actually seen some of this!



Friday January 20, 2012

Off to Berlin, here's a fun little site geard to english speaking people who are going to Germany. http://berlin.angloinfo.com/

Thursday January 19, 2012
Check out these cool little gadgets!  http://www.dumpaday.com/index.php/2011/09/simple-ideas-that-are-borderline-genius-35-pics/


Wednesday January 18, 2012    Happy Birthday Jan Pfeifferbr> Learning is so important!  The colder it is, the more we should desire to educate ourselves.  If you're staying in this winter, spend some time at this website!   2700 basic lessons in EVERYTHING!   http://www.khanacademy.org/ 


Jim Bollman and his UND (sans Sioux) award!  He's #1 in our book!!!

Tuesday January 17, 2012
Imagine...you've got a set of books laying around...like encyclopedias.  With the internet they'll probably never get looked at again.  Check out this cool site and see what one guy has down with groups of old books! 


Monday January 16, 2012

First Planking, then Owling, what's NEXT?  Whaling (also called whale sharking)...so new we can't even show it to you, along with, Leisure Diving, Pillaring, Tea Potting, Coning and Balling.   Here's a taste of what you do if you have too much time on your hands!  http://www.businessinsider.com/planking-owling-coneing-balling-leisure-diving-2011-7#

Here's some videos http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+new+planking&oq=the+new+planking&aq=f&aqi=g8&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=15214l18962l0l19906l16l15l0l7l7l0l277l1608l0.4.4l8l0


Friday January 13, 2012

OWLING...1000 pictures are worth a million words! https://www.google.com/search?q=owling&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=qj8QT4mQPNPtggf1tNS-Aw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAsQ_AUoAQ&biw=1262&bih=811


Thursday January 12, 2012    BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Summer is Over!
The last tribute to planking!  http://slices-of-life.com/2011/08/23/planking-101-tribute-dumbest-internet-meme-125-pics/


Wednesday January 11, 2012
Chernobyl Today


Tuesday January 10, 2012
Facebook Scams...read and Learn!  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fraud-and-Scams-Exposed/145266844686 

Email scams...We've been here before, please don't pass these along!  http://stories-etc.com/e-tracker.htm


Monday January 9, 2012

The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) opens tonight in Vegas!  What's new this year?  Check the video.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/ces/9001799/CES-2012-Technology-show-offers-sneak-preview-at-CES-Unveiled.html


Friday January 6, 2012   
Just how long can you say in a hospital?  Read this story about a man who was there 374 days!  http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/01/03/2669593/man-will-leave-fresno-hospital.html


Thursday January 5, 2012
Have you looked around your home lately?   Mansion?  Sure, but check out these celib homes!  http://truthmafia.com/archives/3392


Wednesday  January 4, 2012
Need a new name...check here!



Tuesday January 3, 2012   HAPPY Birthday Henry
Take common things and change their use...look what they can do with a milk carton! http://lifehacker.com/5869281/most-popular-repurposing-tricks-of-2011?popular=true


Monday January 2, 2012  HAPPY NEW YEAR!
New TECH TOYS for 2012 http://www.cnbc.com/id/44340606/Coolest_Tech_Toys_of_2012?slide=2 


Friday December 30, 2011   ( next year Christmas is on Tuesday)
The last show of the year!  Here's a list of New year's Resolutions you probably should avoid!  http://www.isavo.net/funny-new-year-resolutions.htm


Thursday December 29, 2011
Almost new years eve!  Did you snag that special table for the transition moment?  If not, here's a list of LUCKY foods to eat...yes check the bottom paragraph for the not so good to eat on the big evening!  http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/newyearsday/luckyfoods 


Wednesday December 28, 2011    Happy Birthday Chris Loch
Traveling?  Check out these...well...unusual museums!  http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2011/11/Strange-Museums?aXFk&mbid=su_ppc_strangemuseums&aQZk#slide=1


Tuesday December 27, 2011
Dry Day, a website that predicts any precipitation for the next 30 days.   Put in your location or zip code at the top!



Jackson mn http://www.dryday.com/united-states/minnesota/jackson-county/jackson-30-day-weather-forecast/


Monday December 26, 2011
It's Boxing Day!   What does it really mean?


Friday December 23, 2011    MERRY CHRISTMAS

Here's a different way to "put up a tree!"  http://www.digsdigs.com/35-awesome-traditional-christmas-tree-alternatives/


Thursday December 22, 2011
Pick your country, it's Christmas around the world!  http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/


Wednesday December 21, 2011     Shortest day of the YEAR!

Gift Wrapping...time to elevate it to an entire new art.... follow this advice  http://nymag.com/guides/holidays/gifts/2008/52562/    and this  http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_news/239/four-creative-ways-to-wrap-a-present.html   


Tuesday December 20, 2011   HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALLE!
Karaoke...free Christmas Karaoke, but you do have to get a FREE account....use one of those throw away email addresses I keep telling you about! http://www.karaoke-version.com/free/christmas-carol/


Monday December 19, 2011
Sometimes you just don't get the gift you wanted! 



Jeg er sa glad hver Julekveld - Norwegian Lyrics

"I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve"

Jeg er så glad hver julekveld,  for da ble Jesus født,
da lyste stjernen som en sol, og engler sang så søtt.

Det lille barn i Betlehem, han var en konge stor
som kom fra himlens høye slott ned til vår arme jord.

Nå bor han høyt i himmerik, han er Guds egen Sønn,
men husker alltis på de små  og hører deres bønn.

Jeg er så glad hver julekveld,  da synger vi hans pris:
da åpner han for alle små sitt søte paradis.

Da tenner moder alle lys,  så ingen krok er mørk;
hun sier stjernen lyste så  i hele verdens ørk.

Hun sier at den lyser enn  og slukkes aldri ut,
og hvis den skinner på min vei,  da kommer jeg til Gud.

Jeg holder av vår julekveld  og av den herre Krist
og at han elsker meg igjen,  det vet jeg ganske visst

"I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve" - English Lyrics

Jeg er sa glad hver Julekveld

I am so glad each Christmas Eve,  The night of Jesus' birth!
Then like the sun the Star shone forth, And angels sang on earth.

The little Child in Bethlehem, He was a King indeed!
For He came down from heaven above  To help a world in need.

He dwells again in heaven's realm, The Son of God today;
And still He loves His little ones And hears them when they pray.

I am so glad on Christmas Eve! His praises then I sing;
He opens then for every child  The palace of the King.

When mother trims the Christmas tree Which fills the room with light,
She tells me of the wondrous Star  That made the dark world bright.

She says the Star is shining still,  And never will grow dim;
And if it shines upon my way,  It leads me up to Him.

And so I love each Christmas Eve  And I love Jesus, too;
And that He loves me every day  I know so well is true.


Friday December 16, 2011
What did the world search for in 2011?  Here it is in toto...or by country.  http://www.googlezeitgeist.com/en#en/ 


Thursday December 15, 2011
Making those holiday cheese selections...let's go back to the basics and find out just how and why one cheese is different from another. 


Wednesday December 14, 2011
We get the new list every year, did you put these words on your resume?    CAUTION-OVERUSED! 


Tuesday December 13, 2011

There's nothing to say but that YOU GOT TO SEE THIS! ! !   Sheep art!  http://redux.com/stream/item/2149239/Extreme-Sheep-LED-Art/ 

Monday December 12, 2011
It's time to visit the north pole!  All sorts of things for every age!  http://www.northpole.com/


Friday December 9, 2011

Christmas recipes from around the world!  Talk about a buffet!  http://www.santas.net/recipes.htm


Thursday December 8, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeJtA2RctmE Watch the White House Christmas Tree being put in place.


Wednesday December 7, 2011

We remember Pearl Harbor in pictures today!  http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm


Tuesday December 6, 2011

Last days to shop and still claim you got all your shopping done early!!  http://www.gifts.com/christmas/holiday-toys-gift-guide.html


Monday December 5, 2011    Happy Birthday ALEX!

It's time to start memorizing the new Riddles for the year, so when waiting for Dinner you can spread Christmas Cheer!  http://www.ahajokes.com/qandac.html   (green arrows at the bottom bring you to MORE!)


Friday December 2, 2011
What to serve adults this Christmas...the age old holiday questions.   We'll here's 3000 ideas!  http://www.thatsthespirit.com/en/drinks/articles/Holiday_cocktails.asp  


The Northern Lights Railroad Museum in East Grand Forks


Thursday December the Oncet, 2011    The Countdown Begins.

Not going to get to Hamburg Germany this Christmas?  Then you have to watch this!  A mega mega train set worth 25 MILLION DOLLARS!  http://boingboing.net/2011/11/30/new-video-of-incredible-model.html


Wednesday November 30th, 2011

HELLO  CHRISTMAS.   If you're outdoor lighting don't look like this, then you're so 2010!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSn_FNlK0FY   It starts slow....watch it through!


Tuesday November 29, 2011
It's Wednesday night.  The lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.   Every year since 1933.  Check out some of the history and how it's done. 


Monday November 28, 2011
Now the news is out about a great loss of Christmas trees along the TX/Mex border.  Let's look back in history to the Dust Bowl and see what happened then! 


Friday November 25, 2011 

It's our hope that you had a quiet and blessed Thanksgiving Day!  If you have a moment where you regretted not being in the melee of the Black Friday shopping, take a look at this rush to buy a waffle iron for just 2 bucks.  YA YA  I'ms sure proud of my fellow Americans!  http://www.twitvid.com/QM7T7   


Tuesday November 22, 2011
Stuffing the Bird...some new ideas!  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-we-can-eat/post/stuffing-recipes-for-a-complete-thanksgiving-meal/2011/11/21/gIQAdLG7iN_blog.html


Monday November 21, 2011
Things you didn't know about the Macy's Day Parade



Friday November 18, 2011


Thursday November 17, 2011



Wednesday November 16, 2011

We have a surprise visitor at the farm.  And he's made him/herself at home in the house.   https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHNV_enUS418US418&gcx=w&q=white+weasel&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1296&bih=835&sei=VMTDTsK6IeHi0QG-itGiDw

SO NOW the problem, is, how to get rid of our visitor!    more info... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weasel


Tuesday November 15, 2011
There may be nothing so fine as the smell of Napalm in the morning, but there's nothing so beautiful as a Castle in the snow!  http://thumbpress.com/20-amazing-castles-from-around-the-world/


Monday November 14, 2011   HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE CHARLES


and Prince Charles official website!  http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/


Friday November 11, 2011   The only time it will be  11:11:11 11/11/11  for 10000 years!

We thank and honor veterans everywhere.   The official Government site!  http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/


Thursday November 10, 2011
12000+ miles of US roads in 5 minutes!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt-juyvIWMQ&feature=player_embedded


Wednesday November 9, 2011

15 Inventions that were created by accident.



Tuesday November 8, 2011


4town, MN was names because it's at the point where 4 townships come together.


Monday November 7, 2011

We don't often do obits on the Cool Site but guys like Andy Rooney don't often come along, let alone die.  I didn't always agree with him, but I sure respected him!  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57319150/andy-rooney-dead-at-92/?tag=pop;stories


Friday November 4, 2011    
Today we celebrate the 89th yearly cycle since the Tomb of King Tut was found/opened.  The world has never been the same!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutankhamun


Thursday November 3, 2011    Chevy turns 100
We just had to back up and visit one more Halloween site!  Yes here's the most expensive costumes of 2011.  Bring your credit card, perhaps they're on clearance now.  http://blogs.citypages.com/dressingroom/2011/10/halloween_costumes_expensive_ebay.php


Wednesday November the Deuce, 2011   Spaget feed at the Eagles
Here's 5 Manly Hobbies...pick one QUICK! 


Tuesday November 1, 2011     All Saints Day!

Here's 10 foods you can actually feed your dog...some were surprising to me!  http://www.pawnation.com/2010/07/28/10-human-foods-dogs-can-eat/


Monday October 31, 2011       H A P P Y   H A L L O W E E N
Scary Sounds to finish your Halloween season!  http://free-loops.com/halloween-sound-effects.php


Friday October 28, 2011     THREE  WE're DOWN TO 3!
So where are some scary places?


MN   http://www.hauntedhovel.com/hauntedplacesinminnesota.html

IA   http://www.hauntedhovel.com/iowahauntedhouses.html


Thursday October 27, 2011    FOUR    FOUR days to go and I'm not a golfer!
Riddles...new halloween Riddles....get em while they're hot!  http://www.cavernsofblood.com/halloween-jokes/


Wednesday October 26, 2011     COUNT EM...5 Days to Go!

Games, we've got to have some Halloween Games!   http://familyfun.go.com/halloween/halloween-games/ghoulish-halloween-games-pg-920532/


Tuesday October 25, 2011  6 Days and counting! 
Don't buy that Halloween candy....Make it!  http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/halloween/treats


Monday October 24, 2011  7 Days to Go!

Don't get lost in the corn!!  http://www.halloweenattractions.com/featured_artical/feature_halloween_corn_mazes.cfm 


Friday October 21, 2011   10 Days to Go!
It's Halloween Drinks today!  http://www.webtender.com/specials/halloween/ 


Thursday October 20, 2011  11 Days to go!
Halloween and art?  Can they possibly be compatible?  You'll have to check it out!  http://www.dumpaday.com/index.php/2011/10/35-amazing-pumpkin-carvings/


Wednesday October 19, 2011  12 Days to go!   Yes Ronny's an Uncle!   All ist gut!

They have a fan and lights, they are really big and they set the holiday mood!  Inflatables, and here's a whole bunch of Halloween ones!  http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&q=inflatables+halloween&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=5993l10666l0l10919l21l14l0l6l6l1l363l3391l0.5.6.3l19l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1305&bih=773&wrapid=tlif131903056029510&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi


Tuesday October 18, 2011  13 Days to go!   Did Ronny become an uncle overnight?
Pumpkin carving has taken on an entirely new look for this year.   Here's a bunch of new ideas! http://www.google.com/search?q=pumpkin+carving+2011&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&oe=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1305&bih=773&uss=1


Curling Basics  http://www.curlingbasics.com/

GF Curling Club  http://www.gfcurling.com/  


Monday October 17, 2011    14 Days to GO!
We have to visit Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Spooktacular!   http://www.benjerry.com/halloween/


Friday October 14, 2011
It's the start of the Halloween Season!   First, you've just got to select a good lighting show!   Which of these can we see at your place? 


Thursday October 13, 2011
Fun in the tub!  Get one of these drain stoppers to put a smile on your face!  http://oddstuffmagazine.com/10-most-stylish-drain-stoppers.html


Wednesday October 12, 2011
They're called Placebo buttons and they're all around us!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placebo_button


Tuesday October 11, 2011
Always a problem, what wine to serve with Chinese food!   Well fret no more!   Here's the answers! 


Monday October 10, 2011
We say goodbye to Roger Williams.   http://newssun.suntimes.com/entertainment/8124984-421/famed-pianist-roger-williams-dies-at-87.html
Here's some of his favorite compositions.  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=roger+williams+hits&oq=roger+williams+hits&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=17839l18949l0l19132l5l5l0l2l2l1l302l814l2-2.1l3l0


Friday October 7, 2011
First there was busses, then motor homes, then campers, then mini campers and tents on wheels, but you've never seen a mobile-home this small!  http://www.bizarrebytes.com/portable-homeless-home/


Doug Johnson in Ireland!


http://greenmounthouse.ie   Dingle B&B  

http://www.johnbennyspub.com/    the pub they ate at


http://www.ashford.ie    the TEA House


Thursday October 6, 2011

The King is Dead...and there is no King to live long.  http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html  Watch his address to Stanford Graduates! 


Wednesday October 5, 2011

80, seems like an age that folks should slow down!  But Check this list of hard working folks.  http://accidentalmommies.com/most-successful-people-over-80war/


Tuesday October 4, 2011
They're called secret menus.  Past items that you can still order, or things that customers have asked for enough times that they have a name.  In Fancy food joints it's called "off menu" but what ever it's name, the next time you're eating out, try some of these! 


Monday October 3, 2011  Hello Fall!
OK rule number one when you're flying an airplane!  WATCH FOR FERRIS WHEELS IN YOUR PATH! 


Friday September 30, 2011    Goodbye September 20
What are they cooking in the White House?  What are the kitchens like? 


Thursday September 29, 2011
Where did all those old sayings come from?  http://www.trivia-library.com/origins-of-famous-sayings-quotes-quotations/index.htm 


Wednesday  September 28, 2011
Dead Sea Scrolls!   Awesome!  

Tuesday September 27, 2011

Roller Coasters...rules and reality!  http://www.onlinedegreeshub.com/blog/2011/13-freaky-facts-about-roller-coasters/

Monday September 26,  2011

10 units of measure you didn't know existed!  http://wordsyoudontknow.com/10-units-of-measure-that-you-dont-know/all/1/ 

Friday September 23, 2011
Round and Round and Round it goes, and where it falls nobody knows.   But NASA will give us a clue!  http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/uars/index.html

Thursday September 22, 2011
I can't share how much I am an enthusiast of TED!   Pick a topic and watch the 18 minute presentations!  http://ted.com

Wednesday September 21, 2011
I can't hold my breath very long, but if I could, this is where I would go! 


Tuesday September 20, 2011

Coffee  YEA or NAY?  http://www.antalik.com/7-myths-about-caffeine/

Monday September 19, 2011

Fun things to do with duct tape! http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape/ 

Friday September 16, 2011
Time to start thinking about Halloween!  Here's actual fitting adult costumes.  Who will you choose to be?

Thursday September 15, 2011
Believe it or not!


http://rurallearningcenter.org/       Howard SD Makes a small city work!

Wednesday September 14, 2011
Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a star...many of them!  And they join together to make constellations.  What's over us right now?  Here's where you can find out!  But remember to set your place on the earth so it can tell you what's above!  http://neave.com/planetarium

Tuesday September 13, 2011
Tired of that same old vacation?  Fishing or Hunting or Travel becoming boring?  Well check out these more "adventurous" get aways! 

Monday September 12, 2011
Personal comment:  The 10 year Anniversary of 9/11 is past, and I'm happy that it's past.  I don't need those sad based oh who is me TV shows to remember what happened.

Bubble Tea, do you know what it is?  Time to get learning!  It's going to become the craze of new drinks shortly.  Be Prepared!  http://whatscookingamerica.net/BubbleTea.htm

Friday September 9, 2011
Before it was raining Men, it was raining cats and dogs!  Where did that expression come from? And many more like it.   Great Table Talk! 

Thursday September 8, 2011

Wednesday September 7, 2011
Yvonne the Terrorist cow!   She's all the rage in Germany!   She's bigger than KNUTE!  Read her article here:
http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/bizarre/12005148347370/moohunt-runaway-cow-captures-german-hearts/  and watch her video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21bXCf88X_Y 

Tuesday September 6, 2011

I LOVE KIT KAT Candy bars!   and now comes the new KIT KAT CHUNKY 3!  This is the contest that they will be doing....would you jump into a moving boat? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&v=3GWzriA_CLE&annotation_id=annotation_449769

Monday September 5, 2011   Labor Day
So you think we have important end of summer traditions!  Check what goes on this time each year in Italy! 

Friday September 2, 2011
Buy an entire guys life, 350,000$ buys it

Thursday September 1, 2011

13 Books everyone in Business must read!   http://www.fastcompany.com/1681972/13-business-books-that-will-blow-your-mind

Wednesday August 31, 2011   Goodbye August
How to make a rock sculpture 

Tuesday August 30, 2011


Monday August 29, 2011   Where is August going????
Where in the world can you get Temporary marriage certificates?   NO not on a ship, and not in that bar in Pango Pango!  Would you believe Iran?   Check out today's cool site! 

Friday August 26, 2011
Got a lot of time on your hands?  Tired of those pink flamingos?  Well build this in your backyard! 

Thursday August 25, 2011
Don't get married in these countries!

Wednesday August 24, 2011
Bunkers, discount bunkers!  Only 10 grand gets you 6 months.  Might be worth it! 

Tuesday August 23,2011

http://www.dumpaday.com/index.php/2011/08/simple-ideas-that-are-borderline-genius-part-13/   Fun stuff I wish I had!

Download the bible free to your smart phone. 

Monday August 22, 2011
Cars Cars, I'm bored with all the cars looking alike!   Let's get more cars that look like this! 

VW's new car   http://www.autotrader.co.uk/articles/2011/08/cars/volkswagen/up/volkswagen-up-details 

Friday August 19, 2011

We all know about the Flying Dutchman, but now, we're introducing the FLOATING Dutchman.  Take a tour of Amsterdam in a full sized passenger bus, but hold on to your life jacket, because all of a sudden you're floating down a canal! http://www.floatingdutchman.nl/index.php?lang=en&page=fdtv

Anderson Cooper Giggles  http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2011/08/18/ac.lastnight.cnn?&hpt=hp_c2

Thursday August 18, 2011   Happy Birthday Chuck Schumacher!
Here's the longest, shortest, widest, narrowest, most complicated intersection, list of weird roads in thw world. 

Wednesday August 17, 2011

Hey, you can't make this stuff up! 


Tuesday August 16, 2011
600 Homeruns! 

August 15, 2011

Angry Birds....play them  (if you use IE download the suggested addition!) http://chrome.angrybirds.com/

August 12, 2011
Fun with kids, feed them  octopus for lunch!

August 11, 2011
So many of us have been on a cruise.  3 days,  7 days, even 2 weeks.  But imagine living on your own full sized cruise ship, no, not in the crew quarters, but in your own multi bedroom, gourmet kitchen, awesome view home, that's on a boat that goes around the world about every two years!  Take a peek at what some folks think yacht living is all about!  (warning...entry level, about 5 million!)

August 10, 2011
OK here's one for us "older" folk...ha ha!  Here's 150+ places that have senior discounts! 
http://www.giftcardgranny.com/blog/senior-discounts/    and  here's another http://stories-etc.com/108.htm

August 9, 2011
Sometimes our cool sites aren't so cool.   I think it's important for us all to view this set of pictures from the riots in England overnight.  It's young men in their 20's mostly.  Hang on it's going to be a bumpy ride for a while! 

August 8, 2011

Well after a couple of days in bed, things are getting back to  SOME KIND OF NORMAL!

So here we go with food myths you probably think are true!  http://www.yummly.com/blog/2011/07/10-food-myths-most-people-believe/  

August 5, 2011
HEY folks, we have returned. It was a long, and hot and sweaty and rushed and stressful that we'll miss the next plane    BUT WE MADE IT and are thankful for it all!  ...give me a couple of days to get back to regular.

We saw them installing this as we came into Hamburg last week!


Monday August 1, 2011

Birthday cake from Ronny's sister - Thank you Inez

More Birthday food at the Försters'

Birthday cake from Henry's mom - Thank you Gabbi!

Last  day off the ship, Copenhagen, she's a monster boat, but so much fun!

From the tour bus in Copenhagen, one of the busiest streets, awesome architecture

From the top deck of the MSCOrchestra. 3 football fields long. WALK WALK WALK

From our balcony, we sat here a lot and just watched the world go by.

Slipping the moorings for the last time as we head back to Kiel, Germany. What an experience!

Thursday July 21, 2011

Here I am in front of the world clock at Alexander Platz, the central square for East Berlin.

Always with the Berlin TV Tower in the background.

Salad at a Spanish restaurant.

My chicken.

Inside the Berliner Dom.
Behind the altar, awesome images!!

Tuesday July 19, 2011

Here I am just arriving in Frankfurt Main Train Station coming in from Homburg via Manheim.

A typical German village along the train tracks.

Lunch on the train. I had my own room-ete that could hold 6. Chili, some awesome bread, orange juice (I'm just not a soda person), and a sour cherry-chocolate-vanillia pudding desert.

My first glimpse of the E. Berlin TV Tower, always a welcome home moment for me.

Just about to walk down stairs to your left and
have that expensive steak dinner right on the river.

Desert after a big steak. Some chocolate, some chocolate mousse,
 and more sour cherries (they're in season).

View from the rooftop pool at Henry's "private" club that he is a member of. We were up here till 3AM enjoying the invigorating Berlin night air.

Tuesday July 19, 2011
Wow  has it been almost a week?   Time is flying by!  A few tidbits.  Flight was crazy, There was a door sensor problem so way delayed, bumpy ride, full full planes. 

Great Day/s with Jan in Homburg!  He showed me some of the homes he is building.   He has a great company.  Now up to 5 employees.  Going to be a great success. 

Then back to Frankfurt and Sebastian's family...always a joy.   Sat late Fabian and his Father came over, we talked late into the night.   Sunday Dinner at Fabians.   GREAT FOOD  and lots of discussion.  Then Fabian and I went to a bar to watch the US/Japanese soccer game.   I don't like settling championship games with just a kick of the ball.  Even the golden kick would be better! 

Monday Sebastian's wife took me to the Hofheim train station, then up to Frankfurt and on the ICE to Berlin.   As it's a high speed train, there are no windows that open.  the ventilation system died.   It was like a spam can in a fire!  Miserable   OH WELL  but finally in Berlin. 

Last night  Fancy Smancy steak place.  $540.00 for 4 people.  Lot's better eating in Grand Forks!  but awesome ambiance.   Then to Henry's private club.  Sat on rooftop and enjoyed the night... now spending day with my #5 Frank.   Pictures coming soon!  

Wednesday July 12, 2011

WOW  a double WIN today...just got word from DELTA that I've crossed the ONE MILLION SKY MILES MARK!    AWESOME!

Follow my SHIP  the MSC Orchestra.  Here's the sea view and the  upper deck pool view! 

http://lnr.net/ship_view.htm I'm on  from the 24th -31st


Here's my quick (changeable) schedule.

July 14 -Thur Recorded Depart GFK 5:10am flight Somewhere over Atlantic
July 15-Fri World CELL Arrive Frankfurt - Jan Pickup
DL14 7:40a   Terminal 2
Jan Pfeiffer
July 16-Sat ---------- Aft train to Frankfurt/Hofheim LEG1 Sebastian
July 17-Sun ---------- Hofheim Sebastian & Fabian family
July 18-Mon World CELL Train to Berlin LEG 2
Evening with Henry
July 19-Tue World CELL FRANK ALL DAY Henry-Berlin-Mitte
July 20-Wed World CELL Unscheduled Henry-Berlin-Mitte
July 21 -Thur World CELL Pick up Bruce 9:30a TXL KLM9570
July 22-Fri World CELL open Henry-Berlin-Mitte
July 23-Sat ---------- open Henry-Berlin-Mitte
July 24-Sun ---------- Early train to Kiel Germany Board MSC Orchestra LEG 3 MSC Orchestra #10211
July 25-Mon NO At Sea SHIP 
July 26-Tue World CELL Stockholm SHIP
July 27-Wed World CELL Estonia SHIP
July 28-Thur NO St. Petersburg SHIP
July 29-Fri NO At Sea SHIP
July 30-Sat ---------- Copenhagen DENMARK
July 31-Sun ---------- Kiel - Disembark Train to Berlin LEG 4 Arrive afternoon --> then open Henry
Aug 1-Mon World CELL Open Henry
Aug 2-Tue World CELL Open Henry
Aug 3-Wed NO John DEPART(DL79 TXL11:40AM) Home Sweet Home!
Aug 4-Thur Yes John Drives to Jackson MN AmericInn Jackson
Aug 5-Fri YES Jackson County Fair AmericInn Jackson
Aug 6-Sat ---------- Jackson County Fair- AmericInn Jackson
Aug 7-Sun ---------- Jackson County Fair AmericInn Jackson  Leonard's Dinner
Aug 8-Mon YES John Returns to Crookston Home Sweet Home!


But it all changed.  We couldn't get a seat out of berlin on our  "buddy Pass"  too many people in the line with more senority than me, so I changed that ticket to Feb 1, booked a RT  Berlin to GFK on Aug 3, with a return to berlin on Jan 20 and had a biz class seat all the way home!   YIPPIE! but through paris  yuck


Tuesday July 12, 2011
Just can't seem to arise easily in the AM?  Here's 5 Unfriendly alarm clocks that just might get you going each morning! 

Monday July 11, 2011
In French it's Papillon, in German Schmetterling, and we say butterfly.  But many foreign languages there are words that are even hard to describe in the English language!  More than the story of the Eskimos and their 200 words for snow.   Check out this grouping. 

Friday July 8, 2011   LAST SHUTTLE FLIGHT!
Wow, seems like yesterday that the first shuttle went up.  Now it's the last flight.  Follow the official news from NASA  here: 

Thursday July 7, 2011
We call them heroes.  We buy stuff with their pictures on it and encourage them to "reach for the stars!" What a bunch of hooey.  Check out these 15 sports heroes...the problem is not that they had to go bankrupt...it's the attitude they displayed along the way.  And how could someone have 1 million in assets and 40 MILLION IN DEBT?? 

Wednesday July 6, 2011
Good News/Bad News.  Because of the economy and other pressures cruise ships have lots of room.  Wait...what's the bad news...well there isn't any.   It's time to take a cruise!  Pick em on this website, then call your local travel agent.  They can book anything that's offered! 

Tuesday July 5, 2011
OK VACATION's OVER!   Back to work!  A little fun for you today.  As folks write for the church bulletin they don't always think of the ramifications of their comments.   Here's some of the funniest. 

Monday, the 4th of July 2011
Always a place to find out what's happening in Minnesota.  

Friday the Oncet of July 2011

Wow summer is upon us!  So it's the big holiday weekend.  Here's a list of 180 side dishes to make your 4th even better!  http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/holidays-and-events/july-4th/side-dish-recipes/main.aspx

Thursday June 30th 2011   GOODBYE JUNE!

We leave this month with a long list of Did You Know's!  http://www.did-you-knows.com/?page=1

Wednesday Jun 29th 2011
Tired of the same old cookie cutter hotel?  Well check out these, "outside the mainstream" places to put your head! 

Tuesday June 28, 2011
Job getting you down?  Rather just have the summer off?  We really don't have it to bad, how would you like to do one of these jobs? 

Monday June 27, 2011

Today is religion day and a new web site I found...parallel displays of 4 different bible translations, if you don't like these four, you can switch them out, even to different languages!  http://onlineparallelbible.com/matthew/1.htm

Friday June 24, 2011

Watching the flood fight in Minot.   http://www.valleynewslive.com/category/205093/web-stream-2 

Thursday June 23, 2011
It's "just another conspiracy day" on the Cool Site Today!    Here's  15 locations in the world that Google doesn't want you to see...at least not clearly!  Is it a place for aliens to land?  A Terrorist site?  Only those in the know know! 

Wednesday June 22, 2011
Alex, I'll take "things you eat on a stick for 100."  It's going to be the rage this year....  FRIED KOOL AID! 

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43478230/ns/today-books/   DRAGON TATOO  INFO

Tuesday June 21, 2011
Tongue in cheek, but here's 10 things that Texas gave us that we really didn't need. 

Monday June 20, 2011

Were you born between 1940 and 1999?  Then check out the hit songs from your birth year....or any other...great for a reunion!  http://upchucky.org/

Friday June 17, 2011
Got some time?   Got some Wood?  Then let's make a bicycle!!  Check this woodcarver out. 

Thursday June 16, 2011
How about this, check out radio stations in the UK, Scotland, and N. Ireland. 
http://www.smoothradio.co.uk/ OR  http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk/

Wednesday June 15, 2011
Traveling to a major center in the world?   Now your family back home can hear your airplane land and take off.  Put the airport code in the upper left field...

Tuesday June 14, 2011

Monday June 13, 2011
Some places that you can stop at around the USA are just plain strange...here's an interesting group, some nearby...

Friday June 10, 2011
Traveling, make sure you don't buy these brands. 

Thursday June 9, 2011
Come on,  be honest, you've always wanted to uniquify your car!  You've always wanted something driving down the road that NO ONE else has!   Well...here's 25 examples that you will want to avoid! 

Wednesday June 8, 2011

Road Side Attractions never fails to please and amuse, but they've put it together in a different way and most importantly for the different states there is a  GONE BUT NOT FORTOTTEN section!   Check it out!  North Dakota Minnesota IOWA Want another state?  just choose from the drop down menu in the upper right.  

Tuesday June 7, 2011     Happy Birthday Leroy
STUPID  Laws in the world are even dumber than some right here!  

Monday June 6, 2011br> Folks often ask me, "where do you find all this stuff?" Well here's one of my main sources..  http://www.onlinedetective.com/

Friday June 3, 2011   Happy Birthday Cousin Paul
Fun summer food! 

Thursday June 2, 2011

The big blockbuster movies are coming to a screen near you this summer!  Here's the re-creations of their posters, done in lego!   Yippie  http://www.mynewmovies.net/best-summer-2011-new-movies-posters-in-lego-style/

Wednesday June 1 2011  Welcome June and hopefully better weather!
Times are tough right now in many cities, even close to home.   Joplin MO is up against it bad.  Here's a video you have to watch.  Don't bother with the extreme comments on the bottom, some people just will never "get it!" 
http://www.540wfla.com/pages/news-videos.html?feed=425022&article=8641600   here's another view  http://www.syracuse.com/have-you-heard/index.ssf/2011/06/viral_video_of_the_day_elephant_joplin_cleanup.html

Tuesday May 31, 2011    Goodbye May

Some say I'm a Punny guy!  http://mistupid.com/jokes/page128.htm

Monday May 30, 2010   Happy Memorial Day! 
http://www.eatnineghost.com/weirdest-animals/  If you didn't see them on your trip, see them here!

Friday May 27, 2010  Memorial Weekend

it's the beer festival in Denmark...Copenhagen is the place to be!

Thursday May 26, 2011    Ginny Bollman's Birthday & They are arriving back today.
Today we have a collection of the worlds largest animals.  I'm not sure that bigger is better, certainly not in the "we've got to feed this guy" department! 

Wednesday May 25, 2011

Get rid of those ugly stains...here's some great tips.


Tuesday May 24, 2011   ATTENTION    END of the WORLD  NOW Scheduled for Fall!

Are you left handed?  Here's five things about you, you probably didn't know!  http://theweek.com/article/index/214847/5-surprising-facts-about-left-handed-people

Monday May 23, 2011    WOW End of the World Passes, most people still here.   Preacher baffled!  Well, it didn't happen, what a surprise!   Here's some news stories about it. 
http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/BZR-end-of-the-world-false-prophet-once-again-wrongly-predicts-rapture-date-2127901.html   AND   http://ibnlive.in.com/news/doomsayer-flabbergasted-that-world-didnt-end/153490-19.html

Friday May 20, 2011

Well the countdown is over.  I'm thinking that the end of the world is NOT tomorrow, but if it is,  It's been nice knowing you!   Here's a little background on the "gentleman" who started this particular frenzy  http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/247773/The-Rapture-Why-the-world-really-could-end-tomorrow-

Thursday May 19, 2011

Did you know the Titanic was safely pulled into port?  That's what I read in the paper!  Here's some other past headlines that just don't seem right!  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/history/bal-historic-front-pages-pg,0,5944757.photogallery?index=bs-titanic

Wednesday May 18, 2011   3 Days left....are you following this????
Just how much fun can you have with a 2 liter  of cola and some mentos? 

Tuesday May 17, 2011  4 Days till "THE BIG ONE"
If we're not running out of time, then here's 20 hobbies you can start online! 

Monday May 16, 2011     5 days till the end of the world....YA SURE

Got 2 today...now a blood test that tells us how long we should live...cool NOTE does not take into consideration walking down a freeway.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-163400-test-that-tells-you-how-long-youll-live-2284639.html   AND you got to know this term...PLANKING  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387272/Planking-claims-victim-Acton-Beale-falls-balcony-death.html

Friday May 13, 2011  8 Days to the end of the world  and Friday the 13th too...stay in bed!

Here's some bizarre inventions that we can/cant live without!   I have the plates.  http://majorwhoa.com/2011/04/26/most-awesome-bizarre-inventions/    and a bonus Cool Site just cause it's friday.   Lasagna Cupcakes!   http://quick-dish.tablespoon.com/2011/03/31/lasagna-cupcakes/?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=2011_05

Thursday May 12, 2011  9 Days to the end!
So you feel crowded some times?   Just need some more space?  Be glad you're not part of these photos. 

Wednesday May 11, 2011   10 DAYS TO THE END OF THE WORLD
It's summer...time to count down the classic list of 100 summer hits...how many do you remember? 

Tuesday May 10, 2011

Spend some time in the gym?  Well probably not enough if you can't do the moves that this guy does!   Check out what you might see in Paris while you're looking at old churches!  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504784_162-20061057-10391705.html

Monday May 9, 2011
What better way to start the Bollman in Norway shows than to have an UGLY SOFA contest!  Check out these entries and see if you should enter yours! 

Friday May 6, 2011     HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

What's a stay at home Mom worth?   http://swz.salary.com/MomSalaryWizard/LayoutScripts/Mswl_NewSearch.aspx

Thursday May 5, 2011
Got some late year science projects?  Here's a great idea page!  

Wednesday May 4, 2011
We think of busses as big, tall, heavy, behemoths.  But here's a luxury 23 passenger people mover that looks more like it came from the batman movie!
http://translogic.aolautos.com/2011/04/07/dutch-superbus-becomes-a-reality-video/ no word on where the luggage goes.  (ps...it's 15 meters long, not feet)

Tuesday May 3, 2011
Wondering about the performance of an airline between 2 cities?  check it out here! 

Monday May 2, 2011

In anticipation of hearing the President last night, something about Bin Laden was not one of my choices.  How surprising.  I hope this puts an end to some things, but I fear the worst is yet to happen.   http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-dead  This is the actual White House web page.

Friday April, 29, 2011

Traveling and had a promise of good internet from the Days Inn in Fargo.   Just a selling line, night crew said they've had nothing but trouble with it for weeks.   So no cool site but a recommendation of where NOT to stay in Fargo!  We pricelined a room at the Hotel Sofitel in MSP ($61.00 total)  WHAT AN AWESOME PLACE! ! !   STAY THERE!!!

Thursday April 28, 2011
Where's George...tracking dollar bills all over the world! 

Wednesday April 27, 2011

Form letters   hundreds of form letters!   http://www.4hb.com/letters/

Tuesday April 26, 2011
HOAXES  HOAXES  they're around us a plenty!   Check out these  big ones.  

Monday April 25, 2011
So Fargo/Moorhead, breathing a sigh of relief on the high water deal...Grand Forks is safely behind their walls, but folks are still fighting the fight, and it hasn't gotten to Winnipeg yet.  Here's a whole series of webcams for you to watch.  

Friday April 22, 2011     GOOD FRIDAY

As is our tradition, we do NOT do a Cool Site on  Good Friday.  We wish you all a very Happy Easter as we celebrate the reason why we are called Christian.  See you on Monday.   John

Thursday April 21, 2011
We think food in the grocery is a bit expensive?? Well check the price of these 10 foods! 

Wednesday April 20, 2011

Well we've seen enough water for a while, here's 5 inventions that we could've used!  http://aquaviews.net/featured/5-unusual-incredible-underwater-inventions-feats/

Tuesday April 19, 2011
The love affair between deer and goose, check out this video and story!  

Monday April 18, 2011
It's the last day of talking about the Sacred Heart Fish Fry...check out the video above. 

Do you want to be inspired?  Watch this TED TALK featuring Roger Ebert!  http://www.ted.com/talks/roger_ebert_remaking_my_voice.html

Friday April 15, 2011       WOW  1/2 of April...Gone Vanished
Bananas...I know how to spell them but I don't know how to stop!   Take a spoon and a toothpick and try to duplicate these banana sculptures. 

Thursday April 14, 2011
OK let's have some fun!   Get in your spaceship and go out into space on a perpendicular line away from the line of planets.  Get up far enough and you can see where all the planets are...or if you don't have the time, just visit today's cool site! 

Wednesday April 13 2011
If you have one of these things in your suitcase, why are you flying a commercial airplane?  

AIRFRANCE takes a swing at a Delta flight...watch this video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XvJMk5CGds

Tuesday April 12, 2011

This is the story about a cat, but not just any cat...this is about Sam, a navy cat.  Who survived the sinking of 3 ships.  Read his story.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsinkable_Sam

Monday April 11, 2011 

We think of Carl Sagan as a modern, up to date scientific guy, but since his untimely death we've discovered so much...here's a sampling! http://depletedcranium.com/major-things-weve-learned-since-carl-sagan-died/

Friday April 8, 2011

What would you do for a five dollar bill?  Check this website where folks post what they will do for 5 United States Dollars!  http://www.fiverr.com/

Thursday April 7, 2011   an interesting day    4 seven eleven

So you're OTA  Older than Average...by college attending standards that is!   Well check out some of thesee OTN (outside the norm) college classes you can take and get credit!  http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/photos/15-bizarre-college-courses/zombies-in-popular-media

Wednesday April 6, 2011
This is one of those, you got to see it to believe it Cool Sites!  These guys just have to much time to practice, sort of like a circus act that goes all day! 

Tuesday April 5, 2011

Unusual Sports!  http://totallytop10.com/sport/top-10-weird-sports-you-should-try 

Monday April 4, 2011

Friday April 1, 2011  It's April Fools Day and I think the Snow is an April Fool

So we got all these old planes laying around, what to do with them???  Here's 7 things you can do with old planes.  http://www.cheapflightsfinder.com/7-fantastic-uses-for-a-retired-airplane.htm

Thursday March 31, 2011     GOODBYE FAIRE MONTH!

It's called Camera Obscura...about as far away from computers and high tech you can, yet an amazing invention that still exists in Santa Monica CA http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/12/10/periscope-house/?Qwd=./MechanixIllustrated/5-1947/periscope_house&Qif=periscope_house_0.jpg&Qiv=thumbs&Qis=XL#qdig

Wednesday March 30, 2011

Radiation, it's more than just a game, but how much is enough, or TOO MUCH?  http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/radiation-dosage-chart/

Tuesday March 29, 2011

http://www.shorpy.com/ This site bring you to  OLD photos...of really classic things in our past!   Often from about 1900.  Take a trip down memory lane.

Monday March 28, 2011

Now as a farm kid, I would first ask, why do all this work on an animal?  Kill it/eat it, but it's a way to learn about how we can do bigger and better things for people, and that makes it all worth while!  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/9-inspiring-animals-that-use-prosthetics/bionic-animals 

Friday March 25, 2011
Live in the USA?  What do you think your earthquake risk is?  Check the map...now you know why I live where I live :-) 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/the-daily-need/u-s-is-due-for-a-sizable-quake-but-not-because-of-japans/8146/  Of course with my luck I'll be making that ONE trip, and BANG

Thursday March 24 2011

Shark facts you need to know and myths you need to know even more  http://aquaviews.net/shark-myths-facts-infographic/

Wednesday March 23, 2011    Good Bye Liz Taylor!
URGENT:  Do NOT start reading this website unless you have the rest of the day off!!  It's got answers to many questions you've probably asked many time!   Be careful or it will be 2 AM before you know it! 

Tuesday  March 22, 2011
Bosses, we all got em in one form or another...who do you think is the worst boss on TV?? or in the Movies?   See how this list stacks up! 

Monday March 21, 2011

I'll bet you didn't know these things about Japan!  http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_some_strange_things_about_Japan

Friday March 18, 2011   Happy Birthday Glenn Houghton
TODAY I FOUND OUT...what a great website of unusual and out of the mainstream info.   Like why are potatoes called...well...potatoes? 

Thursday  MARCH 17, 2011    HAVE YOU GOT YOUR GREEN ON???

Gosh and Begorrah, everything you need about today is here.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick's_Day

AND IRISH SLANG TOO!   http://www.irishslang.co.za/irisha_m.htm

Wednesday March 16th, 2011  We're locked in limbo between the Ides and St. Paddy's

Sandwiches, but you've never seen them like this!  http://www.inewidea.com/2010/05/01/30575.html

Tuesday March 15, 2011    The IDES o March

FOLD EM!  FOLD EM! http://www.mediadump.com/hosted-id188-how-to-build-the-world039s-best-paper-airplanes.html

Monday March 14, 2011
I know you've been working in your lab to try to duplicate the cola recipe!   Well, fret no more, I got it for you !

JCC FFA  BENEFIT AUCTION   http://pikebid.com 

Friday March 11, 2011

We got speed dating, we got fast cars, and now you've got a brownie in 3 minutes.   How's that for fast?  http://loled.net/?p=3371

Thursday March 10, 2011
Why do teachers drink?  Because of the bad answers they get on tests....check some of them out here. 

Wednesday  March 9, 2011

What a day of driving...all across the southern route.  Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Finally in St. Joseph.  Today, a short look around and then off on HY 71 to Jackson.  If you're driving this way, or just want to look at a fun city web page,  visit our cool site today, http://www.stjomo.com/ All about St. Joseph MO!  Where the Pony Express began and Jessie James ended!

Tesday March 8, 2011      Departing for home today.

This is an awesome cool site.  All sorts of home remedies and fixes that we should all know! http://aliciagoh.blog.friendster.com/2008/09/tricks-of-the-body/

Monday March 7, 2011

Traveling?  Here's  gas prices for the ENTIRE USA by county...check the map! 


Friday March 4, 2011

Come on clippers throughout the land,

Clip those coupons, you know you can!

Be the first one on your block

to save a great big block!

Save with these 5 internet coupon sites.  http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2010/12/five_online_coupon_services_wo.html

Thursday March 3, 2011

Do you know what a Rube Goldberg machine is?  Well it's time you found out!   http://mytechroom.co.uk/the-5-best-rube-goldberg-machines/

Wednesday March the Twecet

Tired of that same old discount fan circling above your head?  Check out these cool wind machines!  http://www.crookedbrains.net/2009/07/gadgets.html

Tuesday, March the Oncest

So is it true about the lion and the lamb?   http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2010/03/01/the-truth-behind-in-like-a-lion-out-like-a-lamb/

Monday February 28, 2011   Goodbye Feb!

30 must have things for your kitchen!  http://www.hometone.org/entry/30-funky-kitchen-gadgets-to-make-the-cooking-experience-more-enjoyable/

Friday February 25, 2011

It's called thundersnow...do you know about it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thundersnow

Thursday February 24, 2011
We call them ID10T's you can describe them how you want, but if you're in the south, you might try a few of these! http://www.comedycorner.org/36.html

Wednesday February 23, 2011
Well, it's past President's Day, but since this Cool Site is about Past Presidents, I feel it's OK to bring you this link today.  Here's 22 things Ill bet you didn't know about Presidents gone past! 

Tuesday February 22, 2011
Traveling and a watchful eye will let you see signs like we offer on our cool site today!   Funny stuff. 

Monday February 21, 2011
Today I am taking you to what I consider to be the most unusual and unbelievable site that I have ever found on the net.  There is an artist there that will draw ANYTHING you ask him to draw.  It's unbelievable and only by trying it will you be as amazed as I am! 

Friday February 18, 2011

Went to a joint called Cheddars with Mike Waddell.  Excellent food and service!

OK How di you do this?    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-iw143gkoY

 Attention normal communications may be dsirupted http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.d91e3775fd5b821f0b35dc7f0cbb52fc.21

Thursday February 17, 2011    Goodbye Aldores, God Speed

I'm traveling and fixing computers as I go.  You really need these two FREE programs on your computer.  Do remember you need to remove any other anti-virus programs as they don't play well with each other!  Don't  UPGRADE the free versions are just fine!  http://free.avg.com      http://malwarebytes.org  Hint...malwarebytes does not upgrade.

Wednesday February 16th, 2011

Travel breeds travel, and I just can't stop planning my next Europe trip!  Here's a lot of "inside info." http://www.europeupclose.com/


http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/cauliflower_hash_browns.html   or just google it

Tuesday February 15, 2011    Happy Birthday Shelley
Yes a ducks quack echos, and no you can't see the great wall of China from space...these and other grand myths!

Monday February 14, 2011      HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

It's that day, remember in the lower grades when we bought those little  baseball sized cards that were Valentines Greetings?   We'll here's some new things to print on those cards.  http://net-burst.net/love/choose.htm#h 

Friday February 11, 2011

Libraries, big buildings with books.   You've never seen a library till you've seen these libraries!  http://matadornetwork.com/trips/.photo-essay-amazing-libraries-around-the-world 

Thursday February 10, 2011

Till Midnight today your gift to Hundreds of Charities will be DOUBLED!   Pretty awesome huh?  I have 2 links for you today.   The first one is if you want to donate to Riverview in Crookston. Here's a news story about it http://www.crookstontimes.com/news/x549736642/RiverView-Foundation-Dakota-Medical-Foundation-team-up-for-Giving-Hearts-Day
To Donate to Riverview Hospital Foundation
To Donate to Grand Forks Park and Rec

Or to find your favorite charity



Wednesday February 9, 2011

The Beatles make their FIRST appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show  on this day in 1964!  Were you one of the 73 million who watched it?    http://en.wikipediaa.org/wiki/February_9

Tuesday   February 8,2011

Waffle House  http://wafflehouse.com  

Monday February 7, 2010  
Did you see Rosanne in the commercials?

Today we're on the road and first stop is  our Cool site   Trader Joe's!   It's a MUST STOP if you're passing by kind of a place.   http://traderjoes.com

Friday February 4, 2011  

It's Super Bowl Weekend.   Are you a participant? If not, here's 45 OTHER things you can be doing on Sunday Evening!  http://www.wisebread.com/45-other-things-to-do-on-super-bowl-sunday  

Thursday February 3, 2011 
Some people say memorable things, but these folks said UNFORGETABLE things! 

Wednesday February 2, 2011        It's Shadow Day!

Punxsutawney Phil  - Did he or Did he not?


Tuesday February 1, 2011

Ok, here's the short story.  We got back from our cruise this morning about 3AM.  Due to the big storm to the SE of MSP we were delayed all along the way.  Thanks to the Delta team for doing their best and getting us home, no matter what the hour!  More Stories tomorrow!  In the mean time, Superbowl is upon us, there s the motherload about it's commercials.  Schedules, a look back over 15 years....everything    http://superbowl-ads.com/article_archive/

Thursday January 26, 2011

OK, 30 hours and I'll be on the ocean.  The pond, the big ditch!   Here's 10 facts you probably didn't know about all that water!  http://aquaviews.net/10-amazing-facts-oceans/ 

Wednesday January 26, 2011
Sure the brochure looked great but then look at this "real" shot taken from the same place. 

Tuesday January 25, 2011      YOU GO JESSE ! ! !
Here's the worlds Funniest Joke!!! 

Monday January 24, 2011
Got a thousand for a cake?   That's what the ace of cakes STARTS at1   Check out his work.  

Friday January 21, 2011
You heard the stated and then retracted George Lucas story about believing the world would come to an end next year.  We'll here's 10 pretty unusual stories that havent been retracted...one from just 50 miles away. 

Hey Crookston folk, have you seen these old pictures?  http://www.lakesnwoods.com/CrookstonGallery.htm

Thursday January 20, 2011

http://www.nuclearfiles.org/menu/library/media-gallery/image/tredici/63.htm  Concrete ND 

Buildings no longer in use...http://www.uphaa.com/blog/index.php/10-spectacular-places-completely-abandoned/

Wednesday January 19, 2011

OK here's the news!   I'm leaving next Friday on a Cruise.  It's my first time so help me out, give me advice, some words of wisdom would be nice!    Send email to john@lnr.net http://www.wisegeek.com/what-should-i-bring-on-cruise-trips.htm

Tuesday January 18, 2011
Food from your state?  How many can you name? 

Monday January 17, 2011


Friday January 14, 2011     Happy 96th Birthday Dad!

OK we're past the new year's resolution diet promises, but what do they do in other parts of the world.  In the loosing weight wacky zone that is?  http://www.tripbase.com/blog/8-most-unusual-weight-loss-diets-from-around-the-world/

Thursday January 13, 2011
Unanswered questions abound...but I've got answers to 13 of the most important!  Like why do lobsters turn red when you cook them!? 

Wednesday January 12, 2011     Welcome to the world Sidney!
HERE BE DRAGONS! ! !    We advise you take the time to watch this video! !


Tuesday  January 11, 2011

Do you work with the public?   Here's the experiences of others who do.

Monday January 10, 2011

OK enough of the hello kitty backpack, here's  dozens of new looks in satchel carriage!  http://www.urlesque.com/2010/06/30/28-crazy-backpacks/

AND check out these guitars!  http://www.xigre.com/articles/music/Weirdest_guitars_in_the_world.html

Friday January 7, 2011
When they asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, his now famous reply was, "well that's where the money is!"  If you're going for the gold, here's the biggest gatherings of the metal in the world. 

Thursday January 6    Took the day off...1 year ago that Dad left this world. 

Wednesday January 5, 2011
Who doesn't have a digital camera these days?   Here's a quickie in how to take better pictures. 

Tuesday January 4, 2011
It's a new year, time to re-invent yourself!  Here's 60 buisiness card ideas. 

Monday January 3, 2011    In case you weren't watching it's a New Year.

They're called millennials-those who believe the end of the earth/world is near.  But now we have a group again picking a time...right to the day in fact!  Check em out.   www.wecanknow.com   and a SUMMARY http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40885541/ns/us_news-life/  

WOW today was a Duel Cool to add Fuel to the ending yule! 

Here's the top news stories divided up by the month of 2010

Thursday December 30, 2010

North Dakota  http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info/

Wednesday December 29, 2010
OK, the Christmas food is almost gone, time to think about regular eating.  SO  What better than unusual desert pizza to add to your new year's gatherings. 

Tuesday December 28, 2010

Not enough fun in your life?   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/27/2010-for-the-win-year-in-_n_801745.html

FOOD TRENDS   http://redhot.bettycrocker.com/trends/

Monday December 27, 2010
So you think you have a claim because you're left sitting in the airport lounge?  Probably not, but here's a website with all the details. 

Friday December 24, 2010   CHRISTMAS EVE

Merry Christmas to all!  Here's my Christmas letter for the year.  My first Christmas without a parent, so it's a time of new thoughts and experiences.  http://lnr.net/christmas2010.htm

WHERE IS SANTA???   http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

Twas two nights before Christmas and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring but the Festivus Mouse.

He gathered his family round the Festivus Pole,

It was time for the Airing of Grievances,

and he had his role...

He knew that Ma Mouse was a little perturbed,

In fact you could say she was downright disturbed! 

And so we wish you a neutral Festivus Day!


Wednesday December 22, 2010

To say it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas is really understating what's going on around us, both in weather and in activities.  Christmas is here!  I've got 20 recipes that I'll bet you've never heard of before...deck your halls with this!  http://www.betterrecipes.com/christmas/christmas-recipes.html 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Did you see it?  It will be almost 100 years till it happens again.  Here's a great video explaining what's up with the moon.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/lunar-eclipse-solstice-12447045     And here's a collection of pictures.  http://www.google.com/images?q=lunar+eclipse&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1270&bih=804

Monday, December 20th 2010  Tonight is the longest night of the year and also a full moon eclipse!  Hasn't happened since the 1500's  http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Solstice+eclipse+first+years/3983582/story.html 

Friday December 17, 2010
What would Christmas be without instructions on how to wrap a cap?  NO NO I meant CAT, how to WRAP A CAT!! 

Thursday December 16, 2010
32 weird facts about Christmas you probably didn't know  

Wednesday December 15, 2010
Top 10 lists for the year abound!   Here's 35 areas that Time wants to put in numerical order. 

For Doug, http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/46/Breast_of_Pheasant_Under_Glass9079.shtml

Tuesday December 14, 2010
OH Christmas tree!   But what are the real numbers behind the tree?? 

Monday December 13, 2010
It had to be done!  We had to digitize the blessed fruitcake!  Now you can give it without all the effort of making and baking it!

Doug Johnson's Goose Burger recipe is on the Favorite Recipe Page

Friday December 10, 2010

Today we're talking SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS!   First of all here's what they look like.  http://www.google.com/images?q=salt+dough+ornaments&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=AzkCTb3bH4LMngeC2LXlDQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CC4QsAQwAQ&biw=1270&bih=804

AND here's the recipe!  http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Other/Colorful-Dough-Ornaments.aspx?cmpid=ps-Holiday2010-Dough_Ornaments-salt_dough_ornaments-ex

Thursday December 9, 2010
OK, no one should have this much Christmas fin! ! !  Gag gifts, and just plain holiday fun can be found here. 

Wednesday December 8, 2010
Potatoes, wonderful Potatoes!   here's 50 ways to mash them!  http://www.foodnetwork.com/holidays-and-parties/50-mashed-potatoes/index.html

Tuesday December 7, 2010

OK here's you're advanced notice.   Get some warm clothes, put some hot chocolate in the thermos, meet your friends, cause there's going to be an awesome meteor shower coming up on Monday!   Let's get out and see this one!  http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors

Monday December 6, 2010    St. Nicholas Day!

Was he Santa Claus?  check out the facts and fiction  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas

Friday December 3, 2010
In the kitchen?   Here's 10 things we can all do better! 

Thursday December 2, 2010
Another Hoar frost day...mark it on your calendar, 6 months from today, big rain!   Here's 10 important people you probably never heard of. 

SPRITZ COOKIE RECIPES...please tell me which is the best!  http://www.yummly.com/recipes#allowedHoliday%5B%5D=Christmas%7Choliday%5Eholiday-christmas&q=spritz

Almond Flour Recipes  http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/products/p/almondmeal.htm 

Wednesday December 1, 2010
What better way to start off this month than to share some slipping and sliding.  Be glad we live on the flats! 

Tuesday, the last of November 2010
Storm storm storm...but what if you were on the Moon, and went out for a smoke and looked at the earth?  Here's what it would look like, right now, at this very moment!

CYBER MONDAY November 29, 2010
The deals are on the WEB today!   And here's a funny site about customers and the folks in the store who put up with them.  DOH 

Friday November 26, 2010      BLACK FRIDAY
Traveling?  you've got to see these oddities in the USA 

IN ND  http://www.enchantedhighway.net/ 

Thursday      HAPPY THANKSGIVING  We are Blessed!

More on the T-Day Parade 

Wednesday November 24, 2010

It's upon us, we are officially in the Holiday Season!  What a year it's been as we look back.  It came and went so fast.  Happy Thanksgiving to all.  Just a little fun to print out for the bored.  100's of unanswerable questions. http://www.penders.co.uk/custard/crackers/gag_questions.html

Tuesday November 23, 2010

Time is fleeting...it's almost Turkey day.  Here's some recipes you should be able to make from your pantry.  http://allrecipes.com/features/holidays/thanksgiving/default.aspx

Monday November 22, 2010

OK, Thanksgiving is upon us...you need these puns in your arsenal, just in case you get stuck in an elevator.  http://www.v-r-a.org/ppp/Thanks00/Thanks02.htm

Friday November 19, 2010
You know these papers you see in grocery store entrances of things for sale, or will do babysitting for your dog, or whatever?  well here's some you should duplicate and hang around. 

Thursday November 18, 2010
So, just where did "apple of my eye" or "sowing your wild oats" and other food phrases come from?  it's our Cool Site for today! 

Wednesday  November 17, 2010

BUTTER BEER! !   YA   Butter Beer CUPCAKES  even better!  http://amybites.com/?p=623

Tuesday November 16, 2010
I know Halloween is past, but I can't wait another year to show you these.  Someone has elevated pumpkin carving to an entirely new art form.  Be prepared to do some usss and ahsss. 

Monday November 15, 2010
I've got a sweet deal for you today!  How many times have I been to Berlin?  If someone is keeping count, please let me know,  but here I find that there is a museum there dedicated to the....wait for it...sugar beet.   And some very interesting history.   If you can't go there,  at least check it out here on today's cool site! 

Friday November 12, 2010
Frivolous Friday! 

Thursday November 11, 2010   We salute ALL Veterans today!
Here's a series of the most famous quotes for this special day.  
Thanks to our Heroes and Sheroes!

Check out this website...  http://unmetneeds.org   UNMET NEEDS  

Wednesday November 10, 2010

Thoughts always turn to food at this time of the year!  Yesterday the unusual, today the sublime...Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes!  YUM  Check out the pictures.  http://bakeitinacake.com/recipes/pumpkinpiecupcakes

Tuesday November 9, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YnnnnyMjCw   FOOTBALL TRICK PLAY

We've all heard about the turducken, a holiday meat extravaganza where you stuff a turkey with a duck that's been stuffed with a chicken!  Well stand aside, because no self respecting turducken fan can finish that meal withough a CHERPUMPLE!  Yes the pie of pies, the cake of cakes, Three different pies, stuffed into a three layer cake...solves the problem of, "I only want a sliver of each!" http://gothamist.com/2010/11/06/wsj_takes_a_look_at_the_turducken_o.php 

Monday November 8, 2010
Did you get your deer?  Music today, the rhythm of the planets.  Watch and listen as the planets of our solar system rotate around the sun and make music. 

Friday November 5, 2010
Your goose may be cooked, but what is the best way to cook a turkey??  It's an age old debate, but we've broken it down into it's ups and not so ups sides.  Check it out. 

Thursday November 4, 2010
OK so you're planning your next years travel schedule!  Here's a list of the COOLEST towns in the world, some I've never heard of.  Just where is Ghent? 

Wednesday November 3, 2010   It's Over, you can come out of your hiding places now!
Finally the Elections are done.  But we can't say goodbye to 2010 politics without taking a look back at these 25 absolutly crazy moments. 

Tuesday November 2, 2010     VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN
Smuckers is just for toast right?  Well check out this recipe list! 

Monday November 1, 2010   All Saints Day
Well Halloween has come and gone.   Did you get enough candy?  And now the reason for Halloween is today.  We honor all the Saints, known and unknown. 

Friday October 29, 2010
Where better to end our Halloween shows with than a stop at the Halloween page for Ben & Jerry's.  This is what happens when you have to many people on your web creation staff! :-)   

Thursday October 28, 2010
PUMPKIN  PUMPKIN PUMPKIN (it types with just one hand!) 

Wednesday October 27, 2010

As PROMISED Halloween DRINKS for Big People!

Tuesday October 26, 2010  HALLOWEEN FOOD TODAY
Let's go to England to get some new Halloween food ideas! 

Monday October 25, 2010   It's the RAMP UP TO ALL HALLOWES EVE!

Music, first we need MUSIC!  Here's all the creepy crawly songs you remember to give you a little background music!  http://www.all-about-halloween.com/free-halloween-music.html 

Friday October 22, 2010

Where did the week go to?  Come to Whitey's this weekend for the GRAND OPENING!! 

Making a movie?  Make sure you follow these Hollywood rules!  http://www.moviecliches.com/cliche1.html 

Thursday October 21, 2010
We're back in control....Visit this beautiful  site...either in real life  or right here on the web. 

Friday October 12, 2010
Where did this week go?  Sunflowers are being captured by the harvesters...it truly is the end of fall!   Back in 2004 I visited this giant fish tank but couldn't get any  good pictures...now I got good pictures! 

Thursday October 14, 2010
How do you know when you're traveling too much?  

Wednesday October 13, 2010
You know we try to bring you new things...and today it's new food.   Pizza Pot Pie! 

Tuesday October 12, 2010
It's Fall, the Apples are in the stores!   Here's a Bazillion recipes to eat some apples! 

Monday October 11, 2010   Yesterday Was 10, 10, 10 at 10:10:10 am and PM  WOW

2 more years we can experience that and then it's over for 88 years.

SO today, it's all about negative campaigning and the concept of "making that future Homer's Problem" is just not a good thing.   Read this article carefully and be armed!  http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/the_double_negative/

Friday October 8, 2010
Who's that calling you ?  Number you don't recognize on your caller ID?   See if that number has called others..

Thursday October 7, 2010
100 things you can make at home, that you ate in a restaurant. 

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39542114/ns/today-today_fashion_and_beauty/?GT1=43001  expensive Barbie

Wednesday October 6, 2010
Travelling the world and craving a hot dog? Here's a guide of what to expect...

Tuesday October 5, 2010
http://www.spirithalloween.com/  Get cracken on your Halloween costume!

want real lederhosen??  2 to 3 hundred USD gets you authentic  http://www.ernstlicht.com/Lederhosen/Lederhosen-Trachten-c112.htm 

Monday October 4, 2010  Where has the month gone?

Weren't paying attention in algebra class?  What's the difference between an  ATE and and IDE...like me chemistry didn't come easy for you.   Well now you can get a college education for free....Bill Gates watches these with his kids.... http://www.khanacademy.org  

Friday October the Oncest
Welcome to A NEW MONTH!
Crazy things that you have heard around a food joint! 

Thursday September 30, 2010     We say goodbye to September

MYTHS and misconceptions...check out these. 

Wednesday September 29, 2010
They're cheap, they're quick, and they're fun!   It's those cheap bags of noodles made into good food! 

Tuesday September 28, 2010
So you think you've eaten everything there is to eat???  Well here's 15 fruits you've never heard of.

Monday September 27, 2010
It's the peak of Octoberfest!  Check out what you're missing.

Friday September 24, 2010
On this overcast dreary day let's consider an escape.  Here's eight places to take your family that most folks don't know about! 

Thursday September 23, 2010
The word is PARALROSDOKIAN.   Although I know what it means, I had never heard the word as a description of it...

Here's some more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraprosdokian

Wednesday September 22, 2010
Just can't figure out what to get that science focused friend?  Here's the latest geek gifts to give generously to your local nerd! 

Tuesday September 21, 2010
Not so hot on venison?  Try this  VBurger! 

Monday September 20, 2010  TODAY IS THE "BIG DIG"
OH the taxes...more and more they tax us...I just can't afford this anymore.   I think I'll go somewhere where there are no taxes.   How about Bermuda?  YA YA  Close, British Rule, YA YA, I'll see that the US Gov doesn't get my extra money!!  Well think again.  Here's what you need to know before you go! 

Friday September 17, 2010   POTATO BOWL WEEKEND  GO  SIOUX!

And if you're going, to the far east that is make sure sure you know these rules of etiquette.  http://matadorabroad.com/10-japanese-customs-you-must-know-before-a-trip-to-japan/

Thursday September 16, 2010    FREE FRENCH FRY FREEDING FRENZY TODAY

AND THE BRIDE WORE...T H A T ?   http://www.visi.com/~dheaton/bride/the_bride_wore.html

Wednesday September 15, 2010   1/2 way through this month already!
Do you think of the swiss as kind of staid and well...not funny?  The google camera was out and captured some funny and crazy and unusual pictures around the country! 


Tuesday September 14, 2010
So you have $1,000.00 in your pocket.  You're a savvy, cheap traveler.  How many days can you last in Japan?  or Brazil? 

Monday September 13, 2010
Well it seems we got through the 9/11 anniversary without to much trauma.  Thank you Lord!  Today we're going to revisit web-cams.  Why you ask?  Well with the newer speeds on the internet, and some awesome cameras, you can really see incredible things, right as they are happening.   Check out the National Park Service and Old Faithfull at Yellowstone.  Awesome!

Here's downtown east Berlin.  You can see the last tourists of summer on the open topped busses.  http://www.dhm.de/webcams/VID1.html

Friday September 10, 2010
It was a peaceful day 9 years ago...and then 24 hours later everything changed.  I hope tomorrow is equally peaceful!   Today we have for you all sorts of word play.  Twisted sentences, and phrases that double back on each other!  

Thursday September 9, 2010
Still got one laying around?  It was all the rage, we spend hours getting it right!   It's THE CUBE  Here's history about it you probably didn't know. 

Wednesday September 8, 2010

It's time for fall comfort food!


here s the link to goose Bourguignon  http://lnr.net/coolsite/reitmeier_best_recipes.htm (about 1/3 down the page

Tuesday September 7, 2010  No Cool Site...no internet

Monday September 6, 2010
Welcome to Labor Day 2010, for many the last long weekend of summer, for others a regular work day.  Today we have for you some statistics about this end of summer holiday. 

Friday September 3, 2010
OK if it's 30 books you need to read before you're 30, then should the list get longer or shorter?  

Thursday September 2, 2010

It's best to remember that there's always a microphone somewhere, but these quotes were mostly captured off microphones that folks knew were there and were supposed to say something, well a bit thought threw.  http://www.gnu.org/fun/jokes/quotations.html

Wednesday September 1, 2010    It's a new MONTH    FALL IS HERE

Some folks have a bucket list....me I got a must see/must doo list, there will be NO BUCKET!   So here's 45 ROMANTIC places in Europe you must see!  How many have you checked off your list?  http://www.flexijourney.com/blog/45-romantic-getaways-in-europe/

Tuesday August 31, 2010 

Today it's a funny funny Cool Site!  Someone went to a lot of trouble to create this video showing the difference between most of Europe and the Italians.  I couldn't stop laughing!   Do remember it's just for fun...but I've seen similar.  http://www.infonegocio.com/xeron/bruno/italy.html

Monday August 30, 2010
50 Days, 50 States, 50 Breakfasts, need I say more?  

Friday August 27, 2010
If you follow our radio shows, you know that we seek out the new, the unusual, the funny, sometimes even the weird, but this one you got to see!   PIE IN A JAR!  Talk about a great gift!!  Easy to freeze, cool to receive and just downright fun too.  

Thursday August 26, 2010

It's Geocaching and we haven't talked enough about it!  There are organizations and groups all around us.  And even their own language.  Here's a list of abbreviations they use.  Look around the site for more info!   http://mngca.org/node/58

Wednesday August 25, 2010
If you've been following our website for any time, you know that we like to seek out new, yet familiar tastes.  Well how about Root beer cookies!  They are yummy, and such a reminder of that bottle of the bubbly that you used to pull from the ice bucket and open as a kid!  

Tuesday August 24, 2010

Monday August 23, 2010

Did you know that a lot of cool things were invented by very young people?  Check out the origins of snowmobiles, popsicles, television and more!  http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/7-Things-You-Didn-t-Know-Were-Invented-by-Kids.html

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/176979/   ARCH FALLING

Friday August 20, 2010

Want to go old?  Where are the oldest cities?   Not just a village but the big gathering locations?  See how many you can remember!  http://blog.hotelclub.com/the-10-oldest-cities-on-earth/ 

Thursday August 19, 2010

For our North listeners, click here  http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/59-2005/house/representatives/bios/thomastbrusegaard.html to see what TOM looks like! 

Doing some long distance traveling?   Here's how to JUMP the LINE at many must see locations!   http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/milan/travel-tips-and-articles/636

Wednesday August 18, 2010   Chuck Schumacher's Birthday

Did you know that Eating a Banana is a Radioactive event?   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

31 things to do with beer!   32 if you want to drink it. http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/things-to-do-with-beer/make-beer-barbecue-sauce.php 

Monday August 16, 2010
The king is Dead, Long live the king!


THINGS ABOUT FRIDAY THE 13th that you just have to know!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th

Thursday August 12, 2010
Do you knowest your apples? 

Tuesday August 10, 2010
And no one has heard of your town???  Well here's more places that don't exist!

Monday August 9, 2010
So summer is peaking, the We-fest is over, and now we're going to bust some summer myths...(no you can't go in the water for 2 hours after you swim!  HA HA)

Friday August 6, 2010
OK, just what country are you going to go visit?   Here's a bunch of them (countries that is) and the most important 12 phrases you will need if you're interacting with someone from that place. 

Thursday  August 5, 2010

Fruits and Vegi Facts... http://goodfroot.com/faqs.html 

Wednesday August 4, 2010
Be a hit at the office ! ! !  Do this to your friends. 

Tuesday August 3, 2010
Ahh the English language.  It's what we live and communicate with, but it's sure got some quirks.   Check out this little poem about our language 

Monday  August 2, 2010

Cook like your grandmother!   Here's 10 easy secrets!  http://listverse.com/2008/02/15/top-10-tips-for-great-home-cooking/ 

Friday was my Birthday of 59.   Thanks for all the greetings! 

Wednesday June 28, 2010

I'm traveling so you should too.   here's 10 pieces of American Rail you should venture onto.


Tuesday June 27

We're traveling today and so a travel coolsite....but a distant travel!  Things about Italy you need to know.   http://mymelange.net/mymelange/2010/06/50-italy-fun-facts.html

Monday June 26, 2010
Pesto...you like?  It's Awesome and the Basil is just not perfect to make it!  Here's the recipe that I first got over 25 years ago...you can't beat it, but you can use a blender if you don't have a food processor!  

Friday July 23, 2010
Google gets and ata-boy for their new IMAGE viewer.  Check it out...search for the Berlin Wall and make some choices on the left! 

Thursday July 22, 2010
Blanket apology form 

Wednesday July 21, 2010

Tuesday July 20, 2010

Did you know you can make a 1 ingredient ice cream?  Here's 99 more things you can do with bananas.  http://www.endlesssimmer.com/2010/05/17/100-things-to-do-with-a-banana/comment-page-1/

Monday July 19, 2010
20 things you probably didn't know about popcorn. 

ABSOLUTE  MUST WATCH    http://www.wimp.com/coprule/

Friday July 16, 2010
Check this interactive map and see how many can change geography based on money!  

Thursday July 15, 2010
It's a be wiser than your kids Cool Site today!   This is called I-dosing.  Trying to get high by listening to droning sounds.  Different sounds, can bring on different highs.   First thing to know, this has been around for years.    Works for some, not for others.  Better you are smart about it.   I'm looking for the Lemon Meringue Pie myself!  HA 

Wednesday July 14, 2010

45 Places, I'll bet you've heard of them all, or mostly, but how many have you seen in person?  http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/awe-inspiring-landmarks-around-the-world/

Tuesday July 13, 2010
Mad Dash to get Ronny to the Dentist

Monday July 12, 2010

60 Symbols, but not just any symbols, each one has a video describing it's origin and info about it today!  http://www.sixtysymbols.com/  

Friday July 9, 2010

Regional foods you've never heard of...or have you?  http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/menus/10-regional-foods-youve-never-heard-of10.htm 

Thursday July 8, 2010

Biting, yet witty insults!  http://www.allowe.com/Humor/book/When%20Insults%20Had%20Class.htm

Wednesday July 7, 2010

Check out these cool roadside statues...some close...http://www.oddee.com/item_97053.aspx

Tuesday July 6, 2010  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM BOLLMAN!!!! 75
Quickie Tiramisu!


Monday July 5, 2010
9 Condiments that can make you healthier.  

Friday July the Twicst, 2010
So did you know that  your taxes go to make a 4th of July website?  Well check it out! 

Thursday July the oncest 2010

Wednesday June 30, 2010     Good Bye June!
Strawberries, Wonderful Strawberries!    

Tuesday June 29, 2010

Traveling this summer, check these maps to see what roads are slowed down, or plain shut off!  http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info/  ND   http://hb.511mn.org/main.jsf  MN  http://hb.511ia.org/main.jsf  Iowa   ALL STATES  http://www.webcamlocator.com/traffic/traffic__webcam_locator.htm

Monday June 28, 2010

Free Walking tours of Berlin...can it get any better?   http://www.newberlintours.com/nbt/

Friday June 25, 2010

Thursday June 24, 2010

Wednesday June 23, 2010


Grand Forks Fair Link.... http://grandforksfair.com

SECRET SALE at http://SpacePen.com  use the words ShippingSavings in the code box at checkout and receive 40% off of shipping,  and FREE ENGRAVING  Through the 4th of July!

Tuesday June 22, 2010
Sometimes you just got to get the message to someone that they're just NOT the person your friend thinks they are...but how to say that in a nice way...well check out these "hidden messages!" 

Monday June 21, 2010
Ban "dihydrogen monoxide!"  It's Dangerous! !  Pass it on.

Visit here for more info

www.rribt.com Ride your bike, ride your bike!

Friday June 18, 2010

Two fun sites for you today...

http://www.urlesque.com/2010/05/27/18-hacked-digital-road-signs/   Wish we could see this when traveling! 

http://www.rinkworks.com/jokes/  some really bad riddles!

Thursday June 17, 2010

Need some caviar?  Got enough money for a college car?  Check this site, truffles, and other stuff I'll NEVER actually buy!  http://cheesestorebh.com/

Wednesday June 16, 2010

Tuesday June 15, 2010   Today, 2:30, it's 5 years to the moment that Mom left us!
OK, I've never heard of them, but I got to find someone to make them for me!   Root Beer CupCakes!  Can it possibly get any better? 

Monday June 14, 2010

It's Soccer!  Are you following?   Here's where you can get the tidbits you need.  http://www.fifa.com/

Friday June 11 2010  On the road in Wisconsin

Thursday June 10, 2010

OH the English language...words look the same but pronounce and mean different things.  Check out this list!  http://www.thatwasfunny.com/twenty-one-reasons-why-english-is-hard-to-learn/206

Wednesday June 9, 2010
Be careful when you're reading menus from far away!  Sometimes they have unusual choices! 

Tuesday June 8, 2010
It's old, it's classic, it's the Dutch Oven!  Here's the Boy Scout Handbook and a pile of recipes! 

Monday June 7, 2010   Happy Birthday Cousin Leroy
Today is a watching Cool Site...check these videos on how to make awesome Appetizers! 

Friday June 4, 2010   Today would be my parents 69th Wedding Anniversary, it was a Wed in 1941

It's more than just throwing salt over your shoulder!  Where did all those superstitions come from?  http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/Origins-of-13-Common-Superstitions.html

Spell all these words, win a prize!  http://marvin.ibest.uidaho.edu/~heckendo/misspell.html 

Thursday June 3, 2010   Happy 50th Birthday Cousin Paul!
I'm a 2 1/2 men fanatic.   If only Berta would come and work here!   So we've got bloopers and behind the scenes video that I'll bet you'll want to see....

Wednesday June 2, 2010  

Make your own candy bars!  http://www.chow.com/stories/10746

Tuesday JUNE 1st, 2010  It's OFFICIALLY SUMMER!     DAY 1
GRILL of my DREAMS!  What's the science? 

Monday May 31, 2010    HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
Here's a little history of Memorial Day 

Friday May 28, 2010 
Been in a food joint and something crazy happens?  See if you can top these crazy moments! 

Thursday May 27, 2010
Those herbs and spices are more than just flavor additions...check out how they can improve your health! 

Wednesday May 26, 2010   Happy Birthday Ginny!
I remember flying over LAX the Los Angeles airport in small private planes.  There is a "tunnel" in the sky where small planes can cross over the big airport.  Looking down at a 747 taking off a couple of thousand feet below you is a completely different experience!   Now with Google Earth you can do this around the world.  Check out some of these amazing shots! 

Tuesday May 25, 2010   It's Ronny's 22 Birthday today! 
This is his HB Song

WHIPPED CREAM CUPCAKES!   YUM  http://justjennrecipes.com/whipped-cream-cupcakes/2010/04/09/   

Monday May 24, 2010

Need statues for your city for the summer?   Check these!  http://thewondrous.com/most-bizarre-street-installations-ever/

Friday May 21, 2010
Ely today!   Silver Ridge campground.   Awesome view, nice people, very rustic!  We're going to see the wolves today 

Thursday May 20, 2010
We're in Duluth camping at the city run campground.  Upside   nice location  downside  not so nice bathrooms and a charge for a shower 

Wednesday May 19, 2010

LISTS  LISTS LISTS and more LISTS...for our LISTENERS :-)   http://www.keepersoflists.org/

12 big ripoffs!  http://www.billshrink.com/blog/7636/the-12-biggest-ripoffs-in-america/

Tuesday May 18, 2010
Today's Cool Site is a picture.  Of 100 Famous Historic people.  How many can you name? 

Monday May 17, 2010

Remember when "made in Japan" meant something of low quality and a low price?   Well no more!  http://www.masalatime.com/?p=451 

Friday May 14, 2010
Can you believe it, we actually got some footage of Doug doing some "prefishing" yesterday and what happened in the boat!  

Thursday May 13, 2010    It's time!....

The Jackson County Fair is right around the corner!  Here's the web page that will start featuring the schedule, events.  Don't forget to encourage a young person to sign up to be an Ambassador!  http://www.jacksoncountyfairmn.com/ 

Wednesday May 12, 2010
Just how do animals spend their day?   Some fun lists of spending your day as these animals. 

Tuesday May 11, 2010
Yes you can still fly around the world!  And really for a reasonable price!  Check out these two major paths. 

Monday May 10, 2010
Live from Bemidji!   We don't usually do home improvement project but this one is a MUST DO! 

No show on Fridahy May 7.  We were burying my Father.

Thursday May 6, 2010

Lakes and Islands and lakes in islands and islands in lakes in islands well you get it...  http://www.elbruz.org/islands/Islands%20and%20Lakes.htm 

Minnesota Lake Facts:  http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/faq/mnfacts/water.html   

Wednesday May 5, 2010   Happy  May the 5th

State parks you can use!

Minnesota http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/index.html

North Daktoa http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/index.html

Tuesday May 4, 2010
Got to get ready for Cinco de Fivo!  Some authentic recipes 

Monday May 3, 2010 
What to do with vinegar...more than wiping tables like they do in Canada 

Friday April 30, 2010
Goodbye April!   What day were you born on?  Not DATE...DAY!  I'm a Monday's Child! 

Thursday April 29, 2010

Wednesday April 28, 2010
We've never liked McAfee here at the help desk!  And here comes more trouble.   If you have an XP computer with service pack 3 (only the most prevalent out there!)  You download the update and you stop your computer.   HMMMM   Here's more info 
http://www.fastcompany.com/1623450/mcafee-update-causing-tens-of-thousands-of-spontaneously-broken-computers    here's the fix   MAYBE  http://us.mcafee.com/root/fix.html

Tuesday April 27, 2010
Synthetic Smoke 

Monday April 26, 2010
Not just food from a country, but food from EVERY country! 

Friday April 23, 2010
2 by 4s?   Old hat!  Build your next house out of bottles!  

Thursday April 22, 2010
It's sleep day today!   Having a well designed bedroom is weird to me...you sleep in that room, not LIVE IN IT!   But some people just won't stop designing and as far as bedrooms go, well these are pretty cool!  

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
No it's not Hamburger Helper...it's hangover helper!  Depending on where you are in the world will change how you handle the Morning After! 

Tuesday April 20, 2010
This is like WAY to cool! ! !  Check the month, check the state, see what's fresh to eat.  Seasonal Ingredient Map

Monday April 19, 2010
RUN RUN RUN in Boston and it's not because of the beans!   But if you're using someone elses computer....HEED these warnings! 

Friday April 18, 2010
So it's the big reunion and all the planning and work has fallen on your shoulders!   We'll here's your big party planner.  Use it! 

Thursday April 15, 2010   Happy Birthday Jim O'Neil
We're back, tired, but a good nights sleep!   And it's TAX DAY!   Yippee.  So just what happens if you don't/can't pay your taxes?   Can I really settle a 20,000 tax debt fo 1,500 bucks???  Probably not!   but here's some real tax info. 

http://wcbstv.com/local/elderly.big.brother.2.1633505.html    Senior Monitoring

Wednesday April 14, 2010

Change of plans...we are on a mission and will be leaving the house right after the show, meaning that we spent the time before the show packing and all that...so no cool site to discover today!

Tuesday April 13, 2010    HEY Everyone, wear pink in Crookston Tomorrow! 
OK it's a new game,  it's like streaking but you wear your clothes, and it's like a game that anyone can play!  Any Age, and Place, and Time...but you need someone to take your picture as proof.   It's called the Lying Down Game...Check it out!  
http://dengedenge.com/2010/04/the-lying-down-game/  or  http://www.lyingdowngame.net/  Remember NO SLEEPING

Monday April 12, 2010
I know it was part of the movies, but when you heard the worlds, "you ain't seen nothin' yet!" I'm guessing you never thought of what you're about to see.  You'd think it was located on a street in Las Vegas called Psycho-Tropic-cana Blvd!  Check out the design of this building, and now understand, it's a branch of the Cleveland Brain Center! 
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/ruvocenter.htm  I just couldn't KEEP this in Las Vegas!  http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/apr/04/lou-ruvo-center-design-defines-purpose-facility/

Friday April 9, 2010
WOW  No fish, no limits on food choices, no big Easter meal coming up...time to go out and just have a meal!   Have you ever tried to go to a website and can't get there and right away wonder, is it me?  is it them?  Check out our COOL SITE today...it will tell you via an alternate route if your chosen website is down just for you...or for the world! 
http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/   This is one of those MUST ADD TO FAVORITES Places!

Thursday April 8, 2010
Good Morning From Henderson Nevada!   How many houses are for sale in your state?  Check this web site!  Not much to choose from in ND :-) 

Wednesday April 7, 2010

Well we're off to Vegas...

Tuesday April 6, 2010
It's comfort food heaven!  The Grilled Cheese Academy! 

Monday April 5, 2010
What's for lunch today in little Bobby's lunch pail around the world? 

Friday April 2, 2010
Good Friday, No Cool site today!

Thursday, April 1, 2010     Sorry...Easter trumps April Fools Day at my house.

So just what is this Maundy Thursday anyway?  What does Maundy mean?  Does the bible say we're supposed to do anything special today?   http://www.whyeaster.com/customs/maundythursday.shtml 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday March 29, 2010
It's time to start think about what you're going to do on April Fools Day!   Here's some "safe" ideas!   

Friday March 26, 2010
2, Count em, 2 Cool Sites for you today.

1. Here's 6, out of the mainstream search engines for you that might just be what you're looking for, or at least give you some entertainment value!
2. 27 signs that should bring a smile to your face!  

Thursday March 25, 2010
What more fun than making your countries flag out of food that represents your country!  For the USA they should use  Strawberries, Blueberries and Vanillia Ice Cream!


Wednesday March 24, 2010
Traveling as a hobo?  You'll need to know these symbols! 

Easter Dates in the future

2010    4/4

2011    4/24           

2012    4/8
2013    3/31           

2014    4/20           

2015    4/5
2016    3/27           

2017    4/16           

2018    4/1
2019    4/21           

2020    4/12           

2021    4/4
2022    4/17           

2023    4/9            

2024    3/31
2025    4/20

Tuesday March 23, 2010
http://www.factcheck.org/   FACTCHECK  GO HERE before you send on one of those emails!

Monday March 22, 2010
http://www.fresh99.com/ladders.htm   Enough Said

Friday March 19, 2010   Traveling

Thursday March 18, 2010  The Green is Dead...Long Live the Green!
So now what?  we'll let's going traveling!   and how best to pick the where, and when and how but the internet.  Check out these 40 travel sites, especially the ones with compiled reviews of where you might be going or staying! 

Wednesday March 17, 2010   HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
So on your way to NY?  NO?  We'll you can still watch the St. Patties Day Parade!  Check out cool site for today!  

Tuesday March 16, 2010  How High's the Water MAMA?
Pick your city - Pick your River - Pick your friends - Even pick your nose, but when the waters coming up, don't pick your friends nose...here's river levels by the hour, by the town, by the river..

Monday March 15,  2010     From Franklin Tennessee
Beware the Ides of March.  AHHH it's just another day for most of us,  (except Cesar that is) but what day is it really?  We'll it mostly depends on what calendar you use.  Here's the best little primer on our Gregorian calendar that I can find! 

Thursday March 11, 2010
Did you hear the internet will NEVER LAST? 

Wednesday March 10, 2010
So tomorrow we're on our way to Tennessee via Wisconsin and so our thoughts turned to cheese, and what cheese is the most fragrant?   Well here's the top 10. 

Tuesday March 9, 2010

Monday March 8, 2010
If you should choose to enjoy adult beverages in a public setting, then you MUST follow this list of rules! 

Friday March 5, 2010
Portion control

Thursday March 4, 2010
Check out these, drawn to scale, subway maps! 

Wednesday March 3, 2010
100 things to do without the tube!

Tuesday March 2, 2010
So we think of the earth as this giant ball of rock that's fixed in it's spin and just where the center is...but wait...one little earthquake and everything changes. 

Monday March 1, 2010    WELCOME TO MARCH
Get out your chain saw honey, I'm making an ice sculpture!  

Friday February 26, 2010     FISH  FISH FISH
If you don't get out and try the fish fries.... at least make some of these at home.   Potato Pancakes  YUM!! 

Thursday February 25, 2010
Sometime we do a cool site just for us...and today that's what we got.   Want to buy/build me a new house?  Here is EXACTLY what I want! 

Wednesday February 24, 2010
There will never be another 2010 winter olympics...better get something to remember it by! 

Tuesday February 23, 2009
Tired of living in the same old looking house???  Check out these alternate construction homes! 

Monday February 22, 2010
Just how much of that stuff would you have to drink to die from caffeine? 

Friday February 19, 2010    IT'S FISH FRIDAY  See you at Sacred Heart
Yesterday a friend of mine in Vegas went to purchase some car rims that he found on
C raigs Lis t   He was robbed at gunpoint!   Here's something to know before you do a transaction on the web!  

Thursday Feb 18, 2010
Save these places save these places 

Wednesday Feb 17, 2010   It's Lent
But what does that mean?   Here's some info. 

Tuesday Feb 16, 2010    Happy Birthday Shelley
John, isn't it dangerous to do all this flying?   Check out this webpage 

Famous Peoples Horses Names   http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/names/cinames.htm

Monday Feb 15, 2010  Happy President's Day
 Hey here's some interesting statements from X Presidents! 

Friday Feb 12, 2010  It's OLYMPIC TIME!
Here's the official site...check back to see the medal count! 

Thursday Feb 11, 2010
We haven't revisited 9/11 much.   I think that the general media seems to keep it in our minds eye...maybe too much!  But it is time to stop and take a look at these newly released pictures,  ironically released in the same news cycle as we find out that IRAN can now make a nuke.   How we let these politically correct spineless bastards run our country I will never understand.  Look at the pictures and now imagine the same guys with a NUKE! ! ! 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1249885/New-World-Trade-Center-9-11-aerial-images-ABC-News.html   NO NO we're just making peaceful electricity uranium

Wednesday Feb 10, 2010
So just how far do you have to go to "get away"  from civilization that is?   Click on the maps and get the blowup and see just how far away from the masses you have really gotten! 

Tuesday Feb 9, 2010
One thing that traveling always does for me is introduce me to a new spice or two!  I think I've found the most awesome, "what was that spice and how do I use it" page. 

Monday   Feb 8, 2010  Leave for USA  Arrive Far 10p
Winter in germany 

Sunday  Feb 7, Finally got on a plane   home late in the snow
Saturday Feb 6, 2010  Tried to get on planes but all overbooked due to the snowstorm in the east

Friday  Feb 5, 2010  Sebastian

Thursday  Feb 4, 2010  Train from Berlin - Frankfurt  Sebastian

Wednesday Feb 3, 2010  Henry

Tuesday Feb 2, 2010  Henry

Monday  Feb 1, 2010 Train from Frankfurt - Berlin   Henry

Sunday  Messe-Frankfurt  Fisher Space Pen Dinner  Sebastian

Saturday  Messe-Frankfurt  then Frankfurt-Köln Soccer  #7 Parents    Sebastian

Friday  January 29, 2010  Jan Pfeiffer #6

Thursday  January 28, 2010  Arrive  Fra 5:45 am  Jan Pfeiffer #6

Wednesday  January 27, 2010  Leave for Germany - Far-Ord-Fra
HEY I'm on my way,  Wish Ronny and Casey and others at home could have come along!   Here's The Frankfurt airport page,  track my flight  United 5919 to Chicago, and then United 944 to Frankfurt!

Tuesday January 26, 2010     Prepare for Germany
Should the US GOV buy the new tankers from France?? OR from a US maker?   State your opinion here!!    

Monday January 25, 2010
Wow what a day to wake up to!!   It's a white out from Crookston to Grand Forks!  Here's a valuable map to check the road conditions.
North Dakota 

Friday January 22, 2010
Is it worth it to move countries to live longer?  Check this list of expectancies and then make your choice! 

Thursday January 21, 2010
AWE come on...you watched Butch and Sundance talk about Bolivia at the end of the movie, and you thought....That's where I want to go to!   You did, didn't you?  Well here's 10 countries you could move to and reduce your taxes enough to pay for your home!  Hey bet you don't do it,  but it's fun to think about it!! 

Wednesday January 20, 2010
YUM warm home made bread from the oven...does it get any better?  You can make these Honey Yeast Rolls.

From Jeff at the GF Herald...full story
"The recipe for Golden Hour's chicken fried halibut is as follows:
Begin by slicing halibut fillets thinly as the small pieces cook faster and taste better.
If halibut is not available, substitute a firm white fish.

"Coat fish pieces with a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, paprika and poultry seasoning.

Then dip floured fish pieces in a thin batter consisting of:
1 cup flour
1½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
 ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
enough water too make a thin batter.
Deep-fry fish in fat heated to 350 degrees until golden brown. Serve hot with tartar sauce or lemon slice. You may prefer to serve it on a bun.

Tuesday January 19, 2009
Got a knitting grandma??  Check out these Russian Knitting projects...WOW would this keep you warm or what?  

Monday  January 18, 2009
Time to start planning on building that Tree house next summer.....here's some brain fodder. 

Friday January 15, 2009    Ways to Donate to Haiti Earthquake

You can donate $10 to Haiti relief by texting “
Haiti” to 90999  (Red Cross)


Other ways to support relief efforts:

Thursday January 14, 2009  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!  95 Years old today!
Back to doing radio shows!  Here's the interview about Dad and WWII 

Thursday January 7, 2009
Willard Reitmeier
As you have heard via our radio programs, Dad, Willard Wentzel Reitmeier, passed away on Wednesday evening about 10:30p.  He was 8 days away from his 95th birthday.   I will return to doing radio programs in a few days.   Thanks to all for your prayers, calls, emails and interest!   Dad's obituary is at 
http://reitmeier.com   Again, from Jane and Ronny and myself, THANK YOU!

Wednesday January 6, 2009   Epiphany

Tuesday January 5, 2009    Henry's Birthday
So it's cold, and what better to warm up with than good filling hot food!  Here's a list of comfort foods that you can make today! 

Monday January 4, 2009   WOW that was a long Christmas Break!!
As you know if you've been listening to my Radio Programs, or rather the absence of my programs, that my Father is in very ill health.  Two times they have sat us down and said, "this is the end!"  But I guess they forgot to tell Dad! :-)  So he is at the Villa in Crookston and our lives are turned pretty much upside down as we try to meet his needs and adjust to this new life! 

Cool Site for the day is  the historic list of Minnesota storms!   Looks like we're going to add to this list this year.  http://climate.umn.edu/doc/historical/winter_storms.htm 

Thursday December 24, 2009   Christmas EVE...
Merry Christmas!  From all of us here at the Late Night Radio Network, Christmas Greetings!  

Wednesday December 23, 2009
WOW Christmas and Food, who would have thought huh??  Check out this food line, going way back...w a y   b a c k. . . 

Another Spritz Recipe   Irene Anderson
Cream well
4 cups sifted flower
1 1/2 c  sugar
1 lb butter
1 egg beaten
1/2 t almond extact
1 t vanillia
bake 8-10 at 350

Tuesday December 22, 2009
It's the poem everyone should read at Christmas

Monday December 21, 2009
We've got to do it!!!!  NORAD has set up their Santa tracking gear!   And a count down till when it is expected to be needed.  

Friday December 18, 2009
Christmas Traditions

Tuesday December 15, 2009    10 Days to Christmas!
Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!  If these pictures don't get out your rolling pin, then nothing will!  

Best Agness Spritz Cookies  
2 c butter
1 c powdered
1 c white sugar
1 egg    (suggested yoke only)
4 c flower
big T vanilla

Monday December 14, 2009      Free at last I'm Free at last! 
Need words to that one Christmas Carol?   Trying to remember how it goes?   here's a bunch  many with video!  

Friday December 11, 2009  5 Days and counting!
So have you decorated your Christmas tree yet?   Here's a BUNCH of ideas! 

Thursday December 10, 2009  6 Days to go...Dr. Tomorrow
So the days are getting shorter, colder, even storming, but if we tipped the world over, it's PARTY time on the other end...their longest day is coming up in 11 days or so!   Here's 3 weeks on a boat that goes from S. America to Antarctica and back.  It's all pictures...WOW 

Wednesday December 9, 2009   7 DAYS!!!

Tuesday December 8, 2009   8 days till freedom for me!
Each year we make this visit to the north pole!  Check out the remade site with your kids....or just by yourself! 

Monday December 7, 2009    9 Days to freedom!! 
Wow we think of Christmas being on the 25th...with the 24th as the  warmup, but some countries started yesterday...and many others in the next few!  
http://www.theworldwidegourmet.com/traditions/christmas-recipes/  CLICK ON EACH COUNTRY

Friday December 4, 2009  12 days to go!   
SO you're going traveling!   You can have a great time, but read this so that instead of being taken, you can stand back and watch folks who aren't so wise!  

Thursday December 3, 2009   13 days to go!

Wednesday December 2, 2009  2 weeks till I'm free!
It's time for Christmas cocktails and mocktails!   What???  Great refreshments to serve without worrying about the police checkpoints! 


Tuesday November ......WAIT it's DECEMBER the ONCED!   (15 days to freedom)
Need some activities for the kids?  Bored at work (whoops!) Online Christmas games.

Monday November 30, 2009  16 Days to go! !
Here we go a Wassailing....but what!   What's Wassail?  and where do we get it!   Never fear, the COOL Site Pick of the Day is here!  


Friday November 27 2009  19 Days to go! !    Are you coming to the brace burning party?
Today's cool site has 600 thousands PLUS links!   What to do with all that left over turkey!?

HAPPY T DAY...check this   "thinks to be thankful for from 1996....oh how the world has changed!

THE RED BARN IN JACKSON!    http://theredbarn.org

Wednesday November 25, 2009   21 Days till I'm free again.
TURKEY DAY   24 hours....  here's some Thanksgiving fun.

Tuesday November 24, 2009  22 Days to go!
OH Turkey Day  Oh Turkey Day!   Jokes 

Monday November 23, 2009  23 Days to go!
BLACK FRIDAY SALES, check these deals...

Friday November 20, 2009  26 Days!
Make this one time and it will be a Holiday Regular!   From Canada eh!

Thursday November 19 2009  27 Days!
AYE CAPTAIN! ! !   Want to manage the ship?   WELL check out these famous COS's

Wednesday November 18, 2009  28 Days!
Important you know these propaganda methods!  They are being used all around us every day!

Tuesday November 17, 2009   29 Days!
Just now got access to our websites through newly restored computer!  What a mess!  So no real cool site today, but we did have some fun with spam, so check out all their varieties...hey if it looks like spam and smells like spam and tastes like spam....well you know what they say!  

Monday November 16, 2009   30 Days to go!
SOOOO...if you work in customer service, or anything to do with the public at large...well we all have our stories!   Here's 7000+ moments that make you want to bang your head against the table!  
http://www.clientcopia.com WarninG!  Some adult words!

November 13, 2009    FRIDAY THE 13th!  And of course my main computer crashes!   Back soon!    33 more days on my Knee Brace!  YippieNovember 12, 2009  34 more days to !
Just need someone to make sure you get something done?  WELL let this hassle you till you get it! 

November 11, 2009  35 Days to go!     Today we Honor Veterans Everywhere!!
We can't say enough to thank and honor our Veterans.  Have some interesting links to share with you today...here's what's being written about us and Veterans Day in other parts of the world. 
From India  

From Korea http://www.khabrein.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29041&Itemid=57

November 10, 2009  36 Days to go!
Just how much sugar is in the things we daily consume?  Check out these pictures! 

November 9, 2009   37 Days to go!
What could be cooler than what happened 20 years ago today!  Do you remember?