SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
Monday March 31, 2003
Friday March 28, 2003
Thursday March 27, 2003
ALL OUR EFFORTS ARE BEING PUT INTO
Million Minute March! Please
visit the web site, get your friends and neighbors involved!
Mailing address no on the web site! Help us raise a Million Domestic
Minutes of Long Distance so our troops can talk to their
families! Better than a care package, fresher than cookies!
your business listed on the supporters list! Email us with your
commitment! Nothing to small, it ALL COUNTS
Wednesday March 26, 2003
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
10,000 One Hundred Minutes cards is our goal!
It's the start of the MILLION
MINUTE MARCH. All the information you need to contribute long
distance minutes (via calling cards) will be available at millionminutemarch.com
The webpage will come live later today! We support all our military
troops and their families wherever they are around the globe. Being
able to spend a few minutes talking to their loved ones is the greatest
give we can give them. We'll have information on how you can help us
make our goal of 1,000,000 Minutes of calling time as the day goes
on...check back soon!
Tuesday March 25, 2003
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
Who's on the
"team?" These are the countries that support the COLALTION.
When this is over, we're going to make it our goal to do a show from every
one of them! Show
me the list!
Monday March 24, 2003
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
All weekend we've been hearing
about how our captured troops are being treated, and that we adhere to the
Geneva Convention. But just what is that? When was it first
agreed to? What does it contain. Well it's a BIG document but
we've got for you the part that applies to POW's-Prisoners of War!
Long Read...But Worth IT
Friday March 21, 2003 Welcome Spring
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
The Federation of American
Scientists! Started when the atom bomb was created. Bringing
you scientific information about weapons, terrorism, security. Great
stuff to know. Be the hit at the next coffee meeting, fish not
biting...wow your friends. Visit the site to find out about
all the different machines, weapons, war stuff, you hear about on the
tube. What does a biological
weapon really do?
Thursday March 20, 2003
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
A lot of things have happened since
our program of yesterday. I'm
glued to the radio and other media. Our cool site today is a link to
the state department. They have a document outlining the safety and
security of travel for every country in the world. Visit it for
interest, or if you're going to a country, might we worth a good
study. Check out where I've been...Germany, Israel, Turkey,
England. Interesting stuff.
SEND a MESSAGE to all our Servicemen & Women!
I know it says "navy"
but it's for the Air Force Also!
Wednesday March 19, 2003
We're back home.
Wow what a trip! It was
great to see so many places, talk to so many people, have so many
experiences, especially at this time and with what's going on in the
world! Visit our travel pages, see some of the sights we saw, we'll
keep adding to it each day so visit often! Take
me to the Travelog
March 1 - March 18, 2003
Thanks for following our trip to and through Germany. Who would have
guessed last November when we made travel arrangements, that world
situations like this would develop!
Monday March 3, 2003
Welcome to Germany - Berlin
WOW, we're on the continent!
Berlin, often referred to as the capital of Europe, the former center of
EVERYTHING! A long has changed, but Berlin is again the center of action,
arts, society, commerce, even the government! Here's Berlin's official
and in English-home page.
Nehmen Sie mich nach
Berlin (take me to Berlin)
Friday February 28, 2003
Dan Rather of CBS interviewed Sadam
Hussein. What was really said? Read the transcript.
There's lots of chatter today that he really missed asking the central
questions. I wonder what I would have asked after being blindfolded
and put in a limo and driven around for 3 hours before starting the
supposed to "know our enemy," here's your chance!
Thursday February 27, 2003
What to pack, short trip-long trip,
will there be a washing machine? Here's a website that makes
preparing and packing for a long trip something easy. DO I need my
rock collection along?? How many CD's should I take...Where's my
hiking boots! Someone
please pack for me!!
Wednesday February 26, 2003
Big in the news is the tragic story
of the young girl who got the wrong blood type organs in here heart/lung
transplant, THEN she gets the correct new/new heart and lungs, but dies a
few days later. The family decides NOT to donate the organs.
This seems to be a big "issue" with the different talkers on the
radio. My view is that the family has been through enough and if
they choose not to have her body invaded again then they have every right
to that opinion! HOWEVER it does bring up the extreme need for donor
organs. Do you have your donor card signed? Do you have
questions about what happens? Here's the contact info for MINNESOTA
and NORTH DAKOTA
Land of 10,000 lakes
(give or take) Land
of almost no lakes (but great walleye fishing!)
Tuesday February 25, 2003
We hear so many stories about
heroism, or unbelievable actions on the part of people, or miracles...but
most of them are nothing but stories, hoaxes! Here's the greatest
collection of these stories I've ever run across!
I know it's true! My uncles,
brothers, sister-in-law was there!
Monday February 24, 2003
The Grammy's are over, the
hoopla is done, but there was another big award system that went rather
unnoticed in the world. The World Press Photo Awards are out.
Unbelievable pictures and photographers from around the world. Take
a close look at these pictures!
Friday February 21, 2003
Winter continues and we all need
some, warm your ribs, make you smile, stick with you meals! Here's
winter German recipes that'll do just that!
what is SPAETZLE anyway?
Thursday February 20, 2003
The big news came out
yesterday! Stash the duct tape, but prepare, be READY. Here's
the Gov's site to lead us through preparations. I'm thinking rather
than duct tape and plastic sheeting, I'm going to try to get by with
Scotch Tape and a couple of Zip Lock bags! www.ready.gov
Wednesday February 19, 2003
Do you need JUST THE
RIGHT WORD, but can't think of it? Tired of reaching for that old
thesaurus? Check this cool site out. Visual word
connections... Let the program load and put any word in the field on the
lower left. Wait a moment and see what happens! And then put
your mouse over the little circle to see the word used in a
didn't know there were so many synonyms for HAPPY
Tuesday February 18, 2003
After all this snow, and
shoveling, and snow blowing, there's just one thing that's needed.
GOOD WARM SOUP! But we're adults now right? I'm pretty much
WAY PAST opening a can (except to add to Lutheran Hot Dish). So what
to do? Here's a gaggle of HOME MADE WINTER WARM-UP SOUPS! YUM
I'm MELTING MELTING...
Monday February 17, 2003
Presidents Day! Take a
president to lunch! Think you're hot on Presidential trivia?
Well, take the "Positively Presidential Quiz!"
know my Presidents...let's see, Washington,Jefferson,Lincoln,
Kennedy...SEE I KNOW THEM ALL
Friday February 14, 2003
Valentines Day! If you
haven't got things in order now, well you're just a little bit late!
AND NOW A NEW PROBLEM. What to do with all that extra duct
tape. We were going to suggest using it romantically, but there's
WAY TO MUCH EXTRA to do that, so here's a few hundred other uses to get
rid of that stuff....OH YA, don't forget they make great Valentine
cards. Just take some cardboard and cover it with duct tape and then
use ball point pens (in many colors) to write your message.
Waterproof, and OH so PERSONAL!!
didn't know you could do that with duct tape!
Thursday February 13, 2003
It's Romantic, It's Food, It's
time to prepare! Here's the entire plan for a romantic evening with
your most significant lover! Just follow the steps. #1 find a
significant other, #2... I'm
a Gormet, make my plans!
Wednesday February 12, 2003
Just 48 hours to go till the Magic
Heart Day! Here's some famous lines from famous poems so that you
can impress the one you love (or the nearest person in a bar! "Hark
what light through yonder window breaks!"
therefore I am, I think
Tuesday February 11, 2003
Valentines day...are you
prepared. I had always heard that you send yellow roses as a
"token" of friendship rather than red roses which was more of a
declaration of love. So, what does it mean when you
send other types of flowers? Well, here's the mother list of
sending a hidden message with flowers!
loves me, She loves me not she
she loves me not...
Monday February 10, 2003
Germany Countdown 19
It's Valentines week, what a warm-up
we're going to have! Chocolate is all that's needed to fight the
cold (26 below at the moment) and warm the heart! Here's 71
recipes for chocolate that you can make at home and bring love into your
BABY I GOT MY SPOON IN MY HAND! Put in Chocolate in the
upper left search and click GO.
Friday February 7, 2003
Germany Countdown 22
Looking for a slogan?
Need a banner for your next poster? Tired of sitting and
brainstorming till your brain looks like confetti? Well, fret no
more! Here's the "Advertising Slogan Generator!"
Just put your company, group, or product in the blank-wait a moment, and
you'll get back the hottest slogan going! Not happy with what it
gives you? Hit it again!
- Yesterday Today and Tomorrow!
Thursday February 6, 2003
Germany Countdown 23
Intense cold...but I'm reminded
of blazing sun, county fairs, mosquitoes and of course FUNNEL CAKES!
YUM, made fresh while you watch. Calories...who cares! But
it's a long time till we can get one. SOOO here's 14 recipes that
will allow you to make them right in the comfort of your own home.
Try one, try several, try them all! Take
me to the Cakes
Wednesday February 5, 2003
Germany Countdown 24
It's Monday evening. You've had a
hard day at work. You've managed to make it home through grueling traffic
jams. You open your freezer and what do you see? Nothing? Then it's off to
Hugo's and some frozen food. But which to purchase? This guy
has sampled over 1000 frozen food boxes and gives you his unbiased
start the oven Honey!
Tuesday February 4, 2003
Germany Countdown 25
A quiet reflective day
today. Memorial services for the 7 astronauts at noon central
time. I thought some serene pictures of winter would be a fitting
tribute to their lives, and to the lives of all who have been lost as
humans push limits of discovery! Wherever you are, whatever your
political leanings, let's take today for reflection.
me to the pictures.
Monday Feburary 3, 2003
Germany Countdown 26
Where where you when Kennedy was
shot? Where were you when the Challenger exploded? Where were
you when the World Trade Center went down? AND NOW SADLY,
Where were you when the Columbia broke up on landing? Here's the
latest from NASA. May they rest in PEACE! We
Friday January 31, 2003
Germany Countdown 27
Have you ever wondered what
could possible come next in the gadget world? This guy gets to just
go to all the coolest shows and look around for the weird, the unusual,
the really neat. Here's his list of what's great at the
moment. It's the GIZWIZBIZ Guy
Thursday January 30, 2003
What do you call a group of wolves?? NO not a
pack! Or a gathering of woodcock? Here's some big lists of
groups of animals! A
big list. An
even BIGGER list
Wednesday January 29, 2003 (ds1y96d)
Did you watch it? Did you like it? What
did he say last year? Or what was said in the years past? I
got em all folks, right back to the 40's. Watch Nixon's last one..
One of his comments, "we are at peace with every country in the
world!" What happened?? Check them all at: State
of the Union Speeches
Tuesday January 28, 2003 (ds1y95d)
Remember the efforts to get into the World Record books by making the most
snow angels? Well, here's the picture results. ONLY
IN NORTH DAKOTA
Monday January 27, 2003
Interested in finding out where any commercial
airliner is as it's flying over North America? Check this website
out. Put in the Airline and the flight number and it will play out
it's location, altitude, and speed...along with departure/arrival
time! Also, check out the map of all the flights in the air at the
moment. Awesome! Please
Fasten your SEATBEALTS
(An aside from John: Penn & Teller, long time
magicians have a new show on SHOWTIME. Although it's sad that it
has to be full of bad (actually VERY BAD) language...It should be
mandatory watching for all the folks who believe in psychics, UFO's,
talking to the dead, etc. The are great DEBUNKERS! I
salute them. Catch the show called BULLS%&T on Sunday nights!)
Friday January 24, 2003 (ds1y91d)
Proverbs...we've heard so many from our parents, but what do parents in
other countries tell their children? Check out this
MOTHA List of Proverbs from around the world.A
stitch in times saves a 100 dollar pair of levi's
Thursday January 23, 2003 (ds1y90d)
Wednesday January 22, 2003 (ds1y89d)
Morning JSEC meeting. Is your business a
Tuesday January 21, 2003 (ds1y88d)
Monday January 20, 2003 (ds1y87d)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Do you know what he really stood
for? This author says White America doesn't really understand.
Why does the
media distort history?
Friday January 17, 2003 (ds1y84d)
I'm sick and tired of CRIMINALS being held up as heroes, just cause
they're good sports players or entertainers, I don't think we should let
our kids look up to them as role models or important people! Here's
a long list of arrests and mug shots!
Smile pretty for the camera....TURN
TO THE LEFT
Thursday January 16, 2003 (ds1y83d)
Wednesday January 15, 2003 (ds1y82d)
What kind of weather will it be next summer? Is it a krap
shoot? Or can we sit here in January and decide, WET, DRY, WINDY? ?
? I can't predict for you, but I can tell you the history for both our
states! Check out subsoil moisture, and past weather, make your
plans for your garden or your fields for next summer. Minnesota
Tuesday January 14, 2003 (ds1y81d)
Today is my Father's Birthday! Willard Wentzel is 88 years
young! Back in 1995 he was interviewed by a German foreign exchange
student who was staying with us for that school year. The focus of
the interview was about his time as a soldier in WWII. It's an
interesting article and you can read the transcript at: What
Monday January 13, 2003 (ds1y80d)
Friday in Chicago. An evening at Medieval Times! What a fun
evening. Good eating (no silverware...must be a "save
water" thing...less for the dishwasher!) Good service, and all
that jousting, battling, king and crown thing! Highly Recommended!
MY WENCH IS BETTER THAN YOUR WENCH!
Tuesday - Friday
Minneapolis, Madison WI, Chicago! Awesome trip, lots of fun, food,
friends! Glad you all could come along.
Monday January 5, 2003 (ds1y73d)
So, you've never seen the original Star Wars movie? Where were you
hiding? In a Space Warp off Pluto...well now's your chance!
The Star Dudes have made a 5 minute long animated flash feature that
completely covers the important parts of the movie. Fun to watch for
the first time, or MANY TIMES! Hey
DUDE, may the Farce be with you!
Friday January 3, 2003 (ds1y70d)
Don't let the winter Blaaa's set in! There's SO much to do right
here in our backyard. Here's Minnesota's state site with lots of
specials, some really close...get on out and have some fun. Pack
your Bags Honey, we're off for some fun!
Thursday January 2, 2003 (ds1y69d)
How about a New Year's
Resolution to stop smoking. But wait...that's an overwhelming
task! Here's some good resources to help you make that goal!
Your time is right now! I
CAN DO IT I CAN DO IT
Wednesday January 1, 2003
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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