Monday, January 30, 2006

NPR Story on a one-room Montana School

Gold Creek is south of Drummond between Butte and Missoula.

Sunday, January 29, 2006


13 years of cheer and dance lessons: $50,000
Custom uniform for Rose Bowl Game: $2,500
Tuition to USC: $150,000

Cheering for the opponent on the winning touchdown of the national championship?


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I Bought A New Fishing Car

No need to slow down for deer on the road.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Dog kills driver in leap from overpass

The Slanket

A blanket - with sleeves. For the true couch potato.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Crabs in a bucket

A tribal council representative encouraged Whiteman's group to "take matters into their own hand,'' the order said. Brady then led the group to Sonntag, grabbed his arm, and along with others, forcibly removed him from the administration building. Brady forced Sonntag into a van and held him against his will as the vehicle was driven to the Jimtown Bar lot, north of the reservation, according to the judge's order.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Invade Iraq - You are not able to do that yet

Bush's presidency as a text-based roleplaying game.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Want It!

Although it has nothing to do with the story, this is my favorite caption, "John is afraid of cameras so he's closing his eyes in this picture."

Champion Livestock Auctioneer audio

This reminds me of hanging out at the livestock auction with my uncle or my grandfather.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

A few pictures from snowshoeing this afternoon

Here is a good site for checking out new music or artists

The listing of artists is on the right-hand side. You can't download but you can listen,

Dog Haiku

I lie belly-up
In the sunshine, happier than
You ever will be.

How do I love thee?
The ways are numberless as
My hairs on the rug.

I am your best friend,
Now, always, and especially
When you are eating.

My human is home!
I am so ecstatic I have
Made a puddle

The cat is not all
Bad-she fills the litter box
With Tootsie Rolls

Friday, January 13, 2006

2006 Things To Do - Visit all of Montana’s Hot Springs Resorts

I’ll let you know if I’ll be appearing at a hot springs near you.

At $200 at night (off season) I hope to visit Potosi with someone very special.

Yellowstone bison fall through ice while being hazed by DOL staff.

Two died.

The link is to a Buffalo Field Campaign movie.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Downtown Missoula to get whitewater

This will be a fun place to hang out and watch kayakers.

What is the difference between Martin Luther King Day and St. Patrick's Day?

On St. Patrick's Day everyone wants to be Irish.

Google Earth - Now for Macs too!

Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. (requires free download)

You can zoom in and see Nica in the flowerbed in my back yard.

Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood

On the surface it is an innocent world: Christopher Robin, living in a beautiful forest surrounded by his loyal animal friends. Generations of readers of A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories have enjoyed these seemingly benign tales.1,2 However, perspectives change with time, and it is clear to our group of modern neurodevelopmentalists that these are in fact stories of Seriously Troubled Individuals, many of whom meet DSM-IV3 criteria for significant disorders. We have done an exhaustive review of the works of A.A. Milne and offer our conclusions about the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood in hopes that our observations will help the medical community understand that there is a Dark Underside to this world.

The future of merging your TV and computer is getting closer

CBS (and the NBA) are now selling shows online. The stupid marketing part is that there is no description of the show. So unless you know the exact title of the Brady Bunch episode where Marsha drives better than Greg you're going to have to look elsewhere to find it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

With her stomach, great. With my stomach I better keep my shirt on.

Deputies on the hunt for accused killer who escaped from transport van

'According to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Cheryl Liedle, she was notified at about 11 a.m. that 28-year-old Dueston A. Haggard removed his shackles en route to Deer Lodge from Cascade County, and bailed out of the van near the intersection of I-15 and Lincoln Road.

Unfortunately for law enforcement officers, the escape — believed to have occurred at about 7 a.m. — wasn’t discovered until the van arrived at Montana State Prison at about 11 a.m."

I'm guessing that this guy didn't just bail out of the van going 75 mph down the interstate. Early reports said that he had escaped when they stopped at a convenience store.

Now I don't know about you, but one of the things I learned early on was that when you make a bathroom stop, you make sure everyone is back in the car before you leave. That would seem to be particularly important WHEN TRANSPORTING MURDERERS!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Kevin Smith is making "Clerks II". All bow to the man who brought us such immortal lines as:

Dante Hicks: This is different, this is important. How many?
[long pause as customer buys something]
Dante Hicks: Well?
Veronica Loughran: Something like... 36.
Dante Hicks: What? Something like 36?
Veronica Loughran: Lower your voice.
Dante Hicks: Wait a minute, what is that anyway, something like 36? Does that INCLUDE me?
Veronica Loughran: Ummm... 37.
Dante Hicks: I'm 37?

Well, they're all rude or only make sense in context.

Anyway, Jay and Silent Bob will be back.

This company cures autism AND provides pregnancy tests.

“Scientifically, dolphin sonar positively changes the soft tissue in humans --much like ultrasound. We go to hospitals to have an area of our body receive ultrasound to see what is going on and/or to heal that particular area. That's what dolphins do! They can "see" what's going on inside of us --emotions --physical pain --pins in hips --pacemakers in hearts --and they can tell if a woman is pregnant, by picking up the heartbeat of the baby.“

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Paul and I Went Snowshoeing Today

WIndy on top of McDonald Pass

But warm in the trees. This is Paul's new cabin as soon as I cash his check.

I Don't Think Mrs. Claus Is Going To Like What Santa Brought

Saturday, January 07, 2006

I am laughing too hard to think of a clever title.

The Great Escape (almost)

Years ago I remember watching a bull bust through a fence and escape from an outdoor rodeo in Billings. It lived along the river for several months before they caught it.

Friday, January 06, 2006

You Think You Know The English Language?

This is a series of questions about word origins.

I got spanked (5/10) the first time. It's tough But then I got 8/10 (what does the word "chocolate" derive from?)

The questions are always different.

I'll buy a 6-pack of microbrews for the first person who sends me their score page with 9/10.

Why I Don't Watch Much TV Anymore

This is from the Maury Povich show.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Nica Is Home

She is happy, healthier and a little less hairy. They had to shave her belly to do an ultrasound of her liver and her front leg for the IVs. She happens to be a lovely pink color under all that fur. I just hope we don't get any big snowstorms this year because she might get frostbite jumping through snowdrifts.

I need to be watching her closely in case of a relapse and working with the doctors through this next week (which means you won't be getting any pictures from Hawaii.) They still do not have a diagnosis and may not have one until next week. Right now she is on a special food and cannot have ANYTHING but that food. That will be tough on both of us, since she has always helped "clean up" when I am cooking.

I'll update when I know more of if anything happens.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Psychological Christmas Carols

1. Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear?

2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Queens Disoriented Are

3. Amnesia --- I Don't Know if I'll be Home for Christmas

4. Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

5. Manic --- Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and ...

6. Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Get Me

7. Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire

8 . Full Personality Disorder-- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll tell You Why

9. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ---Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells ..

10. Agoraphobia --- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day But Wouldn't Leave My House

11. Senile Dementia --- Walking in a Winter Wonderland Miles From My House in My Slippers and Robe

12. Oppositional Defiant Disorder --- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus So I Burned Down the House

13. Social Anxiety Disorder --- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas while I Sit Here and Hyperventilate.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Think Good Thoughts For Nica

Nica stopped eating on Saturday. She may have liver disease and is bleeding in her gastrointestinal tract.

At this time they will be starting supportive therapy to try and get nutrients into her and stabilize her. They will be doing further diagnostic tests to determine the state of any liver damage.

In a best case scenario she will be able to have a good quality of life with medical and dietary supplements.

I should know more by Wednesday afternoon. I’ll keep you posted.

Virtual Bartender II

Now with twice the scantily-clad goodness.

I particularly like the sound effects for, "fight." But I have no idea why the word, "dog" produces the results it does.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Years Eve Pary 2005

It was a wonderful party. All the jambalaya and gumbo is gone, about a gallon of beer remains.

5 gallons of beer for $25 equals about 50 cents per beer. A pretty good price for the Lewis & Clark Miner's Gold Hefenweizen.

Voted, "Best Wine."

Top 10 Viral Videos of 2005

I don't think it's necessary for anyone to watch the Tom Cruise video again.

But two you must watch are, "Will You Go To Prom With Me" and "Kennedy: Your Momma."