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You Wouldn’t Surrender Your Child To A Shelter, Would You?

That is the question.  At least part of it.  The answer in most certainly NO if you are a decent human being. Everyone would be up in arms if you dropped your kid off at the shelter because you were moving, getting a divorce, were allergic to the kid etc.  That last bit probably tipped you off where I'm going. Why in the hell would you do that to your pet, a part of your family...

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Spitfire Updates – May 20, 2011

After attempting to rebuild the master cylinder, it seems that the bore of the cylinder is just tired, as the seals didn't fix the slow leak.  In fact, new seals sped up the leak.  So, I broke down and ordered a replacement last week.  Hoping it will arrive this week so I can give the old G-RAFFE a spin around the block. Once that is done, I'll be tackling the valve cover gasket and the tranny...

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Wal-Mart Not Welcome in Cottage Grove

Yes, that's my personal opinion. Following on the hells of my view of why we're better off letting the Vikings leave instead of spending money we don't have to build a new stadium, I thought it a fitting time to chime in on why the city of Cottage Grove [more-so the residents] don't need a Wal-Mart. There are many reasons why I feel this is a poor idea. 1) You can travel 10 minutes North to Woodbury, South...

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The Vikings Do Not Need a New Stadium

The title could also read "The Vikings Do Not DESERVE A New Stadium" Instead of going on about tractors or convertibles, I thought I'd offer up a topic a little more heated and of interest to more people.  That is the notion that the Vikes get a new stadium. To me, this is a completely stupid, asinine, and moronic consideration.  Why do they need a new stadium?  It's certainly not because they've been an outstanding team and...

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January Recap

So, I start the year off thinking I'm going to make a weekly post about whatever, and that just doesn't happen because well, I'm just not that interesting! [usually]  So, I'm going to shoot for a monthly recap, which might be a little more easy to manage.   To start off 2012 was pretty good.  We rang in the new year with some good friends from Rollag.  I also bought into a a cash pool for a...

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My Bucket List

So, I've decided to create myself a bucket list, for long term, and nearer term things I wish to accomplish.  Nothing too interesting or out of the ordinary. Short Term Goals: Lose 20 pounds.  I started at the 1st of th year, and have am striving for a date of Memorial day to have lost my 20 pounds.  I've lost 7lbs as of 1/27, so, I may be able to surpass that goal, possibly hitting 30 pounds,...

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Out with the old, in with the new

2011 has been laid to rest, and 2012 has begun. Overall, 2011 had some ups and downs, but in the end I was still on the right side of the semi-frozen Minnesota turf when the ball dropped last night. Here's a recap from 2011 for anyone that gives a rats hind end.. January - February: It was pretty dang cold, so we didn't do all that much.  I worked out, edited some videos and worked on some websites.. March:...

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Riding, Oklahoma and other fun things

[caption id="attachment_728" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Spark Show - Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] So, the last few weeks have been pretty fun, and the next few weeks are shaping up to be pretty fun as well. Here's a little recap of what's been, and what will be! Running: Well, I've given up on the whole trying to run/ride after work at night.  There are just too many things to do.  So, I've opted to get my ass out...

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Weekly Recap

Well, it's been a pretty great week overall. It started with a local group I've been providing video services to requesting me to come back for a third year starting Fall, 2011 again.  I of course said yes, because it's a great group, I'm learning while working, and I don't mind a little extra money in the bank. I finally resolved the issue with my recently acquired GoPro camera.  After working with their support and determining the...

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What Makes Up Your Day

So, We have 24 hours in a day, and personally, I like to get about 7-8 hours of sleep each night, at least during the work week. That leaves us roughly 16 or 17 hours in our days. What do we do with those hours? Everyone seems to say they never have enough time in the day to accomplish what they want, me included. I've actually taken to making a schedule and keeping it...

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