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THE NOT SO DAILY DUMP #3

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The Triple Lindy

Last week, Uncle Bob and some other family members were over for some pizza and fun, and he brought up the Triple Lindy. How many of you have seen the movie, Back to School? We got a good laugh reminiscing about that scene. Check out the Triple Lindy video here unless you plan on running out to your local VHS rental establishment to watch this '80s classic . Email Subscribers! Yep, click this!




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Ruse De Guerre

Over the past few months I've been reading a book, Justinian's Flea, the same book I wrote about in the post called "Books, Life, And Punchlines," and I came across a phrase that I thought was interesting. So, I looked it up. ruse de guerre - wikipedia


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Duck!

Two weeks ago, after I had done some yard work for a few hours, I was finishing up and getting ready to go inside for the day. A sapling that's been growing in a nook of a tree in our front yard caught my eye. It's been growing there since we moved in, and I have…

THE NOT SO DAILY DUMP #2

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Blog Service Announcement
I've been making some changes to my blog presence lately and that gets translated out into different platforms in different ways. My primary focus has always been about the look and the usability on a desktop (web version). I've done my best to make the mobile version a clean and simple experience that matches the web version. I also offer an email option for those who would like my posts delivered to their inbox. I have even less control in how the email version comes across. The more I learn about and have tweaked my presence with these different platforms, the better I'm able to give a more cohesive experience among them.

This is still a work in progress (and it will most likely be so in perpetuity, since I tinker and change things often). For example, I placed two videos in "THE NOT SO DAILY DUMP #1," and they did not show up in the emailed post. Please know that I'm working to make my websites and posts fully functional in all of …

THE NOT SO DAILY DUMP #1

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EXPLAIN! EXPLAIN! EXPLAIN!


THE NOT SO DAILY DUMP is an idea that came along simultaneously with the name. For the record, it really isn't a reference to a daily bathroom habit, pooping. Me being me and you being you means we will giggle at this, because it is childishly funny. (But only briefly, because, if we giggle too long, it might get weird.) What the name actually refers to is a dumping of accumulated information. I could have replaced dump with download or some other trendy, slick word, but I went with dump. It IS funny. It DOES have a double meaning, even if unintended.
The "not so" part of the name is probably what you think it means. Will it be daily? Hell no. I've got no time for that. Will there be some kind of schedule it will be on? No to that as well, minus the hell. So why the name? What does it mean? I'm getting to that.
The concept behind this is as follows. Posts with this title and number (in a series) will consist of multiple mini-posts. Perh…

The Scandalous Lives Of Frog And Toad

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Last year, I wrote a post about a play that I attended at the Children's Theater. I won't be getting into that because you could obviously just read it. But, much like the situation surrounding last year's event, this one was also a Girl Scout sponsored night that was a prize for Super Sellers. This year's play was A Year With Frog and Toad.
Even though we only had three tickets, we all went to the Children's Theater. My wife and toddler son, much like last year, were going to peruse the adjoining Minnesota Institute of Art. Fortunate for us, not everyone who attends needs three tickets, and a woman asked my wife if she'd like her extra ticket. We said yes, of course. In hind sight, we probably didn't need an extra ticket and could've showed up with no tickets and still have watched the show. Whether it was lax security, a general trust of others, or the fact that the theater wasn't quite full, no one seemed concerned about making sure everyone the…