Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bird Nest Identification

Yesterday I saw a bird nest lying on the ground. I have no idea what species of bird built it.

This picture shows how small it was.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gideon's Bible

Here is an excellent way to keep your laptop cool and a way to put a bible to good use.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Crazy Alaskans

"I love Alaska so much I need to quit you."
Sarah Palin

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Time for a cold one?

Today's Quotes

“it would offer equal or better benefits than any plan — but cheaper.”

Michelle Bachmann, trying to explain why President Obama's Health Care Plan is bad for the country at the Conservative Women’s Network

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Facebook Dilemma

OK, I joined facebook. Under my real actual name. It's, uh, interesting, I guess. I have been in contact with some dear friends from over years past.

However, it seems as though everyone wants to be my friend!

I didn't join facebook to be a "friend collector" as some people seem to be. Come on, 1,594 "friends"?

Now my dilema; is it a really bad thing to not accept some one's invitation to be their friend or can I just ignore them?

The High Price of Cheap Milk

With milk prices low, dairy farmers are having a tough time making ends meet. This abandoned 400 cow dairy is an example. In the top picture, just left of the silos is a bunker full of feed. I wouldn't be surprised if the upright silos are full too.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Dave Letterman and I feel the same way about Twitter.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Weddings, Drinking and Me

PJ and I were the bartenders at a wedding reception and dance Saturday night. A few observations:

1. It's a lot of work keeping people refreshed.
2. There are a lot of glasses of beer in ten kegs!
3. It's been a long time since I was sober the whole time and watched how people changed as the evening went on.
4. Most of the music sucked!*
5. I was damn tired by the time we were done.

*If the H ever gets married there will NOT be a DJ handling the music. There will be a genuine polka band from Minnesota to keep the crowd on the dance floor. And they will!


Sometimes hang out near our house.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Road Trip!

From Pennsylvania to Iowa, son of a bitch didn't stop for one beer. WTH?

Why I'm Not Dale the Truck Driver

Trying to make a left turn while transporting a blade for a wind generator on a small county road can be a tough job some times. Even with the steerable rear axles on the trailer, this operation took about twenty minutes. It was, a site to behold!

To gain a perspective of how long the blade in the 1st picture is, compare the blade in this picture to the service truck.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hanging On for Dear Life

This little fella landed on my windshield at a stop sign. He hitched a ride for about 5 miles. He has good feet, because we were going 60 mph.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Nothing to watch, but great music from the "North Mississippi Allstars"

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Morning

Lucky enough to find a wild rose without insects on it!

Wild morning glory

PJ and I used to have ducks.

For Gwen, who doesn't like live snakes. I'm not sure if she likes dead snakes or not.

Zipcode 57031

For some of my friends (sorry about the quality, this was taken at 70 mph):

Gayville will be hosting "Hay Days" the weekend of July 18, 2009. Gayville bills itself as the "Hay Capitol of the World", although Yates Center, Kansas also claims that distinction.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Gluten Intolerant?

If you are gluten intolerant close this page immediately! DO NOT look the photos below!

Loons in Civilization

The loons are definitely out this summer.

Kathleen Parker at the Washington Post has an interesting column about Sarah's resignation.

Yesterday there was a vote in the House of Representatives. The result: 399-1. Guess who was the lone dissenter?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Captain Crab's Travels

What I looked at today. A lot of straight road and big sky.

Another wonderful horse. I'm happy not to own one, however!

The ridge in the background is in North Dakota

Then a sight rarely seen on the high prairies, palm trees! The cattle weren't finding a lot of shade, but they seemed to enjoy them as much as I did.

Captain Crab's Thought of the Day

The best compliment I ever recieved:
"You were the only person I met in 1972 that made any sense."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Corporate Waste

Tonight I ordered a pizza for delivery. Tired, with a lot of work to do. An easy way to eat a bad meal. When it arrived I was given a pizza and a few things to go with it.

10 plates, 13 packages of red pepper flakes, 18 packages of Parmesan cheese and a pile of napkins.

A medium pizza, 8 slices. Why would I need that many plates or packages of cheese and red pepper flakes? Why would any one staying in a motel need that much?

OK, they must have known that I would need that many napkins, but while I appreciate Pizza Hut's generosity, it p.....s me off that they are wasting this much!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Airplane Quiz of the Day

Whoever can identify the make/model this will be wins a free beer from me this week at Tailgators in Sioux Falls.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day, 2009

What I did on Independence Day, 2009

Drank GOOD beer!

Watched Mike smoke meat!

Enjoyed smoked meat, immensely!

Happy Fourth of July

PJ having "sparkler fun".

My brother's corn made "Knee High by the Fourth of July". It's over six feet.

What Skittles thinks of the Fourth of July

Friday, July 3, 2009

There's a full moon tonight.......

all the loonies are out!

K8's comment about the date of the full moon needs to be answered:

Being' a pirate and all, I really don't know much about calendars and such. But,
IT LOOKED like a full moon to me.

However, it could have been due to the beer, but my camera doesn't drink (as far as I know).

There is another possibility, K8 is WAY up there in South Dakota, so maybe the full moon gets to you a few days later than here.

That doesn't really sound plausible though, so maybe it's that pesky global warming thing I read about once.

To tell you the truth, I just don't know what I'm talking about.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jesse James and Me

I was about 136 years too late to stop (or participate in) this heinous crime.