Thursday, April 29, 2010

It Has Been a While

It has been a while since I scratched a few words into this blog.
Spring is always a very busy time at work and home on Coyote Ridge.
The workshop remodel project is almost coming soon.
Yard work is always a high priority this time of year and that is almost done as well.
The camper is now all set to roll after a six month hibernation. Here in the cold climate, we have to winterize the system and take in everything cold sensitive.
The good news is that we will be heading out for a weekend camping trip...we just love exploring!
I had a new weight distribution and anti-sway system installed this week. It worked great on the way home from the RV dealership. We had 30 mph winds and it handled great!
More later...thanks for checking in.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

True or False?

Very interesting....

: True/False Quiz

Can you guess which of the following are true and which are false?

1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.

3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.

4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.

5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!

6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.

7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.

9. The average person over 50 years old will have spent almost 5 years waiting in lines.

10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.

11. The average housefly lives for one month.

12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.

14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.

16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.

17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.

18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.

19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie."

20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State Anthem.

21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.

22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.

23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle, built in 1903, used a tomato can for a carburetor..

24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.

25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.

26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

If you said "True" to all of are right!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Feel Pretty Smart!

At one time or another, most (all) of us say something that just didn't come out right.

-- If you ever feel a little bit stupid, just dig this up and read it again; you'll begin to think you're a genius..
Here are a few examples of some of those awkward moments:

(On September 17, 1994, Alabama's Heather Whitestone was selected as Miss America 1995.)

Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?

Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever,"

--Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.


"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."

--Mariah Carey


"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life,"

-- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign


"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body,"

--Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.


"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"

--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC . ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

"That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it,"

--A congressional candidate in Texas .


"Half this game is ninety percent mental."

--Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark


"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.."

--Al Gore, Vice President


"I love California . I practically grew up in Phoenix ."

-- Dan Quayle


"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"

--Lee Iacocca


"The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

--Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst.


"We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people."

-- Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor.


"Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances."

--Department of Social Services, Greenville , South Carolina


"Traditionally, most of Australia 's imports come from overseas."

--Keppel Enderbery


"If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there will be a record."

-- Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman

I am feeling pretty smart right about now!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sure Fire Ways To Draw Attention

In my never ending quest to add value to this site, I have stolen a few ideas to help keep life interesting.
I hope you enjoy them!
To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity
1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars.... See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.
4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.
5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Marijuana.
6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.
7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.
9. Sing Along At The Opera.
10. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.
11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'
12. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'
13. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Sunday and the Smell of Gunpowder

We have a tradition here at Coyote it a bit unusual!
We break out some of the firearms and shoot stuff! Man, we know how to celebrate.
After a long winter inside, it was nice to smell the aroma of freshly released gun powder smoke. And what do we shoot? Just about anything we want to....that's legal anyway.
Sue is really good with her handguns. Here she takes on the woods with her smallest caliber handgun....a .22 revolver.

That fine day I broke out one of the small 9mm conceal pistols and let a few hundred rounds fly.

So there you have it. Another peaceful Holiday at Coyote Ridge.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Great Easter

Instead of gathering at someones home this Easter, we decided to meet at a restaurant so that none of the family would get stuck cleaning and cooking.
About fifteen of us met at the Timberlodge Restaurant in Owatonna,MN for some great fellowship and food.
I forgot about getting pictures until we were outside in the parking lot. I did catch Ben and Anna before we all went our separate ways.

Sue and I had the was fabulous!
You might ask "why fish when they have such delicious steaks?" That is an easy answer. Saturday we marinaded two huge rib eye steaks in Italian salad dressing for the better part of the day and tossed them on the flesh cooker.

Now back to Easter Sunday. We have a tradition here at Coyote Ridge. We enjoy breaking out some firearms. You will have to tune in real soon to get that story...with pictures!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wildlife Invades Coyote Ridge This Week

This has been a big week here at Coyote Ridge. Now that spring has sprung, the wild critters are out in full force.
In the past week we have seen seven coyotes,eight deer,one woodchuck and four turkeys. I am not even counting the squirrels that seem to be eating our door frames.
I did catch a picture of a turkey out the shop window this morning.

This week I went out to check on my trail camera and brought it in. Even with new batteries, the LCD screen does not work. It is under warranty so I will send it back for repair or replacement.