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 MOUNTAIN NOTES      11.Feb.2000

The Mountaingnome Well, the Super Bowl is in the past and my heartbeat is finally back to normal! Those ole' Titans sure did make for an exciting ending, huh?!

I sure am sorry for the late issue, but we've been working hard to bring you a weekly contest here at The MountainGnome. Well, Carl Harrison, owner of Welshware un-Ltd., emailed me a short while ago, and just made our dreams, a reality!

New Contest!:
Great News! Welshware un-Ltd. ~ the makers of QuickClean2000, EzyMassMailer, TheNet, LockTight and Random PC Magic, is our new sponsor for a weekly contest, here at The MountainGnome! Each week, for a limited time, there will be 2 winners. One winner will receive a fully registered copy of QuickClean2000 with life time updates, and another winner will receive a fully registered copy of EzyMassMailer.
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Contest Ends: 02-18-2000
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Next Week: Valentines Day!
Remember to show and tell that loved one how much you care, every single day! Sometimes, in this life, tomorrow is to late! "I Love You", say it ~ mean it ~ live it!
In Wales, wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on Feb. 14. Heart, keys and keyholes were favorite decorations, which meant "you unlock my heart!".
Hold on there folks, I've just been interrupted with some news that we just had a new birth here. Here's Bobby and Jonathan holding our new lamb, just a few hours old! Dadgummit, he's a cutie, eh?!

Here's a couple of real characters that add some fun to The MountainGnome, my daughter Kim and my son-in-law John! John contributes alot of the humerous stories and sich, and well, Kim just contributes being purtty:o)) Thanks, guys!
Partners, we want ya'll to git envolved too! Send your stories~pitures or maybe a program that you found that would be of interest to all! So send them dadgum articles toThe MountainGnome.
Hey, yall might win a Prize fer the best story or picture!

    Everything in your computer goes Goofy
Software Feature:
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Talk About Dumb..
Texas authorities, responding to a store robbery, seized a man who was fleeing naked. When asked about his choice of attire, he said he'd stripped after the job because he figured his clothes would make him identifiable. . .(Ooooooohhhhh.....brilliant, huh?!)

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-- The Mountain Man        


Welcome to Wolf Creek!
You are in for a treat at one of Colorado's oldest and finest ski resorts. Partner's, yer gonna find plenty of friendly employees and abundant, light powder snow. Wolf Creek is a high alpine ski resort, 10,300 feet at the base and 11,904 feet at the summit. Sunscreen and sunglasses are necessary in the high altitude sun. The weather conditions can change rapidly so be prepared with extra clothing and goggles. Clothing need not be elaborate, or even designed for skiing, but a wool hat, warm gloves or mittens, and underclothing are musts. Recognize your own limitations. If you get tired or cold, stop in at one of the fine restaurants and git warmed up, along with some warm grub!

  • LORENEA BOBBIT VIRUS: Re-formats your hard drive into a 3.5 inch floppy, then discards it through windows


Well, time to do some railroadin'! Ya know I just love riding the rails! Folks, there's an old saying that goes, "all ya see on the Interstate!". Come on, lit's go fer another train ride. Hop aboard!
Leadville - highest incorporated city in the USA - is the departure point for the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad. The train leaves from Leadville’s century-old depot and travels over the old Colorado & Southern high line, following the headwaters of the Arkansas River up to a spectacular view of Fremont Pass. Then it’s down to the French Gulch water tower to view Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak. Whether you’re here to enjoy the splendor of Colorado’s high country or to discover the colorful history of one of Colorado’s richest mining districts, this train ride is sure to delight you!
Well, Mountaineers, ya'll have lots of FUN in Snow Country!!

  • DR. JACK KEVORKIAN VIRUS: Deletes all old files!


The Village Doc! provides the premier, nationwide online source for doctor referrals, medical information, health information and education. Free to the general public, will ad- vertise and promote a nationwide, com- prehensive database of the roughly 375,000 practicing physicians in the United States. . .


APB News:
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. ( -- In a quick-draw battle worthy of the Wild West, a woman shot and killed an armed rape suspect who entered her house and threatened to kill everyone in it.
This gal deserves a rousing cheer from "The MountainGnome"!!!

  • *The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off. ("Honey, I'm home. What the...."

Ever wonder where the Pledge of Allegiance came from?
It's not in the Constitution. Betsy Ross didn't write it up after she had finished the flag. In an odd twist in the separation of church and state, the Pledge was written by a minister named Francis Bellamy. He submitted his creation to the magazine Youth's Companion back in 1892. The magazine liked it and published it. Once in circulation, nearly every school in the country adopted it. Rumor has it that the Bellamy family is still living off the royalties.

Folks, if any of ya have an angel story or picture, please send it our way! We will sure publish it and share it with the rest of our readers!

  • Young at Heart.... Slightly older in most other places.
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Make backup copies of your CD!
Create your own photo albums on CD!
Acer CD ReWriter -CRW 6206A:...We just installed one of these newfangled rewriters, here at The Mountaingnome. It makes backing up our system files as easy as eatin' pumpkin pie! There's 'nuf space fer all our suff and more! And partners, I ain't a kiddin' when I tell ya the Price Is Right!! Pick yerself one up today!

 TIPS FOR: Moms-To-Be & New Moms

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Can Ultrasound Determine Your Baby's Sex?:
Starting at about 18-20 weeks, the fetal sex can be seen on ultrasound; however, your baby has to cooperate! The baby has to be in a position to allow visualization of the male or female parts. Even if a good view of the baby's sex is obtained, there are still no guarantees. We recommend leaving the tags on all the pink or blue clothes/toys/equipment you buy or receive until you see the real parts.
NOTE: Always follow the advice of your Physician!

Take Care of Baby Gums :
The best protection for a baby's pearly whites, even before they come in, is routine dental hygiene. Even before a child sports her first tooth, it's important to wipe her gums with gauze or a wet washcloth at least twice a day. Simply wrap the cloth or gauze around your index finger and rub it gently over your child's gums as you would a toothbrush. In addition to keeping her gums clean, this sets the stage for good oral hygiene in the years to come.

  • Don't squat with your spurs on.


Linux Note: When downloading a linux .tar/ .gz or .rpm file, It is sometimes necessary to hold down the shift key while clicking on the file you want to download.

New Feature in Windows2000!:
  • Helpfully locates and destroys all non-Microsoft software on your computer...heh heh heh


Sleeping with fire:
Why sleep on the cold ground when you can warm it up a little.

  • Step 1. Excavate a section of soil around six inches deep and as long and as wide as your body.
  • Step 2. Gather all the hot coals from your fire and lay them in the bottom of your excavation.
  • Step 3. Fill in the hole and place your bed on top. The hot coals will heat up the soil and keep you toasty until morning.
(Caution: If the coals aren't buried deep enough you will find out what a roasted pig feels like.)


Elk Pepper Steak : :

  • 1 pound elk sirloin
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 1 sliced red onion
  • 1 8oz pack fresh mushrooms
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ˝ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Cut the sirloin into strips. Heat olive oil in a skillet, add garlic, soy sauce, onion, and elk. Sauté until browned. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
Steamed wild rice, scallop potatoes, fresh green salad are excellent compliments for this entree.

So until next week, REMEMBER: "Everyone should have a spouse, because there are a number of things that go wrong that one can't blame on the government."