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MOUNTAIN NOTES 29.Jan.2000
Hey-hey-heyyyy!!! How 'bout them Titans?! Partners, ya'll have a good time Sunday, watchin' the ole' Super Bowl(I know I will). I figure them ole' boys from Tennessee is a gonna walk the walk and Win!
Coming Soon: Valentines Day!
Hey guys and gals, besides giving that special someone a present..give them the most precious gift of all..TIME. Spend some time alone together...it means alot!
It was 270 B.C. when St. Valentine stood up for love, after Roman
Emperor Claudius II forbade Roman soldiers to get engaged or married,
believing that married men would rather stay at home than go to war(gee....I wonder why?). The
priest named Valentine, in defiance of Claudius' orders, secretly married
young couples, and on Feb. 14, was punished for his "crime," thereby
becoming the patron saint of lovers.
By gum, we got us one of them new fangled digital cameras here at The Mountaingnome. The Polaroid PDC 640 Digital Camera, does a great job for us. Shucks, I don't even worry 'bout runnin' out of film now. Ya gotta love that dadblame technology!
Welp, there's been talk around here of installin' one of them web cams in the Mountainmans cabin. Folks, if'n we get a purtty big response from ya, we'll do it. E-mail the Mountainman.
Here's a couple of Mountaingnomies that contribute to alot of my articles, Stan and Jon K. both contribute articles on hunting and the outdoors. Stan does all the art work for our wallpapers and Jon is our gaming expert. Oh yeah..I fergot..they're my sons:o)) Stan is also our LINUX EXPERT, so if ya gots any questions about LINUX, e-mail Stan! Stan is also the webmaster at B.C. Technology, and Jon is the webmaster at BMW 2002~Used Parts.
Next week I'll introduce some contributors to our humor dept.~they're a couple of real characters!
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.
- Free Puppies:
1/2 Cocker Spaniel -
1/2 Sneaky Neighbors Dog
Partners, Carl Harrison jist come up with another one of them Great programs! EzyMassMailer is an affordable auto-mailing management utility, similar programs
cost $500.00 and more. Folks, the program is capable of 10,000 groups, of 10,000 users, that's 100,000,000 emails! It's Ezy to install and Ezy to use. Now as Carl and me sez, "don't go a spammin' folks, it ain't polite".
Talk About Dumb..
A 28-year old male was brought into the ER after an attempted suicide. The
man had swallowed several nitroglycerin pills and a fifth of vodka.
When asked about the bruises about his head and chest, he said that they were
from him ramming himself into the wall in an attempt to make the
(Ya'll ever wonder, how ya can be that dumb, and still live that long?)
For all you outdoor and firearms enthusiasts....here is one of our own custom wallpapers by Mountaingnomie Stan K.
-- The Mountain Man
Location! Location! Location! Just 28 miles from Salt
Lake City and only 33 miles from Salt Lake International
Airport, Solitude Mountain Resort is among the most
accessible ski resorts in North America.
Solitude is a cozy, slope-side alpine village, harmonizing
naturally with the rugged beauty of Big Cottonwood
Long famous for excellent skiing, Solitude is now
matching that same level in its restaurants. Solitude's
most upscale restaurant, St. Bernard's, is a five star fine
dining experience set in a majestic alpine setting.
Creekside, in the base area, is a moderately priced
family-friendly place. Both the Last Chance Mining Camp
and the Sunshine Grill offer great lunchtime fare on the
mountain. And Utah's most unique dining experience is
The Yurt. Individuals with an adventurous spirit can ski
or snowshoe through the woods to this Mongolian
styled hut for an unsurpassed meal. All five restaurants
combine to make Solitude a culinary delight for
UTAH SKI PACKAGE
- "If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple
of car payments."
Say partners, now here's a real deal and lots of fun ta boot!
Southwest Airlines Vacations is offering a very family-friendly ski
package to Salt Lake City, Utah. Kids ages 2 to 11 fly free, stay free
at a hotel, and ski (one day) free. The deal is good for each child
accompanied by an adult paying for a two-night (minimum) ski package.
There is a surcharge for weekends and holidays. The ski lift ticket is
valid at seven Salt Lake City area resorts. This package will be in
effect through April 13.
Well, time to do some railroadin'! Folks, the Georgetown loop is a great train ride through some beautiful coutryside. We're fixin' to go do it agin!
In 1877, the railroad reached Georgetown with the intention of extending
to Leadville, although that goal was never realized. There is a great deal of
history on the Georgetown area, the gold rush that brought people in to the
area, and the building and restoration of the railroad. The Georgetown
loop is the surviving section of the railroad, and a popular attraction,
running between Georgetown and Silver Plume. Although separated by
just 2 miles, the elevation difference between the two towns is over 600
feet, and the track had to be laid over 4 1/2 miles to gain the elevation. This
circa 1899 photo shows the loop in its historical heyday. Ya'll gonna have a bunch of fun and excitement on this train tour!
Well, partners, ya'll have lots of FUN in Snow Country!!
- "Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Guess that fool at the top of the page was tryin' to lose weight!)"
Heading For The Outdoors
Rafting the Salmon River, horseback riding in Montana, exploring Orca
Island in Washington--these are some of the outdoor family adventures
available from American Wilderness Experience. AWE helps plan and book
outdoor vacations, and its services, like those of all-purpose travel
agents, are free. Visit the Web site or call 800/444-0099 for a free
catalog, complete with beautiful photos of the adventures it sponsors.
Have fun and stay safe.
Wall Street Corner and Phoenix Group International recommend EPTC as
stock to watch.
Whales show the most spectacular growth known for any animal.
Can you believe that it takes only eleven months for a whale to
develop from a microscopic egg to a weight of fifteen tons and a
length of twenty-three feet? And that's before it is born. Talk about
gaining weight when pregnant!
When the whale is born, it takes another year for it to grow to a
length of 65 feet.
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Special Feature: Do You Believe In Angels?
If ya don't, this might change yer mind. Yessir, I'm sure an angel believer, someday I'll tell ya'll why!
Now on with the rest of the story. First off, the picture I'm about to show ya, was taken by a professional police photographer. His equipment was checked and found to be in perfect working condition. You must also understand, the occupants of this vehicle survived with scratches! Are ya'll ready fer this?? Click on ANGEL!
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!
- Butterflies taste with their feet. (Oh, jeez!)
TIPS FOR: Moms-To-Be & New Moms
Diary of a Pregnancy
The journal of one woman's first pregnancy. The site
contains information on trying to conceive, fetal
development pictures, and informative pregnancy links. . .
American Baby Magazine - Free for Six Months :
American Baby Magazine features lively, helpful articles
for new parents on every area of concern. Topics include
safety, childcare, nutrition, nursing, ... and much more!
American Baby Magazine and USA BABY have teamed up to offer
you a FREE 6-issue subscription.
NOTE: Always follow the advice of your Physician!
Babies and Music :
Babies enjoy music as much as you do. Whether or not playing it
actually makes infants smarter, as some studies claim, is hard to
support. There's another benefit to music: By associating it with
bedtime you can use it to train your child to sleep. Try playing quiet
music as you complete your bedtime routine -- a CD of classical music
or lullabies works well. Check out BabyCenter's on favorite music for
baby for specific recommendations.
- Polar bears are left handed. (Who knew....?,Who cares!)
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.
The MOUNTAINMANS SURVIVAL TIPS
Cotton is NOT good for backpacking. It's heavy, provides no warmth
when cold, takes forever to dry, & doesn't wick moisture away from
the body. Jeans chafe.
Wear loose clothes in layers. Put on or take off layers according to
In cool weather we wear:
- Wicking long underwear (polyester) -- "wicks" moisture away
from body to outer layers
- Polyester fleece shirt/pants (Polartec 200) -- light, soft, very warm
even when wet, dries quickly
- Nylon shell -- breathable, water resistant, blocks wind
MOUNTAINGNOME's GRUB SHOPPE
Deer Stew: :
Mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Flour venison cubes and brown in oil. Add the rest
of the ingredients and simmer for about 4 hours, or you can bake at 350 degrees
covered for 3 to 4 hours.
- 2 lb. deer meat, cubed
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 6 carrots, sliced
- 2 stalks of celery, sliced
- 4 potatoes, cubed
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 46 oz. can of vegetable juice cocktail
- dash of hot sauce
So until next week, REMEMBER: When someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face
to frown. BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and smack
asshole upside the head.