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 MOUNTAIN NOTES      20.Feb.2000

The Mountaingnome Folks we've got some new things going here this week! We have an additional contest going! Check out the latest CONTEST information in the sidebar. Yep, thats right, we got another contest going! Sign up for both....ya can't win if'n ya don't enter!

Congratulations goes out to our FIRST contest winners: Barbara Mata and Karl Waterkuetter!! Congratulations and enjoy your new software from Welshware un-Ltd.

We have added a webcam site to the sidebar. If you find a webcam site that ya like, E-mail: webcam@mountaingnome.com and we'll review the site. Folks, remember, we're family oriented!

We're also gonna add a new Article Site featuring Car Tips, Vintage cars, Restoring and more. Have you got a good car tip?...do ya have a restored vintage car?...if ya have info related to cars and you'd like to share it with all the folks at The MountainGnome, just send it on, we love it! Email: cars@mountaingnome.com and will review and feature it!

Here at The MountainGnome, we review and test lots of software and hardware and other products! By golly, if they don't stand up to what they say they're gonna do, we tell ya straight up! We do alot of research on products and we only recommend what we find to be faithful and true.
   Send us your favorites: software, hardware, tips.....anything! Just email it to us and we'll review it!!


Guess what, do ya really know what year, day or month this is?!
According to a recent estimate, there are about forty calendars used in the world today, particularly for determining religious dates. Talk about confusing, huh?! Well maybe Caledars Through the Ages, can help ya figure it out! This site has alot of info, on everything, from Dinosaurs to Ancient Civilizations. It's a great place for students and history buffs!!
  • "Everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege."
Talk About Dumb..
In Nashville, they tell of Fred "Bubba" Johnson, the burglar who fell asleep on the sofa of the home he was robbing, only to be awakened by police.(Ah geez....I guess the Quote above applies, huh?!)

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-- The Mountain Man        


 THE SNOW SCENE

Welcome to Jackson Hole, Wyoming!
Jackson Hole was originally named Jackson's Hole for Davey Jackson, a mountain man who trapped in this area during the late 1800's. "Hole" was a term used in that day to describe a high mountain valley.

In the winter, Jackson Hole offers world-class skiing and snowboarding at Snow King, Grand Targhee, and one of the country's best, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Snowmobiling in Yellowstone, the Gros Ventres, and Togwotee thrills many, too. In the winter, the elk refuge just outside of town fills with near 10,000 elk. However, that's just the tip of the iceberg! All year round Jackson is host to some of the best special events there are. Culture yourself at an art show; watch a ski race; or compete in a fishing competition. Whatever your taste, you'll always find something to suit you.
Folks, take a look at this view of Jackson Hole, and keep yer camera full of film, or better yet get ya one of them Polaroid PDC 640 Digital Camera's!

  • I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. And, btw, Tomorrow isn't looking good either. . . .


 OUTDOORS SCENE

Well, time to do some more railroadin'! Ya know I just love riding the rails! Folks, there's an old saying that goes, "all ya see on the Interstate..is Interstate!". Come on, lit's go fer another train ride. Hop aboard!
The Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway!
Since 1891, the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway (the world's highest cog railroad and the highest railroad in the United States) has taken passengers to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. Just 70 miles from downtown Denver and 7 miles from downtown Colorado Springs, the Cog Railway is open from late April through early November, and the trains depart seven days a week. I've been on this ride with my children and I'm here to tell ya, it was one memorable ride. Yer gonna see some of the purttiest terrain and all kinds of wildlife. They have a terrific gift shop and restaurant in the Manitou station. By the way, ya'll better bring along some warm clothes because even in the summer, there's about a 30 drop in temperature at the top! Happy Railroadin' Partners.....have fun and enjoy!!! Well, Mountaineers, ya'll have lots of FUN in Snow Country!!

  • If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.(Must be another government study.....)


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An online information source on the di- verse uses of GPS technology all over the world. GPS is a public information service used by both the public and private sectors of our global economy to improve pro- ductivity, increase safety and protect the environment. Sponsored by NASA and repre- sentatives of the GPS community the GPS Applications Exchange includes GPS appli- cation stories that you can browse and view by application type or by country. . .


 NEWS

Gunowners.org"
Nowhere in the Bible does God make any provision for dealing with the instruments of crime. He always focuses on the consequences for an individual of his actions. Heaven and hell only applies to people, not to things. Responsibility only pertains to people, not to things.

  • Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.



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

  • TITANIC VIRUS:
    A strain of Lewinsky virus .... your whole computer goes down (but need I go on.....)
Great Buy!--QuickCam Express.....USD 49.95
Combining affordability with a simple design, QuickCam Express lets you send video images and photos over the Internet as easily as you now send text. Simply plug in the cameras, install the easy-to-use software, and push a button to record a video or snap a photo.
We're installing one here at The MountainGnome and it's purtty dadburn cool! Get One Today!


 TIPS FOR: Moms-To-Be & New Moms

Baby Namer.com - It couldn't be simpler!

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.


Abdomen Aches Are Normal :
It's quite typical for your lower abdomen to ache during pregnancy. We're not talking cramping here -- the muscles and ligaments supporting your uterus are stretching, and that can ache. You'll probably feel it when you're getting up from a bed or chair, when you cough, or when you get out of the bathtub. When it happens, sit down, put your feet up, and relax. Resting comfortably should alleviate your symptoms. Don't forget, it's a typical complaint of pregnancy, and it gives you an excuse to get off your feet -- and even be waited on.
NOTE: Always follow the advice of your Physician!
Talk About Those Baby Blues :
Postpartum blues aren't just a mom thing -- up to 62 percent of dads get depressed and moody following the birth of their baby. If you're feeling anxious, stressed, or simply depressed about all the tasks of new fatherhood, talk things through with your partner. You'll gain a lot more perspective and support than you would holding it in.
  • JOEY BUTTAFUOCCO VIRUS:
    Only attacks minor files.

 DADBURN COMPUTER STUFF

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.


Software Feature:
Easy Desk Software: the home of Perfect Companion!
Folks, we've actually been able to remove several other programs, simply because Perfect Companion did the job it took all of them to do!
This utility picks up where other uninstaller programs leave off. It finds all the keys that where created by files and programs that are no longer on your system. Perfect Companion is safer to use, as well as finding and removing more than Norton utilities, Fix-it, Remove-It, Clean Sweep, Nuts And Bolts, and RegClean combined....and more!
Folks, go to Easy Desk Software and pick up your copy TODAY!
    New Feature in Windows2000!:
  • With optional metal probe, Microsoft's "Explorer" now explores more than just web sites.

 The MOUNTAINMANS SURVIVAL TIPS

Starting a Fire:

  • Dryer lint is one of the best. I always carry a little plastic bag full when I hike. Dryer lint will ignite with any spark, flame or reflected light. (You can't find anything lighter or easier to pack.)
  • If warmth is what your after? Longer is better. An elongated fire will heat a larger amount of air at one time than a concentrated circular fire. If you want to keep your hole body warm when your sleeping spread the fire out in a line at least one foot longer than your body (For maximum effect build a reflecting wall and place your bed at its base so that the heat will bounce back at your body. Logs or a dirt mound will work great.)
Until next time: Be Safe ~ Be Happy!!


 MOUNTAINGNOME's GRUB SHOPPE

SPICY STUFFED MUSHROOMS JAMBALAYA : :

    If you're having company over or serving your family a Cajun meal, here's a terrific first course. The stuffing is spicy and flavorful, and no one can stop after eating one. Serves up to 12, but probably more like 6.

  • 1 lb large, fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 c finely diced pepperoni
  • 1/4 c finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic, pressed
  • 2 c crushed Ritz cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 c chicken broth

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Wash mushrooms and drain; remove stems and chop. Melt butter in a skillet; add onion and saute 5 minutes. Add pepperoni, green pepper, garlic, and mushroom stems. Cook 10 minutes, until tender. Add crumbs, cheese, parsley, salt, oregano, and pepper. Mix well; stir in broth.

    Spoon stuffing into mushroom caps, rounding the tops. Place in a shallow pan with about 1/4 inch water. Bake 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

So until next week, REMEMBER: "Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield.."