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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 08:15 am:

Ever navigate a snowmobile through a fresh cover of white, off the beaten track? The Pasty Cam went along for such a ride 8 years ago on this date.

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 08:21 am:

Good morning.
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By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 08:25 am:

Morning! Here in eastern Iowa Bob and I have been lucky this year to navigate our snowmobiles in plenty of fresh snow right here! A rarity!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 08:33 am:

Good morning!

Have to tell you guys that the TSO concert was absolutely fantastic. If ever you have the chance, make sure you go. You'll not regret it. You won't be able to hear for a day or two, but it's worth it. LOL

Have a great day!

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 08:35 am:


Today is Iceball Day on Lake Michigan near Muskegon. If it's not
too windy on the day the water is cold enough to start freezing
on the beach, we see balls of ice and sand forming at the surf
line. Some are the size of basballs, many the size of basketballs,
and I once shot video of one at least 3 feet in diameter. They
slosh back and forth in the waves, gradually increasing in size.
They are oddly comical to watch, and we typically only get this
phenomenon once or twice a year. Up close, they are remarkably
beautiful, with sculpted knobbly layered patterns.

Iceball Day came early this year. Often we don't see it until
sometime in January. Better toss another log on the fire. Happy
Sunday, everyone!

By allen philley (Allen) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 08:40 am:

Always use caution while venturing off the beaten path. Some of my favorite memories are of snowmobiling with my father who liked "trail blazing" I think today its called "brush wacking". The 69-71 Ski-Doo's are the peoples choice for this even today. I have my dads 1971 Nordic 399. They are not fast or smooth like the new ones but they will go through powder and narrow places better.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 09:31 am:

Hei it snowed here in Berkley, Precious and Jimmie the fat white cat are still asleep. Hope the snow blower starts today. Been starting it every once in a while. Looks like at least six inches. I hope the boys come over to help with the snow but I will start it myself. They each have big snowblowers while I have one that I made myself. So much for technology.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 09:57 am:

Congrats on the Early Bird Thumbgardener!

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 10:19 am:

what's TSO ?
maybe I'll go

I already have ear/hearing damage from concerts...24/7 ringing...and it isn't much fun, so a warning to you all...maybe wear ear plugs.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 10:24 am:

Good Morning, Everyone, from snowy mid-Michigan. We currently have 6 to 7 inches of fresh powder, and it is still coming down. My youngest son is out snow blowing our neighbors' driveways now. With the winds that are predicted, there should be plenty of blowing and drifting. Our Winter Storm Warning mentions drifting of up to 2 feet. Hmm, I wonder if there will be school tomorrow?

Deb, I am really that you and Mr Deb, that you enjoyed the TSO concert so much. For future reference, if you are going to concerts like TSO or Mannheim, and especially rock concerts, you might want to wear ear plugs. My oldest son does. You can still hear everything with ear plugs, but it is less damaging to your hearing. The Rozsa at Michigan Tech has sound/noise level limits, so they would have to turn down their volume levels if they were to play in the Rozsa.

Congratulations, Thumbgardner, on your Early Bird! How is your husband doing?

By Kenty (Dashamo) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 10:26 am:

Davesou--TSO--Trans Siberian Orchestra. They do rock style versions of Christmas carols.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 11:27 am:

Davesou, and they are great. I brought ear plugs and sunglasses (they have a light show) but didn't use either one. Didn't really need them. We were in row 7 on the floor. GREAT SEATS!!! I have been wrapping Christmas presents while listening to all of my TSO CD's. The best ones are "The Lost Christmas Eve" and "Christmas Eve and Other Stories". So if you would like to see what they're like before going to a concert, I suggest those. However, their CD's don't do their shows justice. There's a concert in Green Bay on the 6th of January I believe. My friend from Ishpeming is going. She goes every year. They are truly THAT good!!! We will go back again next year, and the year after that, etc. (God willing).

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 11:34 am:

We are getting dumped on in the Flint area (by lower peninsula standards!). Blowing and drifting all day like Marianne said. It would be fun to have a snow day from school tomorrow, but if there's no school I don't get paid! Sometimes it's worth it, though. Had our church cantata this morning with a surprisingly good crowd. Christmas play is this afternoon at 5:00. Hope that's doable!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 11:57 am:

Wow! We have a foot of snow already here in Toronto and it's
still coming down. There were only 25 of us at church this
morning because of the weather, but the Christmas pageant still
happened. It moved me as it does every year and maybe even
more than usual under the circumstances. We had a year old
angel who has had heart surgery this year, a pastor who has had
a heart attack, broken thumb (trying to renovate the Sunday
School classroom) and broken ribs from falling on ice while
visiting a sick parishoner, an autistic cow lowing at the manger,
and a few adults filling in as magi and shepherds. I wouldn't
have missed it for the world.

Have hope Marsha. Maybe the snow plows will have done their
work by the time your Christmas play happens.

By kathie Murto (Murtomania) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 02:09 pm:

Dunerat, do you have any videos or links to the videos you have shot in the past of the ice balls? I think that would be awesome to see. Here in Rochester Hills we got about 10 inches, especially with all the drifting going on! Love that beautiful white snow, especially when I dont have to drive in it. Have a wonderful day.

By BJmilford (Bjmilford) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 05:13 pm:

I measured 9 inches of snow in our drive way in Milford. The plows were just getting on the roads this morning at 6:00 a.m. as I slowly made my way to work. All of us Med Techs made it in "on time", we had pasties for lunch and a very nice person surprised me with a "Pasty Cam Calendar". Life Is Good!

By Snowman (Snowman) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 05:34 pm:

Ice balls? Should I wear a tux?

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 08:43 pm:

Woo hoo! No school in Genesee tomorrow!

By John W (Jwahtola) on Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 10:31 pm:

We got about 12 inches here in Hillsdale County Michigan. Hard to measure as it is all drifted with a few spots of grass poking through. Most of the schools have closed already for tomorrow. That is three mondays in a row. Two for ice and now one for snow. An there are still 5 day of Fall left before Winter really begins.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 05:16 am:

Well, I was awakened at 4:50 am by the sound of some crazy guy, who was stuck. I could hear him just digging himself in, deeper, and deeper, and deeper, with every revolution his tire/wheel made. He kept on trying, just digging in, deeper yet!!! He's only making it worse for himself and everyone who comes behind him. Some people aren't very bright, sometimes. I guess he thought he could use raw power to pull out, but not the way he was doing it!

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