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R Somero CA on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 06:07 am:

Good morning from San Jose. No snow here, but huge amounts in the Sierra. Two weeks ago one storm dropped as many as nineteen feet!
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By Paul, Webberville Troll on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 06:36 am:

Good Morning!

By Pat & Glenda Keiran..Tennessee on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 07:36 am:

We feel the pull of the
unknown, the call of
the mysteries unveiled


Margaret, Amarillo TX on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 08:13 am:

Pictures are great. A little foggy, a little chilly, and it might get to 50 today.

By Mr.Bill on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 08:16 am:

I'm afraid that Punxsutawney Phil doesn't make it to the U.P. We're good for at least another sixteen weeks before even the black fly season starts.

By Wisconsin on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 09:54 am:

Please...So sorry about asking how to say cat in Finn. Did not know this room was here. Thanks to all the ones that did help me.

No need to apologize -- no harm done! Finnish lessons are a GOOD thing!

By ace.tx on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 09:54 am:

Here in Arlington,Tx it's about 40 & over cast, with more rain on the way. Good stay in side & movie week-end or do some crafts. Everyone have a great week-end no matter where you are.

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 10:34 am:

R Somero CA - Did you say NINETEEN FEET! Was that all at once? I can't even imagine that. I think the most we have seen down here in northern Indiana was back in 1978. I think it was 24 inches in 24 hours and that was enough. Nineteen feet? Holy cow.

By sur5er on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 10:57 am:

Good morning ya'll. I am trying to find my bikini and sunscreen...we are having a heat wave here, it's 25 degrees out already.

Wisconsin, I found the lessons in Finnish very interesting yesterday...thanks for a great topic. Honest, we all enjoyed it. What a neat way to come up with a name for your cat.

We rescued a puppy a couple of years back and it took us a month to come up with the 'perfect name'. We tried all kinds of names on her, so needless to say, to this day, she comes to just about any name ;)

By JoAnne, Washington state on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 11:38 am:

Seems all the snow for the Western mountains is going into California this year (typical for El Nino). Up here in the Pacific Northwest, our mountain ski areas have been SHUT for a while now. No snow up there at all and that's bad news for the skiers, ski resorts and their employees, AND us down here as we won't have that run off for our water supply this summer. Think you'll be hearing about drought conditions for us this year. But, on the flip side, I'm rather enjoying the dry 50's we've had up here the last week or more! Even some of my flowers are beginning to pop out of the ground, if you can imagine!

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 12:17 pm:

Yes, that was in one storm. The Sierra has been getting one storm after another. Some friends of mine try to get up to Lake Tahoe every weekend to ski but sometimes the weather warnings keep us away.

By Ms. Katie on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 02:34 pm:

Wisconsin, I, too, enjoyed the lesson. My next cat will be "kissa". That's pretty good for an Irishwoman like me. Very interesting language.

By R Somero CA on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 03:04 pm:

When we got out here 25 years ago we thought we knew all about snow and tough winters-wrong! At the higher elevations two feet per hour can come down. Remember the Donner Party disaster. Nineteen feet is a bit much, but it does happen. It's not unusual for storms to dump 4,5,or 6 feet on a regular basis. We have all the big snow removal equipment that the CC is using plus some. All of this fun is only 5 hours away from us. I prefer to drive to it when I want to play than to live in it.

By lopenkang brighton,mi on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 05:17 pm:

How did the MTU hoops teams do today?

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 07:03 pm:

Make sure you stay on the posted groomed slopes, as avalanches do occur when you least expect it.

By BobT, Michigan on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 11:16 pm:

Women's team lost big, men's team won big. Both were against Lake Superior State. Both women's teams were undefeated (9-0)in conference play.

The hockey team lost tonight, too. I turned the video off in the third period when it got to 5-1. #1 rated Colorado College is a good team. Tech played them even thru two periods last night, but only one tonight.

By Susan, Fl on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 11:32 pm:

Sur5er....Okay, you've peaked my curiosity...just what was the perfect name for your puppy? And what kind of puppy...besides sweet, that is. If you do sun bathing today you need to watch the shadows cast by your goosebumps....they can make for very interesting tan patterns!

By sur5er, Indiana on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 01:15 am:

Susan from Florida,

At first,daughter wanted to name the puppy 'Hailey'....but it sounded too much like my companion dog's name (Bailey)...and caused confusion with both the doggies. Then hubby came up with this bright idea of naming the puppy 'Barnum" know Barnum and Bailey.

Told hubby that there was no way I was going to be hollering for a 'Barnum' when she went 'touring' around the neighborhood. So, for a couple of weeks, the puppy was just called, 'the baby' we searched for the perfect name.

One evening, my step daughter was outside playing with 'Baby' when she came running inside all excited. "I have the perfect name for Baby! Abbi Mae!" She had simply removed the 'B' from Baby. Pretty neat, eh.

The link to my photo album, with pics of Abbi Mae (but of course) is:

Now tell me she doesn't look like an Abbi...she is so precious. The previous owners had abused her and we rescued her just minutes from her being taken to the pound.

ROFL about goose bumps causing tan lines. :)

By Susan, Fl on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 02:57 am:

sur5er....okay, I give up. You'll need to walk a computer illiterate through this, I guess. Followed your link and searched albums looking for anything from Indiana, then tried the name sur5er, then tried the search mechanism using sur5er, Indiana and Abbi luck. How do I find you and Abbi Mae? Thanks

By sur5er, Indiana on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 11:44 am:


Hmmm...wonder what is up with the link? Click on the link for guest photo gallery at the bottom of this page...and then on 'Renee' Harrington'. Let me know if this works.

By yooper in indiana on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:32 am:

sur5er,,,didn't you have a deer problem over there?

By sur5er, Indiana on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 01:48 pm:

Yooper in Indiana,

Aaaaah yes, the over population of the deer. We must be the only national park that has 'do not feed the deer' signs, because the tourists will actually get out of their cars and try to hand feed the deer. Hullo...wild animals...especially dangerous during rutting season.

There are no natural prediators to the deer in these parts, so they are more common out here than dogs. Unfortunately, the land cannot support all the deer, so occassionally the state has to do cullings.

City folk do not understand the need to thin the herds..or the effects of a hard winter on starving deer. So usually, as soon as they hear of a culling, the advocates come out of the woodwork. Sigh.

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