Friday, June 28, 2013

Kris - Random Post - One of my favorite songs ever

Every time I hear this song I feel like quoting it.  Such great advice he dishes out....

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '97.
Wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience...
I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked...
You're not as fat as you Imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind.
The kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy;
Sometimes you're ahead,
Sometimes You're behind.
The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults;
If you Succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don't Congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either.
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.
Enjoy your body, Use it every way you can... Don't be afraid of it, or what other people Think of it,
It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own...

Dance... even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Brother and sister together we'll make it through
Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there
For you.
And I'll be there, just tell me now, whenever I can.
Everybody's free.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings;
They are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard;
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will Philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you have a trust fund, Maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen...

(Brother and sister together we'll make it through
Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there
I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there
For you. And I'll be there, just tell me now, whenever I can.
Everybody's free.)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Breakfast on Marathon Morning

For the first time in 6 years, neither of us were running or spectating Grandma's Marathon. It was weird but nice to sleep in and just have a day to relax. Twin Gables restaurant for breakfast. Chilly morning again for a hike through Amnicon State forest to checkout the crazy flood rapids

Now we are venturing towards Ashland and stopped at a cute cafe with the real deal when it comes to biscuits and gravy. Love finding places like this with the friendly staff and patrons. Almost wish we could stop back for dinner and try the bacon-dusted fries :)

After a long drive though some forest (can't remember the name but I'll remember the ticks and Mosquitos!!!) we caught a pair of northern flickers feeding their babies and wished we had brought our Mtn bikes to your this area a bit more.

And now for a giant fish statue in Ashland WI. We found it thanks to our "Roadside America" app

We really wanted to grill at least one night and admist the raindrops we cracked a couple drinks and enjoyed some brats, corn and s'mores. Of course....we had to make it interesting... Here's Mark's Facebook post about our grilling adventures:

And yes my formatting is yuck....they haven't quite gotten the "- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone" figured out. Was thinking I could save the draft and then edit back on my PC but I can only do it in html. Not ideal so please ignore my formatting :)

Duluth in the fog

Almost's a cool iPhone pic I got of a spider web. Love the foggy lift bridge in the background

Oh..and Mark playing a new game from Angry Birds. Something about Vikings

Oh and "Riding the Storm Out" is playing in the restaurant.   How fitting for our evening :-P

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Random back online post - Grandmas Expo

Yeah im trying to find a happy medium to blogging again. I miss documenting our crazy, fun, stressed out lives so heres a random jump back into the present...

So the expo went well today advertising the Skirt Chaser race and now we are watching a huge thunderstorm head our way. Camping may or may not work this evening...hope the seats tilt back nicely in my car


Yeah...those two northerly dots....that's where we are and that lingering doom is moving east-northeast

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