Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I'm perplexed by the pickle thing...

As it lingers. But on to other things. 8 inches of snow are currently melting in torrents down the street. Question, what do you get when you take two really stressed out men, give them a microphone and a recording program? The Tac Boy and Bigun Show! All I know is that I got two stress calls from Tac at work, he passed on dinner, opting for a glass of wine and the next thing I knew he was down in the lower wing of the Tribe castle (read basement) laughing his backside off. Is that a good sign? You be the judge. I think the episode is due to release next Tuesday.

We spent the weekend up on Lake Gitcheegumee. Just saying the word makes me relax. I think every state should have a city like Duluth, where just by leaving your own air space and traveling there makes you feel relaxed. "We are far too easily amused" I mentioned to Tac, after realizing we had spent 15 or so minutes trying to drop rocks through the thin layer of ice on the canal. Flip the rock and it skittered along the surface, give it a good, crushing chuck, and it plunked through the ice and spiraled to the bottom. Clear, ice cold water. Into which we chucked several dozen rocks. Either exclaiming or sighing after each one. We are far too easily amused. I'm not bothered at all by that, HG, in "almost" 15 year old apathy has a different disposition. Ok, some new stores were our collective destination, so she didn't appreciate the detour quite as much. Not until we reached the stores and she realized the value of her younger siblings having exhausted their squirrely nature along the beach shore. Sometimes, but not very often, moms are wise.

We hiked around a state park on Saturday. The beavers were hard at work aaah potential.

Gotta run, Tac is waiting for some post run refreshment at the local pub. That must be Wildflower training

8 comments:

TJ said...

Sounds like a cool getaway.
I can totally related to the "easily amused" comment.

Steve Stenzel said...

It's good to be easily amused! Make your own fun!

greyhound said...

I think the Wii/Gameboy generation lacks a solid appreciation for the simple joys of rock and water.

LBTEPA said...

I thought Gitcheegumee was a made up name! How cool!

Jumper 2.0 said...

Hmmm, well, if your not gonna believe us about the pickle thing!
I love Duluth. My only problem with it is that it is even further up north!

IronTriTim said...

Never underestimate the rock through the ice game, its a great game. :-) Theres also the how big a rock can I drop where the ice does not break. Sounds like you had a great time.

triguyjt said...

well.....at least the darn beavers are working...somebodies gotta

;)

nice getaway

TriSherpa Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

nice way to get away. I too have always found rock chunking to be a calming activity.