Holiday

Happy International Dog Day!!!

Today is International Dog Day! Here’s to all of the canines in our lives who make our lives better! Good Boys and Good Girls all!!   My dog, Wolfie, however, wasn’t SUPER impressed with the rain today.  THE NERVE of that rain, messing up his fur!  Here’s a photo: Here he is on a better hair day:  But a little bit …

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Read The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America   When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature …

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Yankee Doodle: A Macaroni Masterpiece

You could probably list a bunch of things that don’t seem like things you would sing about, yet end up in a song.  Wearing pasta in a hat has to be near the top.

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Lawn Chair Fest Unfolds In Alexandria

If you are going to be in Alexandria on June 30th, and you love lawn chairs, get ready to sit down and cheer!

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is Monday.  There are all kinds of fun things going on this weekend – Ole Oppe Fest,  the Memorial Day Parade, Awake The Grapes, special events at The Viking Speedway – not to mention that it’s frequently folks’ first opportunity to get back in the boat and enjoy the Alexandria lakes area.  Throw something on the grill, get …

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Happy National Waitstaff Day – Be Sure To Tip Your Server!

May 21 is National Waitstaff Day, and the best way I can think to celebrate it is to have a frank discussion about tipping.   I’m going to say it:  15% is stingy.  Tip 20%. 

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Peeps Pizza Is A Thing, And I’m Terrified

I think Peeps in and of themselves are divisive enough.  Personally, marshmallows – yum! Sugar that feels like sand – yuck!  But like Fleetwood Mac says, you can go your own way.  However.  The internet, bless its little heart, has brought forward a new idea. Did you think that pineapple on pizza was controversial?  Nope. 

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Sweet Result From Easter Election

The polls are closed. The vote is in.

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How To Express Your Inner Leprechaun

Most people reading this probably aren’t Irish.  If  you are, fantastic!  March 17th be sure to rub it in the faces of those who aren’t.  To the non-Celtic here are some tips to join in the fun:

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Three Song Survival Kit For Valentine’s Day

Holidays can be hard, especially Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve experienced a breakup or other kind of loss.  Maybe this holiday or this time of year reminds you of something else, or someone else.  Maybe right now is just really hard.  I’m here to tell you that you aren’t alone, and it won’t always be like this.   That’s where Elton John comes …

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