Better Than Netflix . . .

Because you either know the participants . . . or you are them!

The above site includes all the YouTube videos posted in this blog, I think.  And if you want to go back even further, the videos posted under Ruth Obert go back to the Lincoln-Douglas debates.  I thought of this last night when the lead guitar player for Funky Gumbo Trio, Spencer Christensen, told the supervisor he has watched every video we’ve posted – and wished we would do more!  🙂  [Editor’s note:  I have subsequently been advised by the supervisor that she meant Spencer Johnson.  Accordingly, please disregard the preceding and following sentences.]  A young man of refined tastes with a descerning eye for amateurish cinematography.  Then today I decided to post the little over one minute video of our Norwegian Star leaving port at the beginning of our cruise (note The Biddies waving about halfway through) – and I noticed that the other videos not only didn’t have mass appeal, they didn’t even have mass play.  Since the blog generally receives enough hits to “finance” my jelly bean habit, I could only conclude that the readership didn’t have time for a movie at the time?  So, here they are – all in one place.  Alexandria’s finest athletes and musicians – in a family-friendly format, nothing should be beyond the scope of a PG-13 rating.  And because they are of limited duration, there will be no time for popcorn – and its subsequent after mess!  Without further adieu, and absent the usual still photos, we bring you Alexandria in sound and motion.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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