A Momentary Respite from France . . .

To catch up on things at home . . .

On Awake the Lakes weekend, among the thousands of options, the supervisor and I did a double duty music venue on Friday and Saturday.  It was Friday afternoon with Josie Nelson at the winery, Friday night with Lisa Lynn at SAWA, Saturday afternoon with Patchouli at the winery, and Saturday evening with the Salty Dogs at Bug-A-Boo Bay.  We got a deluge du jour with Josie, so she had to move inside for her last two sets.  Karin and Dave Berg toughed it out with us all day Friday,and we believe also caught Matt and Julie Velline at Interlachen late night (while we bombed out).  We thought we’d have the same weather on Saturday, but it was a terrific day to be outside with both Patchouli and the Salty Dogs.  But I’m recommending we build an aquaduct to transfer all the rain runoff from here to California’s central valley to save our nuts!


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[It was a little too dark to get many good photos of Lisa (the deluge du jour was continuing outside), so I included the now “art museum” look to SAWA, on this wall featuring works from local artist Tracy Anderson, with Bruce Hecksel’s, of Patchouli, works on the far right.]


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[Their “Dragonfly” CD has been nominated for the best instrumental CD in a worldwide competition.  🙂 ]

Salty Dogs

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It is assumed that the woman must wait, motionless, until she is wooed.  That is how the spider waits for the fly.  ~  George Bernard Shaw

Up next:  France?

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” 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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