Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Recent Bozeman articles In USA TODAY

Recent articles in USA TODAY that are about/mention Bozeman, Montana:

1. Recreation, retirement keep demand up in Bozeman

2. Ladybugs help New York as pest killers

3. Fight over Thou Shalts won't wilt

Review: The Seven Samurai

I recently watched this movie for the first time.
The Seven Samurai really is as brilliant as they claimed.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Review: Fresco Cafe

I dined tonight at the Fresco Cafe, an Italian eatery located on N. 7th in Bozeman. The dinner was excellent. I had lasagne bolognese, and shared a brownie (fabulous) for dessert. Dinner and dessert for two (Trish and me) cost about $30.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fall



My lawnmower




My yard-boy moved away, so I had to mow my lawn this summer. I bought a fancy push-mower. Very nice, though it tended to scare the cat.

R U LQQKing at moi?



Sunday, October 14, 2007

Cafe


Near Shelby, Montana.

Shelby & BNSF 2822



I recently visited the town of Shelby, Montana on a (one-day, 15 hour) business trip. Above you can see one of the trains I saw near the Port of Northern Montana.

(There's a whole website devoted to pictures of BNSF 2822 and other locomotives: BNSF 2822.)

I stopped in Great Falls to & from, but didn't have time to see anything beyond the environs of "Exit 0".

Review: The Gourmet Gas Station

I recently dined at the Gourmet Gas Station with my buddy, squeeze, old lady, lady friend girlfriend Trish. Their fajitas are pretty good. Not spicy like a real Texas fajita, but really good otherwise.

If you sign up for their mailing list, you get a 20% off coupon for Monday--Wednesday.

Earworms

Music for a Sunday afternoon: 1, 2, 3.

Ski pass


I got a Bridger Bowl ski pass yesterday. Based on the hair growing on my shoulders, I think we'll have a cold and snowy winter. Or maybe I'm just changing into a bear.

Coincident with buying a season pass, I visited the Bridger Raptor Festival, and bought a t-shirt from the Montana-based Owl Research Institute.

Right-brained or Left-brained?

I'm right-brained according to this interesting animated test.

Review: The Mint Bar and Cafe

The Mint (in Belgrade MT) serves a great flatiron steak, and a ginormous pork chop.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Eco-pal

I coined a new word (at least I think it's a new term in the context I use it):

Eco-pal - (n.) - a person you share showers with, thus conserving water and helping save the planet

It fits the old bumpersticker: "Save water: shower with a friend".

I encourage everyone to use the word "eco-pal" whenever applicable.


(h/t: Trish)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Mystery solved

Who has been drinking from the toilet in the guest bathroom???
Recent forensic results (muddy paw prints) suggest it's Meara.
(I had thought that only dogs drank out of the toilet.)

The leg bone's connected to the hip bone...

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Monday, October 08, 2007