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Mini Moo's and More

Posted Monday, February 7, 2011, at 10:17 AM

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We were in Lincoln last week so I could take FCC amateur radio exams, and while there ate at a cafe that served "Mini Moo's". Now I've seen those little coffee creamer packages with half and half, Creamora, Coffeemate, and what-have-you, but I don't recall running into a Mini Moo before. A quick look at the package has me wondering... Made of all natural milk and cream, it is easy to serve and store, and does not require refrigeration. I wonder how they do that! I've never had milk OR cream that didn't require refrigeration. I think I'll steer clear.

More moos... there is an obvious population explosion going on around Furnas and Red Willow counties with baby cows turning up all over the countryside. My neighbor clued me in on calves and cold weather... Thanks Don! It still amazes me to see cows standing in a field with snow on their backs a day after the storm. Tough hide!

Just more... Do you recall what Indiana Jones said after looking into the pit and seeing all the snakes in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark? "Snakes... why does it always have to be snakes". Well for me, it's cats... why does it always have to be cats. This comes from my need to change hobbies.

Margie adopted a cat that has turned into three. Now don't get me wrong, I have learned to love the little rascals, but they and my model railroading hobby don't go together well at all. While grapling with the prospect of more derailed trains, destroyed towns, and flattened mountians, it occured to me that perhaps a different hobby might be a good idea.

I was a ham radio operator when I was a kid and enjoyed it, but it cost more than I could afford on my summer lawn mowing wages to get the equipment I wanted, and I drifted away from radio for over 40 years. Well, I passed my radio exams and will be "radio active" soon with a shiney new call sign and some used radio equipment I found on EBay. I think it would have been a lot cheaper to get rid of the cats.

Lastly - I turned on the Super Bowl pregame show just in time to see Bill O'Reilly interview President Obama. If I interupted my mother the way O'Reilly did Obama, she would have washed my mouth with soap, or worse, told me to wait 'till dad got home!

POST SCRIPT - FOR SALE - BOXES OF HO MODEL RAILROAD ROLLING STOCK, POWER PACKS, TRACK, SWITCHES, BUILDINGS, SCENIC STUFF, AND ENGINES! ONLY MINOR CAT DAMAGE TO A FEW ITEMS. SOME STUFF IS BRAND NEW.



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