Trek Women
March 31, 2009

Dehorning paste???!!!

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Prevents horn growth!

FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY!

DIRECTIONS: As soon as horn button can be felt, when calf is three to seven days old, remove hair over horn button with sheers of clippers.  Apply Dehorning Paste with wood applicator once only. Keep the calf tied away from other animals out of rain for at least six hours. 

Those are the real directions...none for human use. Despite being caustic, and lacking human instructions, it works great for warts. My friend used it on his wart, and I had to snap a picture for my blog. 

I do not encourage anyone to use this method for wart removal...mostly because we would have to tie you up for six hours if you did.
March 25, 2009

U of M

Gopher

It is official.  Bill has decided to attend the University of Minnesota Law School. I am so proud of him. Yeah! Go Bill! And Go Gophers!


This is what attending Minnesota Law School will mean for us:

1) A very good education at a low cost.

2) Bill will have to study all the time.

3) We will have to endure at least 3 more Minnesota winters (it is snowing outside by the way).

4) We are going to ride our bikes across the United States before he starts school in the Fall. 

Did you catch that last one? We just started planning our trip and we are so excited! Starting in Oregon and ending somewhere on the East Coast. 
March 18, 2009

Changing tires

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I consider myself a pretty handy person, especially when it comes to bikes.  Just the other day, one of our friends brought over his bike because the brakes needed to be tightened and the derailleurs were not shifting very well. I threw the bike up on my stand, and 10 minutes later it was ready to ride. 

This is a frequent thing for me.  I rarely take my own bikes into a shop unless I need parts, or if I don't have the right tools. Flat tires are like candy to me and I can build a bike from scratch. 

So, I was going to continue on with my life thinking that I was this great "handy person" or bike mechanic.

Then I saw this kid changing a car tire after church. His name is Spencer and he is 16 years old. We came out of church and their family van had a flat tire. He just took off his dress shirt and went to work. 

I don't even know how to change a tire on a car. I have a lot to learn!  Maybe I should stop thinking I am so hot shot at fixing bikes.  My admiration goes out to Spencer.  Good work!
March 12, 2009

Jack is Back

That's right!  Jack Frost is alive and well in Minneapolis. It is not time to put those skis away yet. We had a hint of Spring last week, but it all came to a "frozen" stop yesterday. It was -20 with the wind chill. Despite the cold, I rode my bike to work. It was only cold for my cheek bones and eyelashes (which kept freezing shut).  A little warmer today...-3 currently. I cannot wait for it to be warm enough for a long bike ride. 

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March 5, 2009

Crime Scene

Saturday February 27, 2009  5:34 pm 

Victim...

28 year old male. Found lying on the living room floor of a house in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Victim was found covered in sweat, dehydrated, and fatigued.
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Suspect...

23 year old wife to the victim. Last seen with the victim only moments before the crime. Her motive is unknown, but she said something about "training for the Boston Marathon".

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Weapon...

An eighteen mile run. 

If you were a witness to this brutal butt kicking, or have any other information please contact your local authorities.