By now you may have noticed PDD’s Gravatars, the little personalized images that appear next to each of the comments. Some people already have personalized Gravatars, but right now your comments probably display our default image. Want a personalized Gravatar of your own? It’s easy.
A friend of mine has reserved the community shelter on Park Point for early Aug. for a family reunion. He’s got a lot of older rural Minnesota relatives who have fond memories of spending their honeymoons in Duluth (yes, this is what Garrison Keilor did a skit about a few years ago–going to Duluth becoming a codeword for doing the goatdance).
Anyway–this friend would like to help his entire family to have a great time by hiring a polka band (or at least a polka accordianist) to play for the gathering. He’s not employed locally, so doesn’t have a lot of money to spend.
Anybody got tips on a likely band or individual who could play two hours of good polka tunes to tug at some nostalgic heart strings?
Heart to Heart is a 3-day event for married couples to embrace intimacy and promote growth in their relationship.
Couples Yoga – February 28th 10:00 – 11:30 am
Wine Tasting and presentation on “Heart Focused Intimacy” – March 6th 6:30 pm
Formal Dance – March 7th 7:30 pm
$120 per couple (includes all events)
The perfect gift! Gift certificates available
Call Katrina at 218-728-2246 for registration or more information
Any time I find a stray newspaper at a coffee shop, or waiting room, my initial course of action is to go straight to The Family Circus so that I may gawk at the daily track-wreck of comedy it provides. The philosophical beating I take by trying to riddle out just what is it that Bil & Jeffy Keane think I should be laughing at has somehow become a masochist treat for my brain as the years go by.
In recent months though, this pleasure seems to be unhinged by the horrible way your layout editors treat this sacred circle. Attached is the comic as it appears from the syndication source, immediately followed by the beaten and bloodied corpse that gets spat onto your printed comics page.
The Family Oval shall not suffice. I’m sure Bil & Jeffy Keane would be aghast by the treatment you give their comic. Without a doubt, the Keane’s go to great lengths to make sure that Billy, Dolly, and little PJ’s heads perfectly resemble testicles in each and every one of their daily discs of unfunny. To unprofessionally scale them in the way that you repeatably do, should be taken as nothing less then an open handed slap to the face of both Bil & Jeffy Keane as you disgrace their little works of art.
Please, give the editor back his shift key so he can resize his images while constraining proportions. It will make us all happier at the end of the day.
Did I miss the diaramarama? Did I spell that right? Should I save my shoe box? I could be wrong of course, but I thought it was around this time of year. I’m probably way off, but will save my shoe box anyway.
$5.00 Suggested Donation
5-11 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone
Friday, February 6, 2009
Bands include(from start to finish):
Bill & Kate Isles
Lake Superior Cacophonic Choir Low
Cars and Trucks
If you can’t make the event, give to :
The U.S. Bank Crystal Pelkey-Rodeski Family Donation Fund
You can donate by:
1) Going to ANY US Bank and make a donation; just tell them it is for the Crystal Pelkey-Rodeski Family Donation Fund.
2) Or mail a check to US Bank at the below address:
US Bank – Duluth Main Office
Crystal Pelkey-Rodeski Family Donation Fund
130 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Below is an example of adding images in WP using the gallery option.
I clicked insert an image. Choose from computer, select files, browsed & selected all 9 images I wanted at once and uploaded all of them at one time. Very Slick! 😉 Then I added captions to all 9, selected Gallery tab, selected my options for the gallery and hit insert gallery to post. That’s it.
I think it’s safe to say the Cramps were the most influential band of my life. I learned to play guitar listening and playing along with Songs the Lord Taught Us and Psychedelic Jungle. Which probably explains why I’m really not a very good guitar player.
The 17th Annual Living Green Conference will be taking place this Saturday, February 7th, from noon until 4:30 PM. This is a great way to network with other like minded individuals or to become associated with local eco-minded businesses and services. Bring a donation for the food shelf and get $1 off admission ($10). The event will be held at Lake Superior College, which is a different venue than previous years, allowing for more exhibitors and classes. Come and bring a friend, you won’t regret it!