for all of you that DON’T HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO THAT READ MY BULLSHIT, Dan and Dave, Happy Sunday. Not a lot going on up here, I am busy at the Hoop Bartending. Good to get back in the saddle again seeing people again. Dave give my next ex-wife a hug.

A man is visiting friends in Alabama and decides he’s needs a drink so he goes to a local bar

He walks in and orders a glass of wine. Everyone sitting around the bar looks up expecting to see a flamboyant yankee. The bartender eyes him suspiciously and asks “ you ain’t from around here are you?”

“No sir,” He says, “I’m from Minnesota”

“ What the hell do you do in Minnesota” the bartender asks.

“Im a taxidermist!” The man replies.

“What the hell is that!?” The bartender asks.

The guy says nervously “ I umm, mount dead animals”

The bartender smiles and shouts out to the whole bar “ it’s ok fellas, he’s one of us!”

First post since April 13th?

Well I have been off the grid for a while I guess. I’ve been bored stupid the last few months. But I’m changing that around. I got a new job,  (working at the Hoop) got a new cell phone, (nope can’t have my number), I’ve been to the Doctor, (working on lowering my weight and blood sugar) and I quit watching the news on TV (probably the most important).  I’ll get my ass in gear now and try to start posting again so Dan and Dave will quit giving me shit when they see me. Hey Dave how is my future ex-wife doing? (or can I call you Dad?)

Funny how the people bitching about getting “their” stimulus checks the most are the biggest freeloaders on society. I was taught that you need to work for the things in life that you want. When I went out and got a loan I paid it back. When I got my check taxes were taken out. When I went into the hospital I paid what my insurance company didn’t. (excuse me for getting a job that had health insurance and not settling on a minimum wage job and expecting the minimum wage to soar to $15 an hour because politicians know how a small business can afford that). Oh and let’s make sure we give the illegals money too so they can sit on their asses. Stimulus checks are not going to solve a thing. The lazy will only get lazier and the working people will have to pay it back. As soon as this is over get your lazy asses to work and pay your taxes so I can keep collecting my social security checks, because I earned what is due to me. If this post extends my social distancing beyond the Corona Virus so be it. The more I am quarantined the more I am finding out I don’t like people. At least the stupid lazy ass ones.

Nothing promising in the forecast for this weekend, so conditions are not going to be to good. Next weekend looks more promising, keep your fingers crossed for that St Patty’s Day snowstorm. I just found out this morning I am done at Fishtales, so I would like to say thank you to everyone that stopped in to say hello this year. I’m not sure what the future holds for me but it seems like you guys find me wherever I end up. Becker and I have met so many great people over the years we can’t thank you enough for letting us be your friends. Have fun, stay safe and come back to the UP to see us. And most importantly, keep paying your taxes, my first social security check comes in a week.

Not to promising out there, a few inches possible but I think the damage may already be done by the warm temps we have had. The Lake looks bad, icy and slushy. Sorry but I have been out of town and haven’t talked to any riders, there are still some up here. Trails along the road are getting thin but I’m sure in the woods and further north conditions are better. Watch for a St. Patty’s Day storm, we usually get one. One dumping on and we will be back in business.

Fresh snow, gotta love it. Just what we needed. Warm temps for the weekend but the trails will survive. I don’t work until 6 pm at Fishtales.

A few inches falling today. Trails are still good and I have openings in the rentals. Come on up and see me one last time. I may not be bartending next year. Fishtales this weekend and next weekend.

Well hell what can I say, we have a good base that is going to last for a while. Temps are hitting the 40’s a few days this week but there is some hope for a few inches of snow. Riders are still reporting good conditions, we are not done riding yet.

We are still below our average snowfall of 210 inches so keep an eye on March.  We usually get a good storm around St. Patty’s Day.

Happy Wednesday, no work tonight, Fishtales new hours are Thursday through Saturday for three more weekends. Depending on March  temps I think the trails will last throughout March and even into April. We are still light on snow. We are about 70 inches shy of our yearly average of 210 inches. So keep an eye on March, we should have a few big storms headed our way. My brothers went riding and said the conditions were still pretty good. Lots of snow in most places but towards Silver City it gets thin.
shout out to my next expire Tanya (not the Princess) it was great seeing you and your Mom, I can’t wait till summer.

48 degrees right now in downtown Merriweather. Don’t fret though, a hard base we have and snow and cold returning early next week. Gotta get ready for work, if you’re up stop by and see me.