Getting ready for winter? We are.

Gogebic Area Grooming is raising money to help build a shed down in Marenisco to keep one of our Groomers this winter. The south end of Lake Gogebic was in a lot better shape last year after keeping one of the Groomers down there last year. But leaving a Groomer outside in the winter takes its toll on the machines. A new groomer shed is going to help out greatly.

Groomer Tracker is an app that will tell you when the last time a groomer has been on a trail. It cost $10 a year for each area you want to track. Of that $10, $5 goes back to the club.

Gogebic Area Grooming web site.

Gogebic area Grooming Face Book Page

Gogebic Area Grooming  Fundly Site.

Groomer Tracker site

Sunday Fun Day again.

Working at Gogebic Lodge today. Come on in and watch your favorite team win or loose. Lobster Boil was great yesterday, food was fantastic.

I started a page for Groomer Tracker, it is an app to see where our groomers have been during snowmobile season.  Check it out.

Subject: A Snicker for the Day!

An atheist was walking through the woods.  ‘What majestic trees!  ‘What powerful rivers!  ‘What beautiful animals!  He said to himself. Suddenly, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.  He turned to look . . . and saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could along the path.  He looked over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing on him …. He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer …. and then…..He tripped and fell.

 

Rolling over to pick himself up, he found the bear was right on top of him …..reaching towards him with its left paw …and raising the right paw to strike …

 

At that instant the Atheist cried out, ‘Oh my God!’

 

Time Stopped … The bear froze …..The forest was silent ….

 

A bright light shone upon the man, and a voice came out of the sky …

 

“You deny my existence for all these years, you teach others I don’t exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident ….

 

Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament?”  “Am I to count you as a believer?”

 

The atheist looked directly into the light ….”It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now … but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian?” … a pause …”Very well,” said the voice … The light went out.

 

The sounds of the forest resumed … And the bear dropped his right arm …. brought both paws together …. bowed his head & spoke

 

“Lord, bless this food, which I am about to receive…

 

Lobster Sell Out.

Lobster Boil at Gogebic Lodge today. Taking Mom and Becker to get their lobster fix. I’ll settle for the prime Rib. I’m working at the Lodge tomorrow, stop by and watch your favorite team win or loose. For those that didn’t order already sorry they are all sold out.

AN OLDER COUPLE  RECENTLY LEARNED HOW TO SEND TEXT MESSAGES ON THEIR MOBILE PHONES.

 
THE WIFE, A RETIRED COLLEGE ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR WITH EMPHASIS ON THE CLASSICS, WAS AN UNAPOLOGETIC ROMANTIC; HER HUSBAND, A RETIRED SALTY, NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER WITH THIRTY YEARS’ SERVICE, WAS A NO-NONSENSE GUY.

 
ONE AFTERNOON THE WIFE WENT TO THE LOCAL STARBUCKS TO MEET A FRIEND FOR COFFEE.  WHILE AWAITING HER FRIEND’S ARRIVAL, SHE EXERCISED HER NEW SKILL BY SENDING HER HUSBAND A ROMANTIC TEXT MESSAGE:

 
“IF YOU ARE SLEEPING, SEND ME YOUR DREAMS.  IF YOU ARE LAUGHING, SEND ME YOUR SMILE. IF YOU ARE EATING, SEND ME A BITE.  IF YOU ARE DRINKING, SEND ME A SIP. IF YOU ARE CRYING, SEND ME YOUR TEARS.
I LOVE YOU.”

 
THE HUSBAND RESPONDED:  “I’M TAKIN’ A SHIT.   PLEASE ADVISE.”

 
ALMOST BRINGS A TEAR TO YOUR EYE

A dusting this morning.

A bit of snow this morning. Other areas had a little bit more than what fell at Mom’s house. Right now Lake Gogebic is probably keeping the temps a few degrees higher on her shores.

A father walks into a restaurant with his young son. He gives the
young boy 3 nickels to play with to keep him occupied. Suddenly the
boy starts choking, going blue in the face.

The father realizes the boy has swallowed the nickels and starts
slapping him on the back. The boy coughs up 2 of the nickels, but
keeps choking. Looking at his son, the father is panicking, shouting
for help.

A well dressed, attractive, and serious looking woman, in a blue
business suit is sitting at a coffee bar reading a newspaper and
sipping a cup of coffee. At the sound of the commotion, she looks
up, puts her coffee cup down, neatly folds the newspaper and places it
on the counter, gets up from her seat and makes her way, unhurried,
across the restaurant.

Reaching the boy, the woman carefully drops his pants; takes hold of
the boy’s testicles and starts to squeeze and twist, gently at first
and then ever so firmly. After a few seconds the boy convulses
violently and coughs up the last nickel, which the woman deftly
catches in her free hand.

Releasing the boy’s testicles, the woman hands the nickel to the
father and walks back to her seat in the coffee bar without saying a
word.

As soon as he is sure that his son has suffered no ill effects, the
father rushes over to the woman and starts thanking her saying, “I’ve
never seen anybody do anything like that before, it was fantastic. Are
you a doctor?

“No,” the woman replied….”Divorce attorney.”

SNOW.

Seen a few snow flakes today. Not a lot but it is a start. Mom and most of the locals will not be to happy but business owners and snowmobilers are grinning a bit. It is a bit too soon, I still have a lot to do. But I can say that first time snow covers the ground every year I get a big smile on my face.

Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say,   Esther,I’d like to ride in that helicopter.’
Esther always replied, ‘I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars’
One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, ‘Esther, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t
ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.’
To this, Esther replied, ‘Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty
dollars.’
The pilot overheard the couple and said, ‘Folks I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word, I won’t charge you! But if you say one word, it’s fifty dollars.’
Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, ‘By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!’
Morris replied, ‘Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!’

Where does the time go.

Holy crap Wednesday already. October 3rd. Colors in the UP are in full bloom, cooler weather is here and the smell of 2 stroke is not far off. I have had some truck and electricity issues the last few days. The truck is finished just got to get a ride to pick it up. Xcel energy shut off electric to the Little house. They had the meter numbers switched between Sullys and the rental house. Now I find out the electric bill has not been paid since Nov 20 2017. LOL that is going to be a big bill. LOL Man it is always something.

Lobster boil at Da Lodge this Saturday, then I work on Sunday.

Subject: Suits for $5.99
 

Two guys were walking downtown, window shopping, and they see a sign on a store which reads,
“Suits $5.99 each, shirts $1.99 each, trousers $2.49 each.”

Bubba says to his pal, “Billy Joe,Lookee here! We could buy a whole gob o’ these, take ‘em back to Alabama,
sell ’em and make a fortune. Just let me do the talkin’, ’cause if they hear your accent, they
might think we’re ignorant, and not wanna sell that stuff to us.”

“Now, I’ll talk in a slow Texas drawl so’s they don’t know we is from Alabama”

They go in and Bubba says with his best fake Texas drawl, “I’ll take 50 of them suits at $5.99,
100 of them there shirts at $1.99, 50 pairs of them there trousers at $2.39. I’ll back up my pickup and….”

“The owner of the shop interrupts, “Y’all from Alabama, ain’t ya?”

“Well…yeah,” says a surprised Bubba. “How come y’all knowed that?”

“Because this is a Dry-Cleaners.”

Sunday Fun Day

Football at Da Lodge Day. Hopefully we see some good games and no crying. No excuses, if you play good you deserve to win. One play does not make a game. Personally I couldn’t give a shit less about football because of the political bullshit. But to tell you the truth I blame the NFL more than the players. But football is good for the bar business, so you watch the games and I’ll keep your beers full.  Play Ball.

At the National Art Gallery, a husband and wife were staring at a portrait that had them completely confused. The painting depicted three black men totally naked, sitting on a bench.
Two of the figures had black penises, but the one in the middle had a pink penis. The curator of the gallery realized that they were having trouble interpreting the painting and offered his personal assessment.

He went on for over half an hour explaining how it depicted the sexual emasculation of African Americans in a predominately white patriarchal society . “In fact”, he pointed out, “Some serious critics believe that the pink penis also reflects the cultural and sociological oppression experienced by gay men in contemporary society”.

After the curator left, an Newfie approached the couple and said, “Would you like to know what the painting is really about?”

“Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of the gallery”, asked the couple?

“Because I am the artist, who painted the picture”, he replied, “In fact, there are no African Americans depicted at all.
They’re just three Newfie coal miners. The guy in the middle went home for lunch”

Snow yesterday in the UP.

September 28th snow was seen in the UP. I heard some people in the bar saying they seen a few snow flakes (not the Democrat kind) driving up from the south and the Keeweenaw got a little dusting. Just a peek at the good times to come. Bring it Mother Nature, we are ready.

Fricken Friday already.

WOW where did the week go. I spent a little time working at Sullys but Last night I got called in to work at Da lodge.  Some of my Iowa buds, Kim, Dale and Gene came in and then Chub and Cindy came down. Great seeing them at Da Lodge, just like old times. I even stayed open til 2:30. Tonight I am working in Marenisco at Dutches Bar.

In a retirement community in Sun City, Arizona last week there was a bumper sticker on a parked car that read: “I miss Chicago.” So someone broke the windows, stole the radio, shot out all four tires, added an Obama Bumper Sticker, and left a note that read: “Hope this helps!” 

Taco Tuesday

If you haven’t been to Gogebic Lodge on Tuesday I highly recommend the Chimichanga. I think it is time to get my Mexican fix.  A few Busch Lights, tequila and a Chimmy from Da Lodge.

Becker and I did not stay bored long yesterday, ran into Brian Summerville and Tommy Love. Great guys, up for bear season.

 

Abe and Estelle are flying to Australia for a two week vacation to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces,

 “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning, and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!”

Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island.

An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, “Estelle, did we pay our charity pledge check to Beth Shalom Synagogue yet?”

“No, sweetheart,” she responds.

Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, “Estelle, did we pay our United Jewish Appeal pledge?”

“Oy, no! I’m sorry. I forgot to send the cheque,” she says.

“One last thing, Estelle. Did you remember to send a cheque for the Synagogue Building Fund this month?” he asks”

“Oy, forgive me, Abie,” begged Estelle.

“I didn’t send that one, either.”

Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years.

Estelle pulls away and asks him, “So, why did you kiss me?”

Abe answers, “They’ll find us.”