Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Personally I would jump from a perfectly good airplane, but these women did, they jumped clean off the Edge. Aging but Dangerous!!
The sky above Baldwin, Wis., was filled with women Saturday.
As the centerpiece of a fundraiser, 106 women between the ages of 50 and 80 took parachute jumps to demonstrate, in the organizers' words, that "women can do anything they put their minds to."
The mass jump was organized by Aging But Dangerous, a Minneapolis-based advocacy group for women.
Proceeds from Saturday's event will be donated to Cornerstone, a Bloomington-based group that helps abused women. The amount raised wasn't certain Saturday afternoon, spokesman Marty Keller said.
Organizers billed the jump as a world record after contacting Guinness World Records and determining that a mass skydive by women hadn't been designated as a record category, he said
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
When: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Registration begins April 1, 2010
The NightOwl Classic is a non-competitive bike ride along the Mississippi River at dusk. The ride will start and finish at historic St. Anthony Main and tour some of the Twin Cities’ most well known landmarks along the river, all with the back drop of the twinkling skyline.
Three ride flights are offered with two start times:
A 3.5 mile "Mini-Hoot" at 7:00 pm
An 8.5-mile "Family Flight" at 7:30pm - – we encourage children, families and less experienced riders to take the 8.5 mile ride.
A 16.5-mile “Hoot Loop” at 7:30pm - – a longer rider for more experienced and city curious riders.
The parkways will be closed for riders, with the entire course re-opening to traffic at 10:00pm.
Adding frivolity to this mid-summer night ride:
• Pre-ride Festivities
• Trick Your Ride – spiff up your bike with streamers and crepe paper or build a whole new bike.There will be a prize for the best tricked out bike!
• Bike Safety Check – don’t let your bike ruin your ride. Tire and brake checks and helmet checks courtesy of area bike shops.
• Costume Contest – Where a costume and win a prize!
• Featured Pit Stops
• Post-ride specials at area restaurants
Saturday, August 7, 2010
6.5 oz. bag Old Dutch Popcorn- air popped
2 c. chopped water chestnuts
1/2 c. chopped green onion
2 c. celery chopped
1 lb. bacon
2 c. shredded cheddar
2 c. mayo
2/3 c. sugar
3 TBSP white vinegar
Enjoy on the shores of Lake Superior with a bunch of spectacular women!
Monday, August 2, 2010
No margarine. (Or bananas. Or tomatoes.)
Two tablespoons of milk in the bottom of its massive jug.
Dirty spaghetti bolognaise pots in the sink.
Empty toilet paper roll in the master bathroom.
My husband, caked in mud and sweat stood next to the mower, smiling. “Honey! I fixed the sprinkler system!” I braced myself, imagining Argonne and a backyard riddled with holes when the kids rushed over.
Maddie was first. “Mommy! Mommy! You got a medal? Dad! Come see! Mom’s got a medal!” Harry was next, gasping his shocked three-year-old gasp before looking up with awe. “You have a tattoo?”
I was home. Given the catalog of minor hiccups mentioned above, I’d say the weekend was a huge success. So what if the kids ate ice cream twice in one day? (Once for breakfast – and no, I’m not kidding.) So what if the bills are sticking to the kitchen table because it desperately needs to be wiped down? So what if there’s a pile of laundry the size of a Clydesdale lopped on my dining room table? At least it’s clean.
This morning as I drank my coffee, (my hubbie was wise enough to ensure that we had coffee) I walked around the house assessing the damage and forming my plan of attack. My thoughts turned to all of you. What would you encounter this morning on your first day back? Would you endure similar ‘hiccups’ or suffer major convulsions?
Whatever you’re facing this Monday, here’s my advice. Keep that medal nearby. If your boss drops you in it, you read an ugly, demon email, or your teenager reverses the car into the mailbox, it doesn’t matter. You are a Woman On The Edge. You, my dragon sister, can DIG deeper and vault yourself over any obstructions. You, o dragon heart, can REACH around any barriers blocking your way. Should things be grim, please, take a deep breath and COUNT TO TEN. We’ll be counting right along with you.
And, heaven forbid, these words don’t resonate because you’ve found yourself in a heap of trouble. Then, my dearest, close your eyes and listen. You’ll hear our voices singing:
In the summertime
Up in Grand Marais
In the summertime
We’ll be paddlin’ all day
We’ll be paddlin’, we’ll be paddlin’ we’ll be paddlin’,
We’ll be paddlin’ all day…
Just keep paddlin’. You’ll get there. You are a Woman on the Edge and I believe in you.
In much love and admiration,
-- ‘Cat’ McNerlin