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Slinks

We have successfully made it through another week of cold temps, perpetually gray skies and winter blahs. Nice going. Give yourself a pat on the back and grab your reward of a cold barley beverage. Settle back, grab the mouse … Continue reading

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Slinks

We are currently experiencing the doldrums of winter. The holidays are over and it’s a long stretch until St. Paddy’s Day in March when spring is within reach. We must stay the course. To help prevent insanity and perhaps even … Continue reading

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For all practical purposes, we are in the dead of winter. All through the midwest for the last few days, we flatlanders have been covered in a sheet of ice. Rain out the wazoo and then freezing cold.  That plays … Continue reading

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Slinks

It’s a brisk Sunday here at the SPT compound. We’re emerging slowly from a week of temps in teens. Today we’ll hit 21°. Woo! Another day inside. But that’s okay. We have the Slinks to take us away from all … Continue reading

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New Year Slinks

The old terrible year is out and a new one takes its place. Let’s hope the new year doesn’t give us the rotten luck that the old one did. Or will we get fooled again? It could be something unexpected. … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

Here it is. It’s today. Everything for the past month has been focused on this special day. It’s today. Christmas. May your day be merry and full of tasty barley beverages. But with great holidays comes great responsibility. Play it … Continue reading

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The time fast approacheth as we counteth down to the big day. Today is the corner that Christmas is right around. The coming week will, in all probabilities, be a full work week with the holiday day off mandated by the … Continue reading

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We’re counting down the time until the fat guy climbs down the chimney or that 4″ flue that’s attached to the furnace. One more Sunday remains before the big day. And then, like popping a balloon, it’ll all be over, … Continue reading

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Slinks

It’s Sunday. We have less than 3 weeks of procrastination before the big holiday happens. And with Christmas on a Sunday this year, some poor working stiffs are going to get cheated out of a day off. But when we’re … Continue reading

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It’s the final day of the long weekend which unofficially starts the holidays. Enjoy the time you have. The next month just may get progressively more stressful and crappy. To avoid this annual malady, keep a generous supply of well-crafted … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving is less than a week away making for a nice short work week for those who are fortunate. More fortunate are those who also have Friday off due to vacation, personal day or whatever. That makes for a nice, … Continue reading

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Slinks

Another autumn Sunday. Don’t rake leaves, mulch ’em. After mulching, add some StaBil and store that work horse. Start looking for the winter coats and gloves. There is still time left. Wait. Look tomorrow. Today’s Sunday, a day to relax. … Continue reading

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It’s the first Sunday of November and also the first day of Central Standard Time. While most of Illinois is basking in the glow of the Cubs winning the World Series, the rest of the country slowly sinks into gloom … Continue reading

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Another beautiful autumn day in Flatland, USA. The Harleys are becoming fewer and farther (in) between and the goddam crickets are finally starting slow down. (Goddam crickets!) After this week’s World Series finishes, all we’ll have left is football and … Continue reading

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It’s a fine autumn Sunday and we have said our last goodbyes to 70° weather. The truck heater is now set at LOW as well as the fan. Perhaps by next week, we’ll see the last of 60° as well. … Continue reading

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It’s Sunday and nature is going to tempt us here in Flatland with what could be the very last 80° day in 2016 on Monday. It’s a good time to be alive. There’s sports aplenty on the tube and the … Continue reading

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