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About Barony

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  • Birthday 04/14/1967

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    MN River Valley
  1. So, chased a few roosters this weekend and always struggle with what to do when the dog (lab) gets birdy. She'll take off like a cut cat chasing a running bird, and I'm never sure if I should hold her back, or go with her?
  2. I still haven't figured out why regular cigs are banned in bars?
  3. Looking to come to SD and shoot some prairie dogs this summer. Are there public hunting areas for this in the state? I got looking at some guide services and am not convinced shooting prairie dogs is worth $550 a day. Appreciate the help in advance.
  4. What a great city to go to! Scoma's for ciopinno. Buena Vista for the best Irish Coffee I have ever had. Check out Forbe's Island on the internet. It was on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in the 80's. The owner picks you up and ferries you to the restaurant. Really a cool experience. It's a floating man made island that this guy use to live in. Just something you have to see, and if you have time, eat there. You'll need reservations. If you opt out of getting a car, the BART is a great way to get to Embarcadero St from the airport, and from there, take the trollies. It was about $8 when we were there a few years ago. I think there is a place around the wharf that rents cars so you wouldn't have to go back to the airport to get a car.
  5. Wife and I are looking at a little get away this winter to Vegas. We've never been there and I'm not entirely sure why we are going there, but that's another issue. She wants to check it out. Looking for some hotel suggestions/areas to stay that are off strip but within walking distance of the strip (1/2-1 mile away). Thanks in advance!
  6. Little bit off topic, but can I still put grass seed down or am I too late? I see rain in forecast and have a few spots that need some attention.
  7. This is kind of a piggyback on the Roku/Apple TV discussion. We are looking at dropping cable in a few months and will be getting a HD antenna for the house, and then subscribing to Netflix. We live about 70 miles crow fly from the Shoreview station, so I'm assuming we'll also need a booster of some type. In a perfect world I'd like to put one in the attic, but do have a pole on the roof. If anyone has any recommendations or suggestions, I'd sure appreciate it.
  8. My question is this for those of you who are NRA members. I am a gun owner (rifles, shotguns and 9mm), avid hunter, member of PF and DU and member of the local trap league. I am not anti gun, but am not a fan of the NRA. The question that I have is this (not sure if the stats are 100% accurate, but close): There are about 14 million hunters in the US, 4 million NRA members, and of those 4 million NRA members, only 2 million are hunters. Why is there a disconnect between the NRA and hunters? I am one of those who will not join the NRA due to it's extreme position on everything gun related. There has to be some middle ground on some of these issues. How many of you killed a deer on your 29th bullet from your AR-15? Is there a need for 30 round clips? I don't get it. Is there room for an organization who stands for me versus the libertarian position the NRA has?
  9. PurpleFloyd- Foley Construction Inc. He creates counter top based on what the customer wants including style and color schemes. Around the same price as Cambria per sq. foot.
  10. I have a neighbor who has a booth at a swedish box store by MOA that makes counters out of epoxy and busted beer bottles. It's a great product, and ironically, he's 1 mile from Cambria. We have his first kitchen counter made of concrete and brown bottles. He's certainly evolved.
  11. I remember watching the House Subcommittee debate on this before the vote on the floor. The first person who spoke to the committee was a bar owner from the MN/IA border. He was concerned that his patrons would go to IA bars because they could smoke there. I get that. They also brought in a Dr. from Duluth who treated a woman from Hibbing for lung cancer. When asked how long she smoked, she told the Dr. that she had never smoked a day in her life. When he asked what she did for a living, she worked as a waitress at a restaurant for the past 30 years. As mentioned before, this ban is for the employees, not the patrons. We have choices, they don't always. Keep the ban. I like coming home not having to undress outside because I smell like I laid in an ashtray for the past 3 hours.
  12. Check the rate you get from the company that provides your electricity. We discovered after the fact that we were not going to get off peak, so instead of paying .03 like my rural friends are w/ the ground unit, we are paying .11 1/2. Sure do like the unit though.
  13. I did use regular 75 watt bulbs, thus the problem. Things are good now though.
  14. Had 75 watt bulbs and switched to 65 watt bulbs. That seems to have fixed the problem. The lights have been on since 7 and all is well. Thanks for all the help guys. Easy solution in hind sight. The 75 watt bulbs got too hot I guess and kicked out the sensor.
  15. This is one of the many reasons why I drink. Arg.