A few (very) random notes on summer ’08, so far:
*For the first time in 115 years, there will be no carnival rides at the Pembina County Fair at Hamilton, North Dakota. So reports USA Today this week. The reason is the high cost of transportation. Gas prices, that is to say. It’s affecting small carnival companies all around the country.
*When I grow up I want to be just like the late, great Tim Russert. He was simply the best.
*Favorite local boat name seen so far this summer: "For Play."
*Note to contractor: You can pour the cement for our patio now. It will
be seven weeks on Friday (6/20) since you framed it in.