Friday, December 7, 2012

It's Time For Crazy

IT REALLY IS MONTANA
Do Your Own Thing
just as nutty as it can be
ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO
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.. The entertainment value of living in Montana, especially West Yellowstone, is high on the totem pole of the capricious and bizarre.
.. Aside from the normal wierdness that all of us exhibit, on occasion, we have a State Legislature that keeps us guessing about the future of our species.
.. Happily they convene every other year. Don't know if we could survive a yearly encounter with the circus in Helena, Montana.
.. For instance:
** There is now a 19 year-old in the legislature that is trained in the art of casting out demons,
** And, one who is concerned about the imminent collapse of society,
** And, one who wants to be paid in gold and silver,
** And, one that believes that civil war is imminent,
** And, . . . well there's more . . .
READ ABOUT SOME OF THE ACTORS HERE
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.. Winter is still waiting in the wings. It's not reached -20° yet, and there's less than a foot of snow on the ground. The warm days and rain have turned most of the bare pavement and the sidewalks into impromptu skating rinks.
A GENTLE REMINDER - - PEOPLE LIVE HERE
.. There are very few visitors, tour busses, fisher folks, sledheads, or seasonal interlopers around the village. It will happen. But for now, this sleepy villiage is left to it's own crazy behaviour. Building the ice rink is underway. The town Christmas tree is about to be erected. Iceball fights are commonplace. You know the drill.
.. The ice is slow to form on Hebgen Reservoir. There's lots of parking for fisher folks nailing the eager trout Between The Lakes. The pubs are gentle places to discuss the non-happenings in town. There is no line at the Post Office. There are places to park at the market and, any place downtown, (both blocks of it.)
.. The mail included a summons to jury duty. By the time we got there the case had been vacated by the lawyers in Bozeman. Seems that an icy drive up to this corner of the state was not in their best interests. Who knows about their clients?
.. Well the chores that needed doing are done. The others can wait while we slide down the road to visit a fish or two. More to come.
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TAKE SHORT STEPS, DO THE PENGUINE WADDLE, DRIVE SLOW, HANG ON