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Archive for December 3rd, 2007

Madonna captured the imaginations and/or dreams of many through her musical career. Even when she got a little “wacky” with her personal life and somewhat bizarre behavior – her fan base hoped for the best.

We want our favorite artists to age with grace and dignity. I always imagined Madonna would remain beautiful and glamorous no matter what her age.

Here she was in 1985 (27 years old):

1985 Madonna

And here she is today at age 49:

2007 Madonna

Is that a loud, witch-like cackle I hear?

Hard livin’, guys like Dennis Rodman and God knows what else is taking its toll on Madonna, apparently.

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Funny Thing About Winter

There’s a funny thing about Winters in Minnesota. It snows.

But residents here have short-term memories (must be that sub-zero climate that lasts for two months in January and February). They forget how to drive in snowy weather conditions. Even natives of the state seem to think their four-wheel drive SUV gives them special dispensation to drive normal speeds on the highway during near white-out conditions. (I love to see SUVs stuck in the road ditch after a good snow blows through town.)

On Saturday, the metro area got about six inches of snow between Noon and 8 p.m.  In that time there were more than 100 traffic accidents in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and more than 300 accidents state wide.

The best quote I found recapping the snowfall and accident totals came from a Minnesota State Highway Patrolman who said, “You can’t expect to leave 15 minutes late and arrive 20 minutes early when our roads are covered with snow and sleet.”

That sums it up people. When it snows, take it slow so you can enjoy the skis, snowmobile or sled when you get to your destination.

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