SBX Holiday Card!

“Signs You Drink Too Much Coffee”

– Juan Valdez named his donkey after you.
– You don’t sweat, you percolate.
– You’re offended when people use the word “brew” to mean beer.
– You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug.

And the number one sign you drink too much coffee: You get your first holiday card of the season – and it’s from the team at Starbucks!

Awww…thanks, SBX friends!

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Location

A horrible house fire last night north of Great Falls (story)…unfortunately, the Tribune seems to think that because the Black Eagle Volunteer Fire Department responded, then the fire was actually located IN Black Eagle.

Which reminds me: a few months ago, they reported that Sand Coulee had been moved into Great Falls.

Hmmm…they seem to confuse “location of responding agency” with “location of actual event” sometimes.

UPDATE: well, the Trib finally corrected the headline of the story to reflect “north of Great Falls.”

But now the other TV station in town is reporting that the fire happened in Black Eagle:

How come KRTV is the only outlet to actually get this right?

MT Population

It fascinates me to see how Montana’s communities have grown over the years.

And I love that our license plates still reflect the original “order” – we should always remember Butte as the original #1 of Montana!

Stein Haus Memories

Got an e-mail from Jack about the Stein Haus:

Many years ago we were stationed at Malmstrom AFB. At least once a week we would go to the Stein Haus to celebrate with a bunch of pizza’s and drink beer. We often wondered if both places were open and, “dah” I said google both. Do they still have that window between both buildings? The owner of the Stein Haus I believe his name was Art Mehalic. Is he still around. One hell of a guy and always glad to see you.

Snowy Drive

So far, we’ve only had one real wintry blast so far this season; left a couple of inches of snow on the ground, some ice, and temps in the single digits for a couple of days over the weekend.

Here’s a quick video (with cool background music, now available on YouTube!) of how the roads were on Friday.

Looks like Thanksgiving will be pretty mild this year – temps in the 40s or 50s, no snow, and lots of wind. Sigh. OK, fingers crossed for a snowy December!