Denver to Miles City, ride help
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3677) 10 years ago
Is anyone returning from the Denver or even as far north as Cheyenne on or around the 2nd or 3rd of December? I am willing to share expenses.

I am a non-smoking, brilliant conversationalist with a pleasant demeanor and valid drivers license. I am prone to flatulence and am also willing to sit quietly and play Angry Birds.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
LOL, love this self description LOL...thanks for the laugh Tucker...
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
Can you play the banjo???
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
I bet he plays the harmonica.
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Posted by Gene Larson (+271) 10 years ago
I'll bet he plays an ACCORDIAN.....with his foot, yet!
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3677) 10 years ago
It has become clear to me that you are all familiar with my mastery of any and all bluegrass instruments as well as my love for the genre.

Should one of you fortunate souls have me for a travel companion I will endeavor (only if interested) to regale you with tales of my days seeking enlightenment from such greats as Operknockity, the reclusive, impresario who would tune your instrument but only once. I doubt that you would be familiar with his work as Operknockity tunes but once.

I will relate my great adventures and share survival tips such as, fending off domestic geese while paddling a canoe across Sloan's Lake, using only banjos as weapon and paddle. Garroting pigeons with that annoying fifth string and simmering the squab in the head of the instrument while staying safely away from the fire, built with kindling of cellulose finger picks and topped with accordions. Oh, how delightful the light, how comforting the warmth.

Or, I could sit quietly and play Angry Bird.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3677) 10 years ago
I am no longer in need of a ride and thank you soooo much for pointing out my love of the banjo. I will see all of my MC friends Next week.

Yes, all of you "I knew it" and "I told you so" people. We are moving back.
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Posted by Cory Cutting (+1272) 10 years ago
That's too bad Tucker... I was going to offer to just take you to Cheyenne. I don't live far from the airport. Plus, my banjo instructor is out that week, and I don't want to miss a lesson. Guess I'll just have to take the week off.
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Posted by julieinmc (+518) 10 years ago
Tucker, it will be nice to have you back in town. Welcome home!
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3677) 10 years ago
I just finished a fifteen mile ride on my bike. It is sixty-five degrees and sunny. I will miss so many things about Denver. One of the bike paths I took ran through a park, in Lakewood. It contained public art, a dog run, lake, and an equestrian arena. I really don't want to think about leaving. No matter where my journey has taken us, Denver has always been home... BUT

I am anxious to return to Miles City, the people that have befriended us, the cast of characters that offer a constant source of amusement and bewilderment await us as they have in the past.

Family circumstance and obligation have created a need for us to return and I know that the people we love and that love us are the kind of people we can count on. You know, Montana people and even a banjo player or two.

PS Wendy, I know my sentences are a paragraph long but alas my writing is as stilted as my speaking.
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Posted by Gene Larson (+271) 10 years ago
I'll kick aside any smarty remarks and just tell you how HAPPY we'll be to have you back....THE SPIRIT OF MILES CITY WILL RETURN!!!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17328) 10 years ago
PS Wendy, I know my sentences are a paragraph long but alas my writing is as stilted as my speaking.


We understand. As much as Amorette and Wendy would like, we all cannot be E.B. White.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3244) 10 years ago
That is great news. I will "ditto" Gene Larson's comment!
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1437) 10 years ago
Well, let's see... you'll have to do some swapping for nearest equivalents:

Gorgeous Bike Paths - The dike road.

Heated indoor swimming pools at every fitness center - Wibaux Frog Pond.

Teen Utopia Hangouts - that East wall outside M&H facing the church.

Electricity, Internet, running water, indoor toilet - well, you might have to hang out at the public library a lot.

Other than that you'll be gaining:

You can leave your bike out on your front lawn overnight and there's better than a 50% chance it'll still be there in the morning. As long as the meth lab gang doesn't steal it.

Finger Steaks. That's worth the move right there. Just don't eat-in... it'll spoil the memories.

You can see opening night of E.T. The Extraterrestrial at the theater... it's due to hit before Christmas.

The Centra - best bang for the buck money I've ever spent on a rec-center and that includes dissing my Gold's Gym membership.

Coffee at Cafe' Utza. It's as un-Miles City as you can get and that's one of its charms being special.

Walk to any of the above places in less time than it takes to get on the 6th Avenue FWY.

You will be able to LIVE the life of a MC dot com'er.

...not sure if vicariously is the way to go on that last one but finger steaks son... FINGER STEAKS!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
And cheap popcorn. Glenna and co. were at the movie theater between shows the other night buying those big ol' bags of heart attack. Nothing tastes like real, cooked in coconut oil at an obscenely high temperature in an ancient popper popcorn. Microwave is a joke.

Welcome home! I know you can't enjoy the popcorn fully anymore but you can still have an ungreased handful or two, can't you?
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3677) 10 years ago
I'm looking forward to it. I love the Montana theater and look forward to my ass smarting as I shovel in popcorn with an M&M Peanut chaser and hoping that the equipment doesn't break.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
New digital projector is here. That's those big boxes in the lobby. Just awaiting a few more bits and the chance to install it. Should be done in a few weeks!
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1437) 10 years ago
Amorette, before the new projector gets installed... any chance of some thorough photographic documentation of the current setup?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
I second Dan's motion. Old equipment like that is worthy of being photographed by Hassleblad.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6165) 10 years ago
We understand. As much as Amorette and Wendy would like, we all cannot be E.B. White.


I agree but I'd be happy if you at least aspired to Douglas Adams.

[This message has been edited by Wendy Wilson (11/28/2011)]
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 10 years ago
After thinking about this new digital equipment I am kind of sad. Part of the charm of the Montana was the old projection equipment breaking down and making out with the date de Jour while it was being repaired.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 10 years ago
The heart of the digital projector is a computer. Which means it will break down in a less flammable way than burning a hole in the film. So, making out will still be possible. You may just be staring at the blue screen of death while doing it.

This conversion is not optional. Studios are scheduled to stop making 35mm prints in the next year or two. Film is much more expensive to make and ship then a copy on a hard drive. Technology, my friends, is a cruel mistress.
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Posted by Steve Craddock (+2732) 10 years ago
I envy you Tucker, both for your stay in The Mile High City and your return to Miles City. I know everyone will be thrilled to have Glenna back, and I'm sure a lot of folks will be happy that you'll be with her. Enjoy, mi Amigo!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17328) 10 years ago
The question that begs to be asked, is:

Why would anyone in their right mind move to Miles City in December?
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Posted by MRH (+1489) 10 years ago
I'm sure a lot of folks will be happy that you'll be with her


You take what you get. If he had not been so 'funny' in his first post, I might have agreed to go get him. That way I could eat crawfish while in Denver. Yes, were GLAD to have them both back in town.
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