Misc Stuff

cut off treesThis is a common sight these days around town. During the winter, the electric company hires tree cutters to keep the wires free from branches and trees that might blow down and cause a power outage. They were especially zealous this year and these sawed off tree stubs seem to be everywhere. It’s hard to take the trees down to ground level when they are buried in several feet of snow that’s been plowed to the roadside. They are an eyesore and I do hope the tree people are going to come back to clean up. I’m not holding my breath.

And for those of you who are trying to lose weight, here’s a little tidbit of valuable information from the most recent AARP magazine: You can burn 50 calories by chewing gum. You only need to chew for 4 1/2 hours and working your jaw muscles this way can raise your metabolic rate by 20%. Better make sure it’s sugar free gum.

Okemo mountain April 10, 2009And finally, here’s what Okemo mountain looked like yesterday. It was a beautiful early spring day and the clear blue sky was reflected perfectly in the little pond. The trails are slowly but surely losing their snow cover.

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