Swipe files are incredibly useful tools. Every major player in direct marketing keeps a swipe file and for good reason. Everybody gets stuck for words and ideas at some point. They approached, inch by inch and at the last minute, the gate swung upward, out of the way. And then they were through. Thad slowly accelerated.

I listened to Sir Alex Ferguson on Friday claim that the weekend’s Liverpool Manchester United matchup is a bigger game than Real Madrid Barcelona and I actually believed for a minute that the greatest manager of all time had a wee gram too many as he came to his press conference. Biggest, greatest game of this weekend? Well, there we can agree.Now, I have all the respect in the world for Sir Alex but on this statement he was just plain wrong and you could see it in the game, or at least for the the first 70 minutes.First of all, Manchester United came to the biggest, greatest game in world football looking for a draw. Secondly, you cannot have the greatest, biggest game in world football that includes a team that has not graced the UEFA Champions League for two years and has not qualified for Europe on any level this season.And the example Sir Alex gave was that this was a bigger game than Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Dollar night was a continuation/improvement from Buck A Brat night. These started as all weeknight games in 1999 as a way to get fans out on a work/school night. At one point, they put out press releases that the public could sign up for that actually had a “average brats per person” count..

Many pictures were taken and will be shared in this post.Most of Death Valley to this day is wilderness. There are countless numbers of places to hike and explore and most visitors to this national park enjoy coming in the winter and spring of the year when the temperatures are more moderate.There are some hearty souls (many of them from other countries) who purposely visit Death Valley in the summer of each year because they want to experience the extreme temperatures. May was hot enough for my friend and me!The desert does cool off at night but during the day while hiking one must be sure to carry enough water with one to stay hydrated.Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch ResortReservations had been made ahead of time for us to stay at this oasis within Death Valley National Park.

South Dakota’s capital, Pierre, is under a Wednesday afternoon through predawn Friday, where 12 to 18 inches is forecast. “A potentially historic storm will bring severe impacts,” wrote the Weather Service office serving the Twin Cities in its recent update. Minneapolis may pick up only 6 to 12 inches, but widespread totals of 1.5 to 2.5 feet are expected in southwest parts of the state.