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Super Bowl 50…Don’t Go Near The Bay Area…
… Unless you have a ticket for Sunday’s game… and even then you better go early. Carolina is about a 5 point underdog according to the boys in Lost Wages… Yeah, as it should be.
Somehow they are predicting about a lot people in the San Francisco area for the various Super Bowl goings on. I guess there’s stuff happening all over San Francisco even though the game is being played in Santa Clara. Don’t go to Sacramento either because of the tourists and don’t go near SF because they are expecting, according to some estimates, about 1,00,000 people in the Bay Area this weekend… just don’t go anywhere…Maybe fishing, but that’s about it, take a TV.
How Much Do Super Bowl Tickets Cost?
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Cheapest Super Bowl Tickets… While even cheap Super Bowl tickets are going to be a hell of a lot more expensive than most NFL games, there are still great deals to be found. The get-in price or lowest price for a ticket to the Super Bowl was available at Vivid Seats is $2709. Now it’s over $3,000 if you could find one. Prices will fluctuate based on many factors such as inventory and demand, so be sure to get your cheap Super Bowl tickets before it’s too late!
The biggest prawn/crab feed anywhere in this area is about to happen tomorrow night (Saturday) at the Dixon May Fair grounds starting about 6 pm. The Dixon Game Club’s annual event will sell out but there’s always a few tickets scattered here and there. If you want one try emailing John Kett at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Dixon Game Club at 678-9155 and leave a message.
Is The Milk Farm An Historical Monument?
This (the photo) is what greeted us when we came to Dixon in the 60’s. Cranky old Mrs. Henderson (I think was her name) ran the place like… well let’s just say she was real strict and carried a mean cane. Her son Boyd Weber and his beautiful blond wife Elsa (they made a strange looking couple) kinda ran the place and lived in the white house just down the road. The building on the left was a candy/gift shop and we used to watch them make peanut brittle through the big window. The food was served cafeteria style and Dixon’s Larry Simmons worked there almost forever. Now it’s gone and some yahoos want to tear down the historic Milk Farm sign and put up another huge electronic monster in its place. I hope you join me in saying enough of this city’s history has been torn down and buried and the Milk Farm sign needs to stay… There’s still some cows grazing and even wild turkeys that frequent the place.
During the Viet Nam war (and before I imagine) Travis pilots line up on the sign heading home. Is it an historical monument? If not it should be.
History from Wikipedia
Karl A. Hess had the idea to build the Milk Farm restaurant in 1919, and it was finally built in Dixon in 1928. During World War II, Mr. Hess offered various deals, such as an all-you-can-drink milk contest for only 10 cents, pony rides for children, and reasonably priced chicken dinners. He quickly attracted many customers, both local and travelers. It was eventually featured in a 1940 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, effectively putting Dixon on the map and giving it the nickname “Dairy Town” (at the time, Dixon was at the very heartland of the California dairy industry). The Milk Farm became very popular for teenagers spending time together and people competing to break the record of the most milk consumed in order to get their names on the restaurant’s record board.
The restaurant stayed open for many decades until closing in 1986 after a large hole was blown in the roof during a violent windstorm. Yet, even after closing, the Milk Farm’s several-story tall animated-cow road sign stayed illuminated for years afterward due to its local popularity. There were plans to have the restaurant repaired, but they were never acted upon. It was eventually decided that the restaurant should be removed because the building was slowly rotting away and vagrants had begun using the building for shelter and as a place to hide and sell illegal narcotics. The residents of Dixon, however, protested against the destruction of the building, citing its important place in Dixon History. The building was instead dismantled and placed into storage in February 2000. The sign remains standing.
The current owners are pursuing development joint ventures and entertaining offers for sale.
*”Clique” is a French word meaning “small group of insufferable douchebags”.
*I find my life to be like a piece of furniture from IKEA… once I figure out how to put it all together I may actually get to enjoy it.
*To all the people who bitch that fast food looks better in advertisements than it does in reality… look at your profile picture and then go look in a mirror.
*I cut one today and four people turned around… I kinda felt like I was on “The Voice”.
*What can I say? I swear like a sailor and use please and thank-you like a saint… I’m complicated.
*I’ve always hated that awkward giggle I have when I’m having a perfectly normal and innocuous conversation and my brain latches onto something said… and makes it dirty.
*Know why Geese are mean as hell… because they mate for life.
*I would never cry over spilled milk… beer, though, I’d cry over spilled beer.
*I just don’t get the point of acupuncture.
*If you’re wrong and you shut up, you’re wise… if you’re right and you shut up, you’re married.
*Practice safe sex… tie your partner to the bed so they won’t fall off.
*I checked and my doctor assured me I was healthy enough for sexual activity… I’m just not attractive enough.
*When the media reports an assault where a knife is involved it’s always called a “violent stabbing incident”… is it possible to stab someone non-violently?
*It’s hard to find a friend who’s cute, loving, generous, caring, and smart… my advice to you is don’t lose me!
*The husband said “how about a quickie?”…….and the wife responded “as opposed to what?”
*In an effort to be completely politically correct and not offend anyone the great white shark will be re-named “the average Caucasian shark”.
*Pizza is like sex… when it’s good, it’s really good and when it’s bad, it’s still pretty darned good.
*When I was a kid $20 felt like $100… now $20 feels like $1.
*I think I’m losing my mind… but as long as I retain that small part that tells me when I gotta pee I think I’ll be ok.
*If I ever go missing please follow my grandkids… they can find me no matter where I try to hide.
*I just got pulled over by the cops and accused of “jumping the traffic lights”… the hell with that! They’re at least twenty feet in the air!
*Every pizza is a ‘personal pizza’… if you try really hard and believe in yourself.
*I’m not totally useless… I can be, and often am, used as a bad example.
*When your older multi-tasking just means you can sneeze and pee at the same time.
*Went to the doctor for my annual check-up yesterday and, as always, the hernia and prostate exams were really uncomfortable… but he’s a great dentist so I let it go.
*To avoid having to make small talk with the neighbors I get my mail in the middle of the night… sort of like a Raccoon with bills.
*People who try to test my patience don’t get it… they don’t realize it’s an exam I don’t have any intention of passing.
*The guy in the bank texting beside me keeps covering his phone…….like I could really care about his movie date at the Metroplex at 8pm today to see the Star Wars movie with his girlfriend “sweet cheeks”.
*If you take your girlfriend camping your relationship will become more in tents… no, I’m not sorry.
*Go ahead and rub me… there is no wrong way.