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In viewing the duck lamp, my mind swirls.....
 
And why should we not speculate beyond the hormones concerning our poultry?
 
 

 
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First Up:  Sha-Na-Natalie

Calling all Vardo's!
What do turkeys and Vardos have in common?  They are all running from something!
How about meeting at 9:00 AM Thursday for a loop around Ada Hayden?  I will bring cinnamon rolls for after.....because we might need to start carb loading early.   (I am open to other options....)      Natalie

Our Favorite Attorney Located On Duff Avenue With Tonight's Group Run Route

Here is Tuesday's route:  www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=337461.
The schedule calls for 3 miles.  Here's a loop course that takes us to Carr Pool.  There may be some that will be interested in doing a hill repeats on the Carr Pool hill.     Tim  
  
(Editor's Note:  These "interested" folks would be a subset of Team Vardo who enjoy listening to Barry Manilow's Christmas CD over and over and over . . . )

Just In Time For The Holidays

A gift suggestion from Professor Schultz: 
http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/RobotNine/Lamps/?action=view&current=DuckLampLightArmDeskBirdFowlFunny.jpg

The Most Excellent Annual Team Vardo Holiday Awards Banquet – Save The Date

The MEATVHAB Committee has set the date, time, and location for the MEATVHAB: 
Friday, December 18th / 5:30 PM / Pizza Garden (corner of 13th and Dayton Road) 
Pay at the cash register, turn left and walk twenty steps to Party Room, eat, drink, and be Vardo.

Aunt Kori and Sister Kirstin have a most splendid and delightful evening planned, guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart.  White elephant gifts, a joyous theme for the evening, pin the tail on The Vardo, a presentation / discussion / evaluation of your awards and race schwag for the year, and perhaps a fine multi-media presentation of The World of Vardo 2009, created by Tom Schultz Studios.  Santa Claus, Sarah Palin, Pure Prairie League, The Tradewinds Lounge Bikini Girls, hell, your goofy Aunt Marlene will be there.  More details in a future VardoGram.  In the meantime, feel free to have dreams of salad and pizza and the Pizza Garden's festive selection of 4 beers on tap. 

Group Runs / Activities This Week

Tuesday:         5:15 PM Team Vardo Happy Quarter Hour – Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts  (City Hall - South Entrance)
Tuesday:         5:30 PM Group Run – VCPA.  Your RouteMaster:  Tim Gartin
Wednesday:   Today we all go to Movies 12 and stuff our faces with nachos while watching aliens blow shit up.
Thursday:        A birthday:  The Mayor of Northeast Story City, John Moran
Thursday:        9:00 AM Trot With Natalie / Mayor Moran Birthday Bash Cinnamon Roll Carbo-Lock 'n Load Group Run Trot - Ada Hayden Heritage Memorial Park
Saturday:        Group Run - Your RouteMaster:  Our Favorite Attorney Located On Airport Road - Chris Keenan
Sunday:           A birthday:  The Duke of Ferndale, Craig Walter


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Happy Thanksgiving to the Vardos!  You are one crazy bunch of people!

 

From: George Klotzbach [mailto:vardogram@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:40 AM
To: Adam Foley; Amy Hutchison; Andrew Ryder; Art Barton; Barbara Wheelock; Becky Kipper; Anderson, Benjamin R; Beth Henriksen; Bill Schmitt; Bob Watson; Brendan Finn; Brett Carney; Carver Nebbe; Chris Crippen; Chris Delaney; Chris Eggert; Chris Osher; Christine Keenan; Cori Peterson; Craig Walter; Dale Weber; Dan Nutini; Danielle Wain; Dave Elsenbast; Deborah Martinez; Dede Jacoby; Del Weiss; Don Muff; Doug Bryner; Elena Polush; Eric Esser; Erik Roys; Erin Pederson; Wurtele, Eve [GDCBS]; George J. Klotzbach; Greg Wool; Heather Greenlee; Hillary Olson; Jackie / Daniel Delay; Jacob Rattray; Jamile Shirley; Jan L Schmitt; Jason Schwenneker; Jeff Margrett; Jeffrey Bradshaw; Jenn Schaeffer; Jennifer York; Jenny Bethurem; Jenny Veale; Jim Farrell; Jody Gatewood; John Glover; John Moran; John Petersen; Jonathan Wendel; Hagley, Joyce A [HD FS]; Juan / Amy Acosta; Julie Vardaman; Karen Klotzbach; Kari Roehr; Kathy Laczniak; Katie Bradshaw; Katie Larsen; Kecia Goodman; Kelly Welsh-Wingate; Kevin Smith; Kimberly Donner; Kirsten Peterson; Kori Heuss; Kris Franken; Kristen Obbink; Kristin Tucker; Laura C Merrick; Lauren Sullivan; Libby Gemberling; Linda Lehman; Lisa Mondt; Lisa Wehr; Luke Ahrens; Margaret Epplin; Mark Lenling; Mary Schrunk; Megan Backman; Megan Colvin; Micci Ryan; Michael Mullins; Michael Rosenberg; Mike Clayton; Mike Wheelock; Natalie Welter; Nicole Arnold; Paul Kallio; Randy Foster; Randy Sacco; Bundy, Richard [ISFND]; Faris, Richard J; Robin Greenlee; Roman Lynch; Ron Mowers; Russ Laczniak; Rusty Hutchison; Townsend, Ryan C; Sara Lehman; Carlson, Sarah M; Skunk River Cycles; Stacey Roberts; Stephanie Cutler; Tara Anderson; Butler, Tiffany J [VMC]; Moran, Timothy E; Tim Rasmussen; Timothy Fencl; Timothy Gartin; Tom Schultz; Vicki Mignsgna-Niebuhr; Wendy Nutini; William Pattinson; Zach Goines
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First Up:  Sha-Na-Natalie

Calling all Vardo’s!
What do turkeys and Vardos have in common?  They are all running from something!
How about meeting at 9:00 AM Thursday for a loop around Ada Hayden?  I will bring cinnamon rolls for after.....because we might need to start carb loading early.   (I am open to other options....)      Natalie

Our Favorite Attorney Located On Duff Avenue With Tonight’s Group Run Route

Here is Tuesday's route:  www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=337461.
The schedule calls for 3 miles.  Here's a loop course that takes us to Carr Pool.  There may be some that will be interested in doing a hill repeats on the Carr Pool hill.     Tim  
  
(Editor’s Note:  These “interested” folks would be a subset of Team Vardo who enjoy listening to Barry Manilow’s Christmas CD over and over and over . . . )

Just In Time For The Holidays

A gift suggestion from Professor Schultz: 
http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/RobotNine/Lamps/?action=view&current=DuckLampLightArmDeskBirdFowlFunny.jpg

The Most Excellent Annual Team Vardo Holiday Awards Banquet – Save The Date

The MEATVHAB Committee has set the date, time, and location for the MEATVHAB: 

Friday, December 18th / 5:30 PM / Pizza Garden (corner of 13th and Dayton Road) 
Pay at the cash register, turn left and walk twenty steps to Party Room, eat, drink, and be Vardo.

Aunt Kori and Sister Kirstin have a most splendid and delightful evening planned, guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart.  White elephant gifts, a joyous theme for the evening, pin the tail on The Vardo, a presentation / discussion / evaluation of your awards and race schwag for the year, and perhaps a fine multi-media presentation of The World of Vardo 2009, created by Tom Schultz Studios.  Santa Claus, Sarah Palin, Pure Prairie League, The Tradewinds Lounge Bikini Girls, hell, your goofy Aunt Marlene will be there.  More details in a future VardoGram.  In the meantime, feel free to have dreams of salad and pizza and the Pizza Garden’s festive selection of 4 beers on tap. 

Group Runs / Activities This Week

Tuesday:         5:15 PM Team Vardo Happy Quarter Hour – Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts  (City Hall - South Entrance)
Tuesday:         5:30 PM Group Run – VCPA.  Your RouteMaster:  Tim Gartin
Wednesday:   Today we all go to Movies 12 and stuff our faces with nachos while watching aliens blow shit up.
Thursday:        A birthday:  The Mayor of Northeast Story City, John Moran
Thursday:        9:00 AM Trot With Natalie / Mayor Moran Birthday Bash Cinnamon Roll Carbo-Lock 'n Load Group Run Trot - Ada Hayden Heritage Memorial Park
Saturday:        Group Run - Your RouteMaster:  Our Favorite Attorney Located On Airport Road - Chris Keenan
Sunday:           A birthday:  The Duke of Ferndale, Craig Walter


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First Up:  Sha-Na-Natalie

Calling all Vardo's!
What do turkeys and Vardos have in common?  They are all running from something!
How about meeting at 9:00 AM Thursday for a loop around Ada Hayden?  I will bring cinnamon rolls for after.....because we might need to start carb loading early.   (I am open to other options....)      Natalie

Our Favorite Attorney Located On Duff Avenue With Tonight's Group Run Route

Here is Tuesday's route:  www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=337461.
The schedule calls for 3 miles.  Here's a loop course that takes us to Carr Pool.  There may be some that will be interested in doing a hill repeats on the Carr Pool hill.     Tim  
  
(Editor's Note:  These "interested" folks would be a subset of Team Vardo who enjoy listening to Barry Manilow's Christmas CD over and over and over . . . )

Just In Time For The Holidays

A gift suggestion from Professor Schultz: 
http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/RobotNine/Lamps/?action=view&current=DuckLampLightArmDeskBirdFowlFunny.jpg

The Most Excellent Annual Team Vardo Holiday Awards Banquet – Save The Date

The MEATVHAB Committee has set the date, time, and location for the MEATVHAB: 
Friday, December 18th / 5:30 PM / Pizza Garden (corner of 13th and Dayton Road) 
Pay at the cash register, turn left and walk twenty steps to Party Room, eat, drink, and be Vardo.

Aunt Kori and Sister Kirstin have a most splendid and delightful evening planned, guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart.  White elephant gifts, a joyous theme for the evening, pin the tail on The Vardo, a presentation / discussion / evaluation of your awards and race schwag for the year, and perhaps a fine multi-media presentation of The World of Vardo 2009, created by Tom Schultz Studios.  Santa Claus, Sarah Palin, Pure Prairie League, The Tradewinds Lounge Bikini Girls, hell, your goofy Aunt Marlene will be there.  More details in a future VardoGram.  In the meantime, feel free to have dreams of salad and pizza and the Pizza Garden's festive selection of 4 beers on tap. 

Group Runs / Activities This Week

Tuesday:         5:15 PM Team Vardo Happy Quarter Hour – Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts  (City Hall - South Entrance)
Tuesday:         5:30 PM Group Run – VCPA.  Your RouteMaster:  Tim Gartin
Wednesday:   Today we all go to Movies 12 and stuff our faces with nachos while watching aliens blow shit up.
Thursday:        A birthday:  The Mayor of Northeast Story City, John Moran
Thursday:        9:00 AM Trot With Natalie / Mayor Moran Birthday Bash Cinnamon Roll Carbo-Lock 'n Load Group Run Trot - Ada Hayden Heritage Memorial Park
Saturday:        Group Run - Your RouteMaster:  Our Favorite Attorney Located On Airport Road - Chris Keenan
Sunday:           A birthday:  The Duke of Ferndale, Craig Walter


VardoGram Supplement / Saturday's Group Run
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Our Sponsor
 
Today's VardoGram Supplement is brought to you by the Second Judicial District of Iowa, who invites you to stop in during this blessed holiday season.  Cookies, coffee, games for the kids (Whack-A-Felon) and be sure to register for a chance to win a 1983 Chevrolet Corvette confiscated in a Hardin County drug bust.  And check out their new drive-thru office in Marshall County, conveniently located next to the Marshall County Jail.  The Second Judicial District of Iowa.  Member FDIC.

Saturday's Group Run

We are in panic mode (i.e., no word yet from tomorrow's RouteMaster).  We now move to Defcon One, which means meet at 8 AM at the Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts.  Dave Elsenbast (Diesel Dave) has been appointed RouteMaster pro tempore.  Do what he says. Diesel Dave Says Run Like A Vardo.  Diesel Dave Says Run Like Art Barton. Etc.etc.


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Here's Father Fencl With Tonight's Route
4 mile route

-out and back to the green fire hydrant on east 13th street. if you don't know of the hydrant of which i speak, the directions are as follows.

Directions starting from city hall (Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts)
-east on 5th to Carroll Ave.
-north to 13th street; cross the street and go east(right) on the sidewalk-there is no path on the south side of the road
-east down the hill(iowa version of hill), past the softball complex, stagecoach road(george's favorite), up the hill(still iowa version of hill) about half way until the green hydrant.
-cuss/kick/scream at Father Fencl for always picking this route on shorter distances
-turn around and go back to city hall.

*the RouteMastermaster takes no responsibility for bad weather or undesirable running conditions.   Tim Fencl

And For All You Savvy Shoe Shoppers - A Word From Sister Kirstin

ATTENTION ALL VARDO'S:   During the month of November, Emerhoff's Footwear is offering 20% off EVERYTHING in the store!!!!  This is double the normal 10% Team Vardo discount and is a good time for you to think about stocking up on a new pair of shoes (or three!) to get you through the winter, you might also want to check out some of the new Merrell's (my personal favorite brand when I'm not in my runners) they're fun and comfortable AND they've even come out with a running shoe too that's gotten good reviews previously in Runner's World.  Emerhoff's is open M-W, F from 9:30-5:30, Th from 9:30-8, and Saturday's from 9:30-5.  Give em' a call at 515.232.3473 with any questions, or better yet stop in and say hi to Mike or Mark.    Kirstin Peterson 

Shoes?  Did Somebody Say Shoes?!?!   Look Who's Back In Town Today - Danielle "Imelda" Wain

 

"My (thesis) defense is tomorrow at 9am. I'm coming to the group run at 5:30. If anyone wants to help me celebrate/mourn, I was thinking of going to Olde Main afterwards. I permanently leave Iowa on Wednesday!"    Danielle Wain 

 

Just In Time For The Holidays

The Stress Wiener

Group Runs / Activities This Week

Tuesday:         5:15 PM  Team Vardo Happy Quarter Hour.  Special Guest:  Danielle Wain
Tuesday:         5:30 PM  Group Run - Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts.  Your RouteMaster:  Father Fencl
Wednesday:     A belated birthday -  Amy Hutchison turns 30.02
Wednesday:     A healthy and balanced diet of fresh fruit, vegetables, and plenty of water will do you no good if you end up getting trampled by a herd of bison.
Saturday:        Group Run.  Your RouteMaster:   Roman Frank Lynch

Saturday:        Living History Farms Run.  Mr. Randy Q. Foster says: "Car pool?"


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Here's Sister GoodMan With Some GoodNews

Congratulations to all who finished races this summer and fall!!  I hope all running/swimming/biking is going great for everyone!!  It is that time of year where I request the following calendar information for January-June from everyone:
1.  Are you willing to be a RouteMaster (this will allow you to remain on the Team Vardo email list and keep you updated on upcoming Vardo runs/events/social gatherings/etc.)?  (Editor's Note:  Be a RouteMaster if you want the damned VardoGram.)
2.  When is your birthday?
3.  What are your running and/or race goals for January-June 2010? 
Please email me the above information by Friday, November 20.  Thanks everyone!!    Kecia   kecia_goodman@yahoo.com


And Now, Brother Mullins With An FYI:  LHF Is SRO. You Could Be SOL

Living History Farms run is now full.  From the website:

"Registration is currently considered full! We will be processing the mail-in entries postmarked by Sat. Nov. 7th after they arrive on Tues. (Monday the Post Office is closed for the Veteran's Day holiday) and possibly have more openings at that time. If so, ON-LINE REGISTRATION will re-open for any remaining spots.  Check the web site for more info after 3 PM on Tues. Nov.10th."

http://www.fitnesssports.com/November_races/LivHistFarms/lhf_index.html

So, there's still a chance for those interested.  Also, VIP entries still remain for $100 each.     Brother Mullins, VPL
 

Ronn at Skunk River Cycles Says:

Hey, Vardo's - You CAN save! Help the local food bank this season by donating non-perishable canned food items - and receive valuable SRC discounts.  Turn in canned foods with your SRC purchase and receive:

$5 off a $25+ purchase with 1 can
$10 off a $50+ purchase with 2 cans
$15 off a $65+ purchase with 3 cans
$20 off an $85+ purchase with 4 cans
$25 off a $100+ purchase with 5 cans

Offer valid through 12/08/09, and can be combined with other offers.  (Editor's Note:  Check out the reflective running jackets that The RonnMeister now has in stock.  And take a look at the funky arm warmer / cape thingy - you'll look cooler than a rooster wearing socks.)

Hey, Vardos. Take The Stairs, Not The Escalator

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Group Runs / Activities This Week

Monday:        Happy Birthday (50th - unbelievable, yet true) to Christopher "Lily" Delaney.  The man without a belly button. (Again, true.)
Tuesday:       5:15 PM  Team Vardo Happy Quarter Hour - Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday:       5:30 PM  Group Run - Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts. (I think Laura Merrick is our RouteMaster.)
Wednesday:  Today, we eat what the monkey eats. And then we eat the monkey.
Thursday:      5:30 PM VardoDevotions - Location TBA 
Saturday:       Group Run. Your RouteMaster:  The Duke of Ferndale, Sir Craig Walter

 
 
 



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Tonight's Group Run Route

Your attention is directed to the following press release from the Office of Brother Michael Mullins:

"I am subbing for Laura as RM for this Tuesday.  Behold! my route is nigh: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3296720

"West on 6th, north thru Brookside, west on 13th, south on Stange, west on Pammel, south on Bissell, around Union Drive, behind Lied Rec and back home again.  It's 5 miles, give or take.  Me, I take."  Brother Mullins

No Need To Be On Pins And Needles All Week - Here's Saturday's Route

Noted seamstress Sir Rosenberg speaketh thusly:

"Here is the route I came up with for Saturday. I got the date wrong but I think we can figure it out. It's 10 miles and we meet in the lot by JoAnn Fabrics. 8 AM again. Then if people want, we can go in the store afterward and buy fabrics."  Sir Rosenberg

 

http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=333768

 

Route Described:

Meet by JoAnn Fabrics

Take 4th to University

University to Mortensen

Take Miller then Hemingway to South Dakota

North to Ontario 

Continue on 13th then right on Stange

Back to University then to Lincoln Way

To finish


Is It A VardoGram Without Some Info From Kori?

No, it is not.  Many of you will remember our fine friend Kimberly Donner, one of the Founding Aunts of Team Vardo.  Kori recently received a message from our fine friend Kimberly Donner, and perhaps one or more of you fine animals could send some tasteful pics to donnerkimberly@gmail.com.   The message is thusly beholden:

 

"I have been adding photos to my facebook page of previous marathons/running events. I do not have much. Do you have any you would be willing to share with me? I am living vicariously through photos. I had my knee surgery 2 weeks ago and I am still hobbling around. Looking at some of these photos bring a tear to my eye! Thanks!"   Kimberly


Just In Time For The Holidays:  The Rasta Dreadlock Hat

There's no fasta way to go rasta.




Group Runs / Activities This Week

Tuesday:         5:15 PM Team Vardo Happy Quarter Hour – Vardaman Center
Tuesday:
         5:30 PM Group Run – Vardaman Center. Your RouteMaster:  Brother Mullins
Wednesday:
    Your brain is super-handy today because the people around you are all ready for more of your big ideas. They absolutely are.
Wednesday:    Happy Birthday Stephanie Bondi      
Thursday:
        5:30 PM Group Star Gazing – Ada Hayden Warren Q. Madden Bob Marley Cannabis Park
Saturday:       
Group Run – Your RouteMaster:   Sir Michael Rosenberg
Saturday:       
Happy Birthday William Q. Schmitt (The Bill)