When I was a kid, I used to like to go over to the neighbor’s house when they weren’t home, and pretend I was driving one of the “project” cars in their backyard. I came home smelling of motor oil and sadness, but maybe that’s what kids were supposed to smell like back then. Many […]
Teresa and I were visiting Las Vegas for the first time in 2014. Riding a shuttle bus from the airport to our hotel, I caught a glimpse of the Elvis-O-Rama sign. I was so excited by this that I blurted out, “There’s an Elvis museum! Right next to the dildo museum!! Sadly, I later learned […]
The saturday auction in Stanwood has this amazing goat in the window. I guess it’s to get passersby to think “Next week is our wedding anniversary! Betty would love this!”. Only to be disappointed- it’s for display only.
When I was a kid, I liked to ignore the kickstand, I would get off my bike coming up the driveway, and let it wobble off onto the lawn. My dad saw me do this one time and quietly informed me that bikes don’t grow on trees. Yet here we are. My dog and I […]
I was out walking the dog in the relatively unpopulated area behind the Marysville Mall, and encountered this survey marker in the cement next to the opera house. I thought it was weird, a coast guard survey? and this far inland? So I took a picture of it. I got home and looked at the […]
There is a chicken house alongside the Interurban Trail in a stretch where we walk the dog; Cody always likes to stop there and go on full alert, tail and ears straight up, wanting to pounce but of course there is a double chicken-wire enclosure, and the main rooster I think could kick his butt […]
Some years ago, we were fixing to go in the hardware store, but then I saw this in the parking lot; was there a zombie incident at the Home Depot? Or is he just picking up supplies? We took our chances. I did see a lot of glassy-eyed people shuffling around, but they didn’t seem […]
Since cellphones with the WAZE app installed did not yet exist in 1906, motorists of the day resorted to using confetti flung across the roadway to warn other drivers of a “police trap” ahead. Since speeds were limited by the capabilities of your horseless carriage, I have to assume that such traps involved general police […]
There is no way I am taking a dozen rugrats to the buffet, I don’t care if I can feed them for ten bucks.
We went to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe on Friday. If you have ever been to the fair, well there you are. Nothing is really different. As expected, everything was overpriced. (Nine bucks for an elephant ear!! Are they using real elephants??) We did enjoy visiting the critters and the various judged exhibits. I […]