Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Flu Masks

For those worried about the Piggy Flu and are not able to find masks in your local stores, here are a couple of alternatives. The captions are in Spanish, but probably say when regular masks are not available. The question I have about the one below is, are those jockey shorts or panties??

This one below allows you to share with a friend.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009


Sometimes the simplest way is the best.

A Couple Cartoons from Horsey

These cartoons are by Horsey at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

This one would be funny if it wasn't soooo true!!!
Ditto this one!!!


Some cartoons about Halloween from


H/T to Crooks and Liars for the link to

Signs UP on the Tundra

The above sign was in front of the Three Lakes motel in Three Lakes. (I wonder if Lake Ruth, Lake George and Beaufort Lake had anything to do with the name of the place.) I couldn't agree more with the sign.
This one has quite the job description on it!!!

This one was at a gas station, grocery store that had been closed for several months. People living in the area had to drive at least 10 miles to get their cold beer or any beer when this store was closed. So having the place open again was good news for those in the area. Where my place is UP on the tundra I have to drive about the same to get a six-pack, twelve-pack, suitcase, or thirty-pack, but it has been that way for almost 40 years.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Driveway Signs

At our place UP on the Tundra, AKA "The Ranch", we would have a problem with a lot of traffic coming in starting in September. That is when various hunting seasons start (bear, archery deer and small game otherwise known as "bird season".) I know those driving into our place were hunting, the question is what were they hunting, small game or bear or deer or whatever they could lay their grubby little hands on. And later in the year we would have people coming in to steal Xmas trees, once it was a Sunday School teacher with his class. (A local bank vice-president who after he moved to another town was caught embezzling from his bank.)

Anywho, I decided to put up a sign to let people know it was private property. I think it was The Old Lady that got the sign and I had a metal post to put it on. I put it next to the road at about where the property line is, where the county road ends and my driveway begins. Never noticed any less traffic, in fact, there might have been an increase.

Since the first sign didn't solve the problem, decided to put up another sign, the one below.

That didn't even slow them down. For a time I thought about getting a sign from the Gempler's catalog that said in Spanish, "Caution these monkeys bite" in case they couldn't read Inglais.
Instead I made my own sign and at first used some small poles to make a tri-pod and attached the sign to it and placed it in the middle of the road. The sign is below and all three are now on the same signpost.

After putting the sign in the middle of the road, I found out it wasn't that they couldn't read, it was that they didn't know how to back up their vehicles. I found tracks where they had turned around on the one lane driveway!!
Later I attached my hand painted sign to the signpost, and it seems to be known over quite a wide area. Sometimes when I give directions to my place, I'll hear, "That the place with the Stay The ____ Out sign??" Also, I don't think we have been bothered by Jehovah's since I put up the last sign.
This Summer The Old Lady said I should cut down the weeds that were growing up and hiding the bottom sign, the one saying Stay******Out. Most of the stuff growing in front of the sign were blackberry vines and if the moose don't eat them I may get some blackberries next year, so I left them alone and besides most people know about the sign and stay out now.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yooper In Crackerland, Again

Arrived back in Crackerland last night. Not much has changed that I have noticed so far. That opinion may change after I get out and about in daylight.

Looks like I will never get to swim in the pool here. They were working on getting it ready when I left, but it wasn't ready for use. Now the water in it is as green as Kermit The Frog.

Will get back to regular blogging after I get caught up on things; porn surfing on the intratubes, doing the mountain of laundry we hauled here from UP on the Tundra and some general decompression after over 2 thousand miles on the road.