Monday, December 17, 2007

Secret Santa 2007: Redux

Yes Secret Santa it truly is Pizzonelicious!

What is a Pizzone? A whole pizza you can eat with one hand.

Who Watches the Watchmen?

I have been a fan since it was first published. Maybe I will share just how much of a fan another time.

Found a friend's blog again. He showed me where to find this test.

Who is Nite Owl I?

Friday, December 14, 2007

To Reheat... set phone to 911

Life is funny- you just need to know where the right places to look in order to find the punchline.

I opened the refrigerator today and found this.

I'm so glad it was there because those thing will spoil faster than mayonnaise at a church picnic.

I was going to put it in the oven to reheat it, but the pilot is out on our electric stove again.

Monday, December 3, 2007

I would expect this from White Castle.

The funny thing about this- Is that the town where this store is located has a reputation of being...
well you get the idea.

Chalk this up to another sign designer who needs to have someone with school yard humor proof the design. Back when we lived in New Jersey there was a Dental Health AssOCIATES office with a light up letter sign. The sign was designed so that "OCIATES" was on one circuit. Once again you understand, but it stayed that way for over 6 months. You think someone would have noticed once the prank phone calls started.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Love is...

Your equivalent to grade school art on her proverbial refrigerator.

I went to my wife's office today to take a picture of my first "micrograve", on my way out I noticed the jar and smiled to myself. I had completely forgotten about doing it.

The following set of events took place over a number of weeks back in January/February of 2007

1) Where it all Started.
2) Then the discussion began.
3) Our own golf ball for the bathroom.
4) The Golf Ball meets a silver sharpie.
5) Silver Golf Ball ends up in a jar.
6) Cotton added for effect.
7) Jar ends up in her purse as a joke.
(What it wasn't take your meteorite to work day?)
8) "Petersburg 82303" ends up on permanent display in her office.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

SO- what happened to Hex & Where?

My wife likes to play these word games.

I myself prefer to fight crime with Clue or explore the Jersey Shore with Monopoly. For some strange reason we own neither one.

We do however own Upwords and once in a while it makes an appearance. I do have to say I prefer this over Scrabble any day.

So we were playing the other night and this is how the board ended. There was only a few more words put down after the SO, but what a collection of words we ended up with now taken in a different context.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Secret Santa 2007

Secret Santa 2007 has begun.

So you don't need to ask:
"Hos, Hos, Hos Stay out of our park thanks to Phil!
From Secret Santa"

Possibly has something to do with my secret life as a crime fighter.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Think Small 4

Opening Night!

Now through December 22 in Richmond, VA.

You can find out more information here about the exhibit.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Forgot to read the Warning

This happened a few blocks from our house.

I know that if this happened to me I would be really upset, but since it didn't...

Remember Folks! No matter how hard it is raining outside you should never use your propane grill inside.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

People stood in line to see the boy king

It was December 1978 I traveled to the MET that day riding in the last seat of our Station Wagon. I had no idea at the time what a monumental exhibit I was headed to. Our family waded through the masses of people and I truly felt like Carter in the cramped hot spaces. When we finally emerged I got a T-shirt from the gift shop it was yellow, with the classic 1970s sparkle iron-on of Tut's mask, but most importantly it was most likely 100% polyester. As soon as I got back to the car the new shirt went on. About 7pm that evening I removed my shirt due to horrible itching only to find I had broken out in hives. Convinced that I was suffering from "The Curse of King Tut" my mother took me to the doctor (I was lucky it was one of the days they had night hours.) Fears of the curse quickly faded as I was told that I had a reaction to the unwashed fibers in the shirt.

November 2000 a month after the explosion on the USS Cole and the beginning of the Second Intifada my wife and I found ourselves traveling to Cairo and Giza on a tour bus with Mirand, our guide, and armed Egyptian Security Forces (protecting the tourists). We got to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and I had the pleasure of seeing an old friend from my youth on his home territory. We had 2 hours to see all the treasures of Egypt, but like everyone else headed for Tut. Once again cramped and hot. It would have been nice to spend the time studying, but if not being short on time was enough- the crowds had a way of moving you through, at one point I was physically pushed out of the way when I took too long admiring a piece. Quickly back to the gift shop (no t-shirt this time) and off to Giza.

So here it is July of 2007 Tut is once again on my continent, and as a special surprise to my wife we went to go see our old friend. This time however we had VIP tickets, (nothing's too good for my baby) so we got to jump to the front of the line and we had all the time we wanted since our tickets weren't timed. It was a nice exhibit, although I feel they could have had a few more "show pieces" from the collection. I had looked for a t-shirt, but couldn't find one I was happy with. Since it will probably be another 30 years before he comes back, we will just have to make a point to get back to Egypt to see Tut again.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Ultimate Simpson Pilgrimage

Arriving at the converted location outside of Washington, D.C.

Vibrant colors were surreal, but surprisingly good.

It was the details that made it all worth while.