Archive for July 24th, 2011

24
Jul

Yikes!

   Posted by: John    in Critters

Um….this guy is in all kinds of trouble!

Swim Faster!

Probably the best comment on the site:  “Diver…the other white meat!”

24
Jul

Makes you wonder…

   Posted by: John    in Fun Stuff

We were wandering around WalMart and I happened to look in the freezer at the ice cream…and just cracked up.  (Of course, it was late, we had just finished the Steve Martin concert and we had sat in the sun for several hours…I am sure my brain was fried beyond belief!) 

Ice Cream

Yes, big letters on a yellow background, letting you know the Original Taste IS BACK!!!  So, I have to wonder…where did it go to begin with?  And what had replaced it for whatever period of time?  Just curious.

Speaking of things that make you wonder,  I found these at Target some time ago.

Charmin Basic

Charmin Ultra

Who knew that the same brand of TP came in different “trim levels”?  Base level vs. plush?  120 vs 320 grit?  As near as I could tell, there was only $1 difference between the two.

(And notice the bears seem absolutely overwhelmed with happiness about using either one!)

24
Jul

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

   Posted by: John    in Fun Stuff, Music

Karen won tickets to go see Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.  Yes, that Steve Martin.  At the time she got the tickets I did not know that he was a banjo player and bluegrass musician.  Well, he is.  And he’s good at it too!  So we braved the heat and sat on the grass at the outdoor place and listened to some pretty dang good music.  He put some comedy into it as well.  All of the songs except for one (Orange Blossom Special, and that was an encore) were his music.  Some were straight instrumentals, but they sang some songs as well.  The Steep Canyon Rangers sing 4 part barbershop style very good.  The vocal songs were almost all comedic.  I mean, when you can sing about being happy about breaking up with someone (Jubilation Day)…that’s fun stuff.  Or, a song inspired by a dog that wanted his owner to chuck a ball for him. 

Anyway, they aren’t the best pictures, but here’s a couple of Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.  Click to see them full size.

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

24
Jul

Going Japanese

   Posted by: John    in Food I won't eat!

The other day we decided to go out for supper.  Karen picked the Fujiyami Japanese restaurant in Boise.  It’s a sushi house, but they have other things as well.  Good thing…I don’t like sushi.  So, while I had Teriyaki steak and chicken, Karen got this dragon thing.  Click to embiggen!

Japanese dragon for supper

It’s not sushi I guess, but it is quite the work of art! 

Details...that's why it costs so much!