Over the holidays, I traveled to Eureka California, which is known for their restored Victorian-style buildings, one of which has been named, "The Pink Lady." (The Pink Lady in cocktail lore is a drink that... oh, here, look it up yourself; you're just browsing the internet right now anyway, right?). While taking photos, I spotted … Continue reading The Pink Lady’s Toast
Holiday cards sent? Check! (unfortunately, that took all week to accomplish) I only have a little time to put up a few decorations. How about a tree? ...or two? Done! Hmm, what now? Maybe some whimsical decorations? Something serene and beautiful? Or both? Done! What's missing? Oh yeah! Victorian carolers and a Nutcracker! Done and … Continue reading Last Minute Decorations
Turkeys gobble, "Thanks!" (mainly to vegans), While vegans say, "Thanks for all the seeds, man." Seeds sprout their thanks for water, soil and light. Lights blink thanks for an evening rest to Night. Night winks, "Thanks for the tickles!" to owls and bats. Owls hoot their thanks for plump and juicy rats. Rats squeak thanks … Continue reading Turkeys Give Thanks
"Did you hear about the surfer who tried to catch a wave while wearing a mask?" "Uh-oh... What happened?" "He got all jacked up." More Surfer Statue fun.
Humpty Pumpkin perched on a cabinet Reminding everyone that it's now Fall. You can guess how this story ends, I'd bet. Everyone enjoyed the season -- That's all! ~ Camp Host Chad The End More Halloween Decoration
Two questions: Are you ready for Halloween? Not me! Thanks to neighbors, though, I can share this: And thanks to my co-workers, share this: 2. Did you understand my Bodie reference in the last post? Yes? No? Should I explain Bodie?
Remember Bubba from "Forrest Gump" and his litany of ways to cook shrimp? The kitchen at my current job is well-stocked with a variety of snacks. The guy who stocks the snacks is extremely proud of the current pantry. As I've repeatedly heard this week, he stocked, "Pumpkin spice creamer, pumpkin spice yogurt, pumpkin spice.... … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Serenity
Greetings, Campfire Tale-ians! I've been on an excellent vacation, but I hope you enjoyed the frame and poetry posts I left for you before I took off. I also hope you enjoyed Independence Day. I did! I traveled back in time on many (oh, so many) levels. I don't even know where to start. Seriously, … Continue reading Road Tripped
Confession: I don't really understand May Day. I tried researching it, but the more I read, the more it seems to be whatever you want it to be. Traditionally, there's flowers and cake. So if you are into that, here you go. In Hawaii, they call it Lei Day.Reading that got me thinking (but first, … Continue reading May Day? Play Day!
I love traditions, especially during the holidays. Please tell me yours! I've been bingeing on mini-oranges lately; easy to peel, delicious, and healthy. After lunch today, as I peeled an orange to feed my addiction craving, "A" said to me, "In my family, we put an orange on top of the mochi, and then eat … Continue reading Trash Talk