Friday, August 11, 2017

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 60

Welcome once again to pop Culture Frenzy.  Let's go directly to our question.



A Colorado couple was rudely awakened one recent early morning by their SUV.  What happened?
Fluffy?






The lunar eclipse set off
the vehicle's alarm?





Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Bryan?





While everybody was distracted
by the eclipse, space alien convicts
 escaped and come to earth.
After crashing their space craft, 
they took the SUV, planning to flee to
the mountains.




Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Molly?





Their dog used the SUV
to chase squirrels?




Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Cyndi?





A homeless person needing
shelter was sleeping in
the SUV?






It's August.  Wouldn't the
homeless person be more comfortable
outside of a stuffy vehicle?






There are lots of bugs in
August, even during a 
lunar eclipse.  





Hostmaster:  Bryan?





Their teenager took the SUV
for a joyride.  His parents awoke to witness
him racing up and down the street 
spinning donuts on the neighbors' lawns.






Hostmaster:  close enough.  Here's what happened.  A bear entered the SUV and managed to get it into neutral.  The vehicle rolled down the driveway, took out a mailbox and a utility box.  Not only was the SUV totaled on the outside, the inside was trashed too.  The culprit was not found at the scene but was identified by a poop sample he left behind.







The bear was probably just trying
 to get away from bugs.





Nah.  Evil space aliens used
the moon's eclipsted rays
to control the bear.





This round is over.
Read about the joyrider here.







I can understand borrowing
an SUV, but pooping in
it is going too far.






Round 60
Fluffy/Molly  29
Bryan/Cyndi   24







Friday, August 4, 2017

Blame it on the...


Sweating like a horse.  August smaugust.



OK.  Take comfort in snap dragons and lemon verbena.




Pretty pretty weeds.  No.  Those are wild flowers.

Feeling better already.



Wait.  Uh oh.




Phooey.  Time to retreat to the nice cool house.




I really should be out there pulling weeds.  Oy.




Move over, Clover.  That couch is calling me.


Blame it on the heat.  Blame it on the sun.  Blame it on the Bossa Nova.




Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Meanwhile in the Garden...

Had a hankering for stuffed peppers.  Trouble is, these are red peppers.



That's OK.  There's plenty of squash- and then some.




Happily, ducks like squash too.  Provided it is julienned first, of course.






Fried green tomatoes are not on the menu.




Looks like this plant plans to take flight when the time is ripe.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

My Favorite Tree

Here it is in flowery close-up.



Here it is in green glory.




Here it is in autumn amber.



Here it is in spring bud.




(It is there even during one of my obsessive searches for my arch nemesis The Fisher while I take action shots of my own finger, peer out of windows....)



Here it is as silent sentinel.





What kind of tree is this wonderful tree?  I kept wondering.  Then one day, I was doing something in the bathroom and happened to read the shower curtain.





It's a Tulip Tree!


Monday, July 10, 2017

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 59

Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.   Let's get right to our question.


There's a dog spa in Japan that offers the usual luxuries, baths, private rooms, fine dining.  They also offer something quite unique.
What is it?
Molly?





A squirrel hunt?



Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Cyndi?





Nail wraps?



Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Bryan?



Kabuki theater?




Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Fluffy?




Water polo?



Hostmaster:  incorrect.  You've come up with some interesting answers.  Still, nobody's warm.  A hint is in order.
Pea soup.  Head spin.
Molly?




Pease porridge hot pease porridge cold
 pease porridge in a pot nine days old!




Hostmaster:  oy.
Fluffy?



The price of soup at this spa will make your head spin?




Hostmaster:  incorrect.  Let's try another hint.
Devil dogs.
Cyndi?




Chocolate is bad for dogs.





Hostmaster:  sigh.
Bryan?




Dogs belonging to Marines get in free?





Hostmaster:  incorrect.
Fluffy?




They provide exorcisms?





Hostmaster:  correct.



How did you get that?




 In the seventies, there was a really stupid movie
 about a demon possessed German Shepherd.
 It was called Devil Dog.




Some like it hot some like it cold
 some like it in a pot nine days old!






So ends another round.  Here's a link if you want to check out the D+Kirishima Spa.





Devil dogs check in but only
dogs check out!







Phooey.  Devil dogs would cheat in
 the squirrel hunt anyway.  









Round 59
Fluffy/Molly    29
Bryan/Cyndi     23






Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Slow-moving Trespasser

One morning, a few weeks ago, the dogs caught this trespasser lurking around in the inner perimeter.  They barked at him.  They surrounded him.  His response was passive.




Even after the dogs dispersed, the interloper remained in motionless mode for some time. Opossums sort of go unconscious when they Play Possum, though this fellow apparently did not go full swoon.








After the dogs came back in the house, the intruder was left alone for a while.  He moved to leave. First he tried to climb the fence.  That proved too strenuous.  He then moved to the gate, which presumably he squeezed under,  for all of a sudden this phlegmatic interloper was gone.