Wednesday, November 29, 2006


I am terribly distraught to learn that the Krispy Kreme in my town is going to be gutted of all it's cool midcentury neatness to be turned into boring cookie-cutter blahness. I thought I would share a photo of the sign before it's gone:
And for the fun of it, here are a few more cool signs I've photographed in past years. These are located around the Ocala, FL area.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Caption This!

This game is quite fun! You all left such funny captions on the last one. Here's another:

Dear Lord baby Jesus, we thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to say thank you for my family. My two sons, Walker, and Texas Ranger, or TR as we call him. And of course my red hot smokin' wife Carley, who is a stone cold fox.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Oh, it's fun!

I haven't really had alot of time for my typical shenanigans lately. To fill the void till then I thought it may be fun for us to play "Caption This!" games...

During a tender yet revealing moment while working on their dishpan hands, Jimmy revealed, "Darling, I find having to breath the same air as you revolting. " ...and Sally agreed, returning the sentiment whole heartily.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Newly Acquired

Hello dear readers! I recently acquired a bunch of pretty cool vintage doo-dads that I thought I would show off to you all.

These containers...Please disregard the fact of it being a crappy photo.

ice trays. I am very fond of the ones on the right with the detailed handles. I'm not going to use them for ice. I think they could be repurposed somehow...

HATS!...16 of them. Once I have a decent hairdo I'll sport a few.

A cute "Made in Japan" Santa decoration. Some neat old detective pulp novels.

An Asian robe that is in mint condition.

Now for the best ever! Drum roll please!.....ahh, drum roll?!....

A 6 1/2 foot aluminum Christmas tree!
Check out the neat red glass balls attached to the tips. The best part of the story is that it was rescued from a dumpster!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Hello all,

Terribly busy but I am making an appearance at the Swapatorium today. It's ehhh.... not my best. I hope to catch up with you all soon.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Forget the green bean casserole!

Does this sound all too familiar? Turkey....dressing.....cranberry bean casserole= zzzzzzz.... Why not liven up the Thanksgiving menu and table a bit this season? This vintage recipe has undeniable good looks and fairly normal ingredients. It also has that added charm of being made in a mold, overly garnished and a massive amount of peas. Family and friends will no doubt praise this culinary ensemble on it's presentation alone!

This dish is called Mushroom Fondue with Peas... Fondue, really? Well sure! It has cheese....and bread....and, um.... well... damn it, they call it fondue! Of course a grill cheese sandwich could be called fondue with those kind of requirements. Maybe they left out the last instruction of: Just put the whole thing over a sterno can and pass out skewers.

Okay, now for flavor.... Truthfully it's lacking a bit in that department, but it has potential. I think adding a dash or two of something from a spice rack would be a splendid idea.



Recipe from the Culinary Arts Institute cookbooklet:
250 ways to serve Fresh Vegetables, 1951.