Friday, March 11, 2011

Favorite Things Friday

Time again for Favorite Things Friday Ms. P. over at Quilting in my Pyjamas.

This week - my favorite thing is something so simple.  Something that only comes around once a year, but signifies the beginning of spring for me.  I'm elated when they start showing up, and sad when they are gone.

It's - Daffodils!

What's not to love about these?  They are bright and sunny, and a sure sign that spring is here (or almost, at least!)

I love driving down the road, and seeing these grow wild.  It really makes me want to stop and grab a handful to fill a vase.  (Yes, yes, I know it's wrong, and I won't really do it, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to!)

So that's my FTF this week.   What's your favorite flower or sign of spring???


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Squeaky Door re-visted

I wish I had a great follow-up story to yesterday's post about the squeaky door.  I don't.

It appears that after hours, the squeaky door fairy came in and fixed it.  That's the only thing I can deduce.  Nobody knows anything, has heard anything, has touched anything.  It just magically fixed itself.

That - or the guys don't want to admit that it was really a simple fix after all that fuss yesterday...

So it will remain a mystery, however the squeak is GONE!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Easily Amused...

I fully realize that this will only be comical to me.  But today at work, I let the engineers know that the door was "squeaky".

I thought it was funny, that two of them went to work on it, but thought, "OK, they're both new, so maybe they are leaning on each other..."

Then the third one showed up...

Then the chief engineer showed up...

And finally, a contractor perched himself on top of the ladder to watch the festivities.  All over a squeaky door...

As of this typing - it's been almost 1 full hour to fix the squeak, and it's still squeaking.  And I'm heading out the door...

I'll update tomorrow, to see if the squeak is gone.  But really?  With 5 of them, one can only hope....


Friday, March 4, 2011

Favorite Things Friday

Time again for Favorite Things Friday Ms. P. over at Quilting in my Pyjamas.

This week, I was going to say that my favorite thing is traveling.  And while that is true, it's a bit broad.  So, I'll narrow it down....

One of my favorite things while traveling is Roadside Attractions.  Some we've come across by accident, and some were actually the destination.  Some were just plain odd, and some were just something we thought were kinda cool...

Here are a few we've come across:

Goats with their own walkway to a feeder.  No fear, and  cars passing right underneath!

Foamhenge.  A full scale replica of stonehenge, made out of foam.

In front of an auto body repair shop.

Also in front of an auto body repair shop.

In front of the GraveDigger Monster Truck shop.

Full mosaic art in San Diego.

Paul Bunyon and his ox, Blue.  Somewhere on the coast of Oregon.

Sea Lion Caves on the coast of Oregon.  This place was promoted with major tacky billboards for miles ahead of time.  Couldn't resist...  And the caves were actually AWESOME!

Quilt painted on the road in Bell Buckle, TN.

Concrete troll under a bridge in Seattle, Wa.  There is a full size VW Bug under his left hand.

Lucy!  Lucy is an Elephant-shaped building near Atlantic City, NJ.  She has formerly been a  restaurant, tavern, house, and is now a tourist attraction.  
There are plenty more that we've seen, and been so in awe, we've forgotten to take pictures.  But it's definitely fun to find these oddities out there...

I just can't resist these types of attractions while traveling.  Sometimes, it adds a lot of time onto a quick trip, but I consider it "Stopping to smell the roses"!