Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quick Takes

The next time you drive (or ride) by a place that causes you to say "I'm going to stop there some time," don't just say it - do it!  You might just find some huge ceramic pigs. Maybe even a pink one.

Antique Emporium of Deadwood.

Or, if you dig deep enough down in the box, you may just find that still sealed Star Wars Storm Trooper Pez dispenser you didn't know you always wanted.

On another subject...I have decided I like girls in hats.  Any kind of hat. Or cap.  I'm not sure I know the difference.  I've been seeing a trend lately, or maybe just noticing now where I didn't before.  In any case, girls with hats are cool.

I think I'll buy some fireworks this year.  It's something I haven't done in recent years.  No special reason to do it this year, other than you just never know when you might need a smoke bomb or a bottle rocket. Ok, so nobody ever really "needs" a smoke bomb or a bottle rocket, but they can be kind of fun to have around.

Went up to the storage shed the other day and brought home all of my old record albums.  Wow.  I had forgotten how many I still have.  Can't wait to get the turntable and Lux receiver (circ. 1975) hooked up again so I can play some records.  There's something about hearing those classic bands on vinyl.  It's crisp, clean, raw.  Not over-processed and with too much bass like most CDs and digital music you hear today.  I'm telling you - you've never been really in the groove until you've heard Cheap Trick, Jackson Browne or the Doobies at 33 1/3 rpm.

One more thing...I'm leaving Sunday on a road trip to see an old friend.  I plan on making a few stops on the way to take some photos and possibly pick up a few post cards.  (They still sell post cards don't they?) 1300 miles round trip with no air conditioning, no cruise control, and no radio.  Just me and a liquid cooled horizontally opposed 6 cylinder power plant that will do just fine against pretty much any run-of-the-mill common V-Twin out there.

Here's hoping for a a little adventure and some smooth sailing.  So Fins Up...and I'll see you on the other side!