“Uncle Sam Fairy”

Friday, July 4, 2014
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“Uncle Sam Fairy”

Did you know that there is an “Uncle Sam Fairy?” I took this picture on June 21st *somewhere* in Great Falls, but can’t remember where. Antique store maybe?

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Right Name, Wrong State

Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Right Name, Wrong State

Was puzzled for a few days — got a few emails and Facebook messages over at KRTV wondering if it was true that the fireworks show for Great Falls had been canceled. Didn’t know how the rumor got started, but finally figured it out tonight after someone messaged me: Wha…? CelebrateGreatFalls.org? I thought I was familiar with pretty much all of the Great Falls-based “community” sites, so I checked it out, and lo and behold: it’s Great Falls, all right — VIRGINIA!

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Challenge!

Friday, June 27, 2014
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Challenge!

Sheriff Edwards issued a challenge to a bunch of folks in and around Great Falls — including me, by name! The challenge: get doused with a couple of buckets of ice-cold water — or else pony up $50 to help Ryan United. And since Bob wouldn’t dare challenge anyone without being willing to undergo the “punishment” himself — well, you know he’s truly one of the good guys! Watch: Since one of the things that I absolutely hate is GETTING WET, this one was a no-brainer — I donated to Ryan United! UPDATE: Ha! Some of my co-workers took...

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Smashed Bug

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Smashed Bug

Saw this along 2nd Avenue South near 7th Street on Tuesday morning…not quite sure what to make of it. There’s also a damaged car parked in front of the VW.

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“Too Cold”

Thursday, June 19, 2014
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June in Montana: We had scheduled an appointment to have our air-conditioning system get a “check up” now that summer is almost here. Tech was supposed to come today…but a few minutes after 8 a.m., we got a voicemail from the company saying that it is TOO COLD for them to perform the maintenance check – said that it needs to be at least 60 degrees, and with the current temp at 49 degrees and not much hope for a big warm-up, they would need to re-schedule. So: on June 19th, it’s too cold to have an a/c unit...

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One Hump or Two?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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One Hump or Two?

Er…actually, that should be one HUMP or two! This is Lumpy the camel. He is in charge of sugar cubes in our house. He was a very thoughtful birthday present for my wife from dear friends Dan and Scot.

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