Wednesday, March 04, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Sugarstitches, Fake Frat, Dental Assisting


It's Wednesday, let's WTF!

I have survived almost 4 decades without needing stitches. This changed on Monday as I was hit by a sugarfreight train.

hit by a sugarfreight train

While walking down a muddy hill, a 60 lb furry dumptruck sprinted by, knocking both of my feet out from under me, sending me flying, and I landed flat on my back and wrist.

did i do that
Oooops, did I do that?

The blood spouted plentifully from that smiley face gash. 

We went to urgent care where the physician's assistant's assistant (it had to be his first day, ever) tried to numb it, but did not in fact numb it. He told me they had practiced on hot dogs.

sugarstitches

Some women brag about natural childbirth, i am bragging about natural stitches. There was no anesthesia, I felt every stitch! 

Here it is now with 4 stitches, healing up - it's my mousing hand, so I have to be careful. I also keep seeing it in my periphery which is causing me flashes of panic because it looks like a spider on my hand. Other than that, it's fine. 

sugarstitches
 
Moving along to a couple of vintage t-shirts I picked up last week.  First, this 60's football jersey with fake fraternity letters. Iy Phelta Thi. (Say it out loud).

iy phelta thi

Oh John, what a kidder.

iy phelta thi back

Last but not least this wearable tribute to the oft-underappreciated career that is Dental Assisting

dental assisting vintage t-shirt

Scraping gums - just like dancing on rainbows! 

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

SNOWDAY!

They called for 5 inches, and we got 5 inches.  The dogs love it!



This is a different kinda snowball.

 
Sunrise on the snowy Swannanoa river.

 
I always dreamed of becoming a white lab.

 
Pouncey will get the ball, no matter what. 

 
Sugarhoney will stalk him on the bank, no matter what. 

 
Something on your nose, E.

 
Snow pounce!


Sugar heart tongue. 


Stay warm, amigos!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Pest Control, Head Cuddles, Butter Warmers

Good day, Wednesday! Good day, WTF!

Let us begin with some strange things spotted in sunny Florida. We went down last weekend to see my parents and we had a ball.

Nothing says pest control like a 6 foot dead cockroach.


Unless maybe you've got a 12 foot dead cockroach.


This one is pretty adorable.  Like the great pyramid. Of fro yo.


Here we have a classic case of "unnecessary" quotation marks.


We toured a house for sale that was built in 1982 and not touched since.  Everything was wood grain, and lo-fi.


I mean everything.


Welcome to our home! Dog butt.


Moving along to last night's terrible basketball game between UNC and NC State. Brice Johnson fell out of bounds and then cuddled the State assistant coach's head. 

Pre-cuddle:

Early cuddle:

End cuddle:

Background lady loves head cuddles.


Now for some thrifting treasures. Dental implants - a solid choice indeed.


 Creepy washed out boy-girl twin dolls lacquered onto a piece of wood, anyone? 


Good point, passive aggressive bathroom sign. 


This was found inside a Kenny Rogers LP.  Straight outta 1988 via Print Shop.


Last but not least, butter warmers.


As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Bag Feet, Horned Toads, The Fatheads

Greetings, Wednesday! Greetings, WTF!

Old man winter has again dealt an icy blow to western NC, thereby impeding my thrifting, but still there is WTF to be found, just gotta poke around! 

Speaking of winter, here's a polaroid from back when little kids didn't have boots, they tied plastic bags to their feet.

heather snowsuit

Behold a book called Taxidermy. First published in 1943. 


 Full of instructions and diagrams for skinning and mounting a panoply of animals. 



Includes the easy way to skin any kind of lizard, and a great tip - put crumpled tissue paper under your stuffed crayfish.  More lifelike.

 Here was one of my first business ventures: 

jr kindergarten 1

jr kindergarten 2

It was a failure. 

Meet the Fatheads. Second grade art gone awry.

fatheads second grade
 
 Last but not least, Pouncey's tail.

armrest tail

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

addicted to power

once again this year, we gleefully celebrated valentine's day with arby's. 

bag of arbys

power went out during a wild windstorm saturday at 830 pm, and it was restored at 5pm on sunday. generally i spent the outage railing against humanity, researching generators, calling duke power for updates every 15 minutes, scampering through neighbors' yards looking for signs of progress, rage-cleaning the stovetop, and going to creekside taphouse for many dranks.

sugarhoney spent the outage sitting like a human.

yoga sugarhoney

i hope everybody stays safe, snuggly, and warm during the forecasted ice storm!

all 3 on the couch

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Clowns, Servants, Feral Swine

Good morning, Wednesday! Let's WTF!

Here is a school bus with some crocs in the windshield.



Behold a divine assortment of housewares at the Goodwill.  A butler/servant figurine, a vodka bottle wrapped in tassels, and a plastic giraffe filled with photos of safari animals. 





Here's a fantastic story of a hunter who killed a 707 lb feral pig about 45 minutes from here last month.


I've hiked a lot of these woods, and have never seen a feral pig.  Some great quotes in the story: 
When a 707-pound wild hog with razor sharp tusks is hurtling at you at full speed, it's, well, a tad unsettling. "I thought I done filled one of my boots up," Bruce Florence said with a hearty laugh. "It scared the fool out of me."
*****
"We got about 150 pounds of sausage off him," Bruce Florence said. "The tenderloin was 5 foot, 10 inches long."
They killed the beast at 9:15 a.m., and by that afternoon Florence said he was eating ribs and sausage, with the tenderloin on the menu for Saturday.
"I had to bump my blood pressure medicine from one to two pills a day, I've eaten so much pork," Florence said with a laugh.
They're also tanning the hide, and Florence said they removed six, five-gallon buckets of fat, just from the hide.
 *****
And this gem about what to do if a wild pig attacks you:
If you fall or are knocked down, get onto your back with your feet facing the animal, and start kicking rapidly with your feet against the end of the snout or head, making sure that your feet don't get caught in the pig's mouth.
*****

Okay! WTF?!


Last but not least, a thrift store clown.



As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Groundhogs, Meatballs, Boy in a Teacup


Greetings to Wednesday! Greetings to WTF!

Starting with a couple of WTF internet animals. It's Groundhog week, and Jimmy the Groundhog from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin took his one shining moment and bit the Mayor in the ear


Here's Rami the stray pitbull-weiner dog from Moultrie, Georgia.  I hope his mom was a pitbull. He looks like a sweetheart, he is even scared of cats


Now for some thrift store treasures: who needs a curling iron?


Ceramic mask covered in feathers? 


I love Eddie Rabbitt as much as the next guy. It's the mullet and medallion I am WTFing.


How many meatballs could there possibly be?


Here's a boy in a teacup.


 $8?! Have you lost your minds, Goodwill?


This was on the back of a 24x36 framed poster of North Carolina rhododendrons.


It looks like every person in that high energy lounge is about to have an affair. 

Shield your eyes, Kid D, and other haters of clowns.  


Last but not least, the creepiest doll I have ever seen: 


As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

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New WTF this week: