Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Maybe Building an Ark isn't a Bad Idea...

Here I sit waiting for the delivery dude who will show up within the “window” the company set. The window boils down to all day of course, with and hour gap so the delivery dude can hide behind the local strip mall and do some lunchtime bong hits. No worries, plenty to do around Tiny House. Had to phone into the Vet to see what Yukon’s twitching whisker means, if anything. Got laundry going, and managed to step outside a bit.

Cold and rainy today. I was hoping to trot out the leaf blower, but wet leaves don’t blow very well, so that will have to wait for another day.

I did see a GBH or Great Blue Heron fly over noggin. I tried to snap a photo, but I only had my “walking around camera” and that doesn’t quite have the lens power to make it that far. It was nice to see nonetheless. Herons aren’t a real common sight in these parts, though I suspect with mom and dad moving here from Chicago, and stocking the backyard pond they had to have with yummy gourmet fish we’ll start to see more Herons.

Even found an old friend while doing laundry – Mussolini sock puppet. I suspect Mrs. Phos, might have accidentally worn him, though I have no proof. I do not know if Mussolini sock puppet will survive the rigors of the washer, but only time will tell….

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At 9:30 AM, Blogger Die Muräne said...

I'm almost sure your delivery dude is watching jumping girls. He knows you can wait hahaha! ;)

Wow a Mussolini sock puppet! I almost didn't know the old man in the picture.

At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sock puppet,
flame thrower...

yeah, you got all
the coolest toys, phos

if you ever have a garage sale, i'll bet it is quite the event :)

(cool sky pic!)


At 10:49 AM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

DM: Yep, Mussolini, the forgotten dictator. I feel kind of bad for him. Ok, not really.

/t.:Never venture into the garage because there be dragons...

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Hammer said...

Lol did they used to give away the whole collection of dictator sock puppets at the mobile station with a fill up?

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Dino aka Katy said...

Mussolini socks? I am confused. It is icky here drizziling and cold and gray. The fact that I only slept for 4hs doesn't help my mood either

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Sarah Letnes said...

We have a mosquito preserve in our neighborhood. It's a good thing the Skeeter-lovers didn't put heron food in the rancid pond in their front yard.

I'm sure any fish would have died.(Although, at least then I could have sicked PETA on them.)

At 11:53 AM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

hammer: It is a rare collectible. Actually I made it for Italianfest so I could entertain my wife's Sicilian/Italian relatives. They thought it was a scream.

I think Mao Tse-Tung may make an appearance at my Chinese New Years party. You can feed anything through an inkjet printer nowadays!!

DAK: Not just a sock, a sock puppet! You can make him demand that your relatives bring him many beers at the Italian festival. Worked for me anyway. Next, a Hirohito Sock Puppet - collect all six dictator puppets!!

SL:Someone has to make sure West Nile Virus doesn't go on the endangered list Morons from up North come out here and think they are still living back on Maple Street. Its a desert, get it! Blue-bellies go home!!!

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Gnat said...


You gave me the perfect idea. I am going to make a Hugo Chavez sock puppet for my next party. A friend and I have been going back and forth on Hugo. I respect his point of view I just don't agree with it...elected offical for him is a bit of a stretch. Anyway...

I can see it now "Hillary wants me!" and "Get me a beer and I will give you free heating oil" will be in my lexicon I am sure.


At 2:07 PM, Anonymous crissxross said...

What a great combination of images, especially against the bakelite cream. And the Mussolini sock to top and toe it all. Bravissimo!

At 4:49 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Gnat:I'd have to send my Ronald Regan Sockpuppet to assassinate your Hugo Chavez sock puppet.

crisscross: Thanks. Always felt as far as nut-jobs Mussolini was highly unappreciated.

At 5:01 PM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

Did the Mussolini sock puppet survive?

At 5:43 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

LL: Bad news, I think the sock monster got him - he went in but I don't remember seeing him come back out. On the bright side I got a lot of laundry done, cleaned the kitchen and Fred the Fish is now swimming in sparkly clean water. He is such a pig!!

At 8:24 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

** Mussolini sock

hmmm never knew they had that kinda stuff :)

Happy V-day Phos HUGGGGGGGGZ!


At 5:23 AM, Blogger nanuk said...

Is Il Duce part of a series of fascistic footwear?

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Mayden's Voyage said...

Happy Valentines Day, Phos :)

Loved the sky pic- beautiful!
Whats this about cleaning the kitchen and doing the laundry???

It would be a very happy Valentines Day at my house is hubs did that!
(he will if I ask...but- ummm, he's not here! lol)

Hope you have fun tonight at the book club- and that you made plans with the wife for before, or after :)

At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey phos,

happy v-day to u
and all at tiny house

/t. & LL

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Chickie said...

I love the puppet!

Isn't it riduculous the time windows that delivery/repair people give. Last time I waited on someone it was from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

At 1:27 PM, Blogger Timmy said...

Sweet Lincoln's Mole! Where did you find the il Duce socks!?!

At 6:26 PM, Blogger Fuff said...

I thort the heron was a vulture on the prowl for soppy dog ears :)

At 6:49 PM, Blogger Becky said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

At 9:28 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

happy V-Day all! Thanks for dropping by, I love hearing form you! I ripped the Il Duce's picture off fomr the Italian anti-defamation league web site, printed it on a ink jet transfer sheet, vandalized a relatively clean sock, and voila, irritated Ity relatives.

The book discussion group is a lot of fun, in fact it is one of the few escapes I have from the Tiny House. It is nice 'cause it is an open discussion, we don't do the Oprah book o' the Month crap. There are several folks in the group, all with different tastes in books, so I get exposed to different books - books I wouldn't generally read. In fact I have broken from the Fantasy genre and am reading quite a few other types of literature. I love to read, which is good because the list of books I want to check out has grown long!

Thanks all and happy V-Day to you!!!

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