Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Explore the Highway!

Come explore the Highway! You'll find a lot of stops along the way! One of which is the Highways newest exit The Rusty Nail Lounge. Play games, tell stories, buy a round for your buddies! Just have fun!

Be sure to stop off on Route 66 where you will find a number of exists. Stop off at Route 66 where you can tell us about an offbeat attraction or small town icon that's worth pulling off to see! Next stop is Ole Wives Tales where you can read about or share your own wives tales. Let's see how many different versions come up! You can also stop by Urban Legends where you can read about or share your version of Urban Legends. After that stop along Area 51 where you are bound to see a UFO!

As if that's not enough there are still a couple stops along the way! Take the Ghost Stories exit if you're not too scared! Getting hungry? Stop by the Roadside Cafe! Here you can post your own recipes or learn of some new ones from some of our dives...err...I mean our diners chefs! There are lot's of menu's to choose from & we're still adding more! Last but not least don't miss Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. Here you can share all of your favorite or not so favorite Diners, Drive-Ins or Dives! And yes it was stolen from Guy Fieri! Shhh!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Let's Play a Card Game!

I'll trade you a Creeping Mold 117/306 Uncommon Magic the Gathering Green Mirrodin Card for...

Doors of the Deepmines 208/232 Chaotic Dawn of Perim Card for...

Elemental Hero Burstinatrix MDP2-EN003 Rare Limited Edition YuGiOh Card for...

Techo Master 13/100 Holo Neopets Mystery Island Card for...

Ninetales 12/102 Rare Holo WoTC Base Set Pokemon Card!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dick & Jane

Dick & Jane...

See Jane in her pajamas...

See Dick & Jane together...

See Dick pose...

See Dick & Jane sit...

See Jane's pet (or is that Dick's pet?)...

See Jane hang out...

See Dick ready for the beach...

See Jane dressed up...
Stay tuned for the next thrilling installment of Dick & Jane!
Can't wait for the next installment? Visit Dick & Jane in The Barn!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Currently Reading...

Children of the Dust Children of the Dust by Clancy Carlile

Synopsis: Children of the Dust. Gypsy Smith is a half-black, half-Indian gunfighter, bounty hunter, and scout who reluctantly accepts a job leading poor black sharecroppers from the South to the border of new territory for the Oklahoma land rush. Among his charges is a young woman, Drusilla, with whom he fall in love. On the eve of his wedding, there's trouble with the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan lynches two young boys. When he tries to follow the trail, Gypsy is wounded, castrated, and left for dead. But Gypsy doesn't die, at least not in a literal sense. The old Gypsy is dead, the one who liked a joke, who was in live, and who found beauty in the hard land. All that remains is a searing, all-consuming need to avenge his mutilators. One by one, he extracts his revenge, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. The local law, spurred on by Klansmen, begins a massive manhunt for Smith. The conclusion is as inevitable as the plot is predictable, with Smith meeting his end as an avenging angel to some and as a devil to others. There are sub-plots and parallel story lines, but none of note. This is serviceable western fare lent import due to the four-hour CBS miniseries that will air as the book is released. On that basis most libraries will experience demand, but don't get carried away. It's not special. Genre veterans Cameron Judd and Elmer Kelton produce better work regularly.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy

The Water is Wide The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book! It was the first book I read of Conroy's & I can't wait to get my hands on another one (along with the movie that is based on this book). I thought it was well written & very entertaining! It was both funny & sad. I found myself laughing one minute & heart broken the next. Being based on Conroy's true life it was a very interesting look into the Carolina Low Country in the late 60's & early 70's. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books giving insight to history, teaching or southern settings.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Traveled to Savannah lately?

Having vacationed in Savannah, GA. just a few weeks ago a friend forwarded this to me thinking I would get a kick out of reading it. Someone posted this on Craigslist in the Personal section. I found this to be very entertaining to read so I thought I would share it!

To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last.
Date: 05-27-09, 1:43 A M EST.

I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on my girlfriend and me, threatening our lives.

You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings.

I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.

First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason.

My girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber Model 1911 .45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening.

Obviously, you agree that it is a very intimidating weapon when pointed at your head, wasn't it?

I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come from bare footed since I made you leave your shoes, cell phone, and wallet with me. [That prevented you from calling or running to your buddies to come help mug us again].

After I called your mother, or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I went and filled up my gas tank as well as four other people's in the gas station on your credit card. The guy with the big motor home took 150 gallons and was extremely grateful!

I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go's, along with all the cash in your wallet. [That made his day!]

I then threw your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb ... after I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire driver's side of the car.

Later, I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cellphone. Ma Bell just now shut down the line, although I only used the phone for a little over a day now, so what's going on with that?

Earlier, I managed to get in two threatening phone calls to the DA's office and one to the FBI, while mentioning President Obama as my possible target. The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number, etc).

In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you . . . but I feel this type of retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for your threatened crime. I wish you well as you try to sort through some of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider the career path you've chosen to pursue in life.

Remember, next time you might not be so lucky.

Have a good day!

Thoughtfully yours,

P.S. Remember this motto. An armed society makes for a more civil society!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Memories Superhighway

Start Your Engines!
Cruise down Memories Superhighway!
Get in the fast lane! Destination: Yesteryear!

A new website is open! Memories Superhighway. Where collectors and sellers collide! A hopping place and way more than stuffy china and dusty books (although they are there too!)

A quick tour around and you see lots of interesting places to pull off and investigate. New members should stop by the Tourist Center, where the very friendly rules are posted and a site tour as well. Tourists page is all our members, and Scrapbook is currently our photos and albums, but we are working on another concept for that.

Click the tab called Neighborhoods and you'll find some fun groups to join and plenty of places to show off your favorite collectibles, like Grandma's House, Handmade Highway, The Campground, Atomic Avenue and Music Mile to name only a couple, and anyone can start a group, the more the merrier. Most of the groups have a place for sellers to post, and a place for collectors to show off their collections!

Side Roads is the forum, with the usual discussions and other business. The Gazette is our blog, anyone can post, but no selling, must be informative or of interest to all.

BE SURE to visit the Route 66 page for some real distractions, and be prepared to share a story.

Market Mile is designed for online store owners to have a “shop” to post their online inventory, this is not an active store, only a showroom of your online inventory and you must have an online store. Individuals and ebayers can post in the classifieds in forum. And please post your for sale items in the proper places, we wanted seperate places for collectors to feel free to post their collectibles.

It's fast, free, and easy to join, I hope everyone comes by!