Friday, July 20, 2007

More drivel about the Dollar Place shopping, more than you want to know

Yesterday I posted about the lady who liked to go to the Dollar Place, Alexandria, Louisiana, because she didn't have to dress up. That must be a very nice place to go, here is a report about shopping there in 2004:

"Friday, 12/24/04: Presence
[from Andrew Lindemann Malone's Internet Playpen at his Web site, Spam-o-Matic, at]

Today I went to town at the Dollar Place at City Place Mall. The store teemed with holiday shoppers looking to find something for those hard-to-please people on their list that cost a buck (or $1.05 with tax). There was more excitement at Dollar Place today then ever there has been in my experience. Only adding to the cheerful frenzy was the music being played, a Christmas-themed version of the one hit that made a wonder of Lou Bega, "Mambo No. 5":

A little bit of Santa's all I need

A little bit of presents all I seek…

When this wasn't playing, dance versions of undanceable Christmas music such as "What Child is This" took up the slack.

Nevertheless, I bought eight bucks' (and forty cents') worth of stuff, including:

Two cookie tins depicting cherubs playing musical instruments in what appear to be physically impossible ways, unless cherubs have double-jointed elbows
A fake tree, about a foot high, that's very attractive if you stash it somewhere where no one will look at it too closely (it's atop my TV now)
A pack of twelve red tea candles, because color coordination is the reason for the season
One of those little things you use to dispense individual droplets of olive oil at the table, because for a dollar how bad can it be?
I did not purchase either of the two rolls of wrapping paper emblazoned with the Tennessee Titans logo, so you can go pick those up."

The next time I go to Alexandria I will try to visit the mall, that store might not be there any more. It wasn't listed in my Alexandria 2005-2006 phone book.

If it is there, I'll take a picture for you.

In the meantime, this again:


Spam-o-matic is still going strong,

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

A couple of rednecks, hers and his

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Now, the Redneck Kids:

This was my picture post for Wordless Wednesday yesterday (link). It is a picture, isn't it?
A picture with words?

Anyway I put it over here because not many of you came over to see it. That's alright, I'll get over it.

I think this guy is a handsome devil, someone we might want to know. That's just me, I'll ask around.


Would you like to meet him?

What do you think about him?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Our visit to Italy, Part 02

1. Pictures from a year ago
2. My Wordless Wednesday
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Lake Maggiore at Stresa, Italy, the mountains across the lake are in Switzerland.

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Just north of Torino, Italy, out our motel window. Those are Swiss mountains also.

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Back in Italy again after a week in Provence, France. This time on the Italian Riviera at Vernazza. That will be the town of Corniglia across the Bay. We took the train to go over there.

These are a couple of the five villages, or Cinque Terre, (Monterosso al Mare , Vernazza , Corniglia , Manarola , and Riomaggiore [link, Wikipedia]). We visited the first four by train. We did walk the trail along the cliffs from Corniglia to Manarola.


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Living is high here in Vernazza.

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If you don't live so high you can keep your boat by the door.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Jim bunch eats again -- Today, July 15, is National Ice Cream Day

I'll have Blue Bell Light Vanilla with strawberries on top, thanks.

Ice Cream of the Crop - Yahoo! Buzz Log: "July is doubly delightful thanks to National Ice Cream Month and National Ice Cream Day on July 15. President Ronald Reagan thought the sweet occasion needed the double scoop of emphasis. "

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Aren't you glad?


Adi is!



She's a lucky dog!

From Romans, Chapter 8 (link):
22. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

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