August 28, 2009

At the Country Road Café...

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... you can go on and on and on...

22 comments:

lewsar said...

pictures like that make me wish my 911 was running. soon, perhaps.

EnigmatiCore said...

Country road, take me home, to the place, I belong...

wv: screhpn
I'm screhpn the bottom trying to think of something to say about my wv.

MamaM said...

white line fever...I wonder just what makes a man keep pushing on?

Chip Ahoy said...

I bet if you rolled that hay a little bit you'd see a mouse.

Hey! Would you like to see a pop-up card wut I dun? You would? OK, here. This one is for a birthday party tomorrow. It depicts Egyptians celebrating around a pop-up modern style decorated cake. It's apropos of nothing at all. The hieroglyphs on the left describe the occasion and the English on the right translates the hieroglyphs.

blake said...

Very nice, Chip.

LonewackoDotCom said...

1. Speaking about country roads.

2. Is Instapundit like the kid from the TwilightZone episode, the one that makes everyone smile and be happy? Is Althouse afraid of criticizing Insty? I'm not necessarily referring to his aberrant ideology (objectivism) but his support for things like the tea parties and intimidating politicians. Instead of supporting people having a real debate about real issues, Insty supports people acting out and throwing tantrums. Don't get me wrong: I don't want some pathetic bloggingheads-style "debate"; I want a vigorous debate featuring all sides about real issues. Instead of promoting that, Instapundit is promoting people acting like baboons.

3. Insty is currently promoting a "buycott" of WholeFoods. Some progressives have a different take (That proposal is as real as you want it to be).

4. GlennBeck fans who want to actually do something effective should read this.

MamaM said...

Chip: I like the way the party guests are all bearing assorted gifts and favors--very celebratory, with an air of anticipation and respect.

Whatever it is that makes a man keep pushing on, you seem to have it ChipA!

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous card, Chip! (My birthday is in July, that gives you plenty of time :-)

wv -- mintsbru, a mint julep by any other name is just as sweet

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rhhardin said...

Sparrow walks the line yesterday.

kentuckyliz said...

chip, amazing!!!

Even beyond just the pop-up, Egyptians bearing a cake and a present would make a great (flat) birthday card. Then hieroglyphic and English subtitled Happy Birthday inside. Quick, sell it to a greeting card company before someone else does.

The Feast of the Nativity of Kentuckyliz is on July 2. I'm celebrating my twenty-twenty-fifth birthday next year.

Issob Morocco said...

Looks like the road to Cashton, WI

Bissage said...

(1) The green area looks like it is receding from the roadway but I’ll bet it is really encroaching. Get it? Receding! Ah say, ah say, that’s a joke, son, a joke!

(2) That white line is called a fog line. I learned that from my elderly family physician who was proud to explain to me that the AMA was instrumental in getting those painted all over the country so old people could see the edge of the road.

He once stuck his finger up my ass.

His exact words?

“Let’s get this over with. I’m not looking forward to it any more than you are.”

Some bedside manner. Not even a peck on the cheek.

I will give him credit for this, though: The guy lubed me up so much it took me five full minutes to wipe my ass clean.

Gross!

(3) And now -- it’s only fair -- your palette cleanser: Mahavishnu Orchestra and ”Open Country Joy.” You’re welcome.

P.S. I think maybe I needed that as much as anybody else!

Michael Hasenstab said...

That road is County Trunk Highway C, just north of Leland, Wisconsin. I ride it twice each year, on the first Sunday of May and the first Sunday of October.

The reason for the ride is an event called the Slimy Crud Run - a fun motorcycle rally for riders of restored, old, ratty, and new motorcycles, with emphasis on European makes. It's not a typical Harley rally, it's probably the polar opposite, although all makes are welcome.

It starts in Pine Bluff, just west of Madison, and ends in Leland, near natural Bridge State Park. Everyone finds his/her own route through the beautiful southwestern Wisconsin countryside.

Can't be there? Enjoy it vicariously here.

G Joubert said...

That road is in pretty good shape. The surfacing, the striping, everything about it. I wish the country roads where I live were so good.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Chip, I love all your cards, but this is my favorite so far. It doesn't even need a translation!

rhhardin said...

Dubious record:

Statement as of 12:15 am EDT on August 30, 2009

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Columbus OH...

Rainfall at the Port Columbus International Airport has totaled 2.42
inches so far today. This establishes a new record rainfall amount
for this date... surpassing the previous record of 2.12 inches set in
1914.

since it appears on August 29.

Paul Brinkley said...

I got up this morning to see news that Lydia Guevara (granddaughter of Che) is posing semi-nude for one of those PETA ads.

I could use that trip to the country...

wv: facie - what a Roman Joan Rivers would mock

JAL said...

Late to the party, but can I invite you to mine next year Chip?

Ohhh ... I see several people have... and a number of us are July babies ... mmmmm... better get hopping, Chip chap.

Fabulous stuff.

wv = hophonet
Seriously! And I didn't even look when I was writng.

It's the transliteration of the hieroglyph which means "Get goin'"

paul a'barge said...

Those people who own the land on the right side of the road don't know diddly about how to store round bales of hay.

You need to tootsie-roll them in one long chain and make them as tight against each other as possible.

Also, they need to sit on a slight rise if possible and be aligned North-South.

Just sayin' ...

wv: allyfu

I don't know ally.

JAL said...

Paul -- they are feeding cows, and don't care.

wv=berde
Term of endearment, with french accent on the last e. Rhymes with Verde.

JAL said...

Next wv is shexhant

Oh my.