Monday, August 1, 2011

August You say?

WOW - where did the 5th hottest July on record go!!!

I hope everybody happened to see Sectin G, Sundays Best in the Wisco State Journal this weekend. The back ONE HALF page was all me as there was a huge advertisement created my little 'ol me.



In other news DJ and I were driving around Fox Lake Saturday and came across the worlds largest Restroom.


This is actually called The Singing Tower and was erected by some dude in 1955 (I think) in honor of his wife (the facts here could be a little fuzzy).  But as luck would have it they built it right next to some restrooms and the towns people felt the need to make sure people knew where they could pee (perhaps too many people were peeing in the lake?).   So his memorial now has RESTROOM on the side.


I tried to go up it but the doors were locked and I all of a sudden felt the need to pee somewhere.  Weird.
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So this weekend I'm covering the Antique & Classic Boat Show and then the next day I'm covering "the fastest growing classic car meet in the Midwest" “Cars and Coffee” in Lake Mills. Although it's not actually a "Classic" car show. More of a "everything" car show with Lamborghini's and so forth.

It takes place right next to Sweet Lips, the gallery which now will hold more and more of my canvas photographs.

And if THAT is not enough tooting my own horn I have a new website  RodMelotte.com which will hold my images AND words AT THE SAME TIME!  My last site I could not have any words to go with each photo.
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I suspect the stock market to zoom today with The Bill.  Funny how everybody got upset in the last few weeks for having the people they voted into office doing exactly what they wanted them to do.  Democrats get all crazy because the Republicans won't budge but at the same time Republicans get all crazy because the Democrat's won't budge.

Then when their is a compromise no one is happy except the stock market. GEE - who knew it would go to the last minute!  Who could have predicted THAT  LOL   I had my $$ out of the market last week and Friday morning put it back in!

OH - here is a speech from Obama in 2006 before he was President.

"The fact that we're here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Leadership means 'The buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit."

hmmmmm - This is sort of like when the liberals are all for redistricting until it's the Republicans turn.  Democrats were totally AGAINST raising the debt limit when a Republican is President and vice versa.

Now don't get me wrong - I'm all liberal and all that but if people would just step back and look at BOTH sides . . . . . . there is a lot of hypocrisy going on, on both sides.
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I was talking to a guy yesterday and he received $10,000 from the government in a settlement. Seems back in the 70's during Nam there was some big protest in Washington.  A huge group of hippies were arrested and put into a stadium for holding. Well, there was some sort of illegal thing going on and a class action suit gave each person who had kept their arrest papers a sweet $10,000.

Speaking of hippies - I'm 34% Hippie!  How do I know?  I took The Hippie Test.    

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Jenny is doing a bang up job selling Tupperware.  It was Earl Silas Tupper's birthday the other day, the inventor of the formerly patented "burping seal".

Did you know that in early 60's there was a very strict dress code required for Tupperware ladies, with skirts and tights worn at all times, and white gloves often accompanying the outfit.

Here you see one such enthusiastic Tupperware party.  You can almost feel the joy and wonderment as the ladies are being amazed at the magic of the burping seal.  Obviously they are just shocked that the woman is not wearing her white gloves.


Burping seals.


I'm thinking that Jenny's parties are much more fun.
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Only one more warm day after today.  Should be in the low 80's by Wednesday.

Have a great Monday.

Rod