Thursday, November 27, 2008


It is not unusual for those who live in urbanity to find something about their place reported in a nationwide publication from time to time. It is not so ordinary in Q-topia. The December issue of Forbes magazine has an article about the annual Longboard races at [what was once] the local ski hill. Yes, there have been other stories about this in the fluff sections of newspapers as far away as Denver and Dallas, but nothing nationwide that I know of.

This ski hill is where my wife learned to ski as a youngster and where she taught others when she was in High School. The ski bus would take the kids in town there every winter weekend and school holiday. The Ski Club was supported by her Mom and her mom's friends. When our sons were small, we skied there if there was snow during our Christmas visits to the grandparents. Sadly the area was closed in the '90s when maintenance became impossible. There is a local effort to revive the area, I hope it succeeds.

Here is a slideshow and below is video from the 2008 events.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Engine 4 Sale

I mean: Engine 4 for sale.

Mural :-(

Update to Mural at risk. HELP!

Pizza Factory Mural being removed
Pizza Factory Mural removed
Note the remaining mural on the Drug Store.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Certified Gross

We certify gross polluters.
If it is that bad, do we really need to have it certified?
Smog Check

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Keep on Truckin'

Not in the tank truck; on the flatbed with the pillow from the motel next door.
Less than ten yards from Highway 70.
Did I say "truckin'"?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Here's Waldo

Parked at the Post Office.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just a trim, please.

Chain saw murderer at large!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not your grandmother's old cane

Left next to the community bulletin board.
Maybe she found a not-so-dirty old man to toot her horn.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Memorial at Main & Court Streets in Dame Shirley Plaza.

Local citizens now serving.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Map Q-west

One little corner of the country.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Elephant Crossing

There must be a Republican aphorism or metaphor somewhere in this.
(-: insert your own caption :-)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sold Out Fast

Everyone wants a real souvenir of history made.
A screen capture or printout is not the same.
1 2 3 4 5

Monday, November 3, 2008

Expecting something?

Premature snowmobile-ulation, Jack.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mural at risk. HELP!

The stucco on which the mural is painted is separating from the wall.
No one has figured out a way to save it - read the story here.

The mural was painted in 1987. This snapshot is from three years ago.

The Devils

Q: What does it mean?
•Abandon scientific theories and those nasty little devils (you know, the devilles), and stick with good old religion superstition?
•Against the theory of evolution as applied to Cadillac DeVilles?
•A band on the ORY, and the devil, Les?
A: Music by:
Abandon Theory and
•The DeVilles.