Sunday, September 19, 2021

A Helpful Nail

My son had a nail in his tire, but said he wasn't going to take it out.
(Can you see it?)
This seemed counterproductive to me. Nails don't belong in tires. Nails punch holes in tires. Holes in tires let air out.
But my son said that his tire pressure was steady. The nail was actually plugging its own hole, successfully trapping the air inside the tire.
In spite of his assurances that all was well in Inflated Tire Land, I had the urge to grab that nail and pull it out because it just doesn't belong there!
His plan is to keep close track of his tire pressure, and then have the problem taken care of the next time he takes his vehicle in for routine service.
What would you do? Leave the nail in for awhile? Or pull it out now and get the tire fixed?

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Fun Farmer's Market!

If you were driving down Highway 18 and saw this smiling guy dancing with a giant sunflower on the side of the road at a Saturday Farmer's Market, what would you do?
Since I am a fan of smiling and dancing, I pulled over. It was an extra bonus that I also saw a "sweet corn for sale" sign, even though it wasn't at sunflower dancer Brenden Whitelaw's booth. Among other yummy looking plants, he offered exotic cucumbers, fancy zucchini, and Scottish kale, which I wish I'd tasted while I was there.
Coming up, not this weekend because of the St. George Ironman competition, which tends to close roads, are lemongrass, dill, kohlrabi, White Spice Carrots (what?!) and, of all things, Cosmic Purple Carrots!
Brenden also sells colorful corn, perfect for fall decorations or eating, and he promised larger ears to come! 
So if you're in the market for entertainment, good conversation, and fresh vegetables that you aren't likely to find at a grocery store, then stop by the junction of Highway 18 and the turnoff to Pine Valley, (which is roughly the center of the town of Central, Utah) on Saturday.
For even more fun, there are other booths there, too, such as easy-to-talk-to Dale in his genuine cowboy hat, offering his homemade flutes and unique one-of-a-kind Western decorations for sale.
You're sure to find something fun and interesting there, so stop by if you can!
Have you ever been to a Farmer's Market?

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Odd Role Model

I saw this picture at a thrift store. I don't know what that golden colored figure is. What are the children lined up behind it doing?
 They appear to be mimicking the figure's pose.
But why?
Is it seen as the epitome of behavior in their place of learning?
Is it their teacher?
Is it an alien?
I think those children need to take their own poses.
Have you ever followed someone/thing that you later questioned?

A Helpful Nail

My son had a nail in his tire, but said he wasn't going to take it out. (Can you see it?) This seemed counterproductive to me. Nails don...