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October, 2007 - Issue #77
In which we pack for our thirteenth move and depart Texas on Halloween.
1976 - THIRTY-ONE YEARS AGO IN GHANA, AFRICA vs October, 2007TODAY, IN TEXAS
Oh Bob! What a funny kid he was! Apparently, not much has changed.
BUT YOU HAVE TO ADMIT
This incredible squash just begs to be toyed with.
HOME IS WHERE THE HEARTH IS
And the bread... This was our first baking of Deb Illo's Nutty Bread and it came out great.
THE TEMPEH KEEPS GETTING BETTER
We've gone from containers to plastic bags and increased the amount of beans for a thicker loaf. Then we cubed some and fried it for use as a substitute for ground beef.
THE TEXAS STATE FAIR
Lisa's brainchild - a company outing to one of her favorite activities. Bob makes sure he is big enough to get on one of the rides. Camille and Adalia pose in front of an elephant who is being goosed by a monkey while sitting on turtle. This explains the startled look. According to one of the carneys, Vargas, the Spanish manufacturer of this type of carnival art also makes cannons.
AMBIENT CAR CULTURE
The car culture is alive and thriving in Texas, as it is in most of the United States. The American Hologram, as Joe Bageant would put it, will apparently continue to mesmerize us right up until big oil sucks the last bit of petroleum out of the earth. But, oh, what a pretty thing this hubcap is! Don't you just want one?
James and Lisa and Steven play around with all the new cars on display.
EAT, DRINK AND RUN THROUGH BUBBLES
Here is Bob, Trey, Jason (with his head turned) Jamie's ball cap, Lisa's arm, Garrett, and Steven's hand during an expensive refueling stop in the Food Court Tent. Then it was on to the Bubble House, which involved sliding floors, funny mirrors and of course, bubbles.
A FEW NICE PETS
Bob was taken by the ostriches in the petting zoo. We discovered that ostriches only have two toes while the emus, have three.
Bob scratches a camel, a kangaroo mother surveys the crowd for signs of hand outs and Garrett flirts with an East African Bongo.
The shaven Alpacas did not venture up to the fence and the Patagonian Cavy hung back, but this young buffalo was not in the least bit shy.
OUR RELOCUBES ARE HERE!
On October 25 they dropped our ReloCubes and by the 29th, we had them all packed. Bye bye, Texas.
THIS MONTH'S SCARIEST QUOTES:
We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war. - Ann Coulter
It matters not whether these weapons of ours are humane: if they gain us our freedom, they are justified before our conscience and before our God. - Adolph Hitler
Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream. - Rush Limbaugh
It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 - except Goldwater in '64 - the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted. - Ann Coulter
THIS MONTH'S STUPIDEST QUOTE:
I love to engage in repartee with people who are stupider than I am. - Ann Coulter
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