I don’t know about anyone else, but sometimes in NY I forget to look up instead of down or straight ahead. But the reward of training one’s gaze skyward needs no explanation. There is no trickery to the scale in that last picture. It’s of Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle Restaurant in Spokane Washington — well worth a detour for a crazy delicious burger served with hand-cut fries and some of the best milk shakes you can imagine. The thing is huge. And, crazy as this sounds, it’s not the only giant milk bottle in town. It’s actually one of two in Spokane, built by the Benewah Diary Company back in 1935. The other one is a Democratic Party headquarters.
One of my favorite summertime meals is a calamari salad to which I have added bean thread noodles. They key element being the noodles themselves. And, they come in an eye-popping pink mesh bag. The closure consists of a red plastic ring and an orange rubberband. A lot of citrus fruits come packaged in those same types of bags. In part as a way to enhance the color of the fruit, which I find a little deceptive. Either way, I love the bags, and use the pink ones in particular instead of wrapping paper. I actually have one hanging on my wall because I love it so.
Odd instructional accordion brochure found a long time ago, and then forgotten for even longer.
In their search to figure out who the hell we are and what we want out of life, neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam trawled through 15,000 Harlequin Romance novels. The resulting list of top ten professions, for the heroes who get star billing, certainly says a lot about us. Prince? Really? Their new book is called A Billion Wicked Thoughts. They write about this and other topics in their blog. Thanks Sue, best librarian in the world, for the original link to Galleycat!
This thing has been up on a high shelf hiding behind some old photographs and a couple of plastic horses. I love that the name of the product is incorporated into the physical case. And in orange.