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  1. Heather Monson
    September 13, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

    First time caller, long time listener.
    I’m in Ohio and was hoping to catch a glimpse of you and your signature bubblegum pearls. I’m disappointed but enjoyed your post – as always. One of the hardest things about losing my dad was the realization I couldn’t make any new memories with him. Take that road trip and make some memories together.


  2. Kelly W
    September 13, 2017 @ 12:40 pm

    Where do I start? You crack me up! You and your dad sound like a perfect trip to anywhere! Yes, the word thing… how about an ‘anteek meer’? Ya someone posted that?! I bought it! My ‘rot iron railing’ find (??) is a wonderful wall piece now despite the spelling! AND I am sure that pharmaceutical companies are hand-in-hand with the devil! I say that laughing BUT really drugs to ‘fix’ you, drugs to fix the symptoms of the drugs prescribed and so on!!! Can’t even wrap my brain around it! And STATINS…😩

    As I said! Where to start?!

    I look forward to your adventures in Craig’s List finds, ‘anteeking’ and your obvious sense of fun! Have a great trip with your dad! Just a little jealous!


  3. Linda
    September 13, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

    I agree with your father, in his text.


  4. pigtowndesign
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

    Does your dad want to come to my lecture tonight with a debate on the ethics of big pharma? i know time’s tight, but he’d love it. haha.


  5. Maria Barnes
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

    I heard one of the statin manufacturers promoting putting children as young as 5 years old on a Statin, if they had a family history of hypercholesterolemia with cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke). The drugs had NEVER BEEN TESTED in children, but hey, what’s the big deal?


  6. Ellen
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

    Enjoy Dad while you have him❤️🚎


  7. Darling Lily
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:56 pm

    I am full with you on the dairy, statins, circus. We will have to agree to disagree about climate change and hot humid weather! I adore Fall and Winter; Summer is something to be endured.

    I am somewhere between you and your Daddy on theology and music ( Not a huge Verdi fan, would like the Ring better with no singing)

    I am a TOTAL road trip fanatic, though. Merely reading this makes me want to go gas up the truck….

    What have you got against my beloved hometown?! Especially since you love hot, humid weather!


  8. Lynette
    September 13, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

    On a recent road trip through Texas (not far outside of Houston) we saw a sign that said HAY FUR SAIL. That is my favorite one to date. I really wanted to stop and check out a ‘fur sail’. Sounds luxurious.


  9. Angie
    September 13, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

    You should reconsider Atlanta! It’s warmer down here.


  10. Jayne Z
    September 13, 2017 @ 2:14 pm

    Great post Victoria. Although I enjoy bright, shiny things, kittens, kitchen design, etc., I also enjoy that you aren’t afraid to tackle tough subjects!


  11. Lesley
    September 13, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

    I can almost forgive the CL posters with “anteek” and “rod iron” as well as bad 70s impersonators tagged as “mid-century modern” as being in a rush, trying too hard, or being distracted by binge-watching “Breaking Bad.” What I have a huge problem with are public posters such as this one, where I stopped to pick up some groceries : “Parking for Whole Foods costumers only.” I felt bad I had left my Wonder Woman boots at home. Or this one: “Misspellers of the world, UNTIE” which was oh-so-tempting in simple white lettering on a black t-shirt at an outdoor mall kiosk.


    • Pam
      September 15, 2017 @ 7:42 am

      Lesley, are you sure the saying wasn’t “Dyslexics of the world Untie”


  12. Liz
    September 13, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

    When my friend was looking for a new dining room set, she said there were hardly any listed for sale
    on Craigslist…so I suggest she look for a “dinning room set” and there were more “dinning room sets” on Craigslist than “dining room sets” !!!


    • Elise
      September 21, 2017 @ 3:07 pm

      This explains a lot about America.


  13. Sandy B
    September 13, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

    Send me that list, stat! Reading rot iron or rod iron KILLS me.


  14. Charlotte
    September 13, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

    There is no way that we as humans can control our weather. We can’t do one thing to change the weather. Climate change, global warming all a myth totally made up. One day the whole world will see this. I totally agree with you about the statins. Love your blog.


    • Carisa
      September 13, 2017 @ 6:28 pm

      Charlotte, please get some education. Open up your mind and heart and realize there are SEVEN BILLION of us and counting. Wrap your head around that number. Why is it always warmer in the city than in the suburbs? Why is a parking lot hotter than a field? And I’m open enough to admit you might be right, but we are not living a healthy or sustainable existence with the way we farm, the way we destroy the land, the way we poison ourselves and everything around us, our disposable culture- remember when we used to fix things instead of throwing them out and buying a new one? Whether climate change is real or not, everyone would benefit from cleaner, kinder living.


      • Antonella
        September 14, 2017 @ 8:43 am

        “Everyone would benefit from cleaner, kinder living”

        Why is it s difficult to grasp?! :-/


    • judy
      September 15, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

      You are so extreme in your denial of human effect on Climate that I suspect it might be sarchasm .
      If not spend some time on utube watching the Glaciers move and melt and fall into the Sea in Chunks the size of a smallish State. Climate on our Planet is a very complex system but it is a system just like our Bodies and just like our Body we can choose to care for it,just as we care for our body with diet,exercise and avoiding the poisons of drugs,too much alcohol and especially Stress. And modern Life can be very stressful. We have become so used to living becoming ever more easy from remote controls to groceries delivered to the ability to find,compare and have shipped to our door the latest in must haves. I wish climate deniers would think of what they are leaving to their descendants. Better to err on the side of caution and take measures to slow the warming of the planet than to arrogantly accept the claims of a small minority who claim we have no affect on Climate.

      Without the Polar ice caps the Planet very definitely will change and the melt is evaporating oceans of additional water into our atmosphere. That water is now feeding ever more destructive storms and increased rain. the more water up the more water down. How easy to switch from filthy oil to Wind,Sunshine and the power of the eternal ocean waves. How futile to stay with a finite,filthy energy source.


  15. jennifer
    September 13, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

    Boy, I just realized how dumb I am…….and that the Airstream cooler is really cool………………


  16. S Roche
    September 13, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    LOL…I’m with Jennifer…


  17. Laura Lee Murphy-Treanor
    September 13, 2017 @ 4:21 pm

    Make sure to tell him about “elegancy”!!


  18. Sam
    September 13, 2017 @ 4:45 pm

    Love Me A Good Road Trip! Take Snacks! Thanks for the laughs. I would love your Dad, and would love to give him back too 😝


  19. Kathie in Canada
    September 13, 2017 @ 5:36 pm

    haha…i love rot iron rap around humour too 🙂 always tickles MY funny bone! 🙂


  20. Susan
    September 13, 2017 @ 5:51 pm

    Yay! I found my people. I will gladly road trip with y’all any day. Yes, I said y’all I’m from Texas.


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