Thursday, February 18, 2010


As I drive around town, I notice new businesses and remember the old ones they replaced. For example, many moons ago -- about the early 1980s -- I remember a restaurant called Brannigans. It was located on Fort Union Boulevard at about 1300 East.

  • I remember going there my mom and her friend Maude Savage.
  • They had booths with lemon-yellow vinyl benches.
  • I remember Club Sandwiches held together with colored, plastic, fuzzy-ended toothpicks.
  • The white ceiling tiles (the pressed cardboard kind with the little holes) had stuck in them may of the fuzzy-ended toothpicks, which patrons had launched to see if they would stick. They did!
  • I remember bright pink ice cream and in it bright blue bubble gum.

Does anyone else remember Brannigans?

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Thank goodness for the passage of time. Going through some old pictures I ran across this photo from just 4-years ago. It instantly gave me anxiety.

Here is the same space earlier this year. Sooo much better.

Baking Update, etc.

I guess I did leave out vital information from my last post! They were supposed to be cupcakes that I was making ... from scratch; not out of a box. Yikes! What a mess. Today I'm baking bread instead.

I've been meaning to post this picture as well. We live in the middle of a city, so this is the last thing you'd expect to see in your front sidewalk. And I'm not talking about the weeds.

However, in the past, we have seen deer on the Trax lines, racoons in the creek, and owls in the trees. So fun!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


This is a pretty good indication that it's time for me to quit baking for the day:

This was the SECOND batch. I followed all the directions so that they wouldn't "collapse". Hmmm.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sumo Man

You never know what you may find when looking at an address through "Street View" in Google Maps:

Like "Sumo Man". Hmm. Not what I was expecting. Upon closer inspection, there is a guy filming Sumo Man:

Well, it is in San Francisco. What's your instinct ... Eccentric? Hollywood movie? Protester? Geico caveman commercial?
I bet there is a website out there for unusual things found on Street View. I think I'll check, because I have a submission!

Monday, August 24, 2009

LDS Graffiti

I didn't know that we had youth taggers in the LDS church ...
We went for a nice Sunday drive, and among the beautiful pines and rain scented air, we were taught our Sunday School lesson ... "Modest is Hottest".
And we also got to appreciate some classic expressionist art ... someones version of The Scream by Edvard Munch.
What a day!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fish Lake

Spent the weekend in Fish Lake, Utah for a family reunion ...
Fun on the lake it one of the best places on earth!