Saturday, October 23, 2010

Big Doggie Pacifier

Does a 115+ pound dog need a pacifier? Look carefully and you will see her pacifier, the white object, sticking out of the side of her mouth.

Here is a little better view. She doesn't chew them up, she rolls them around in her mouth, throws them in the air and falls asleep with them sticking out of her face.

Or sometimes she just wanders around looking like this.

Here it is, sans dog. They can be found in packs of two at your local Big Lots store. You have to look really hard to see any teeth marks. There are a few on the left side of the doorstop near the top.

Indiana Jones and Halloween 2010

My grandson wanted to dress as Indiana Jones for Halloween, so I told his mother I would come up with some appropriate armament for Indie.

Well, first thing is they do not make cap pistols like they used to. I guess the federal government now prescribes orange on the barrel so they will not be seen as "real" weapons. That being said, an entirely orange gun like Walmart sells and the orange greens ones sold in California also are totally lacking in style.

There are Japanese made replica pistols and revolvers out there that cost as much as real pistols and revolvers. But the kid is only seven and it's only for Halloween.

A plastic Model 1911 45 was not happening, no Webley revolvers, no Schofields and very few cowboy pistols unless I wanted a real collectors item.

Finally, I located a Broomhandle Mauser, made out of plastic, clicks when you pull the trigger and was relatively inexpensive. Also, only the front end of the barrel was orange.

I found a black leather belt at the Humane Society Thrift Shop and slightly modified a WWII holster for a Model 1911 to carry the Broomhandle Mauser.

Broomhandle jammed into holster. It does not fall out when shaken upside down but it can be drawn easily.

I attached a tie-down strap to the bottom of the holster and I will trim the black leather belt when he puts the rig on.

It may not be exactly what Indiana Jones carried, but he could have and he would have looked way cool; while being well armed.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It Runs In The Family

Bike helmet on and ready to roll.

Bike helmet on and ready to roll also.

These two are about the same age, but they seem to exhibit some of the same family traits; even though they belong in different legs of the family. Since their mother's are sisters, I will assume the traits in question were downloaded from the Nana.

Note, she has the chin strap fastened, he does not. His gang likes to live closer to the edge.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Disney Half Marathon Race Trip, October 2010

The view from in front of our room.

The other side of the water slides.

Some Nick character statues

placed around the area

known as the Mall.

Some of their

characters inside the Mall

posing for photos with any and all comers.

A closer view of the water slide from the pool area.

Ready for the Half Marathon. This picture is about 1900 hrs, just before it got dark.

This is the line of runners to get on the bus for transportation to the start area.

Wheel chair racers.

The Epcot Dome taken about midnight while I waited for "my" runner. To see any of the race required a $35 ticket to get into Epcot after 2200 hrs so I waited either in the car or out front of Epcot from when she got on the bus until she finished the race.

Finished and with medal at about 0100 hrs, ready to go home.

Some of the room art in our room.

More room art.

A Dora statue on the way to the Mall area.

The countdown begins, the big bucket is ready to dump Nick green slime.

Dumping green slime.

A shot of DownTown Disney.

The Bench, DownTown Disney.

A Restaurant on the water.

Front of the T-Rex Restaurant.

Lego Transformer.

Lego Dinosaur.

Lego lover.

Look, this Lego set is pink for girls.

Sometimes you don't want your picture taken.

Two year old Disney shopper.

A family or two of shoppers.

Star Wars Potato Heads.