• Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…

    Beware of Moose!
    It’s taken me fricking long enough, but here’s the scoop on our recent excursion to the Great White North. I’ve realized (after my wife smacked me upside the head) that there is too much to put into a single post. So, I will be recounting the trip over the next several days.

    If you are the type that just wants to look at pretty pictures and skip all the jibber-jabber, there are a bazillion photos up in Solonor’s Photoblog. But I swear that if you follow along here first, you’ll have a much more enjoyable ride. It’s only a three hour tour. A three hour tour.

    We started off our journey into the wilds of New England the same way any other average American family does… with a song in our hearts and a sock puppet on our hands…

    Bobby Sock goes on a trip
    Yes, that’s Bobby. Bobby Sock.
    (Say it with a Sean Connery accent for the proper effect.)

    V taught a craft class this summer. Her last session was to have the little kids make sock puppets. Well, our not-so-little kids thought that was just the bee’s knees. So, they spent the last couple of days before we left making sock puppets. Naturally, Pepperkat had to take hers with her. Also naturally, she’s got no shame. So, Bobby was not kept in the sock drawer. He was our constant companion, much to the amusement of many a passerby.

    Send in the clones
    After we landed in Providence, RI (via Charlotte, NC), we headed up the road to Boston to meet with fellow blog master, Brian Kane, and to obtain photographic evidence that the Government’s cloning program from the 60’s was a smashing success.

    After a lovely dinner with the Kane Clan, we traveled to Seabrook, NH, to spend the night.

    Now, Seabrook in our day was the place to go and protest. It’s got one of them nuke-u-ler plants, don’tchaknow…

    Well, we arrived in the dark, and as luck would have it, we took a wrong turn and wound up heading down a dark road with barbed-wire fencing on either side. We finally decided that it was a wrong turn after pulling up to a sign that read something along the lines of: “If you make one more step, you’re ass is toast, suckah. Now git!”

    We chose not to get out and take a picture of the sign. Sorry.

    It was then that Pepperkat decided that everything in the area must be radioactive and that she’d really like to be bitten by a goat and gain “nuclear goat powers.”

    At the time, I thought, “Heh. Rabid squirrel, maybe. But goats? No way.”

    Little did I suspect…


    The Adventures of Bobby Sock and Friends, Part 2

  • Ejen
    Wednesday, July 21st, 2004 at 21:12 | #1

    This is going to be Good….hey Solonor I can see this will have some income potential…folks will pay you off to be kind :):)

  • Wednesday, July 21st, 2004 at 22:47 | #2

    I’m inspired to make a moose sock puppet and take it along on my Ontario/Quebec adventure in September.

  • Ric The Schmuck
    Wednesday, July 21st, 2004 at 22:53 | #3

    I’m afraid I don’t have enough money to pay them off…..

    Whilst I’m apprehensive about the next installment, I thoroughly enjoyed the first one. Hopefully, the Canadian Invasion installments will be as cool. I expect so.

    We could all just skip the next one, right? 🙂

  • Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 at 00:50 | #4

    Mmm, goat, it’s whats for dinner.


    Goat, the other white meat. Oh, like you didn’t see that one coming.

  • Shrooms
    Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 at 07:17 | #5

    Hate for those who wish to eat goats. Much much hate for them. Goats are your masters, and are required for the grand legion of Goats. Contact Graham Mclaughlin to apply. This is the second in command of the Legion, which has 3 people including it’s commanders. Shrooms.

  • Ric The Schmuck
    Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 at 07:49 | #6

    Hey, I forgot about the goat!

    Why didn’t we hear about the radioactive goat whilst you were here, Sol? We got to see Bobby in action, but the goat, now that’s some good stuff there….

  • domino
    Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 at 12:47 | #7

    Super goat powers?!

    Able to eat masssive amounts of tin cans…
    Able to bleat so loud as to stun their evil foes…

    Ah….what else?

  • Friday, July 23rd, 2004 at 08:02 | #8

    That picture reminds me of the Batman episode where King Tut demanded to see Bruce Wayne and Batman in the same place at the same time. Except I’m not sure which one of us is Alfred the butler.

  • Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 at 10:47 | #9

    The Carnival Turns Two

    When I first started the Carnival I never expected it to last for a year. Last year around this time, had you asked me if it would last another, I would have considered the possibility for a moment or two…

  • Thursday, September 16th, 2004 at 07:32 | #10

    The Carnival Turns Two

    When I first started the Carnival I never expected it to last for a year. Last year around this time, had you asked me if it would last another, I would have considered the possibility for a moment or two…

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