Friday, October 26, 2007


When my kids were learning to read, I always got a kick out of driving by Dunkin Donuts because every time they would shout "DURKIN DONUTS" from the back seat. Something as cute and brilliant as that always went uncorrected and to this day, although they both know the difference and are excellent readers, we still call it Durkin Donuts.

Several posts ago, I made a Durkin Donuts logo and, like 98 percent of what I say, made a joke. I thought it would be funny to have it on a t-shirt and even suggested for someone to give it to me for my birthday. Well, my birthday came and went and I forgot about the shirt until just a few days ago I got a pleasant surprise...

So thanks to my dear friends the Parhams for what could quite possibly be my favorite shirt in my vast t-shirt arsenal.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Cheese Stands Alone.

I've been a Green Bay Packer fan my whole life. It's not my fault, I don't know any better. When you're raised in Wisconsin as I was, it is the law. You must be a Packer's fan or you will be kicked out of the state. I can't talk about what they do to you if you're a Chicago Bears fan.

They're having a phenomenal season this year, currently they are 5-1. Quarterback Brett Favre is breaking records all over the place. But the most intriguing element of the Green Bay Packers is the fans.

The Packers' fan base is famously dedicated, regardless of the team's performance. Every Packers game at Lambeau Field has been sold out since 1960. Despite the Packers having one of the smallest TV markets, the Packers have developed one of the largest fan bases in the NFL. The Packers have one of the longest waiting lists for season tickets in professional sports. The current wait time for season tickets is approximately 35 years. For this reason, it is not unusual for fans to designate a recipient of their season tickets in their wills or place newborn infants on the waiting list after receiving birth certificates.

Packers fans are often referred to as cheeseheads. The term is often used to refer to people from the state of Wisconsin in general (because of its cheese production), but is also used to refer to Green Bay Packers fans in particular. The name originated in 1987 as an insult from Chicago White Sox fans at a Milwaukee Brewers game. In years since and particularly beginning in 1994, the name and the hats called "cheeseheads" have also been embraced by Packers fans.

Here is a cheesehead, in all of his glory. Go Pack!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

It Came From The Food Court.

Here's another memory sketch of a lady (?) I saw at the food court. I call her Aunt Esther.