Monthly Archives: August 2021

Happy Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day!

By | August 28, 2021

Today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. Of course, this means I am thinking of Peanut. He was the most personable, most friendly, and overall best cat that I have ever known. Peanut lived a long, healthy, happy life. He enjoyed 21 birthdays! When Peanut died in 2015, Kristine created this in his memory. In addition… Read More »

First Kiosks, Now Pizza Hut’s Robo Sign Girl

By | August 25, 2021

More fast food automation! We’ve all seen the self-order kiosks that McDonald’s is installing in their restaurants. Today, I noticed that Pizza Hut is also cutting back on workers. Used to be, a young guy or girl would occasionally stand on the intersection nearest this restaurant with a sign, advertising Pizza Hut’s special promotions. It… Read More »

CB Radio: The Original Social Media

By | August 24, 2021

There are lots of complaints these days regarding social media. People are claiming their opinions are being censored by Big Tech. What to do? I say “Take it old school!” 45 years ago this week, I bought my first citizens band radio. CB radio was the original social media: Facebook and Twitter, all rolled into… Read More »

Only 70 More Days Until Halloween!

By | August 22, 2021

I found this gem while going through some old boxes. Mom didn’t have a costume, so she dressed me up in a raincoat and mask! This was taken in the kitchen of our old house in South Minneapolis: 1506 W. 55th St. We moved to Apple Valley in July, 1969, so I’m either 2, 3,… Read More »

Another Godfather’s Pizza has Closed :-(

By | August 21, 2021

Sad news today from the town next to my hometown: after 44 years, Godfather’s Pizza has closed their Burnsville, Minnesota restaurant. This was one of my “Big 3” must-visit food joints whenever I went back to visit. (The other two are White Castle and Zantigo.) This Godfather’s was located next to Target, directly across the… Read More »