Sign Sign everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

Signs are funny things. When drafting this post, I found I had a lot more Signs than I thought. Ready? Let’s go…

I saw this one at a Taco Bell near my favorite LYS. It’s the exclamation point that makes it for me.

This was on the road in Arizona. I was driving with my Aunt J and pulled right off the road to take this picture because it made me laugh…

This one stopped me in my tracks. This is the promo poster in the Los Angeles Public Library for their literacy program. I can’t QUITE figure out what they’re going for. If they’re trying to attract those that can’t read, well, then printing a sign with words won’t really work. And if you’re aiming for getting new volunteers to teach people to read, then if the people volunteering think this is okay, I think you have a bigger problem.

Here’s one for the Harry Potter fans here. It’s actually a shoe box in a store. It’s a Clean Sweep 7!

Mom at the Revlon Run/Walk in front of “Felix the Cat, Rat, Dog.” (Don’t ask. LOL) Thanks, Mom, for letting me post this one. LOL

A sign inside a McDonald’s drive-thru instructing the employees.

Gas prices here in Los Angeles. Granted, this is from a few weeks ago, but things haven’t really improved all that much…

This was from a booksigning in San Diego a few years ago. Meet the “Witers”?!?! And when I pointed this typo out to the woman in charge of booksignings for BN, she shrugged and informed me it was no big deal. “No one will notice.” Ummm…Ok. I’m sure a bunch of writers and a group of women who read and/or write wouldn’t POSSIBLY notice.

Lynda the Guppy
aka The Fish With Sticks


3 years ago today, my cousin Allison and I were just pulling into the parking lot here at Loop Head lighthouse in Ireland…

 Loop Head, Ireland, 2005

…When we heard the news of the bombings in London. And we knew her brother Greg was planning on taking the Chunnel from Paris to London that day and we were trying to decide which was better: calling her parents to wake them in the wee hours of the morning to tell them about the bombings, and knowing that Greg was probably fine? Or wait a little bit, let them sleep a little longer, and risk them turning on the TV to find out themselves?

For what it’s worth, we opted to wake them up, and Greg arrived safely in London later that day.

Lynda the Guppy
aka The Fish With Sticks

Wow. Hadn’t realized it has been quite this long since my last blog post! Sorry about that. LOL. Let’s see…what’s been happening? Well, I have some major MAJOR repairs to make to my house. I’ll be in construction for a long, long time. I might even bore you with it periodically. LOL.

I’ve started on Miriam Felton’s Icarus shawl (Ravel it!). I love it. I’m really enjoying knitting this. And I finally found the yarn I wanted in the color I wanted. I love Mim’s gray version (as seen on the cover of Best of Interweave Knits), but the story of Icarus, to me, calls for a fiery, hot, burning color. And I think this Malabrigo Lace is the perfect color. I wish it was in a smoother yarn like Zephyr, but this works for me. (As always, click for big)

I finished my Anthracite Shawl, but no FO pics as of yet. I’ve been busy with the whole house repair thing. Soon, hopefully. I just need a large space, some decent light, and 5 minutes. LOL. 

I spent some time last week with a friend of mine from Chicago. Katie’s actually now my friend from Iowa, but she’ll always be Katie From Chicago to me. LOLOL. We managed to do quite a bit considering she was staying in Anaheim and we only had two days. I’ll have more on that (including photos and BHN) later in the week.

Until then, I hope everyone’s staying safe and cool this holiday weekend!

Lynda the Guppy
aka The Fish With Sticks

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