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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Amusements


Looks like your average liquor store sign, until you see the bit about how underage patrons may be accompanied by a parent or spouse of legal age. I did a double take on that one too, until I remembered I am living in Utah, where it's normal to be married when you're underage.

 
I prefer to do most of my Christmas shopping online so I don't have to deal with the momentary insanity of holiday shoppers. It's nice to know that the UPS guy has an eye for camouflaging my packages when I'm not home to receive them.
 
 
This Jimmy John's used to be an ice cream store, and apparently removing the old ice cream cone from the sign was too much of a hassle, so they painted over it. No one will ever notice, right?

 
I don't know if you can tell, but the sign underneath Asia Palace reads "American Cuisine". It's supposed to read "Asian & American Cuisine", but the "Asian &" has been missing for months. Maybe that's why you never see anyone in there.
 
 
Someone at my apartment complex made these cute little foot-high snowfrauen after a recent storm. They melt my grinchy little heart.



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15 comments:

sovknight said...

Ha! I know those places. Except the nasty black ice cream place. Where is that?

I'm glad your UPS man is so cool. Mine tend to get annoyed if I don't answer the door within .0005 seconds of when they knock. Haven't they ever heard of the "missionary buffer?"

Snowmen! I haven't built a snowman in tens of years. I don't find the snow in Utah very conducive to snow-creations, as it tends to be too fluffy and not easy to pack. Back home though, I could rock a snowman like no one's business. Sadly, I was never quite Calvin and Hobbs creative with them though.

sovknight said...

Whoa! You got accepted into San Diego!

Soooo tempting that must be.

B.R. said...

Asia Palace offers "American Cuisine"...?
Talk about linguistic confusion...!
What's next, ordering sushi at Gino's Pizzeria?

Sra said...

The black ice cream is on the corner of 400 S and 600 E. I have no idea why they think it's a good idea to leave the ice cream up. It looks ridiculous.

We do get packing snow in Utah, we just also get powder, which I think most places don't get. I made plenty of snowmen, snowforts, and snow caves when I was a kid.

Yes... to live in San Diego would be tempting. But it's still not first choice. We shall see.

I don't think I would trust an Asian restaurant to do my burgers, fries, and shakes.

heidikins said...

Um, Jimmy Johns "ice-cream cone" looks like testicles in a cup. Awkward.

xox

Claire said...

@Heidikins Yeah, I'll second that. In the middle of a land of pious asceticism, there's an enormous hand-dipped serving of Ballskin-Robbins?

Guess we found the 32nd flavor!

(I had several other suggestive titles, which I can provide on request).

Also, my UPS person is, as far as I can tell, one of the Fae, as he/she NEVER MAKES A SOUND, regardless of the size of the package I've ordered (insert your own Jimmy John's joke here). Seriously, whether it's a package of Cheetos or a player piano, it just appears in the carport like magic, even if I'm home.

If they're not one of the Fae, then they're a ninja. Possibly both.

And Asian restaurants are required by law to serve American food, because there's a slight chance my dad might eat there, and I'm pretty sure anything other than a hamburger would kill him at this point.

That is all.

jess said...

ok, saw the ice cream place when i was in the city of salt the other day. i said to myself, "WTF!!" i was totally confused. and so to see it here...just too funny.

your "new" picture on your sidebar makes me smile.

i love san diego. it's one of my favorite places on earth.

Sra said...

Heidi: Testicles in a cup? Yeah, I can see that. Creepy.

Claire: Feel free to share any and all phallic puns here.

Jess: When they started painting that building black (it used to be sky blue with clouds painted on it), we thought for sure they'd take down the ice cream cone, but then they started painting over it! It's astonishing and I simply can't believe they are ok with it :)

As for my new picture, I thought I'd put up something recent since the older one doesn't really resemble me much anymore. But, according to Ian, I am incapable of taking a picture of myself that actually looks like me, so maybe that's not a really good picture either. I think it looks like me, but since I don't look at myself as much as Ian looks at me, I guess he would know better.

sovknight said...

Ballskin Robbins! Ha! That joke so deserves more credit.

Sra said...

It was a good joke. Claire is full of good jokes, no doubt. Ballskin Rubbins might have been a little better, though.

Nilsa said...

I love your postman. That's hilarious. So is the Jimmy John's!

Sra said...

It was a good joke. Claire is full of good jokes, no doubt. Ballskin Rubbins might have been a little better, though.

sovknight said...

Ballskin Robbins! Ha! That joke so deserves more credit.

Claire said...

@Heidikins Yeah, I'll second that. In the middle of a land of pious asceticism, there's an enormous hand-dipped serving of Ballskin-Robbins?

Guess we found the 32nd flavor!

(I had several other suggestive titles, which I can provide on request).

Also, my UPS person is, as far as I can tell, one of the Fae, as he/she NEVER MAKES A SOUND, regardless of the size of the package I've ordered (insert your own Jimmy John's joke here). Seriously, whether it's a package of Cheetos or a player piano, it just appears in the carport like magic, even if I'm home.

If they're not one of the Fae, then they're a ninja. Possibly both.

And Asian restaurants are required by law to serve American food, because there's a slight chance my dad might eat there, and I'm pretty sure anything other than a hamburger would kill him at this point.

That is all.

B.R. said...

Asia Palace offers "American Cuisine"...?
Talk about linguistic confusion...!
What's next, ordering sushi at Gino's Pizzeria?

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