Thursday, November 27, 2008

local news

In my local newspaper yesterday, I came across a couple of items which made me giggle.  I don't mean to come across as a snob, or to belittle our little town paper (actually there are two), after all, this is a valuable source of information and links us to the community's goings-on.  But.....

Item 1:  an ad for a new spa, hair studio, and wellness centre.  This was actually well done and caught my eye.  The location?  'directly behind Sit 'n Bull gas station'.  (Tee-hee).

Item 2:  LOST:  lower denture plate in either one of the two towns mentioned. (Wouldn't the person have noticed? How will the poor soul eat?).

..wait, in the comment by the editor, it says the county is "compromised of" several areas, instead of 'comprised of'....(hee-hee).

I suppose I'm easily amused, but I've found that our local newspapers are quite entertaining-just maybe not in the way they are intended to be.


And on a totally unrelated note, here is a photo of some found items: shed antlers, and a little nest under glass.  We sometimes find the most amazing nests with our dogs' hair and horses' mane or tail hair intricately woven into them.  You see, little details can sometimes amaze or amuse :)


8 comments:

bekah said...

Hahaha I love small town newspapers. When I was younger I used to proofread ours and highlight mistake with a highlighter! They once wrote 'the Salivation Army' instead on Salvation. I still giggle about the drooling army of Pennsylvania. Ridiculous!

LadyFi said...

Yes - it's the details that can leave us laughing. Local papers are so good at that!

Love the little bird's nest too.

Heidi the Hick said...

Sigh... I love this blog.

I live in a BIG town (over 50,000) (I'm sorry, where I come from that's a darn city) and I'm stunned at the boneheaded mistakes in the newspaper. They're not even funny. If I see mistakes they better be funny!

Your pictures are gorgeous as ever. And my mom keeps a collection of bird's nests in her china cabinet.

hayseed said...

thanks Heidi! I really like your blog too!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Great still life shots. I love it.

Our newspapers are full of irritated and angry people throwing verbal rotten tomatoes at each other. We have more letters to the editors than they could ever print.

Jen

Firefly Hill said...

Lost dentures? Oh my, that does seem hard to lose...

I love your nest under glass. We also find nests made with the mane and tail hair from the ponies! Birds are so resourceful.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

annie

viera said...

Very funny!
I love your beautiful table styling.
Well done
XXX
V

P said...

That still life you created is so stunning - I love the nest under glass.