Have an Ice Day!

Walmart does it again!

A sign on the bagged ice case at Walmart advising people to "Have an 'Ice' Day!"

 

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Signs of Autumn in the Mountains

I saw these delightfully homely signs while taking the Monte Cristo scenic drive through rural northern Utah a few weeks ago.

Homemade, spray-painted sign reading "Sheep On Road"

Homemade, spray-painted sign reading "Sheep On Road"

This is the time of year that ranchers bring their sheep and cows down off federal land, where they’ve been grazing all summer.

Naturally, I had to wonder—Do only the slow sheep hang out on the road?
The fast sheep are quick enough to get out of the way of speeding cars! 😉

It’s Paid For!

A car bumper sticker stating "Don't laugh, it's paid for"

I spotted this fun sticker proclaiming automotive financial wisdom on a car in my workplace parking lot the other day!

As an aside—I’ve found debt-free living to be a highly satisfying lifestyle and I’m happy to own my own I-paid-for-it-with-cash vehicle. I recommend Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps as a great guide for budgeting, paying off debt, saving money, and building wealth.

Crewela Drives a Honda Pilot

I’m guessing that this person is 1) an ardent practitioner of crewel embroidery and 2) an admirer of the villainess in the The 101 Dalmatians!

Crewel embroidery, or crewelwork, is a type of surface embroidery using wool. A wide variety of different embroidery stitches are used to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old.”
—Wikipedia

A license plate that says "Crewela"

I’m Right and You’re Wrong

 

A sign stating "I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong."I recently came across these harsh, but humorous, ways to inform someone that they’re wrong.

“I can explain it to the gentleman, but I cannot comprehend it for him.”
Andrew Jacobs, Jr., American congressman, 1969

“I’ve been called worse things by better people.”
—Pierre Trudeau, Canadian prime minister

“Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.”
—Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian writer

“I’m right, and you’re smart, and sooner or later you’ll see I’m right.”
— Charles Munger, American businessman

If You Met My Family, You Would Understand

Decorative sign stating, "If you met my family, you would understand"

Here are some fun sayings and quotations about family:

Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some just have a bunch of nuts.
It is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking.

Friends come and go, but relatives tend to accumulate.

He who has no fools, knaves, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.
—Old English proverb

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
—George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright

I don’t have to look up my family tree because I know that I’m the sap.
—Fred Allen, American comedian

Can a first cousin once removed be returned?