Monday, February 15, 2010

All About Iowa

OK. This is Iowa. The only state in the union that was created at an Amish Quilting Bee. True. You can look it up. Iowa is also famous for being south of Minnesota. It is the only state right smack dab below Minnesota. Yuppers. See! In just a short time you have learned so much about Iowa that I really need to tell more!



Radar O'Reilly is from Ottumwa Iowa.



The Iowa State Fair sells Pork chops on a stick.











People in Iowa also make baseball diamonds in cornfields. True fact. Almost every farm in Iowa has a baseball diamond in a cornfield. They even made a movie about it.

But one of the nicest things about Iowa is Sherry who blogs at Feather Adrift. Nice thoughts, even if some are a little 'Churchy' for me.

But then, any place that doesn't serve beer is a bit Churchy to me and the fact is, if they did serve beer at churches, I might consider christianity one more time.








But they don't. And that settles that pretty much.





But here's the real deal. It seems that Iowa, or at least Sherry's part of it, has had an inordinate amount of snow this winter. A lot. Kinda like a shit load. They are up to their Hawkeyes in the stuff. Ok. And good ol' Sherry and her side-kick, the Masked Contraian, must live by one of them baseball cornfields out in the middle of no where because all winter long they have been sliding off the road, getting stuck in the snow, getting housebound... ohhhh all sorts of stuff. Why.... Sherry has even been writting things like, "There is a certain grouchy grumbling going on here." and "Winter has sucked," and "I look out the window and I see the sea of white" I think it has gotten so bad that she thinks she " lives in a paradox." Not good. I lived in a paradox for a while. Real drafty and shook real bad when the train went by.

S0 just to be a regular guy and try to help out a friend.... I gotz really busy in the OK Workshop and whipped up just the thing for Sherry.....

a 454 cubic inch big block Chevrolet V 8 that produces 412 horsepower, 430 foot pounds of torque and can throw snow 50 feet at just 3500 rpm!

sorry, Sherry, you gotz to pick it up. I don't deliver.

7 comments:

Liberality said...

We need a snow blower this year! It's ridiculous!! If I wanted this much snow I'd move to Minnesota!!!

Cormac Brown said...

"Pork chops on a stick?" Wow, I'm there.


Once it defrosts, of course. It was around 68 degrees in San Francisco yesterday, f*** the snow.

afeatheradrift said...

Too funny my friend. Now let me clear up a few things. First, the state is straight line bordered north and south, but east and west, its all squiggly. Why? Because it's the only state bounded on east and west by two major rivers: Miss and Missouri.

Two, we do have beer at church. We had that at October fest this year, and though I didn't attend, I imagine there is a good chance beer was available at the super bowl game party.

Yes to pork chops on a stick. And them is Iowa chops...extra thick. We name our butchered hogs too..Our last one was Felix.

No to baseballs diamonds. We don't build em, except for that one that lured that creepy kevin Cosner into our state. I still shudder when I think of him as Robin Hood.

Yes to the snow blower. Send it UPS. or by dog sled.

Thanks Jimmy, and I'll post a link on facebook.

DAD said...

I understand nothing in your card of USA.
But I think that you are a nice boy.
I like your photographs.

DAD said...

Your job is very American. But Internet, speaks to the world, no?

DAD said...

Grrrrr... Fucking translator....
Read: Your "WORK" is very.....etc
Pffff...

Mauigirl said...

Nice machine, I'm sure Sherry would be very grateful for it!

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