True, embellished and fictional stories for your amusertainment

Tyrant

Ever seen a fictional tie rant?

Ever seen a fictional tie rant?

The Undead Camera

After shattering my cell phone, I decided I needed a more protective phone case so I bought one of those wallet types.

My new phone case

My new phone case

Like most people, I always carry my phone with me, but in my case I bring my camera which also happens to be a phone. Yesterday in a pet store, I saw the cutest little puppy. He was lying on his back with his round baby belly on display for all the world to see, drinking from the water bottle hanging from the side of his cage. He was just too sleepy to get up, yet he had to have a drink. In typical form, I grabbed my phone to take a picture. However, my camera wasn’t working. The photo I took looked like this.

This isn't a very good picture

This isn’t a very good picture

My first thought was that I had just gotten my phone fixed and now the camera was broken. Trying to figure out what was wrong, I realized I had flipped the front of the new case to the back covering the camera lens. By then the Kodak moment had passed.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

 

 

New Math

New Math

Apparently math is not the seller’s strong suit

The Undead (Phone)

Last week I experienced a disaster, I broke my phone.

I was traumatized

The drop traumatized me more than my phone

It could have been worse. I know you’re thinking “what could have been worse than that?” Continue reading if you want to find out.

I found a place that could fix my phone for a reasonable fee, but I had some trepidation about going to their store – look at their name.

IMG_1859

I imagined zombies fixing my phone. Lumbering toward me with one arm dangling and one foot trailing behind. I thought “What if they bite me? Will I still have to pay?” Unsure of the dangers that might be lurking upon my arrival, the following conversation took place before Stephen left for work.

Pam: You should call before you come home.

Stephen: Why?

Pam: For your own safety. I’m going to Zombie Techs to get my phone fixed and I’m not sure what to expect. What if I get bitten? I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t turn until I got home so you better call. If I answer in complete sentences you’ll be safe but if I make guttural sounds, you should be prepared. Remember – you have to destroy my brain to stop me from attacking you.

I was afraid I might end up like this

I was afraid I might end up like this

Stephen: I don’t want to bash your brains in, so if the worst happens I’ll bring home brains for you to eat. That way, you won’t need mine. How do you want them prepared? Steamed, baked, fried?

Pam: Deep fried, definitely deep fried.

I don’t know about you, but I find it concerning that he knew where to go for brains.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

 

 

Fashion Plates

IMG_3053

Dressed for a fancy dinner

If you’re looking for a unique experience, I’ve got the place for you – Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their website describes the exhibit best:

“Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return is a unique art experience featuring a wild new form of non-linear storytelling which unfolds through exploration, discovery and 21st century interactivity.  The premise: Something has happened inside a mysterious Victorian house that has dissolved the nature of time and space. Venture through the house of The Selig Family and discover secret passageways into fantastic dimensions!”

You know you’ve reached your destination when you see the large artwork in the parking lot.

Giant spider

Giant spider

Giant wolf sans giant meow

Giant wolf sans giant meow

Giant robot

Giant robot

Entering the building is no less impressive. Before going into the exhibit, we had to make a pit stop. On the way, we were struck by the paintings on the walls, the carpet, and the black light. Little did we know that we had already been given clues to our upcoming adventure.

The wall was staring at us on the way to the restroom

The wall was staring at us on the way to the restroom

My shoes looked fabulous under the blacklight

My shoes looked fabulous under the blacklight

The main exhibit is a house built inside a bowling alley. When entering, the first thing you see is the front porch.

The House of Eternal Return

The House of Eternal Return

Once you get inside, it appears to be a normal looking two story home but there’s much more than meets the eye. Tasked with finding out what happened to the family who lived there, we were fortunate to be escorted by a veteran who knew what to do and where to go. Clues to the mystery are located throughout the house – on videos, in newspapers, personal documents, pictures and actors.

The giant hamster plays a huge role in the story

The giant hamster plays a huge role in the story

Actors help solve the mystery

Actors help solve the mystery

Exploring the house, it quickly becomes apparent that all is not what it seems.

IMG_1467

There are secret passageways to other dimensions through the fireplace, refrigerator and closets. The worlds beyond are very different from our own.

"Inside" the fish tank

“Inside” the fish tank

A town housed inside the far reaches of the mansion

A town housed inside the far reaches of the mansion

A room where music is played by waving your hands through the lights

A room where music is played by waving your hands through the lights

A wall designed to make even the most steady person dizzy

A wall designed to make even the most steady person dizzy

A sky found only in an alternate dimension

A sky found only in an alternate dimension

It took us several hours to go through the exhibit and our guide was ecstatic to find new clues he had missed during his first visit. When we finally left Meow Wolf, we weren’t sure what happened even though we had a good time. I developed my own theory of why it’s called The House of Eternal Return – each visit results in something new bringing return visitors back again and again. Definitely worth a look.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

IMG_1427

The nondescript exterior betrays what’s inside

Tort Lawyer

Torte Lawyer

There are times when even tortes need good representation

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 409 other followers

%d bloggers like this: