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O Monday, You Are Always There For Me

Well, the Sushi Bar suffered a major network outage this morning when “a backbone router went bad in the Mzima network center.”   Thank you so much, Web Host Guy, for that completely confusing clear and concise explanation of why I could not blog or email all morning long and was forced to do actual work.

Oh, woe is me, woe is me.

Anyhoo, my planned post for today – a recipe for Apple Upside Down Cake (you’d think after last week I’d be sick of posting recipes…you’d be wrong (’cause this cake is like to DIE for)) – had to be rescheduled and I now have to finish that actual work I started, so you get this brief description of Sunday afternoon.

Beloved and I drove out and about locally, trying to get some photos of the last fall foliage here in northeast Ohio.  Alas, most of it was gone, but it was a lovely day for a drive and we still got some good pictures.  While framing this shot:

Art Gallery

An old train depot turned into an art gallery

this drove up:


A retro ambulance

It appeared to be fully functional as an ambulance; there was a stretcher in the back and what appeared to be some modern medical equipment.

At first, I just stood there, waiting for the light to change so I could get my shot, but after a few seconds, I thought what the heck, and snapped a picture.  I waited a couple of more seconds, then snapped another one.  Then I just started snapping pictures right and left and the driver started laughing at me.

I shrugged – “Hey, it’s a cool ambulance.”

The driver gave me a thumbs-up – “That’s fine – snap away!”

Then the light changed; I mouthed the words “THANK YOU” at him and he gave me a friendly little salute as he drove away.

There are definitely some perks to this whole “small town America” stuff.


LPC says:

I love the second picture. And I love small town America…
.-= LPC´s last blog ..Saturday Morning at 8:33am =-.

Abadox50 says:

“a backbone router went bad in the Mzima network center.” Oh, that’s easy to fix. You just have to divert power from the main warp drive to the flux capacitor and make sure you re-align the sensor array.

Also, that retro ambulance driver seems way to happy for someone who should be carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.

As long as it gets the patient to the right place and in time, it’s all good!
.-= Sprite’s Keeper´s last blog ..She’s anything but subtle. =-.

stoneskin says:

Hmm, I wouldn’t necessarily consider it to be a perk if I was “rushed” to hospital in that contraption!

jenni says:

At first look, I thought that was Ecto 1!
.-= jenni´s last blog ..Sick =-.

I’m so jealous. I love the small town life. I would trade you any day. There’s beaches there, right?
.-= Smart Mouth Broad´s last blog ..THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR =-.

Erin says:

Oh really fun. Hope you share the rest of your shots… 🙂
.-= Erin´s last blog ..mountain girl =-.

Pseudo says:

I think he and his vehicle were ghosts of Halloween… but friendly and accomodating.
.-= Pseudo´s last blog ..Halloweens Past =-.

Lori says:

I love these pictures! Love the old ambulance…very cool. I love small town America too…which is a good thing since I live in a small town…lol! I look forward to the recipe because I have lot of apples.
.-= Lori´s last blog ..Times have changed =-.

Irish Gumbo says:

Nothing like getting to the ER in style…great pic!
.-= Irish Gumbo´s last blog ..Ripples =-.

Michele says:

Yep, small towns rock!
.-= Michele´s last blog ..Spaghetti Squash with Puttanesca Sauce =-.

vodkamom says:

Don’t you love it when God drops a blogpost in your LAP??

That is so cool! What an awesome picture. That is NOT something I’d see in Orange county.

Oh dear Jan … I had the meanest troll come by today. He’s from Gonzaga University in spokane and he spewed profanities and hatred, insulted me (called me FAT, an effing bitch, etc, etc, and also spewed some anti-gay sentiments while he was at it) The whole thing bummed me out. Why can’t people just be nice?
.-= Twenty Four At Heart´s last blog ..The Unspoken Coffee Cup War =-.

Ginger says:

Pretty pictures. Sorry your computer gave you a fit.

I’m looking forward to the apple cake recipe. I’ve really enjoyed all your recipes this week. Some day, when and if my life ever calms down, I’m actually going to cook something.
.-= Ginger´s last blog ..Sunday On The River =-.

Whoa, cool ambulance!
And small town America is the best.
.-= Maureen@IslandRoar´s last blog ..A Time To Frost =-.

Raven says:

That is a cool ambulance!

Smart Mouth Broad says:

WOW! With each pic, I found myself saying, OOOO that one is my favorite. No, that one. No that one. I really love the one at the cemetary but then no, that one.

Very, VERY cool.

Very cool.


.-= Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)´s last blog ..Thanksgiving Feast Part 2 – Slow Cooker Apple Stuffing/Dressing…Random Tuesday Style =-.

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