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see? who needs to see to drive? saturday sunday

Posted by nonnasnonsense on January 10, 2009


this was our view for about 20 miles across and down a mountain on the way home this last evening. that isn’t even glare from the flash or anything. you can just barely make out the lines about 10′ in front of you and then, nothing. we used to live on top of this mountain, so i should have been prepared for this sight, but i guess i had forgotten the joys of driving blind. luckily, hubby was driving because not only was it dark (i’m night blind), and raining, but then we hit the fog. it was so bad he was only going like 20-25 mph (we usually go about 60 mph through here) and a couple of times he had to stomp on the brakes suddenly because the road just disappeared. gone. you couldn’t even see a glimpse of the lines. very. scary. i had to take off my ipod and help watch the road just to make sure we didn’t go sailing off into the wild blue (white) yonder.

so, the reason we were on the road in the first place, was because we had decided to drive down to chattanooga to go to a car show called the World of Wheels. (thanks Norma for the directions!! yeah, we were dumb butts and left the house without a clue how to get where we were going) the admission was waaay too high for the number of cars there. it was 14 bucks apiece!! and we walked the whole show in less than an hour. the quality of cars that were there was good, but good grief. for that amount of admission, we were expecting to run out of steam before we ran out of cars to look at. wrong! i won’t bore y’all with pics of all the cars, but i am gonna show y’all some funny things we saw there. hubby will probably be uploading the pics to his webshots albums (what am i saying? I will be doing that for him) and if anybody is interested in checking them out, feel free. he also has pics of his 1954 Chevy pickup that he has done a frame-off restoration and a 1953 COE that he is turning into a 4 door (with suicide back doors!!! i likey).

like, i said, i’m not gonna post a bunch of car pics here, because i don’t wanna lose the handful of followers i have gained. i am however, gonna post a couple of funny things we saw at this show. first, one of the funniest business names/signs i have ever seen:

and this is some random couple that we saw walking around the show. it wasn’t too hard to get the shot of them from behind, but i have discovered it is very hard to nonchalantly snap a pic of somebody facing you, without them realising what you are doing. i was trying to get a shot of her from the front because, well, God (or the plastic surgeon) was very generous to her, and her outfit was a hoot.


my hubby wanted to know if i thought she would still be taller than her man if she took her shoes off. i said, “i didn’t even realise she was there with somebody else!”. i was too busy trying to be slick and sly, and not get “busted” (pun intended of course or it wouldn’t be in freakin’ quotes!)


unfortunately, she took the opportunity to take a picture of a car (what fun is that??) right when i snapped this shot, blocking the view of her endowments (natural or otherwise-am i the only person that has no idea how to tell fake from real?) i chickened out, and didn’t try for another. her purse and bustiere/corset (i really don’t know the difference) were covered with skull and crossbones, and the bustiere was def doing a good job of lifting. i watched her lean forward at one point and couldn’t keep from staring ’cause i thought for sure that the girls were gonna come out and play!

this is the cooolest chair i have ever seen! i sooo want hubby to make me one, so i took 2 pics of it, just to make sure he would know how to build it. hint, hint, hubby.


doesn’t it look like the arms would perfectly hold a solo cup of your favorite mixed beverage?? i’m not real crazy about the saddles, tumbleweeds, and boots upholstery, but i guess it goes along with the horseshoes.

this isn’t just some pipe dream i’m having about my hubby making this for me. he is amazing with metal. he built his own rotisserie to rotate his frames (if you’re a car restoration type you will know what i mean, and if not you’re not you won’t care so just ignore that sentence). he has also made some cool yard art:

well, if you made it all the way to the end of this looong post, i might have to add you to my BFF list. (you should be honored, it’s a very, very, short list)

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