Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Randoms



Did you know these Barber Poles still exist?  Well....they do around here.  We have one in Smalltownland and I found one in a neighboring town.  Small town ideals live on........


I will confess a small adoration of Swedish Fish.  I know, I know...they get stuck in your teeth, but whatever.  Who knew they were vegan?  Here is a list of some semi-safe Halloween candies.  


Here is a true representation of pop culture maps that should meet everyone's needs.  I know a bit about Frodo, Oz, Harry Potter, Disney, 1984, Star Wars, Facebook, and Jurassic Park....what about you?  


I previously knew this concept as, "Urban Decay", but now, "Ruin Porn", has taken over in the phrase of words.  Either way, I like the look.  


I had to explain who Chaka Khan was to the girl of the house.  I will leave you with my favorite Chaka song to send you into the weekend.....


Linking up with Tanya today!  

Around Roanoke






29 comments:

  1. We have one too....and they still call it a "Barber Shop".

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  2. 80's music rules ;-) I tell that to my girls all the time!

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  3. The maps are interesting...had not heard the Chuka Khan song.

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  4. A fun five Michelle. Have to admit I have never heard of Swedish Fish before. We have one place with a barber's pole out front. I have always liked it, adding a little bit of color out front.

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  5. The ruin porn was fascinating. I fell in love with every one of those abandoned buildings.

    Both of my daughters love Swedish fish so they'll be happy to hear that it's a vegan snack, too. Have a lovely weekend... :)

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  6. I so often discover treasures from you...usually good reads. Today, I am in awe of the "urban decay" pics. Oh, to have a bottomless pit of money. These buildings are amazing and so sad at the same time. Wishing you and your family a lovely weekend.

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    1. Jen, I love the look of ruin. Though, not too much ruin. Just some character and a bit of rust. It is a shame that some of these buildings are in such a state.

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  7. Where I grew up we had a barber pole:) Sweet memories.

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  8. I carefully hauled one of those barber poles to Round Top, Tx, a large antiques show. It was working before I went and lo and behold, it wasn't at the show. I took a big loss on that one.

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  9. I think we have a barber pole in our town too. May not be an old one, but still honoring the tradition. Why do they call those candies Swedish fish, the Swede in me wonders. I'm now at the other end of the spectrum of not knowing who someone is: Even though I do get Entertainment Weekly in an attempt to keep up, I have absolutely no idea who most of the new actors, singers, bands, and other artists are.

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    1. Inger, I have no idea why they are called Swedish Fish. They have the consistency of a gummy bear, with an unusual taste.

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  10. I love that barber pole! And small towns. Our town is so small we don't even have a barber shop. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. The barber in the next town finally retired for reals. His hand was shaking pretty bad towards the end.
    No one else has a barber's pole up anymore... darn.

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  12. 'ruin porn' i hadn't heard before. hmmm...

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  13. In almost the heart of downtown Centerville, OH is a barber shop that wanted to put up a rotating barber pole. He was told that he could not, that he could install it at the rear entrance. His shop is in a historical building that sites amoung some of the oldest buildings in Ohio. It's a sham from the political pundits of that community because they made an elderly lady, very elderly, remove her brand new siding from her home because it was not wood or the historic dimension. She was further from the center of town than the barber shop. What a shame, such a unique and historical piece of history.

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    1. Butch, that all just seems so ridiculous. It is a shame some places cannot see the value in things such as this.

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  14. Love the barber shop pole. Our local barber has one and they really are fascinating to watch. Hope your weekend is a great one!

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  15. Those barber poles still exist in parts of BC. Interesting music. Never heard of "ruin porn" before but have seen these types of images before.

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  16. I love seeing an occasional barber pole. They aren't common!
    I love urban decay. I like that tile better than ruin porn. :)

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    1. Mari, I also like the title, "Urban Decay", better.

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  17. LOVE the fantasy maps! So cool! And how sad the gorgeous abandoned places make me!

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  18. Yes, we still see barber poles. I even saw one in a dog groomer's window!

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    1. Linda, that is pretty funny! I guess hair is hair! lol

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  19. We have some of these around here...

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  20. There are lots of barber poles in Hartford, but now that you mention it, I might not have seen them down here in much younger Naples. "Ruin porn?" That is a new phrase to me. Those photos were oh so dad . . .

    No pix of the girl of the house lately. Has she become camera shy?

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