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    Our gal, The Idyllwild Weather Clam thinks that it will rain again today.

    Tuesday 22 August 2017
    Currently at 4:54 AM 57°


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    Entries in holidays (7)

    Tuesday
    Feb142017

    Happy Awkward Valentine's Day

    A lovely centered picture of Joyce Mathews
    Friends,

    As you know, we here at the Secret Alpine Laboratory cherish your readership and understand that you have many options when you're looking for nonsense on the Internet. We're pleased as punch that you've chosen to stop by this hot mess and look forward to your continued patronage.

    All the best to you and yours while we hold up this sign sort of on our shoulder but mostly on our neck, and it's not weird at all and actually very comfortable, why do you ask?

    Your pal,

    - bob
    Wednesday
    Nov232016

    Happy Thanksgiving: Presidential Edition

    A lovely centered picture of the president of turkey.

    Friends,

    Just a brief note to wish you all the very best Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It's been a rough couple of weeks, but let's take a couple days off to relax with friends and family before we get back to our plans to win the midterms!

    Or something.

    Your pal,

    - bob

    P.S. Special thanks to the President of Turkey for his appearance at the beginning of this post. Now it really feels like Thanksgiving.
    Sunday
    Oct312010

    Happy Hallowe'en - Part II, The Parading

    Friends,

    There isn't really any conventional door to door trick-or-treating here in my little town. The houses are too far apart and it gets really dark (and spooky!) once you're out of the range of either of the two street lights. Hence, the Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade (or Harvest Parade or Pumpkin Festival Parade or something like that) and the turnout this year was the largest I can remember so here are a lot more pictures than I can remember ever posting. Enjoy!

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010 Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    It's nice to see the families get out.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    And the Roma people.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    And the hoards in a queue, but what are they waiting for?

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    Oh just for Steve at Idyllwild Heating to pour buckets of candy over their heads. Yeah, no kidding.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    Hey Gingerbread Man, bring buckets of candy and we'll talk.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    Most of the businesses down North Circle Drive had buckets of treats to share.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    It's good business, because it helps you earn a good reputation with the nicer people in town.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    But why wasn't anybody lining up for cider? Because it was two bucks a cup, perhaps.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    Maybe some people were waiting for something a little stronger.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    Here's the best shot of the throngs I could manage. There had to be hundreds of people there.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    And jellyfish.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    And dogs dressed up like squirrels.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    And a guy who dressed up as Elvis, but may have been a little distracted—by himself.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    The people who were chose a theme were fun. I see what they're doing here.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    But I don't get this. Any help?

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    Maybe I should've asked these guys.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    I showed this picture to our own Idyllwild Weather Clam who was confused and wondered what the shark was supposed to be.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    Claudius and Helena brought their daughter Moonbeam. Always good to see the local time travelers getting out and about.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    And here's sexy sailor girl posing with sexy Scooby Doo.

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    Pippi says what?

    Idyllwild Hallowe'en Parade 2010

    "That's the end of the parade!"

    - bob

    Sunday
    Oct312010

    Happy Hallowe'en!

    Friends,

    Here's John De Lancie performing The Raven. I would suggest that you keep the lights turned all the way up if you're a big scaredy cat like myself.

    - bob

    P.S. Better than James Earl Jones in The Simpsons? Comments are welcome.

    Saturday
    Nov282009

    Thanksgiving Photo Blort!

    Before we left for the desert...
    Friends,

    We had thought a couple weeks ago that we'd spend Thanksgiving in L.A. County, but in the end we were happy to head on down to the desert for the holiday...

    Tickled, without tickling.
    We all enjoyed the bountiful harvest...

    It's a hybrid.
    ...fun times with family and a generous spread left us a little sleepy though, so we turned in early...

    A little tired after a long squawk.
    ...then got up early, had some breakfast and assembled for some happy snaps...

    Looks like Grandma and Grandpa have got the giggles. Does that mean the brownies are all gone?
    ...but then it was time for us to make the unpopular decision to head back up the hill...

    Really?
    To this...

    November 28th 2009, the first real snowfall of the year. Just so you know.
    All of us up here at the Secret Alpine Laboratories of Jaunty Central wish you all the very best. Thanks again for stopping by.

    Your pal,

    bob

    Wednesday
    Nov252009

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    It's like a holiday, isn't it?
    Friends,

    Thanksgiving in the United States is tomorrow. Some people in this country will eat turkey to celebrate and I will stare at them while enjoying my Tofurkey soda. Make sure to rest your eyes to prepare for the delightful photo onslaught to come. That's because we care.

    Your pal,

    bob

    Wednesday
    Jul012009

    O Canada! What-ever and What-ev-er!

    Look at the goslings! They're as cute as Canada herself!Friends,

    I wanted to drop a little note to wish you all a happy Canada Day. On this day, roughly a hundred and a half years ago, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain! Hooray for not-quite independence day!

    So head on down to Tim Hortons and grab a Strawberry Bloom Donut. You deserve it, Canada!

    - bob