Post 268: Gold, Silver, or Bronze

Imagine a unique sporting event just for Sparkies! A chance for every Sparky to show off his or her best talents. There would be the Deers on the Swing set event, the Winterbagel Triathlon, and the always popular Not.A.Lion multiple choice event. Continue reading

Post 202: Is That You, Woody?

You folks, and you know who you are, do a wonderful job at sending in Craigslist ads that you find. Sometimes you present them with no explanation. We can’t always tell what Sparky was actually trying to say in his inimical way. Really, I don’t have a clue. Continue reading

Post 155: New Year Goals

Did you ever think you would make it to see 2016? I remember as a teenager being sure I would never get so old as to see the year 2000. I had lots of plans then to backpack across the United States with a bunch of my girlfriends. Then one of them got married, and things just didn’t work out.

Possibly I have survived this long because I never did backpack anywhere.

looking:oceanside to Lake Tahoe 31.jan 1 .2

one bag one backpack,, north or south lake,, pls tex
josh happy new year

I bet josh happy new year is a Native American. But how does he know that tex is going to Tahoe?

Have a very Happy, very Safe New Year!

post 155 hny

Post 108: Can I Buy Some Punctuation Pat?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines punctuation thus: “The practice, action, or system of inserting points or other small marks into texts, in order to aid interpretation; division of text into sentences, clauses, etc., by means of such marks.” We have often chuckled over the lack of such in ads on Craigslist. Continue reading

Post 63: Welcoming Vibes

There’s a special magic in the air in Sparkyville right now. Hundreds of little Sparkies will be entering the world with trumpets and cymbals and those dangley things that look like wind chimes but actually are a musical instrument. Then, over the course of the next 18 years, underpaid teachers will try to reverse the Sparky in the children. Fingers crossed! Continue reading