Thursday, October 27, 2005


Everybody put their foot down..."
--John Lennon & Paul McCartney, "I've Got A Feeling",
from the Beatles' "Let It Be" album, released 1970.
(Can it really be that long ago?)

First of all, I began this post with the above lyrics, because, what do you do when you check into a motel? Yeah, you unpack, take off yer sox, put 'em up somewhere and then put your feet "down" somewhere. Or you can put up your feet and put your sox down. I really don't care. You get the idea...(hopefully)...oh, you don't? Sheesh! Well, just read the &%$#@! post, then!

Here's a name I haven't heard for a while, but I remember seeing this place when I was a kid. Of course, I also see it nowadays, since I live not too far from there. The picture below is of the "HOLLAND MOTEL", which was located on what is now CDA Lake Drive and Mullan Avenue, down at the east end of town. It probably did a lot of business, back when CDA Lake Drive was old Hiway 10, and tired travelers would seek respite there. I think it's called the "Holiday" motel now. In back of the motel is the Catholic Cemetery, to the immediate west of the "Holland".

Here it is, the "Holland" motel. Perhaps it was named as such, because if you wrecked your room while staying there, you were "in dutch"? Oh my I've gone and offended all my readers from the Netherlands...

Some people write about various bumper stickers they see. Well, I saw one on a bicycle's chain-guard which read, "YOU DON'T NEED WAR TO POWER THIS VEHICLE." Let's see, that one slams the oil-producing countries, our country for being at war to protect oil interests, and the automakers for making them big ol' gas-guzzler-SUV's. Hmmm...three shots in one. Not bad! One possible source of cheap heat: Invite a politician over for dinner and conversation. Listen to him blather on, in the knowledge that you're being given an endless supply of hot air.

You're probably saying after reading the previous item about "political hot air", "GOSH, HE'S IGNORANT!" Okay, I'll take that risk. And, at the same time, I'll give you a choice here: (are you reading this, Stebbijo?) Who would you rather have come to your door and talk your ear off?

*A Politician
*A Jehovah's Witness

You choose!

Gotta blame it on somebody dept.: Avista Utilitarian Utilities is raising its rates by close to 25% for Washington natural gas customers; increases are on the way for electric users too, most probably. And who knows what's gonna happen here in Idaho. Let's all just assume we won't be eating as much filet mignon this winter, whilst trying to absorb the rate increases. Protest all you want, as some elderly residents in a Spokane Senior Apartment complex did; all you're doing is blowing more smoke than your average wood-burning furnace, because your protests are a-fallin' on deaf ears. Plus, think of the GAS you wasted, going to meetings to protest in the first place. A lose-lose situation all the way around.

Meaningful or meaningless? dept.: John Kerry, you know, the guy who's married to that wacko wife of his, came out with a statement recently. He said that President Bush oughta withdraw 25,000 troops outta Iraq by Christmas. I say, why wait that long? Kerry's theory is that the U.S. is actually worsening the situation over there by our very presence. In short, people in Iraq hate us. In Las Vegas right now, they're actually taking bets on how fast Iraq will fall after we pull out. Assuming we ever actually DO that. (I actually heard about that Vegas situation on the radio!)

I read today where scientific analysts have determined that there was RED WINE present in King Tut's tomb. I heard ol'Tut died while he was a teenager, so obviously an "underage drinking" law of some sort was violated way back when. Either that, or the bottles that were found in the tomb were "leftovers" from the celebration of Tut's death. Or, maybe Tut had the same outlook as Janis Joplin. In her will, Janis provided $1500 so that her friends could "party hearty" after her death.

I was watching "Newsnight" with Aaron Brown today. I first saw Aaron Brown when he was doing overnight news on the ABC network back in the '80s, and he just keeps getting better and better. He's really matured into his role. Anyway, just before commercial breaks on his show, somber music plays as the names of those who have died in Iraq scroll up on the screen. 2,004 dead and counting.

This is where I usually put in my last little "parting shot", printed in italics. Who am I to violate the format? So I'll do so once again, here. By the way, this "parting shot" is rated "R", so you might wanna make your little ones back away from the computer...Remember, how this post began with an item concerning a motel? An old guitarist that I used to play drums for would say at the end of every night, as he was telling everyone good night: "...and remember, MOTEL spelled backwards is...LET 'OM (let 'em)!"
Over and out!


Blogger Dak-Ind said...

jehovahs witness. why? because they shut up and go away when you slam the door in their face, unlike the politician who will just SHOUT louder thru the closed door.

9:56 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

I love it! Of course, the drawback of the typical "Jehovah" is that they can creep around and invade your space at any time, while the only time you see a politician is when he/she wants your vote! Something to chew on. CHOMP!

10:32 PM  
Blogger animadvert said...

As a district manager I had a regional manager over me who, for that industry, was dumb as a rock. We did medical services, very involved medical services. The owner kept retired military men in his upper echelons. This man was a retired air force officer trained soley in navigation. He didn't know anything about the business.

He looks and sounds identical to Aaron Brown. I cannot even stand to see Aaron for the revulsion he reminds me of.

7:47 AM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Mr. "ANIMADVERT": Amazing, how "someone who looks like someone" can trip us off. Case in point: I used to know this lady, and I liked her, but something about her was off-base. And, then I knew what 'that' was...she looked like a female PAT BOONE! I had a radio station boss in Spokane, who wore his hair swept back, had a little square mustache...he looked like ADOLPH HITLER! And I used to work with a BEAUTIFUL WOMAN who was a total bitch! She looked just like a young Cheryl Tiegs. As far as Aaron Brown goes, way back when, I thought he was totally devoid of character and charm, but it looks like he's mellowed out a little bit. Well, that tends to happen as one ages.

6:31 PM  

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