Broccoli Royale

Broccoli

Broccoli! HUA! …Whaat is it good for?!  Absolutely noth…WAIT!  What am I, 12?  Yes, I can eat broccoli when smothered in a spicy cheese sauce all day and broccoli is good for us, it gives us so many vitamins that fights off bad stuff in our bodies from all the other junk in our processed foods.  Two things I like about Broccoli: 1.) It’s Italian. 2.) Albert R. Broccoli, is credited with bringing Ian Fleming’s James Bond to film. To him, I am grateful as I am a big James Bond fan.  Eat more broccoli. You can plant it now, as a cool weather fall crop!

Space Needle

Seattle

This is the world-famous Seattle Space Needle that you see associated with anything Seattle or the Northwest.  Actually, it is my view from underneath, looking up.  I could give you boring details about how tall it is and yada, yada, yada, what you NEED to know is 6 parachutists have leaped from the tower, 4 had permission and the other 2 were arrested.  Many brave toy army men (with parachutes) have also made the 605 ft jump successfully.  You may also remember the Space Needle as the base of operations for Dr. Evil. (you know, Austin Powers…)  Speaking of power, at age 11, Bill Gates won a contest and got to eat dinner at the top in the revolving restaurant for memorizing Matthew 5,6 and 7. (the Sermon on the Mount)  It cost $4.5 million dollars to build in 1962 and $21 million dollars to renovate in 2000, which coincidently, Bill Gates has that much in loose change in his car.  On a depressing note, during the Miss USA Pageant, Miss Washington, (name withheld) wore a Space Needle-shaped hat during the costume portion of the pageant and as you might have guessed, that was a bad idea.

Pie Hole

Pie Hole    Got the summer time blues?  Just got dumped?  Somebody less qualified yet at the same time highly arrogant just got promoted over you?  Embarrassing speeches by the leader of your nation got you down? Let me introduce you to Pie Hole.  Yes, it’s a dump of a place and the crust is paper thin and the grease runs down your arm but this pizza is comfort food that’ll cure whatever hurts! You KNOW these places have the best food!  Just leave that little Weight Watcher’s scale–thingy at home, throw out your calorie counters and enjoy.  May I recommend a trip to their bathroom for a creepy experience?

They have 2 locations in Boise, downtown and over by the stadium at BSU. This is their pizza cart that you can find in downtown Boise at just about any event, all hours of the day and late night–early morning to satisfy that crave.

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

If you’ve ever had poison ivy, you have a story.  I’ve heard many and none of them are pleasant.  Some people can wallow in it, or as we say in our family, “waller” in it and have no reaction at all from the plant to those who will only have to look at this sketch and will get a rash…my apologies.  If you aren’t sure where you fit on the scale, I’ve given a detailed illustration of what to look for if you are the outdoors type and enjoy a walk in the forest or woods.  Simply find the plant, stop, drop and roll in it to see what your immunity levels are.  Hey, I’m here to help.

Blondes and Tennessee

Oreo

A few years ago, one of my best friends in Tennessee introduced me to Blonde Oreos and I have loved them ever since.  Many years ago, my basketball coach  in Tennessee introduced me to another blonde and I have loved her ever since. I married her 31 years ago this last week!   If you go by the pictures, we were 13 years old when we married…I am a man of many cookies, but only one wife.  How blessed am I?

Coffee Studio

Support Local

Over the past couple of years I have drawn some local coffee shops/ coffee houses.  5 of them have closed …I don’t know, maybe my portrayal of their establishment had something to do with it…One is now a day spa, the other is some fing-shcwee sushi place, one became a Papa Murphys Pizza joint, and another one is now a Wing Stop. Coffee Studio is one of my favorite places.  Great atmosphere, clean, great service, but most importantly they know how to make my drink and they don’t roll their eyes when I ask for special stuff. So, just to be safe, I’m NOT going to draw the shop, just a cup, I want them to stay around for awhile.  “Am I superstitious?  No, I don’t think so, but I may be a little stitious.”