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There are funny signs all over the world. I’ve collected a good number of them over time. The warning sign for Slow Turkeys Crossing (I wonder if there are also Fast Turkeys crossing the street anywhere, but I’ll not get that discussion going) was only one of them. In any case… The Grand Lake area in any case also has Slow Children. That’s documented:

Warning sign for slow children

D800, ISO400, 1/1000 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

And Colorado Springs has the following combination, which I found rather funny (not the deaf and blind children of course, although the sign is somewhat… well… in your face, but the combination of the two):

Warning sign for deaf and blind children

D800, ISO100, 1/500 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

Equally funny is the combination of signs in the following picture:

Deer crossing

D800, ISO100, 1/500 sec @ f/5.6, Nikkor 50mm

And there were still a good number of more signs, funny or not, that I didn’t have in my collection.
But the one that stole the prize… Really… I mean… REALLY!!! The one that stole the prize was this one:

Sign warning for Bigfoot crossing the street

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

I get it… In a country like the United States of America you have to make sure you’re covered against any possible law suit by people who are trying to squeeze money out of the most impossible things. But seriously.
I do believe the possibility of a creature like “Bigfoot” existing. As I do believe that there’s something swimming around in Lochness. Smoke… fire… too many sightings of the things to be just a fable.
But you’re just making a total fool out of yourself by putting that text under the sign. There’s no explaining text under any wildlife sign. I’ve seen horse signs, deer signs, bighorn signs, moose signs, deaf and blind children signs, slow children signs, slow turkey signs… In other countries I’ve seen duck signs, owl signs, beaver signs, otter signs… No explanation needed. And then this…
Owwell… It gave us a good laugh (and some hilarious pictures after that 😀 ).


D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm

The horror stories of the in-laws. I don’t get them. Mothers-in-law are supposed to be monsters, bitches, whatever? I guess I must’ve picked the short straw from the stack then. I have the best in-laws ever, and I love them. Like… not love them in the American way, but love them genuinely in the solid Finnish way. And my mother-in-law… she’s -together with my own mom- the best mom you could ever wish for. Now that the Better Half is gone, she calls me on a regular basis to see how I’m doing, if I’m still alive and taking care of myself well, and invites me over for dinner in the weekends. And feels guilty if we have to skip a weekend, because she can’t, and even when I can’t. Bless her!

Funny thing… Little background story needed here, so be patient with me.

I’m Dutch, and I tend to think that I have a good sense of humor. I like to pull a prank every now and again. My mom-in-law’s Finnish, and she also has a sense of humor, but it’s more Finnish (duh!). It’s totally different from mine, obviously, and that made it all the more fun *grins* And I don’t know if I’m such a comic, but I seem to keep a straight face in many situations, making it hard for people to see if I’m joking or not. My mom-in-law especially had -and still has- problems to figure out if I’m joking or not, which is still a lot of fun 🙂

So… For awhile already I’ve been suspecting that, whenever me and the Better Half are coming over for dinner, she’s purposefully preparing too much, so she can by the way ask me if I want to take some home for lunch or dinner the next day (bless her! 😀 ). And I always go like “ummmm… hmmmm… Okay!”
Once they were over for dinner at our place and we (or rather the Better Half, I’m not such a spectacular cook, no matter what She’s going to say in any comment about it! 😉 ) had made a bit too much. After cleaning up the table I turned to my mom-in-law -straight-faced, of course- and asked her “Do you want me to put this in a bowl for you for lunch tomorrow?
I don’t think deep down she ever thought I was completely serious, but the look on her face was just priceless, nonetheless. I simply couldn’t keep my straight face and broke out in a wide grin after which she understood I was pulling her leg. She chased me into the kitchen for it 😀 It still gets me grinning when I think about it.

Anyway… Yesterday I went for dinner and it was delicious as ever. And yesterday I got two small bowls with food home to eat for lunch today and it will be delicious. Bless her!
Forgive me for the not so nice presentation, but I couldn’t lay it out on a plate and everything. It tastes a lot better than it looks crammed in small plastic bowls and mom-in-law deserves all the credit. She’s a great cook (I know whom the Better Half got it from! 🙂 ).

Hyvää ruokahalua!

D700, ISO200, 0,7 sec @ f/13, Nikkor 50mm