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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2008-08-17 23:45
Subject: Amusing myself
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Location:Home and on my corner of the couch
Mood:amusedamused
Music:Forensic Files (on Tru tv)
Tags:photos, scrapbooking
On the way to the zoo, I spotted what looked to my eye like a row of flowers. You can see them here:


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User: bloggingchick
Date: 2008-08-18 03:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:sane by isis2015
Oooooh prettttyyyy.


Ok, not so much.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2008-08-18 04:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Agreed. But just wait until you see your birthday card. Now *that* is really pretty. :-) (Although it pales in comparison with with the completely awesome story card you made for me.)

Edited at 2008-08-18 06:43 pm (UTC)
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Maia C
User: maiac
Date: 2008-08-18 11:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've heard that Michigan's state flower is the orange barrel (and its state bird is the construction crane).

How was the zoo? I've told myself I can't go to the zoo again until I finish uploading the photos I took last month.

Edited at 2008-08-18 11:30 am (UTC)
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2008-08-18 15:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've heard that said about the state flower before, but cranes being the state bird is new to me. Didn't we pick something boring like the Robin for our official state bird. (Goes off to check.... Yep, sure enough. The robin. I still wish we'd picked a bird that was special to Michigan, like the Kirtland's Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii).)

The zoo was great. It was also considerably more crowded than I'm used to seeing. One of the workers told me that there were a great many people in from out-of-town, probably as a result of the Dream Cruise. As jebra said yesterday, I'm willing to put up with the inconvenience of the Cruise if it helps bring extra visitors to the zoo. I'm still surprised that we didn't have any trouble getting in or out of the zoo, seeing as it, like the Cruise, involves travel on Woodward Avenue.

As for downloading photos, I haven't even *looked* at our zoo shots yet. i was too busy amusing myself with the state flower. :-)

On a completely unrelated note, if you like German Chocolate cake, the Dairy Boy on Campbell and Catalpa has a German chocolate cake flavored custard that is amazingly tasty. We stopped to get some after our trip to the zoo and I'm very glad we did. The only problem is that it seems to be the flavor of the month and they might not have it again!

Edited at 2008-08-18 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Maia C
User: maiac
Date: 2008-08-18 15:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mmmmm, chocolate! Does the German Chocolate Cake custard include coconut and walnuts, like the cake?

The chocolate custard at Greenfield Village is also very tasty.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2008-08-18 16:33 (UTC)
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Well, there were no visible chunks of anything in the frozen concoction, but I could taste coconut. I'm not so sure about walnut flavor -- it might have been there and I didn't notice. I'll have to ask jebra for his analysis. He's the epicure in the family.
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jebra
User: jebra
Date: 2008-08-18 16:52 (UTC)
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The German Chocolate Cake flavor is less long-lived than "of the month." It might be "of the day" or possibly "of the current special batch until we run out." Ah ... The Spouse just looked ... "flavor of the week." No idea what day they change it, though.

There were no bits of anything in the custard, but it had a noticeable toasted coconut taste in with the chocolate goodness. I may have to stop by again to see if it's still there.

On a personal note, I was pleased to see they offered a "baby cone"; a bit of a rip-off, price-wise, but it's about as much as I should be eating, so that's what I got. It's hard to slowly savor frozen custard, but I tried.
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