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28 February 2012 - 7:02pm
Back in 2005, we were getting ready to announce The Voyage, Gobbler Getaway and the entire Thanksgiving-themed section. We (okay ... I) tormented our HoliBlog readers for weeks, with clever (okay, evil) HoliHints.
Anyone out there remember?
If so, you may or may not enjoy reading this HoliBlog re-post from nearly seven years ago:
I found this to be stunning.
And no one caught it.
Whew! I thought it was a complete give-away.
It started on July 7.
Wanted to show one of the ... um ... more interesting photos taken by the editor of our local paper during our fireworks celebration on Independence Day.
Okay...so now that you know what's what for '06 ... ... do you get it?
Squint a bit.
Maybe tilt your head. No -- the other way!
A bit more ... a little more ... Okay, I'll do it for you.
There! Looks just like a turkey, doesn't it?
Okay ... well ... an exploding turkey. But a turkey nonetheless. Right?
Is this a sign? A message of some sort? What does this mean?
When I discovered this on July 7, I just couldn't keep it to myself. I forwarded the photo to Will, Mrs. Koch, and our directors.
The sole response to that email: Paula, you really need a vacation.
(Originally posted 7/19/05)
28 February 2012 - 6:26pm
When I pointed out The Raven wooden roller coaster, she turned her head quickly to take a look, her long braids swinging wildly.
"Oh! Is that named after That's So Raven?"
(Originally posted 7/15/05)
27 February 2012 - 4:01am
Back in February of 2007, a delicious opportunity for a pun presented itself:
It was the day our Turkey Whirl ride arrived.
That first piece coming off the truck looked so cold.
Wondered if those guys were all daring each other to touch their tongue to it, a la Schwartz and the flagpole in A Christmas Story.
Matt, our controller (he's since been named a GM), couldn't wait to ride. The ride cycle on this "spinny" ride? The longer the better, he said.
Plucky fellow, our Matt.
20 February 2012 - 7:41pm
I've teased Mrs. Koch that she's a bit of a Forrest Gump.
No, she hasn't suddenly become a ping-pong fanatic, but she's taken part in a few moments of national importance.
This photo is from 1941, when she helped place the cornerstone for what is now the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial:
And today, in honor of Presidents Day, she shares a few memories with us:
16 February 2012 - 4:45pm
While closing Holidog's FunTown one evening, I overheard an amusing exchange between a mom and her young (6 or 7ish) daughter.
The mom kept saying, "I know you need you to go to the bathroom--you need to go before we leave."
The young daughter replied, “What I need is some ice cream.”