Pine Mountain Piggy

I came across this gem in Pine Mountain, Georgia, yesterday.


I’m gonna guess he ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie.


And I found this beauty in, of course, a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Oglethorpe, Georgia, today.



In case you’ve never had the…um, pleasure of shopping at a Piggly Wiggly (affectionately–or not–referred to as “The Pig”), here is what one looks like.



I know it’s been several months since I posted, but I don’t plan on going another seven+ months before posting again. If you send me a pic of a sign you see, you can help guarantee that!


T-Riffic Tuesday

Today’s sign, which is in Jacksonville, FL, may seem odd at first. Why would someone name a food mart after a dinosaur? Is the owner a Jurassic Park fan? (“Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I’ve decided NOT to endorse your park!”)

It's well stocked. Just don't ask them to help you get any items off the top shelves.

It’s well stocked. Just don’t ask them to help you get any items off the top shelves.

The name makes more sense when you know where the store is located, though. This fellow is hanging out in front of the row of stores.

Look into my glowing red eyes...

Look into my glowing red eyes…

I read here that the dino used to guard a mini golf place, but when it went out of business he spent a few years just hanging out before being moved to the shopping center on Beach Boulevard and inspiring the food mart’s name. For his age (70 million years, give or take a few million), he looks pretty good, but I think a new paint job will soon be in order. What color combos would you suggest? Tell us in the comments!

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Swineless Sunday

Happy Labor Day weekend! Let’s celebrate by enjoying this mural outside an Asian market in Jacksonville, FL. No animals in this one: just cheerful, thumbs-up veggies and fruits. Any idea what the veggie on the right is in this first pic? Husband says daikon, I say ginger.


This second pic should give you an idea of how large the mural actually is: at least five cars wide.


Does anyone have a guess as to what the prickly green thing is? It looks too round to be a durian (but then again, these are grinning cartoon produce so I suppose I can’t expect too much in the way of realism).


A close-up of the left side of the mural. I love that the bean is showing off his muscles. Plant protein power, baby!


If you have any pics of signs that don’t feature animals but that are still blog-worthy in some way, send them to me! I’d love to make “Swineless Sunday” a more regular feature!

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I’ll Be Seeing Mule

What are your plans for this weekend? If you’re having a get-together, you might want to invite this fellow. He looks like he could be the life of the party.


I’m starting to think that Columbia, Tennessee, is one happening place. This lovely town has given us Bucky’s well-dressed chicken, and now this cheerful party animal. Thanks, Valerie, for sharing this one!

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