Wednesday, July 02, 2008


One of the most fun things about going back home to Indiana is doing small town things and seeing weird signs along the roads like this one. I would have loved to spend a day driving around looking for unusual signs to take pictures of, but I couldn't get much support for this idea from the rest of my family. They did indulge me this one...not only is Jesus coming, but it's SOON! You just don't see things like this in Seattle.

There are also some things that I don't really like about visiting Indiana. I barely managed to survive the GINORMOUS mosquitos which attacked me everytime I went outside. These things were fierce and not in a "That's so fierce Project Runway" kinda way. My bites were the size of quarters! I also had a close encounter with a case of Poison Oak. I offered to wash the windows on the outside of my Mom's house for her. She was lamenting the fact that the window washers had quoted her 2.50 a pane, so I said, "Hey, I'll do it!" It's a one story house, so no ladders were involved. I got about 2/3 of the way around the house and went in to check the time, knowing I had to pick my sister up from work at 5:00. Once inside, seeing it was 4:40, I told my Mom that I better clean up and get going and my Mom replies..."You'd better take a shower, there's Posion Oak over on the side of the house where you just were!" SAY, WHAT?!!!! I was in that shower, scrubbing like crazy, faster than you could say "poison oak". And I even managed to pick her up on time.


aimee said...

oh this is GREAT! i grew up in indiana, and you've nailed it! thank you for (another) laugh nina! (lovely name; my daughter's name is nina!)

aimee said...

you were so sweet to visit! thank you! i'm from indianapolis & went to school in bloomington so i'm familiar w/columbus. this post is going to a couple of hoosiers i know, if that's OK w/you.