Darius

January 31, 2006



Well

January 31, 2006



Mounds

January 31, 2006



No

January 31, 2006



New York

January 30, 2006



Effort

January 30, 2006



Impromptu

January 30, 2006



Gertie

January 29, 2006

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Zebra

January 29, 2006

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Love

January 28, 2006



Queasy

January 28, 2006



Offering

January 28, 2006



Vivian

January 27, 2006



Crusader

January 27, 2006



Fix

January 27, 2006

I have no idea why I like this pic so much...



Fuzzy

January 27, 2006



Rocks

January 26, 2006

The old Chicago lakefront. Slowly being replaced by vast... flat ....stretches of concrete.



Ambush

January 26, 2006



Style

January 26, 2006



Exuberance

January 26, 2006



Teamwork

January 25, 2006



Pappy

January 25, 2006



Assignment

January 25, 2006



Dullards

January 25, 2006



Chim Chim

January 25, 2006



Artist

January 24, 2006



Has

January 24, 2006



Prunes

January 24, 2006



Perm

January 23, 2006



Tension

January 23, 2006



Prize

January 23, 2006



Prunes

January 22, 2006

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Pals

January 22, 2006



Advice

January 21, 2006



Style

January 21, 2006



January 21, 2006

Something you'll all love.
Obscene Interiors .....a collection of real online male personal ad photos and a critique of the naive interior decorating exposed therein......often-nude figures have been laboriously obscured. (safe for work)


Alive

January 21, 2006

See, I told you they were only napping...



Happiness

January 20, 2006



Larry

January 20, 2006



Ponder

January 20, 2006



Friends

January 20, 2006



Want

January 20, 2006

My latest pipedream
1967 Bluebird Wanderlodge

(I really have to come up with a savekaryn.com kind of scam so I can buy one of these beauties)


Celebration

January 20, 2006



Tall

January 20, 2006



Danger

January 19, 2006



Marge

January 19, 2006



You

January 19, 2006



Comfort

January 18, 2006



Provider

January 18, 2006



Them

January 18, 2006



John C Reilly

January 18, 2006



Simcity 1955

January 17, 2006



Longing

January 17, 2006



Mickey

January 17, 2006



Experiment

January 17, 2006



Threshold

January 17, 2006



Compare

January 16, 2006



Ritual

January 16, 2006



Ahoy

January 16, 2006

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Stunned

January 15, 2006



Bobby

January 15, 2006

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Gambol

January 15, 2006



Admiration

January 14, 2006

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Plunge

January 14, 2006

Peoria is one hell of a town. Nice people, good pie and best of all cheap junk. The whole reason I went out to central Illinois was to see if I could buy good antiques at farm auctions. I wanted to try it out as a test for the upcoming roadtrip. Ya know what, it worked. I hit three country auctions and was able to get some awesome crapola for pennies on the dollar. I filled the truck with goodies and met some awesome country folk along the way. Everyone I met was as nice as can be.... even the lady who went out of her way to point out the location of the local church. (So I didn't have any problem finding it on Sunday .... I must look like a heathen). I was only asked a couple of times if I was "from the city".

I think this is one way I can make some moolah on the trip.




Peoria

January 14, 2006

Sorry about the lack of updates. I'm in freaking Peoria.

Don't ask.....



Friday

January 13, 2006



More

January 13, 2006



Show

January 13, 2006



Nirvana

January 12, 2006

Check out this fine motorhome.

Man oh man.


Holiday

January 12, 2006

Over the holidays I got a couple of emails that made me smile.
The first was a reaction to a photo I posted which featured a black santa claus.
The second is from Lorelei and really sums up the feel of christmas.


"I had to tell you this story. I saved the picture "throne" to my desktop and just
left it there for the last few days. I was curious if my kids (son 9 and daughter 8)
would notice it and if they did what would they say. (We live in a predominantly
Caucasian neighborhood with a sprinkling of various ethnic groups.)
Last night my son asked about the picture on my computer. My daughter chimed in and told him he has dark skin. My son said to her that he didn't know Santa had dark skin. My daughter in her small voice said he is magic but she thinks maybe he always has dark skin. All my son said was, "Hmm, in the mall he only has white skin". Ron, I could have cried. I never said a word the entire time and they came to theconclusion themselves. There was no judgment, doubt or misunderstanding.
He was just Santa.

I am trying very hard to raise my children with not just a tolerance but a love for
all humanity. I don't want them to see a man and see colour. I want them to just see
a man.

I have spent a lot of time teaching them about what happens when we see a fellow
human being as less then ourselves but some things just can't be taught in words but
in spirit.

Thanks for the picture."


I have family
Many long since gone
Sometimes when I'm sleeping
Some sing a song
Even the pets we used to keep
Although I no longer live there,
I hear them creep
Little dogs and cats crawl and
Sleep at my feet
in the bed in
warm bedding
I hear their animal murmurs
and their drooling, and their purrs
And then
Nana
and another
comes to stroke my forehead
Thinking I have fever
One hand
And then another (i know it is)
It's almost a fight, because
I see no one, but
You know
It's Holiday, and
Who wants to be unnoticed?
I am so lucky
I have two spirits fighting over me.



Happy

January 12, 2006



Motif

January 11, 2006

More design ideas....



Design

January 11, 2006

During my search for a motorhome I've also been looking for design ideas. I want the inside of the camper to reflect the essence of Bighappyfunhouse.

My question is - is this it?



You

January 11, 2006



Time

January 10, 2006



Sneaky

January 10, 2006



Silence

January 10, 2006



Future

January 10, 2006

Man, if I don't find a motorhome soon this is going to be my future.
How the hell can I scan photos on a trike?



Plunge

January 09, 2006



Toke

January 09, 2006



Repair

January 09, 2006



Impulse

January 08, 2006

An update on the search for a decent motorhome/airstream trailer. I'm headed to central Illinois this week to look at a vintage Barth motorhome. It's got a new engine and has had a ton of work done to it.

Cross your fingers.



No

January 08, 2006



Trouble

January 08, 2006



Teef

January 07, 2006



Pain

January 07, 2006



Obstruction

January 07, 2006



Proposition

January 06, 2006



Reaction

January 06, 2006



Perspective

January 06, 2006



Choice

January 06, 2006

A long time ago I lived with someone who was always looking in the fridge.
I think it was some mild form of OCD.
He's just stand there staring into the fridge for what seemed like ten minutes.
He never found anything.
Or took anything out.
An hour later he'd be back.
Looking inside.
He also liked to to play Money by The Flying Lizards
Every morning when he woke up.
Loud.
I decided to get my own place.



Meat

January 06, 2006



Adventure

January 05, 2006



Gifts

January 05, 2006



Leonard

January 05, 2006



Smock

January 05, 2006

Man, I hate the word smock. for some reason I also hate the words slacks and blouse.
Go figure.



Toasty

January 04, 2006



Pinkie

January 04, 2006

One of the keys to happiness is to do the little things that make a difference.

When drinking or smoking, always extend the pinkie.



Mine

January 03, 2006

Man, have I been looking at some seriously crappy motorhomes. Time to rethink the rv thing and go a little different.
Say it with me kids ......"V-i-n-t-a-g-e T-r-a-i-l-e-r" . Oh yeaaaaa.
I think I'm going to get a used Airstream trailer like this one.
You can buy it for me if you're so inclined. (or you just won the lottery).
Hey, if I'm going to go white trash, why go half-way?



Him

January 03, 2006



Adventure

January 03, 2006



Plastics

January 02, 2006

I wonder how hard it would be to plastic cover the entire inside of the motorhome?



Designer

January 02, 2006



Boogie

January 02, 2006



Instruction

January 02, 2006



Resolution

January 01, 2006

Across the world New Years Day signals change. With an eye towards the future, we raise a glass and say;

"This year will be different"
"This year will be better"
"This year I will live the life I've always wanted"

We make our resolutions. There are small resolutions made and then there are big ones.

I've decided to make a big one.

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Life is a gift that we all tend to overlook. The moments pass by and you realize that there is so much more that you could be doing but yet you continue to follow a path without questioning where it leads. You walk by a fountain on your way to work and ask yourself "Why can't I sit down and put my feet in the water and enjoy the afternoon." You smile to yourself and head towards the entrance of your office building. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe then.

Bighappyfunhouse has been a blast to run. It's awesome knowing that every day there's a couple of thousand people who stop by to see the found photos, wonder about the free pie and leave a comment or two. I feel like I have friends I've never met.

There are times I'd like to get to know some of you. Stop by and visit. Go out for pie. Show some (found) home movies in the living room. Go bowling. Wouldn't that be a blast?

But how?

By making tomorrow today.

Saint Augustine said "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."

In the spirit of old Saint Auggie comes this resolution. I'm selling all my crap, buying a motorhome and spending the next year traveling the US and visiting some of you. It's something I've wanted to do for sometime now.

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I'll be planning a route over the next couple of weeks. If you want to host a home movie show, go bowling or go get some pie, drop me an email and I'll add you to the map.

I'm also looking for an rv - camper- motorhome that I can turn into a rolling Bighappyfunhouse (eeek). So if your grandpa has decided to sell his motorhome, let me know. If that same grandpa has an incontinence problem, it's probably not a motorhome I'm interested in buying. I'm going to be looking for one over the next couple of weeks so there's plenty of time to find that vintage moneypit motorhome that I'll call home.

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Don't worry, I'll still keep Bighappyfunhouse up and running (laptop w/wireless broadband).

A good friend of mine (who is no longer with us) once told me "Everyday above ground be happy. "

I'm going to go be happy.


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Vernacular photography is my thing...

Well, that and photos of
plastic covered couches...

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