One of the subjects we talked about at our mini-BlogFest last week was our favorite blogs and bloggers. Of course, all of your names came up--heck, we did have a few hours to visit. And while Lola, CardioGirl, and I share a lot of the same pallies, I had to share with them my latest crack up: Along Life's Highway The Yard Art Game.
If you know the story of Duck and Wheel With String, you know that my blog got its name from a wacky yard at the end of my street which features a metal wagon wheel, a large white duck, some weeds, and a wayward piece of string. Okay, so while that is strange, I want you to know that there is a whole blog based on the concept of scoring points for the crap that is proudly displayed in yards across America.
Highway, as I lovingly refer to her, is a new pally who cracks me up daily. Her readers are brave, brave folks. Folks who not only unabashedly take photos of stranger's yards, but they also make up lies when confronted with what they are doing. They then send their "entries" to Highway, and she scores them points for the various elements of "art". I'm not cheating or anything, but if you score one of those seahorse birdbaths, girlfriend sorta goes nuts with the points on your behalf.
And while I can spot yard crap a mile away, I have yet to conjure up the guts to snap a photo of it and send it in, although I keep threatening to do so. Heck, it took me over a year to sneak a photo of Duck and Wheel With String.