I’m in a weird mood today (who knew?!) so I have been thinking weird thoughts… just about stuff that I find peculiar about where I live. I suppose if I had been born and raised here, I might not even notice these things…they would just be normal. However, since I was born and raised elsewhere, stuff happens around here that I find odd. For instance….Fry Sauce. I’m not saying I don’t love this, because I do! Because I am so sure that fries aren’t fattening enough as they are, so let’s substitute the ketchup we dip them in for something waaaay more full of fat! Oooh, yeah. I’d never heard of fry sauce before I moved here. They have it in Utah, too, though. In Utah they also have "frozen custard" and that is just plain delicious! But, back to home… How about going through the drive-thru and on the menu board under drinks you see "Scotch and Soda". Alright, since we are in the drive-thru ya gotta assume we are driving… can they really serve us this??? I had to ask…well, it’s just soda water with butterscotch syrup…a butterscotch soda. Hmmm. On the ‘soda’ topic, here they call it ‘pop’. Which I just find funny somehow. Then there are the antlers in the back of your pickup as you drive down the road…I’m talking the kind that are still attached to some poor critter. Gun shots along the river right in the middle of town (duck hunters). The fact that there is not one single Nordstrom in the whole stinkin’ state almost falls into the ‘horrible’ catagory for those of us who adore shoe shopping (no one compares to Nordstrom for shoes, in my humble opinion!) That leads us to the truly gross…. the "Mobile Butcher". This is a guy…well, there is more than one…who drives around in his truck with this funky box on the back…rather tall and about as wide as a…well, a cow… with a pulley and tackle system attached at the rear…and he will come right to your field to ‘take care of business’ on those steer you’ve been raising out there. What kind of person decides that is what they want to "be" when they grow up? I was right next to one of these guys on the way home from dropping Kiki off at the Co-op, and honestly, the stuff that was dripping off and out of this truck made me want to hurl. Okay, seriously, they ought to have to wash those suckers out before they cruise downtown, don’t you think??!! That is just plain old nasty. I’m thinking of becoming a vegetarian!