Friday, August 21, 2009

My Town Shoot Out - Signs

This week, Si of We Have Met The Enemy and He Is Us suggested the topic 'INTERESTING OR AMUSING SIGNS'. I encourage you to go and see everyone's contributions here

I was originally take a pass this week, as I feel like my town doesn't have particularly amusing signs. Then I visited Gordon and was inspired! All of the signs this week are in and around my home.
This sign is on the wall next to my bed and usually the first thing I see in the morning. A good reminder to start the day:
Of course, this is the "Rest of the Picture":This hangs above the door to The Boys' room, and it is too true!These are on the wall in the office/play room. Bonus if you can name the town that these are from, and have been to all of these places (It isn't difficult as one of them actually has the name of the town on it):This is an antique I found a while ago and now in my backyard, as are the others in this group:Do you know what this means?I think this needs little explanation:I live too far away from the beach, but a girl can dream!Helpful sign for when CA drops into the sea!This is on the wall in my bedroom, behind the door, and often the last thing I see when I go to sleep: I hope you all have a great weekend!

31 comments:

GingerV said...

excellent! don't take the 'about my town' so seriously that you don't post.... these are excellent - for that matter most of the signs I have seen could have been anywhere... except Saha Lulu's kangaroo crossing next 10 miles, that is pretty area specific.

Kerry said...

I'm glad you didn't take a pass; your shoot-out is loaded with good stuff! The "Relax"-and its environs-gave me a laugh.
Oh, and Ed and Reub say thanks for checking them out while I was gone; they were worried nobody would look.

Doreen said...

so you collect signs! very cool! I love the one about the son up to son down. I remember those days. great shoot out!!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Cool signs!!! Love the Harold's Club/Reno, Nevada one, especially, as I lived in Reno for over 20 years...and in fact, my father was in the sign business and put up many of the casino signs, including Harold's Club! He even knew "Harold".
;^) ;^) ;^)

Patty said...

Relax and Dream - my favorites. Isn't it fun when you noticed all the neat little signs around you?

Did you go in the Really Big Boob place. Just asking because I know Bagman wants to know.

Have a great weekend.

Sarah said...

Ohhh wonerful shootout - how fun are these!!! Sarah

Pauline said...

You have some lovely "just gotta smile" signs. Great!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I am amazed once again by your talent! Awesome signs!

Town Blogger Team said...

OH I love these pics! I still cannot get over the post below seeing the 'sign' on the lamp shade, still LMAO at that...

Sarah Lulu said...

Fantastic signs!!!!

Jen said...

ooooh - you have an excellent collection of VERY funny signs.

love it!

Ann said...

Do visit Borneo for a different cultural experience. The HH doesn't happen any more, but you can still visit long houses.

If not, come visit New Zealand. Not much culture shock for you.

Like all your signs. My kids too, had signs plastered all over theirwall. like KEEP OUT!!!!

~JarieLyn~ said...

You have some really good signs. I especially like your antique sign from Reno and I also like your relax and dream. I have a sign in my house that says, BELIEVE. Oh, and my husband is taking a guess at that NY Railroad sign. He thinks that Hump is a word used in place of Hop, that it was meant for the hobos not to be train hopping. Now, he's only guessing, so he could be wrong. Anyway, I love your collection. It is quite awesome.

Mary said...

So....did you PAY for all the signs? ;)

My college roomates used to liberate things like that.

Seriously, you have a great collection.

Barry said...

Glad you changed your mind and decided to post. The signs are hilarious.

I especially liked the 'Do Not Hump" sign. I think I know what it means, but that likely isn't what the Railroad meant.

T said...

great signs.....I particularly like the beach one!

Town Blogger Team said...

There is no need to apologize. If the signs are in and around your house, they are part of your town. It was great!

Town Blogger Team said...

Sorry about the blogger team thing. I had been doing some chores on the blog. Gordon

Denise said...

Your signs are hilarious. enjoyed your post!

Denise said...

Your signs are hilarious. enjoyed your post!

Linda said...

You are a sign collector! I have a few but it is mostly because of my tin collection. I love tins! My favourite of your signs was the "dream" sign, the "beach" sign and " to the lifeboats". I have two old Pears Soap signs.
I liked your "blue heaven" sign too. It reminded me of the old song. Thank you for this beautiful post and have a wonderful weekend!

Carrie said...

The NY railroad sign is crazy! I had to google it and this is what I found:

"The sign means that the boxcar has fragile contents and the process of sending it over an automated hump will damage the goods inside. Instead they will have to use a switch-yard engine to move it onto the line that it belongs to."

Not what I was thinking!

Kathryn Magendie said...

oh! I didn't know they were supposed to be amusing or intersting - mine were simply ... um....plain ole signs, well, if Vegas and Mardi Gras can ever be "plain old!" haw!

But! I never thought of the hotel door number sign as a poker chip! aha! You are right -

J9 said...

GingerV - I don't take the challenges very seriously as far as location, I just couldn't think up any signs at all that wew interesting until I looked around my own home - and I seem to have misplaced one of my signs, or maybe I gave it away...

Kerry - Thanks, I hope Ed and Reub are back to normal after having to type for a couple of weeks.

Doreen - Thanks, and the days can be exhausting!

Cynthia - Very Cool - can I now say I'm only 3 degrees of separation from Harold?

Patty - Yes the really big boobs sign hangs above my back door at home, so I guess it's a good thing that I can enter my own home!

Sarah - Thanks!

Pauline - Thanks!

Noe Noe Girl - Thanks!

Chef E - Yeah me with a lampshade on my head is a pretty clear sign of my character back then!

Sarah Lulu - Thanks!

Jen - Thanks!

Ann - I can't remember when I was first facinated by Borneo, but I had to be around 10 or so. Someday I'll get there!

JarieLyn - Thanks, and it looks like Carrie got it from google.

Mary - I did actually pay for all of the signs, bought at antique shops or little stores. In college I liberated my fair share, but those are long gone now - or maybe in my folk's shed out back.

Barry - It certainly has put a damper on any wild orgies at the house ;-)

T - Thanks!

Gordon - You did inspire me this week, so I have to thank you!

Denise - Thanks!

Linda - Thanks, I love Blue Heaven and eat there whenever I get the chance!

Carrie - You got it, but in case others don't really understand what automated hump is (and boy, is that sounding dirty!) It was when a conductor would back the cars toward a destination (another line, or an end of the line, and then release the car and pull away, leaving the car to coast on it's own, likely crashing into the cars it was to join, or the end of line barrier.

Kathryn - Funny the first thing I thought of when I saw the door number was a chip. Of course I haven't stayed there, so it was only a guess.

Zaroga said...

Great signs you found around your home... just super!

REDLAN said...

The first sign is all i need. You need to explain the warning sign :-)Thanks for sharing the amusing and interesting signs.

Sara Williams said...

Great photos and signs! I love the sign over the boys door - so true x

Melissa said...

i like all of these

Patty said...

I'll bet my hubby wishes we had a sign like that and I could enter. Heehe.

JennyMac said...

Great take on the shoot out.

kent.. said...

Liked this collection of signs! Especially the "do not hump" sign. And thanks to those who explained what that really means!