aa, baa, blue sheep, have you
any red wool? Doesn't ring right.
But at City Museum in St. Louis it does.
Those folks are getting downright kinky with fibers and dyes and
sheep of different colors.
To celebrate its fourth annual Fiber Fest on April 7, the museum
featured the shearing, cutting, shaving, dying, knitting,
crocheting and weaving of human hair, dog fur and sheep wool.
Museum officials are quick to point out that the dye jobs on the
sheep at the festival come from Kool-Aid colors -- nothing
permanent or harmful.
The museum's motto pretty much sums up its philosophy: "Unlike
any museum you've ever seen before."
Talk about putting a whole new spin on the phrase "dyed in the
At a nearby table in a restaurant, Insider overheard seasoned
travelers joke over dinner about their experiences with airport
One traveler said that when the Customs agent asks her if she is
a U.S. resident, she always replies dramatically: "Yes -- and I am
so glad to be home." And they usually don't give her a hard time
Another traveler at the table followed with the statement he has
used in the past:
"I just hope I make it home in time to see Mother one last
All of the tablemates chuckled at that. Insider did, too.
Pocket your Cajun
Insider was a guest at the International House, a boutique
property in New Orleans, and made quite a discovery when checking
out the room's honor bar.
Sure, each room was stocked with such goodies as Altoids, animal
crackers, Pez, Snickers, etc.
But Insider got a real kick from
one of its more local items -- Cajun in Your Pocket, a keychain
For $10, guests can impress friends and colleagues with such
Cajun ditties as "You gotta suck da head oh dem der crawfish," or
"I love you like a pig loves corn. Cajuns like pig. Pigs like
Tourists bite the dust
Because there are not many cars in Bermuda, it is customary to
take taxis or, like most tourists, rent mopeds.
While Insider was riding in a taxi, she commented to the driver,
as he merged into oncoming traffic, how slowly everyone drove. The
driver replied that there are hardly any accidents in Bermuda.
Chuckling, he followed by saying that typically the only
accidents involve tourists on mopeds, and locals joke when they
hear sirens by saying, "There goes another tourist."
Insider decided to stick to taxis.