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.

Kool-Aid-colored sheep were the focus of a fiber festival in St. Louis in April. 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 wool."

Customs chicanery

At a nearby table in a restaurant, Insider overheard seasoned travelers joke over dinner about their experiences with airport Customs agents.

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 after that.

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 time."

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.

Is that a Cajun in Your Pocket?But Insider got a real kick from one of its more local items -- Cajun in Your Pocket, a keychain that talks.

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 corn."

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.

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