Sunday, May 27, 2012

There's no place like home...

...except maybe Arkansas, which, like Tennessee, impressed me with its unexpected natural beauty:

and depressed me with its economic stats (although the state's per-capita income has risen to 44th in the country, up from 48th).  

 There were also signs during my visit that indicated I should perhaps have requested hazardous duty pay for this assignment:

Luckily for me, the worst that happened was an unexpected expansion of my waistline, due to the excellent lunch and dinner offerings at the lakeside compound where I spent the week.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Funky Friday, Did You See What Arkansaw? edition

Patient readers, I am still lurking in the corners of the blogosphere, waiting for my muse's mojo to return to from wherever it's been hiding. In the meantime, I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to the nation's midsection next week, namely Russellville, Arkansas, for a work assignment. I can only hope that I encounter entertainment such as the above ....