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Sturgeon Award Winners; Airport Goodbye; A Hot Rental; Drainspout Award Winner

The First Annual Sturgeon Award was presented at 0815 this morning to Tom and Karen Leonard. (We tried to surprise them before they awoke, but they are early risers.) They won the Geo-Quiz, which will actually be a weekly event. My Beauteous Biker Babe and I rode over and presented Tom and Karen their Hostess Chocolate Covered, Cream-Filled Cupcakes, one of the great inventions of modern chemistry… er, cuisine. “Chemistry” slipped out not because snack cakes are chemically treated to last for a century, but because Tom was a university chemistry professor, and still thinks like a chemist. He even dreams chemistry, which is sort of a scary thought. 

Then off to the airport for Suzanne’s flight to the City of Brotherly Love. (No quiz there, everybody knows Philadelphia, the city whose baseball team, the Phillies, has the dubious distinction of losing the most games of any professional team in the history of American professional sports… Sorry, Allan, I tried to sweeten it up, but that’s what the record states…)

On the way to MCO, Suzanne climbed in the back seat to get some special face time with Rudy and Gretchen. Lots of loves there before she flew off for a few days. The puppies always really miss her (as do I, of course) when she is gone. Gretchen in particular looks at her out the back window with sad, sad eyes when we drop Suzanne off at check-in. 

Speaking of sadness, can you imagine how My Corvette Chick felt when she got to Philly and saw her flashy rental car? It’s not quite what she’s used to… (I wish I had some of that canned laughter to play…) 

Okay, the suspense is driving everyone insane. Who is the winner of the drain spout gizmo (actually called a “rain chain”) award? Here is the picture again if you missed it….  

It was a tough decision, but the winner is… Maestro, drum rolls, please… Gloria Quigley, whose answer was “As I look at the device, I think it is most likely a “Cavalier Escape Chain” used by those knights who, upon the arrival home of the husband, swiftly make an exit out the bedroom window, with a “guttural” sound after spending a rendezvous with the wife in waiting!” “Hey, no groaning from the folks who lost out to Gloria’s imaginative and naughty sense of humor!” Gloria wins the Peachwave Night Out with Your Correspondent and His Lovely Bride when she returns from Philly. Congratulations, Gloria!


  • angeldust
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Aahhh Ty and Suzanne,

    Honored I am! We speak of potentialities in the universe, you know, and this certainly seemed a reasonable probability. Wonder how long it took for you to find that fabulous period picture, Ty. My gosh…makes me wonder if it is, indeed, me in a past incarnation. Green is one of my favorite colors! This was fun. One never knows when a "Cavalier Escape Chain" will turn up again. Undoubtedly, it serves a frightfully good purpose!!

    With kind affection and hugs,

  • Anonymous
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Congratulations Gloria! I can see we have a competitive group of followers! Looking forward to more jousting…Brad

  • Jennifer
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Sweet photo of Suzanne and her babies…Suzanne looks hesitant to leave.

    What an interesting bit of trivia. Congratulations to the winner! I agree that the photo is
    quite interesting and imaginative.. Learn something new every day…

  • Laura
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Congrats, Gloria! Very clever!


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