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Whatchamacallit 106: Wyoming Truck with the Bronze Boot

It’s like I do not talk about Wyoming enough – but here you are, today’s Whatchamacallit is an officially licensed University of Wyoming truck named, “Bringing home the bronze boot.”

I bought it earlier this year for $60 plus $7.95 shipping (US domestic) – shipped it somewhere stateside, picked it up whilst visiting and […]

Whatchamacallit 105: Paul Revere and the North Church

Last August I visited Boston where I walked the Freedom Trail.

While there’s a lot of good things to say about the Freedom Trail in theory (great idea!), practically speaking, it has many issues.

Certainly, I enjoyed many moments on the trail, including seeing this statue of Paul Revere with the famous North Church […]

Whatchamacallit 104: tommy

I’m not really a cologne person – or as one of my friends calls perfumes and colognes, “smells.”

This bottle of tommy is one of three smells that I own – and I rarely wear it.

But when I smell it, it takes me back to the first time.

He wore it.

Consequently, for […]

Whatchamacallit 103: Kukui Nut Lei

In 2014, I went to Hawaii with a sibling – and we got lei’d upon arrival.

Yes – I went for the hokey Hawaiian tradition of getting flowers upon arrival so that we could feel as if we’d arrived, which of course we had. It was my 49th US State and my sibling’s 50th […]

Whatchamacallit 102: Armenian Alphabet Tapestry

My vacation to Armenia in 2006 was, for me, transformative in many ways.

It was not an easy vacation – I did not (and still do not) speak Armenian or Russian. I also could not read the signs – the Armenian alphabet is unique and hard to puzzle out.

While there, I picked up […]

Whatchamacallit 101: Sky Airlines Sickness Bag

Back in May 2010, I desperately needed a vacation – it’s hard to describe how much I needed to get away in that moment.

I ended up in Antalya, Turkey, for several nights – flying Sky Airlines to and from the city.

The airsickness bag, one of only a small number I’ve ever taken […]

Whatchamacallit 100: Cola Willies Box

It’s been awhile since I featured something penile – so, today, the 100th Whatchamacallit, I went with my Cola Willies box.

The box and its contents were a present from a friend – somebody who clearly knows that I like penile objects (and the inspiration of penile objects).

I don’t recall what they tasted […]

Whatchamacallit 99: Parcs Québec Hat

Last fall I took a week off to explore and hike throughout The Gaspésie peninsula of Québec, Canada.

I extolled the virtues of my vacation last November – about a month after I got home. Even now, some 9 months after I was there, I miss that particular trip. My analysis of it in […]

Whatchamacallit 98: Shade

I miss when America was great.

During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

Whatchamacallit 97: Bull Head Bourbon

This Bull Head Bourbon, produced by the Lake George Distilling Company, is batch 62, bottle 95, bottled on October 24, 2019. From there, it was stuck on a truck and delivered, eventually, to a liquor store near Wall Street, which is where I purchased it between Christmas and New Year’s a few months ago.

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