In less than two months It’ll mark the year-long anniversary of this blog. I thought it would be fun to start going back to some places that I’ve visited in the past year and see how they’re doing. One of my all time favorite posts was when we went to the house of the Tin Man and met Kevin and Mary Lou, if you didn’t see that post, you can check it out here. I thought it would be fun to start this revisiting series by making a stop back at their house and see how they’re all doing, so it’s off we go for a new blast from this MBIP past.
And we’re off on a cloudy, gray day, just the way I like it outside. Sunshine is for suckers!
And here’s the familiar porch that houses the Tin Man’s owners, Kevin and Mary Lou. Last time we saw Mary Lou’s Ricky Nelson collection and Kevin’s Green Bay Packer collectible items. I’m anxious to see if they have any new additions.
Ha! I remember that guy from last time, he makes a lot of noise, but he's harmless.
And he's there behind the door barking up a storm ever since I rang the doorbell, but it appears that Kevin and Mary Lou aren't home as I've been standing here for about seven minutes. Well, I know one guy that is probably here...
The Tin Man! He's all dressed up for the football season in his Green Bay Packer Jersey and hat. It's good to see him again!
He's go some new shades since the last time we saw him. Looking good!
I think the gloves are new too, although his stance remains the same.
I thought I'd let Gumby get in on the action and let him hang with the Tin Man.
They make a pretty good pair together. Too bad that Kevin and Mary Lou weren't here, but it's a good excuse to come back. Maybe we'll come back around Christmas with a holiday gift for them and the Tin Man.
Since we're in the neighborhood, I thought we'd stop by at The Costume Trunk.
The last time we were here, they were all out of plastic chickens, which I like to purchase whenever I'm in the neighborhood. That bothered me and The Costume Trunk owner and MBIP pal, Steve Spain promised me that the next time I came back, he'd have a fresh supply. That was over a week ago, so let's go and pick up a new plastic chicken.
Let's go in and see what's happening.
I see lots of new masks, so it looks like Steve's gotten some new inventory.
I asked about the chickens and Steve just kind of flashed this evil smile my way. So I looked to the corner where they're usually at...
And there's no plastic chickens! Even though he promised me over a week ago that he would order some. This was a big disappointment and all Steve did was stand behind the counter with that evil grin. Seinfeld had his Soup Nazi and it appears I may have my very own personal Plastic Chicken Nazi...
No plastic chickens for you!
This calls for a Beagle Puss moment...
Boo to no plastic chickens...
Speaking of "boo", check out the Zombie Fest this Saturday Night at Meadows Avenue Tap, I think I'll go there for my Saturday Night Cheeseburger. I can wear my Beagle Puss as my costume. See how things work out here on MBIP?
And walked through the colorful front door.
Once inside, owner Craig Moore retrieved the aforementioned pin from the case...
And the deal was done. Craig said that only a man with a Beagle Puss would want to stamp out The Beatles and I agree!
I promptly went home and put the pin in an envelope addressed to Spike...
And off it goes from Peoria to New York. Hopefully Spike will take a picture of it when it gets to his place and this internet package will come full circle. We'll see you all tomorrow...and hey, let's be careful out there!
Bonus Cardboard Box Man Mutation Sighting!
Cardboard Box Man sightings have been low ever since I moved back to Peoria, but as MBIP pal, John Malecki points out with this photo he sent from New York, they're still out there, so be on your guard...aaaaahhhh!