There is quite the collection of images in the folder called 10-13-08. I can’t possibly include all of them in this here entry, so I’ll just have to pick out a few that I like the most.
The pictures range from Gyro Day at the Computer Mine to the Ames Party Bus in action to a road trip to Kalona with Mom, Teresa, and Jay.
Have a looksie:
While I’m not 100% sure, I believe that is the last of my Ames Party Bus pictures. Which means I should explain why you haven’t seen Becky driving around the Ames Party Bus in 10 years.
I might not be getting the details 100% correct, but the spirit of what I’m writing is dead on.
Shortly after Becky finished restored the Ames Party Bus and began putting out an APB on fun, Big Party Bus felt threatened. In fact they were scared. Petrified.
Big Party Bus checked their address book to look up which state representatives they had in their back pockets. Then they went to these bought politicians and pulled their chains.
The bought politicians reacted by passing a law that made party buses carry an exorbitant amount of insurance. Like an incredible amount of insurance. Insurance that was price-prohibitive.
This effectively shutdown the small-time party bus. Becky was out of business, shortly after the party had begun. Rich people win again.
By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:
Kalona (Part 1)
Kalona (Part 2)
Next week’s walk down memory lane will involve an Iowa State football match with the Bugeaters of Nebraska.
Friday was an interesting day.
Of course there was the high of it being Free Gyro Day, but the rest of the work day went rather uneventful.
It was near 5:30, the time I was going to run out of hours and check out for the week, when my phone rang. This was a bit of a surprise and it caused my dart throw to completely miss the paper with the raccoon on it that has been put up as a makeshift dartboard in the hardware area.
I answered the phone and it was Shannon.
She asked if I was interested in taking a ride in the Ames Party Bus.
This was an interesting development because I had engaged in a few conversations with Becky earlier in the day about how she could put the rebuilt starter in the bus by herself. She had asked me what she should use as a jack to hold the starter in place while she tightened the bolts.
My answer had been simple: “Shannon.”
“She tells me how tough she is all the time.”
I don’t know if it was really my advice that she followed, but after Shannon got off work they managed to put the starter in and the bus started.
Below are some pictures of the adventure.
After the cruise around town, I headed to a special FNSC. It was special because Jay had made caramel apples.
It was also special because it was a perfect night for sitting around the fire bowl until 1:30 in the morning.
Unfortunately that left me a bit tired for the trip to Kalona the next day.
Becky is starting up her own business. I’m in the process of creating a website for this new business.
You should check out that website:
I have a collection of photos from the Party Bus restoration process.
So if you have a large party, you should hit up the website and book the Ames Party Bus.