Saturday, August 15, 2009

a detour to the village witch

it has been a long, hard day, and johnny's tavern is on your mind. so you get in your car, head over the bridge, and see the twinkling lights of johnny and his siblings - the gaslight tavern and the village witch - waiting for you on the other side of the river. you're getting pretty excited about that drink, but as you approach the trio of watering holes, you see something that makes your throat tighten and your stomach lurch. the road is under construction, the entrances to all three bars are blocked from your side, and you are diverted one street to the right. you panic, wondering how on earth you'll ever make it back on your own.

fortunately for you, the transportation department has not only assumed you would make the poor choice of driving instead of walking or taking the bus, but it has also anticipated your navigational dilemma. so not to worry.


there are not just one,


not two,


not three,


but FOUR signs within that half-mile detour to guide you, soon-to-be-sotted patron, to your destination.






after you've loaded up to the gills here, be sure to continue your detour with anairam, valentina, fruenswerk, veja cecilia, nicky, jersuzstuff, e, frayed at the edge, alexandra, l'atelier, and thereza. (take a bus, please.) don't forget to sign up for thereza's giveaway while you're there! hey, nicky, will you pick the next weekword?

have a great weekend - happy trails to you!

20 comments:

kj said...

too funny, aimee.

i've posted one of your drawings on my blog without permission.

sue me if you must, but i have no regrets.

:)

Demara said...

thats hilarious!

la ninja said...

ha, those wise traffic wardens... how well do they know you lot would do anything for a cold pitcher of mead at the village witch's...

Stampmaiden said...

What a fun detour trip that was!
Linda

L'Atelier said...

Thanks for guiding us- you don't know how much i needed a drink after signing up for the giveaway! i am hoping on the blogbus to get some more detours

is such a great post aimee!
happy weekend
xo

frayedattheedge said...

I enjoyed your detour!!

soulbrush said...

tee hee wish we had a village witch here-actually we got loadsa them at work!! hugs.

●• Thereza said...

cool and funny detour! :)

Beth Niquette said...

That is just amazing! (gulp) I would wonder about a village with such a prominent, er, witch in residence! EEeeeeeek!

cindy said...

so good ... i need a drink. any suggestions ;)?

~Valentina~ said...

Great as usual! Now I really want to take the detour and go to the Village Witch... I don’t know, but sounds like a perfect place to be this weekend!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

so - you're not the village witch?

Veja cecilia said...

there can never be to many signs:)

painted fish studio said...

fabulous! god, i love lawrence so much.

Ces said...

Hctiw a tahw!

wild child said...

LOL - that was too funny Aimee :) Your quirky little town sounds so awesome!

Meg :)

Liz said...

and perhaps the signage is also so the road work crews can make their way easily and quickly to their favourite after work destination... mojitos anyone?

Anairam said...

Hahaha! I really laughed at this - someone in your local council/govt must be very concerned about citizens getting to their usual drinking hole - now THAT is service! (PS I am back from my trip - and being a bit obsessive about this weekword thing, I quickly made one and posted it!)

Nicky Linzey said...

So funny, we know what is of major importance in your town. I'll be delighted to do the weekword, thanks, after a hectic weekend just need a few hours to think ...!

Kelly said...

Great shots, and very funny that these places would be so highlighted in the detours. how do you get involved in wordweek? looks like fun. kelly