Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sasha Fest 2017

Daddy Steve:  The annual U.S. Sasha Fest takes place this weekend in Washington, D.C.  We hope that everyone attending has a wonderful time!

Sasha: Enjoy the crafts!
Emile: Buy clothes and presents for your kids!
Frank: Eat lots of Sasha cookies!

Emile: I, uh,...'Sasha' cookies?
Sasha: Frank, what are you talking about?
Frank: Sasha cookies are magic cookies.  They're any flavor you want them to be: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, cinnamon & sugar, ginger snap, macadamia...

Frank: Toffee fudge, M&M, cherry almond...
Emile: Frank!  That ees the silliest thing I 'ave ever 'eard.  
SashaWhere do you get these ideas?

Frank, whispering: Don't listen to them.  We know better; have fun and eat lots of Sasha cookies!

The boys of Gregoropolis will see you next year at Sasha Fest 2018 here in Minneapolis!

Friday, July 14, 2017

To Boldly Sew...

Daddy Steve: While prowling around my favorite vintage shop the other day, I picked up a remnant of Star Trek-themed fabric.  It's a rather fanciful (Daddy John says 'questionable') depiction of the original 1960s series.

Everybody at Gregoropolis enjoys the many incarnations of Star Trek, but Kaveh and Patrick are definitely the biggest fans.  They were very excited by our new find.

Patrick: Amazing!
Kaveh: This is so cool!

Patrick: Ahead, Mr. Sulu.  Warp Factor Two!
Kaveh: wwwwwwhhhmmmmMMMWWSSHHHH!

Patrick: Hey, where did you go?

Kaveh:  It's my 'cloaking device!'

Patrick loves the original series (TOS to Trekkies); his absolute favorite character is Mr. Spock.  He appreciates Spock's devotion to logic and rational thinking.  Patrick always says that if everyone were just a bit more logical, the world would be a better place.  I can't argue with that...

Patrick: Live long and prosper.

Kaveh is partial to The Next Generation (TNG).  His favorite character is the ship's counselor Deanna Troi (Daddy John calls her Counselor Cleavage).  Kaveh appreciates Troi's calming manner and her ability to help people get to the root of their problems.  He wants to be a counselor and help people when he grows up.

Kaveh: She's very wise and caring.

Just as Captains Kirk and Picard relied on the advice of their respective crews, I asked Kaveh and Patrick what we should make out of the fabric.  Blankets?  A wall hanging?  Perhaps a play-mat?  Bear in mind that it's not a big piece and Daddy Steve's sewing skills are rudimentary, at best.

Patrick: It's only logical to consider all possibilities.
Kaveh: You should examine your feelings; what do you think is best?

These two make a good crew!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Everything In The Garden Is Growing So Fine

Daddy Steve: And my, it is growing fine indeed.

It's hard to believe that just two months ago it still looked rather barren.

The boxwood and yew have had their trim.

The petunias are blooming.

The rudbeckia was growing, until rabbits got to it.  

Even Apollo is in a more jovial and carefree mood.

Blake and Sebastian certainly think so.

Sebastian:  He definitely looks happier now.
Blake:  He just needed a little sunshine!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Pete Dakota, Stephen, BR, and all the boys at Gregoropolis 
wish you a Happy Independence Day!