Much ado about Signs


Saturday I was doing my favorite activity, hanging with my wife Heather. We were running errands having to do with Mother’s Day. One place we went @Home. A giant box store crammed full of stuff including a bunch of signs for the home. I loved the one above. I got and we will be taking to the condo we are renting on the Gulf Coast later this summer.


Hmmm, do mermaids read what you write in the sand? That’s an intriguing idea. What about sirens, do they read also, or do they just sit on the rocks singing songs luring sailors to their doom? Do you know the difference between a mermaid and a siren? Well, if you are really interested in the subject read this post of mine from almost ten years ago that explains it, and ties in Esther (you know from the Bible), and loops  around Starbucks as well.


I love this sign also. I remember when I had hair.


Yep, I like this one as well.


Or rather, “Her Roost, Her Rules!” Doubt me?


Here is another sign, at a local brewery. After years of being a beer desert, Oklahoma is coming into the 20th century with more modernized liquor laws. Next step is the 21st century.


Here is a whole bunch of signs. I am a “Sign Abatement Volunteer” with the City of Tulsa. Me and about 61 other folks have been trained on what signs are legal, which or not, and the value of using good judgement, discretion, and restraint despite what the law says. So I have been gathering up signs all over south Tulsa. They are mainly for sketchy crap businesses that don’t have a physical address. So, I am doing by bit for cleaning up the city. So far I have found around 70 or so. I guess I could start a referral business for the likes of Heavenly Hands Magic Massages, Loans for Businesses, Instant Weight Loss, and guys that will buy any house.

How about you? Have you found any good signs lately?

10 thoughts on “Much ado about Signs

  1. Driller's Place

    I love signs but I haven’t been on a sign safari recently. We have an @ Home store here but my wife and I haven’t ventured inside yet. Maybe after our vacation we will see what is inside the big box. I think what you’re doing as a sign abatement volunteer is great. If we still lived in Tulsa, I would be all over that opportunity. Keep up the good work and have a blessed week.

  2. Barb

    I like those beach signs, Alan. We happen to be at the beach and our condo has several cute signs. One shows a beach chair and says “house rules: relax, relax, relax!” For once, I’m following the rules.

  3. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    I like those a lot!!! We need one that says “Welcome to Our Canal House.”

    There’s a meme called Signs Signs which I link to as often as I can. (I used to find a lot more silly signs than I do now and that’s how I got interested in that linking party. People link all kinds of signs there though. It’s a very small meme, nothing like Skywatch and a fun one.

  4. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    That didn’t come out right ; I was talking to Bill while I wrote. I didn’t mean that Skywatch wasn’t fun. I meant that Signs Signs was fun too — just like Skywatch. The difference is that it is small, only about a dozen links usually. anyway. I like signs.

  5. Jeanna

    I guess I never thought about what signs were and were not legal, actually I didn’t know any were illegal. Good for you and I love those beach signs. I’ve turned my bedroom into a beach house so all shells and beach signs are welcome.
    At least sand is easier to get out of scalp than hair, lol.

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