Fun Things Friday

Ok, we should really call this Fun Things Saturday, but then that doesn’t sound quite as fun.  Anyway, this is Friday and we are looking for your guesses – for how we could get into trouble.

You see, one of our favorite stores is closing – Fun Things Etc. (sorry for the link if you are not on Facebook).  Fun Things Etc. is one of the coolest toy stores we have ever been in, with great quality games and a team that loves to have fun with all of the customers who come through the door.  They have been a fixture in Downtown Waynesville, NC, but have made the personal decision to close the store.  Many places would let a closing become depressing, but Fun Things Etc. does not work that way.  They are having a party.


Yep, you read that right.  We will be there with face painters, model railroads, and a magician.  We plan to be in front of the store from about 10 am until 2 pm and will be raising money for Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation.

With all of that going on, what could possibly go wrong?  What trouble could we possibly get into?  How could we possibly embarrass our hu-dad on Main Street in Downtown Waynesville, NC?  Oh, and did we mention that Fun Things Etc. is next door to The Mountaineer, our home-town newspaper?  We are looking for creative ideas and we promise not to let the hu-dad read the comments, so give us your best suggestions.

So, if you are within a few hours of us, why don’t you come up for the weekend?  The leaf colors are really beautiful at the higher elevations.  The weather is supposed to be absolutely perfect (well, for us, that would be snow, but perfect for you humans who like sunshine and moderate temperatures).  And during your vacation weekend, you can stop by Fun Things Etc. and we can put you to work scratching our ears.  If nothing else, bring a camera.  You know, just in case we do something epic.

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P.S. – The hu-dad was feeling really lazy and did not reformat the annoucement above, so any of you trying to click on the “click here” lines were frustrated.  We at least convinced him to add the link for Tom the Magician here.  We expect the magician to make Rusty a balloon just for that extra effort.



  1. houndstooth on October 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I wish we were close enough to come to that event! What a great time that sounds like. I can’t possibly imagine that anything could go wrong. Rusty headbutting some older lady as she walked to or from the store, Frankie and Cheez Whiz wrestling and knocking over stacks of merchandise, a group singalong… The possibilities are endless!

  2. Khyra on October 5, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Rusty and balloons –

    Two things that will surely make fur a post!

    Oh how we wish we were khloser too!

    I mean, just imagine MFT and QNTE at the same affair 😉


  3. Sam on October 5, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I’d love to go – I wish you were closer. Not only do I like games, I really like model trains. Of course, there would be the added bonus of meeting all of you!


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