DSL Outage

Walter was beside himself with alarm.  The DSL serving the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa was down.  His ISP wouldn’t return his calls.  The internet outage effected his whole being and way of life.   Walter didn’t find solace when the Face of Everyman recounted that once when he was Station Master in a remote spot along the Pony Express route he ran out of fresh horses.  The U.S. Mail didn’t move for two whole days.

Nesting Time

Nest building begins early in this remote spot on the Pacific Flyway.  Seen above, Henrietta is off before dawn to scour the vast forests of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  She is looking for prime nesting materials: spider web, moss, and lichen.  Closer to home anything soft and spongy and maybe squirrel fur would be a nice find.  the Face of Everyman keeps a bundle of select Kurillan Bobtail cat hair ready for any emergency should expectant Moms not have the nest ready in time.

Blood Sport

The Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa had an official Anger Management Clinic.  the Face of Everyman was concerned at the poor success rate.  Clients came angry and left just as angry.  Renegade boxing promoters often tried to recruit these tiny packages of pugilistic dynamite to fulfill their evil schemes in that ancient and barbaric sport.

Bull Running

Bernie had been on a TV Game Show and won a weeks stay at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  The peace and serenity of the vast resort was not a good fit for a hyper-active patron such as Bernie.  On Monday the Face of Everyman contacted the producers and suggested that Hummingbirds, because of their unique nature, be eligible for more active vacation locations such as Demolition Derby Camp or Bull Running Fiestas.

Fresh Start

Every year about this time the Face of Everyman makes a pronouncement about the weather and temperatures expected for the next three months.  The Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa is regarded as being in the Banana belt; as such few locals migrate to the sunny climes of Mexico.  Rodney hopes that the venerable sage will utter a dreadful forecast.  One that will give him every reason to leave and make a fresh start somewhere that folks don’t know him.


Fillmore had been skipping stones across the water all morning.  He tired of this activity.  the Face of Everyman, now safe from the hazard of flying rocks, suggested that he burst bubbles until lunch was served.  The Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa has an almost infinite number of such simple pastimes available to guests.


Lulu-belle brought her complaints directly to the Face of Everyman.  There needs to be more flowers grown near the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  She shouldn’t be expected to raise a family on the nectar set out in feeders.  That stuff was mostly colored dreck.  The venerable sage wasn’t sure how he was involved but promised the young mother that he would look into the matter.  Perhaps the florist shop in the posh arcade had something more nourishing than a wilted corsage.  He could hope.

Skinny Dipping

Martha taught Third Grade at the Montietorkie School.  This gave her pool privileges at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  the Face of Everyman failed to warn her about the paparazzi lurking about.  The village paper ran the photo with a brief caption.  She braved the few snickers that reached her ears.


Carondelet always wanted to be first to greet the Sun.  The Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa, situated on a high promontory, was an ideal location to receive a daily blessing.  Despite his brilliance, the Face of Everyman still had trouble sorting out the 12 ancient Olympians.  On each census form he left the question of religion blank.