Cherry Blossoms

A gust of wind slammed a Cherry blossom petal into the Face of Everyman.  Strangely the pain was excruciating.  A tear drop formed in the eye of the venerable sage.   Were the various deities found in the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa seeking revenge for some past slight?  An offering of a lavender scented candle would go a long way towards repairing the wound.  He thought.

Failure

Deep in his secret underground laboratory the Face of Everyman had been developing a formula for a water dispersing product to keep bird feathers dry.  The results of experiment WD-39 was a utter failure.  A guest at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa agreed to buy the formula for a dollar.  Not long after, the venerable sage read an article in the Wall Street Journal that something called WD-40 had become an overnight success.

Nightmare

It was his reoccurring nightmare; the bilge pumps had broken down, the scuppers were clogged and the crew refused to go aloft to take in sail.   the Face of Everyman was ship’s cook on the Merriweather, hell ship of Pacific sealing fleet and there seemed no way out of this impending disaster.  Until, of course, he forced himself awake.

Spring Dresses

Bradley couldn’t afford Easter dresses for his five girls so he got a license from the Face of Everyman to harvest the coins from the giant wishing well at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  Guests had been particularly wishful these past few months.  Bradley was very successful.  After ten percent to the venerable sage and disregarding foreign coins; there was enough for dresses, shoes and Easter baskets.

Mime

Marceau stopped by to see the Face of Everyman.    He was leaving the comfort of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa and headed for the streets of Paris where he would learn to become a Mime.  The venerable sage suggested that he try out a few routines on guests here and see if he is cutout for such a rigorous life.  Not everyone likes a mime in their face; he added.

Castanets

The pulsating beat of the Spanish guitar and rhythmic accompaniment of castanets was too much for Carmelita; her early Flamenco training over came her.  the Face of Everyman had been seeking a new opening act for his Spring Varieties Show at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  Dang!  The venerable sage was fresh out of bi-lingual artist contracts.

Tax Returns

Philby was emphatic in denouncing those who sought to have his client’s tax forms released.  He chose the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa as a symbolic site of liberty to state his case.  the Face of Everyman was always curious as to which of the guests every filed an income tax return.