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Eureka Springs Queen Kitty

February 16th, 2012

Miss Ojo - Eureka Springs Queen KittyDoes this look like a Black Panther to you? Perhaps not, but in her mind, she’s a stealth hunter. Just ask her. She’s Mojo (a.k.a. Miss Ojo), and she considers herself the protector of the inn and likes to keep this corner of Eureka Springs safe for guests.

Here’s one of Mojo’s adventures. Jan told a guest that Mojo was like a black panther, stalking things large and small. While relaxing on their deck, the guest saw Mojo stalk a deer. She’d crouch down, scoot forward silently and then turn into a wimpy ball of fur when the deer turned toward her. The guest wrote about this black panther hunt in their room guestbook. A few weeks later during breakfast Jan shouted into the kitchen that the black panther was at it again (that was Richard’s cue to go rescue something from Mojo). A guest, who had read those comments from the previous guest, punched her husband in the shoulder and said, “See, I told you they had black panthers here”. We all had a good laugh after we explained that the black panther was a 10 pound cat with fantasies of grandeur.

It’s good to know that 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast has a Queen Cat watching over our accommodations.

Skunkworks in Eureka Springs?

June 8th, 2011

Vinnie, our new maintenance guy, showed up at our personal residence yesterday to do some work. He was delayed a couples of day getting here and to explain why brought with him the reason for his delay. As the dogs and I stood on the porch talking to Vinnie (the dogs didn’t actually talk, they begged for scratches on the head) Jan walked outside. She was startled a bit because there stood Chester, our Shih Tzu, nose to nose with Flower. You see, Flower is a skunk. Flower was confused and luckily descented (I think desmelled or deodorized is better). Confused because she thinks she’s a cat. Needless to say, everyone left as friends, but Flower won’t be coming to work with Vinnie at the Inn anymore. Descented or not, it makes me nervous… 🙂

The Wacky World of Eureka Springs Parades

May 15th, 2011

An attempted humorous look at the recent 2011 Artrageous Parade in Eureka Springs. It was another great parade with artistic and fun costumes and floats. There’s much more to come in the month of May for the Mayfest of the Arts.

Oops, what part of the visible light spectrum did Professor Dumbledore said this magic wand would make us?

Ready for the Eureka Springs white water canals.

I told you to duck when that lady waved her wand!!

Big and beautiful, we were conceived in a stained glass factory next to the Caterpillar Tractor plant.

Puff the Magic Dragon…not sure who was puffing what!!

Kids of the Soggy Bottom Boys.

This is what you look like when you blow your brains out.

“As mayor of this city I’ll make sure there are two boxes of Frosted Flakes on every table.”

Attending a play with your eyes closed

November 13th, 2009

So, what’s a BOP-RAP? Why, it’s a Bunch Of People Reading A Play of course. The other night Jan and I went to the Eureka Springs Writer’s Colony to listen to a play. A group of folks in town have been getting together a couple of times a month for a play reading. They pick a play, assign parts and then they read their parts without actually acting out the play. We didn’t know what to expect, but it was quite enjoyable just sitting around on the couch and listening. While there was no physical acting, the actors (readers) still ‘acted’ out their parts using their voices.

The play was “I Hate Hamlet” by Paul Rudkin and it was hilarious. The group will be taking a break for the holiday season in Eureka Springs, AR., but plan on reviving their readings sometime after the first of the year.

The Writer’s Colony is only about 2-3 minutes drive from our bed and breakfast so it’s easy to get to. If you’ll be in town, you may want to checkout whether they will be doing a reading. And, if you are so inclined, you could be asked to read a part. Enjoy!

5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast, Eureka Springs, AR

Nightmare at Walmart in the makeup aisle

October 16th, 2009

Just as I was about to head out to do grocery shopping for the bed and breakfast, Jan said, “I’m sorry to have to do this, but can you take this coupon and get me some moisturizer.” Why would she be sorry? Well, once I got to the store and I was in the makeup aisle, I knew.

Now, when I want some shaving lotion I have two choices. Regular or large, and plain or menthol. That’s it. Why then do women have 1000 different types of facial products? I panicked. I knew I was in trouble and I know that the two ladies talking in the aisle were giving me strange looks. I shouldn’t be here I thought, so I pushed my cart to the produce aisle where I only had to worry about 4 varieties of apples.

Then I called Jan back at the bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs. “This is cruel and unusual punishment”, I told her. She just groaned and asked what I saw on the shelves so she could help. So I walked back to the makeup aisle and just as I got there Jan said, have to go, have some guests checking in. The same two ladies were still there. More strange looks. So again, I hightailed it to the produce department.

A short while later Jan called back so I headed back to the makeup aisle for the third time. Same two ladies, same strange looks, maybe stranger.

The coupon had a picture but of course it didn’t match any of the products there. At least I had narrowed down the brand. There were moisturizers with extra stuff in them. Anti-aging stuff. Deep cleaning. Skin repair. And different product lines within the brand. How do women do this? “Look for the moisturizer around $17”, Jan said. There weren’t any. So I told her about the $23 bottle. “Too much”, she said, getting more exasperated at what she thought should be an easy task. I found one at $20. “Buy it” she said. “I’ll make myself like it”.

Happy I accomplished the task, I left. The two ladies were still there just staring. I think they stayed just to watch the comedy show. Of course, to top it off, I forgot to use the coupon.

What does this have to do with running a bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs, AR. Well, nothing I guess, but for all the husbands out there, if you hear the words, “Hon, I’m sorry to have to do this to you….”, run as fast as you can, something good cannot come out of it.

5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast
Eureka Springs, AR