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TWO DAYS OF PEACE, LOVE, AND LIVESTOCK [Mar. 27th, 2006|06:29 pm]
The American Caliban
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Seminars, demonstrations, fiber arts, photocontest, and much much more, all in honor of everyone's favorite camelid!


The new exhibitor's seminar is led by Nard Mullan and you can't beat that with a stick. Sample seminar:
Heads Up – The anatomy of alpaca handling (Cathy Spalding)
Explore the effect of anatomy on behavior. Using visual aids, Cathy offers a hands on opportunity experience the delicacy of the alpaca skull. Learn answers to important questions such as… Why is a properly fitted halter the difference between life and death? Is my alpaca thick headed or is the halter on wrong? If you were suffocating, would you stand still?
Now there's a reason for a road trip to Puyallup, WA if i ever heard one! Which I haven't. I thought it was the same town that had the National Lentil Festival with people dressed as lentils and lentil music, but that's Pullman, WA which is another Pu town in WA.

So anyway it's alpacas in Puyallup which is a great thing to say and even more so it's Alpacapalooza in Puyallup which is so damn much fun to say that I am doing so over and over already.

From: hersheyjumper
2006-03-28 02:39 am (UTC)
Do The Puyallup!
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From: sachmet
2006-03-28 03:19 am (UTC)
What's up with the MSN butterflies?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2006-03-28 03:29 am (UTC)
That was from one of the previous years' "Photo Contest Winners" pages. I can only assume some kind of Washington State Promotional Cosplay Synergy happened between the alpaca ranchers and Microsoft.
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[User Picture]From: p0tat0es
2006-03-28 03:32 am (UTC)
You would be correct in referring to both towns as "P-U" towns, although it it more appropriate for Puyallup, as it sits on the outskirts of Tacoma, butt of "Aroma of Tacoma" jokes from time immemorial.
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[User Picture]From: mcpino
2006-03-28 03:46 am (UTC)
I've been to Puyallup.

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From: hersheyjumper
2006-03-28 04:31 am (UTC)

Crap, I hate when I post wrong.

I been to Puyallup as well.

Have YOU done the Puyallup?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2006-03-28 05:58 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mcpino
2006-03-28 06:31 am (UTC)
...but there IS "feh" in Puyallup, where the big controversy is whether it is pronouced "PYOO-ALLUP" or "PYOO-WALLOP."

again, feh.
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2006-03-28 04:39 am (UTC)
Where do you find this stuff!? =D

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[User Picture]From: frobisher
2006-03-28 06:19 am (UTC)
Are they offering copies of Intermediate Perl?:-)
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[User Picture]From: changeng
2006-03-28 08:18 am (UTC)
i wish i had me a cool name like Nard.
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From: yoscott
2006-03-28 01:12 pm (UTC)
I think i went to high school with Nard Mullan and Turd Ferguson.

Alpaca provide me with nice wool hiking socks.
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