Day 91

The magic of TP

June 26th, 2010

I had a good chuckle back in Minnesota when I came across toilet paper covering miles of sealed asphalt cracks, but now I laugh no more. I can't tell you how many times today my feet got stuck in the hot, gooey sealant covering this road.


  1. Jeff says:

    Respect the Toilet Paper! I bow to the powers of TP. Double Ply for sure.
    did you pop the tar bubbles? LOved to do that as a kid….. straight ahead…Peaceful day in your America today, No matt??

    • Yeosaph Ferguson says:

      I haven’t thought about popping tar bubbles since I was a kid in VA 40 some years ago!

    • Nancy says:

      Oh my gosh tar bubbles – I remember popping them!! What about walking barefoot on the warm tar and your feet would get all sticky and brownish. Great memories….

  2. Karen Too says:

    All hail the mighty TP. I was amazed at how it was used back in Minnesota.

  3. That stuff is a mess to clean off your shoes to. ( I mean the tar, not the TP).

  4. Jack says:

    Those Minnesotans are some crafty fellows. :-)

  5. katzien in austin says:

    Why don’t you just wrap your boots in TP? Problem solved. ;-) Or make a game of zig-zagging to avoid the tar.

  6. Janine says:

    TP rules.

  7. Sandy says:

    We Minnesotans is SMART!

  8. Vickie from Michigan says:

    As a kid I ran around barefoot and loved dipping my big-toes in tar bubbles. You don’t see the actual bubbles anymore.

    • MN Roxanne says:

      Me too!! I loved the soft tar on bare feet making an imprint… squishing the tar… memories of old…

  9. Candice in Alabama says:

    Maybe this photo should be titled “Abstract Tar Art”.

  10. Martha says:

    Wow! Funny that the tar bubbles comments are so familiar to so many! I haven’t thought of that for over 30 years, yet when I read the comments I can smell the tar and feel the bubbles under my feet,too!

  11. Laurenis says:

    Respect the 2-ply!

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