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Saturday, Feb 24, 2007 from Dover, Arkansas
Posted: Feb 24, 2007 | 302 words | 3 Comments
Want to become a millionaire? It’s simple, come out with some a men’s fragrance that smells like sawdust. Me and my dad have joked about it for years. Anytime he would be cutting up firewood* we would mention it. Hard working men across the world would be lining up to buy this. You could also introduce other fragrances such as barbecue and locker room. Now I have a lot of entrepreneur ideas, so consider this a freebie.
Bringing up this dialogue of a sawdust cologne was having a tour of the Bibler Brothers sawmill in Russellville. My father is a forester, so I always learned about that end of the industry and I love the woods. Earlier on the trip (in Roseburg, OR) I spent a few hours with a log truck driver, so I got to see that portion of the industry. Well today was seeing how the final product comes out to build the homes we live in. What an amazing process, especially with what can be done with computers this day. Within a few seconds a 16-foot log can be scanned into a computer and tell you exactly how many 2x4s it is going to produce. As I watched the log trucks come in I did notice that the trees just don’t compare in size to the monster trees I saw in Oregon.
Since I haven’t found a source of sawdust cologne I had to resort to other means. A simple solution really, just pack up a small bag of sawdust to stick in my duffel bag and in a few days my clothes should smell fantastic.
*In other words “makin’ wood”. That’s one of the best Yooper sayings. I should start throwing that around and see if people know what it means to “make wood” in the city.
Comment by dad
From baraga, MI
I still think we should do it Bugs. If we can get the girls to wear it, the guys would enjoy it. Not sure about the girls enjoying it on the guys, we can do it the natural way. Amazing what you learn when on the road. Our sawmill here in Baraga is the same thing. Hometowns have some things taken for granted. Glad you got to see it though. The old Ford sawmill at Alberta, just down the road was used for research on sawmilling. A lot of todays sawmill techniques came out of that mill, now it's a museum.
Comment by Jeanna
From Nebraska City, NE
So, how's that duffel bag smelling? I think you guys are on to something and need to get in touch with someone at LLBean or JCrew - I think they could sell it!
Comment by Jen
From Leeds, UK
Sorry J. Bug, looks like Demeter beat you to it. :( They also have a "Grass" perfume, but it smells pretty foul. But if you get a chance to do ASP then you can likely send a week covered in it! Along with everything you own. (I'm a fan of the miter saw personally.) :D