Beasties, Books & Burgers…and Super Zapper Ray Guns

This week we're taking a little break from Finn McSpool's tour of his homeland. Well, not really a break, because this post is all about a Beastie workin' hard (sort of) for the money...and for the benefit of library lovers everywhere. Like his human counterpart, David Beastie works at the local library where he toils … Continue reading Beasties, Books & Burgers…and Super Zapper Ray Guns

A Monster Wander Through the Not-So Wintry Garden

After going on a lot recently about monsters - Doubt Monsters, Amazonian Monsters - I've been looking forward to a post featuring that far-friendlier monster, Finn McSpool! This year, the Pacific Northwest has thumbed its nose at the seasons and declared that winter is definitely NOT coming. While I was putting away all the dragon … Continue reading A Monster Wander Through the Not-So Wintry Garden

Finn McSpool’s Book-Shopping-Rabble-Rousing Outing

What happens when you try to take a monster on a nice outing to shop for some new reading material at Portland's Powells Books? It turns into him being declared leader of a very, VERY strange mob. It all started out innocently enough. Through my library's summer reading program I'd won a gift card for … Continue reading Finn McSpool’s Book-Shopping-Rabble-Rousing Outing

Finn McSpool: Paddle Boarding Beastie

Yes, Finn has donned a new identity as a Paddle Boarding Beastie and has been walking around the house humming tunes from the Surfaris and using phrases like "Hang Ten, Dude." Even though Finn has clearly mistaken stand-up paddle boarding for surfing (a big no-no), he still wanted to show off his recent watery adventure … Continue reading Finn McSpool: Paddle Boarding Beastie

One Monster’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

Although he prefers going off on adventures, Finn McSpool was forced to spend yet another weekend loitering in the driveway. Luckily, this time no demons ate the sun causing Finn to run away in fear of the impending apocalypse. However, there was a little meltdown to get through and a Beastie version of a horror … Continue reading One Monster’s Trash is Another’s Treasure