The Friday Thursday Five (5/10/07)

Oooo! Another Friday Five to you from me. Today’s theme, I do believe, is going to be 5 things that have been amusing me as of late. (And yeah, it’s only Thursday if you are reading the archives through but that’s the beauty of post dating!)

1. That piece of Fart that sits out on the museum lawn

Remember that fella? I did a bit about him last April Fools when I went about photographing things. Anyway, I kinda like him/her/it in a “That’s a huge slab o’ art there” sort of way. Then yesterday I had to do a work project thing involving this wicked link so I went perusing the art. I am very disappointed that they didn’t mention the sister cube to Endover, but I think they more than made up for that omission with this blurbit about that funky slabby arty thing out on the museum lawn:

The “five parallelograms … fan out and enclose a large concave space nearly eleven feet deep… The effect is of a serenity that is at odds with its size.” Its original site on the west side of the building was selected so that the “pedestrian traffic flow” would “completely surround the sculpture, allowing people to look at it from every angle, as the piece changes dramatically, depending on the angle from which you look at it.” In 2008, following a major renovation to the building, the sculpture was moved to the south side of the building. Pedestrians can still experience the piece from all sides.

Errr…2008? But…but…wait. What year is it? Either I’ve done a Rip van Winkle or they have some serious precognitive journalism going on there. Or, and I love this theory the best, they just didn’t want to have to edit the page next year when they move the sculpture to its new location so they wrote it in as if it had already happened. Hee!

Then I thought to myself, “Hey! Wait, where is that piece of art?” For you see, that pastoral view in the picture is at this moment a gated construction entrance and has been for most of the year. Perhaps even as far back as last fall too and even though I’ve walked past that place maybe an average of once a week, I never noticed that the giant metal slabs of steel had moved. Today I thought I’d check out the south side of the building but that too is all constructiony. So…where did it go? I mean, it’s not like anyone can keep it on their desk for a year or two. And how did they get it to wherever it is? Does it come apart? Is it structurally sound enough to air lift and crane out? Blimy!


Why didn’t anyone tell me of all the great uses for sippy cups? Sure we originally got them for a Smithee Movie night so we could have margaritas in sippy cups but do you know what else they are great for? Keeping cat heads out of the glass of water on the nightstand. Brilliant! I’ve been filling my sippy cup nightly with cool, refreshing water which is at arm’s reach for whenever I wake up parched in the middle of the night and there is no more fear of cat head contaminated beverage!!!

3. Petting my Pussy

Yes, I am eternally five years old because I get a great pleasure out of telling TheMan that I am doing just that that every time I’m giving Isaak or Vande scritchies. Sometimes I even invite TheMan to come over and help. It never gets old no matter how many times I say it. HEE!

4. Japanese Snack Food

Always. And I got some fun new stuff from Bubbles which I am going to have to write up. Also, much to David the Muppet King’s delight, I have a JSF in the wings (tasted, not written up or photographed) which should lower the average JSFR rating score. Yuck. OK, that doesn’t amuse me as much as watching people try the JSF did. Heh. If only I had a camera on the day we cracked those puppies out.

5. The Little Kitty

Wednesday I had put on my entire outfit save my pants because, as you can see, they were ocupado. Which means that yes, I took this picture while wearing no pants but that’s not the point. The point is that the Little Kitty has decided that if she lies on the pants, which I want to wear, she will get free scritchies. Especially if she starts putting on a show.

Last year at the booniverse: Someone needs to sit them down and have one of those talks. You know, the ones that go something like: “Commander Sisko, I keep sending you runabouts and you keep losing them or getting them destroyed. I’ve had it up to here, young man, with your irresponsibility. Do I have to ground you until you can come home with all the runabouts you left with? Hmmm?”

Last last year at the booniverse: And two, (which I think really needs its own sentence that has a logical and grammatically correct sentence structure), errrmmmm, two I’m lazy.

The year before at the booniverse: He was like four people on crack stuffed into one body and he would Not. Shut. Up.

The year before that at the booniverse: Nothing amused me back then.

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