Anyone seen the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond where Marie takes a stab at sculpturing and winds up making a giant–I can’t write it. I have family who reads this. If you’ve seen the episode, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Apparently, it’s based off of a real statute outside the Rockland County, New York, courthouse. (Google it if you don’t believe me).
I have a feeling that someday, the giant hanging piece of “modern artwork” in Civic Space Park in Phoenix will have it’s own comedy show counterpart.
Gentle readers, I give you “Her Secret is Patience” (seriously, that’s the name of the thing):
Yeah…there it is. There are a lot of jokes that go around campus about this thing.
Anyway. That’s not the only feature of the park. There’s an “interactive fountain” for kids–well, kids and bums. It’s one of those ones that shoots water up from the ground for kids to play in (or bums to bathe in, depending on the time of day). I never really payed much attention to it before, until today.
I overslept till noon and had 15 minutes to run from my dorm to the train so I could make it to my Bio 100 lecture on time. So, traded my pajama pants in for some jeans, grabbed my bag and ran out the door. Literally, I was running (not the wisest thing for a severe asthmatic to do).
I’m crossing the park and walked over the fountain, which was off. The train was pulling up, I was going to make it…
And then the fountain went off. I was soaked, and I missed the train.
I decided to just head back to my dorm and change my clothes. Needless to day, I didn’t make it to my Bio lecture.
In hindsight, it’s actually kind of funny. At the time though, it was kind of a sucky way to start my day.
And then my day ended with a giant, heavy, plastic cereal dispenser in the cafeteria falling on my face. I think I’ll have a shiner in the morning.
I wonder if I can get away with saying I was in a fistfight…