Monday, December 12, 2005

King Kong

You know how sometimes you’ll suddenly notice something that you have been seeing for a long time, but hadn’t really SEEN? Well, this has been around a long time but I wonder how many of you have SEEN it.

So what’s the deal? First of all, I’m not a fan of large inflatable advertising, but some folks must be because there sure is a lot of it. Personally I think a gorilla in shorts and sunglasses is dumb and tacky, but I can understand if the owners of this fine establishment genuinely enjoy large inflatable primates. However, I wonder if the owners of Giant Wireless realize their little gorilla is giving all of Provo the finger every time they drive past.

Since when do we allow this sort of gesture to be displayed at such a grand scale in our quiet town? I thought this was a very conservative community, but I have yet to hear an outcry regarding this unattractive and vulgar balloon. Curious. I suppose I could initiate a movement against tasteless displays atop buildings, but it would take a tremendous amount of time and energy and I’m not sure I’m up to it. Instead I have chosen to do the next best thing. Every now and then when the kids aren’t in the car, I crank up the tunes and with a guttural growl give my big furry friend the double bird right back.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

I'm It

Okay, Okay. Resistance is useless. I'll play along, although it is against my better judgement.

Five little known facts about me:

1. I was Gretel in Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates in our 4th grade play. That was about the extent of my theatrical career.

2. I co-starred with my 4th grade crush, Rick Alexander. That was about the extent of our romantic relationship.

3. I took piano lessons for at least 4 years as a kid, but I can barely pluck out a melody. Go figure.

4. You already know I had headgear, a mullet and a "special" bicycle.

5. Other than my tennis shoes, all of my shoes are black.

Whew. That took some doing. Now I get to tag some friends and they get to either play along or just ignore the game, right? I'll tag Dally, Otto, Lisa, and Christopher.