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01 June 2011 @ 11:59 am
Well, it's winter today... again?  
The above is a modified quote from the movie Groundhog Day, and it's true here on a weekly basis. Gah!

Finished my voting for tvnetwork1_las. I'm still peeved that my story for the last round received a "worst" vote. Please- there were several bad stories for that round (and this one), and mine didn't begin to compare. Not that my ambition has been to fly under the radar, though that's how it's gone so far. :(

Here's an interesting debate. A man in Antelope Valley (SoCal) has built an amazing architectural art structure he calls Phonehenge West, and he's coming under belated fire from building code lawyers. Some of his neighbors also complain that his creation is an eyesore, though I think it's really striking. Here's a link to the article, and some pictures (check out #3 and #9!). What do you think? Right now, I'm tending toward the "Plant trees to hide the view, if you don't like looking at it" position.

Home painting update: Nerp. No callback yesterday from the contractor, so the power's still off in Lauren's room. I haven't even finished the first of the two detail coats at the ceiling and baseboards! *cries*

Now for some humor. It's perfect-o!

Funny Pictures - Emo Alpaca

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a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelfembroiderama on June 1st, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Aaw, I love the emo alpaca! But seriously, we're in full-on summer here, and you can HAVE it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
Isn't the emo alpaca great? All it took was the excess forehead hair to inspire someone to write that perfect caption. :D

How are you having summer in your area? Seems like the West, the Midwest, and the Northeast are all still stuck in Winter.

Seriously-- this is very close to February weather for us. Apart from a couple of days of pre-summer and a few days of spring, it's been 'winter' for most of May. :0
a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelfembroiderama on June 1st, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
It's been in the 90's and humid here for several days. From what I hear most of the east coast is uncomfortably warm--I definitely have friends in CT and PA complaining about it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Ah-- I remembered tsuki_no_bara complaining that she was wearing flannel to bed in May (she's in Boston). And that is STILL happening at our house. We've never left the flannel sheets (or the heat) on so late into the year. Urk.
cindytsuki_no_bara on June 1st, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
it got hot over the weekend! it's actually summer! and no longer flannel weather! and about time, too. hmph!

edited to add that phonehenge west looks really cool, and i'm guessing code enforcement officers started coming around and citing the guy for violations because his neighbor(s) complained and wanted the buildings gone.

Edited at 2011-06-01 09:07 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Hawaiihalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
I'd like to see some spring in between winter and summer, and not just go straight from winter-winter-winter into summer. Bleh!

Isn't Phonehenge West amazing?

The thing about his area is that the population is low, and the lots are biiiiiig. So, if the neighbors hated it then they should have protested at the first elevated building. I don't think "more" could make it visually worse, even from the prissiest standpoint, though it does make it more spectacular.

I look at his results, and it all looks like artistry to me. Very creative, too!