July 24th, 2003

Kero asleep

Stupid Internet!

Comcast was down last night, leaving me with a distinctly marooned feeling. So I got up early this morning to get a bunch of stuff done that I wanted to get done last night.

I need to get a modem for backup access.

-The Gneech
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    I hope that's not my back making that crunchy noise
Kero Power Tie


This will probably baffle many if not most of the people who read this, but I'd just like to state for the record, that I absolutely love John Philip Sousa marches. :)

-The Gneech

PS: I see you making faces, Vince!
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    John Philip Sousa -- "Stars and Stripes Forever"

The Unexpected Carousel

So last night, laurie_robey and I were at the now-sadly-pholphless Dulles Towne Center getting some dinner. I left her at Sbarro and turned to head to the other side of the food court, when suddenly, out of nowhere, there was a carousel.

A full-size, baroque, Venetian carousel, as one might expect to see at a county fair or theme park. Right where the north end of the food court used to be.

It was fenced off, unmanned, and dark, with a "Help Wanted" sign at the booth. How I managed to miss it until I was right on top of it is beyond me -- it had to be at least 18' or 20' tall and a good 25' or 30' across, with charging horses and carriages a-plenty. It was like something out of a book ... I found myself wondering if the thing ran with phantom children on it at night when the mall was closed.

I also found myself wondering if Rapid T. Rabbit knew, and when he'd be down to ride the thing. ;)

After finally getting my kabob from the kabob place (which has a name, I'm sure, but I always think of it as "the kabob place," and if any of you are familiar with Dulles Towne Center you'll probably know what I mean about finally getting my kabob), I spent the meal examining the carousel in detail. It had Venice scenes painted around the crown, and about a third of the seats were in carriages rather than on horses so grownups could comfortably get on as well.

Weekends at Dulles Towne Center are going to be unbearable now.

-The Gneech
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