If you read the Columbus Journal's Letters To The Editor you will know that a lot of people (maybe only a couple) think our Mayor, Nancy Osterhaus, is a power hungry politician that is intent on doing things her way and if you get in the way you will find yourself out of work OR WORSE, the dreaded LEAVE WITH PAY! (man - THAT would suck).
Anybody in their right mind reads all of those cranky letters which are probably written by one person and file their thoughts under "angry person" and move on.
However - imagine my surprise when I take Blake out to poop and look across the street and see, A SCUD MISSILE LAUNCHER and it is aimed due south, directly at Sun Prairie.
YOU GO GIRL. That's what I'm talk'n about!!
That is what I like about Nancy. She understands the problem.
You see OUR house is the tip of the Columbus spear looking south. When the hordes of Sun Prairieytes crest the hill looking to finally conquer Columbus it is OUR house in the cross hairs.
Of course one quarter will fall ill from stepping on garbage in the Columbus dump/"quarry" and one quarter will be driven off by mosquitoes but some will drag themselves across the sharp blades of grass called "fairway" to reach our house.
It is up to my family to hold at all costs to save the rest of you and I am PROUD that our mayor has decided to back us up with a tactical ballistic missile.
On a side point I would have to think that the Letters to the Editor will have less "attacking" knowing that there could be more Scuds in the area. What else does she have up her sleeve???
She is so gnarly!
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Blast from the past.
Remember March 17th? Day One? It seems like so long ago. Here is one of the very first videos from that day.
We learned so much on how to be good fanboys and fangirls. Seriously, that first day no one knew how. How many of you guys had actually participated in "Standing the Line" for a major motion picture before. No one knew that base camp was what it was all about if you want to see an actor.
I'm sure other places in the country laugh but hey, it was a learning experience.
Even the videos got better throughout the shoot as people learned the bast places and best settings on their camera's. I wonder how many camera's were used for the first time.?
Speaking of Sweeny Todd. Jenny was watching some of the extras from the movie and gave me an idea to blog about.
What's up with The Barber's Pole.
First - picture it on your mind. When I did all I saw was a red and white stripe, yet when I see some photos they also have black stripes and some have blue stripes.
But in the beginning the barber's pole is associated with the wonderful invention of bloodletting. During medieval times, barbers were not only hair cutters but dentists and surgeons. The original pole had a brass basin at the top where leeches were kept and bottom where blood would be received. The pole itself represents the staff that the patient gripped during the procedure to encourage blood flow.
The red and white stripes on a pole symbolize the bandages that were used during a procedure. Red for the blood-stained cloths and white for the clean bandages.
Originally, these bandages were hung out on the pole to dry after washing. As the bandages blew in the wind, they would twist together to form the spiral pattern similar to the stripes on the modern day barber pole. The barber pole became emblematic of the barber/surgeon's profession. Later the cloths were replaced by a painted wooden pole of red and white stripes.
If you want to see a gnarly Barber Pole Illusion go here.
And a reminder - one of the many wonderful things about Columbus are the Fireworks (not the city Hall fireworks - the kind that fly in the air). Make sure you check them out this year.
We were told Columbus had great fireworks and we went last year (being civic minded) and were totally floored at how good they were.
Rod - off to work.