I was telling a friend yesterday that 2011 was kind of a bust for me, which it
kind of was in certain ways,
but it turns out as I look back at pictures . . .
there were some good things that happened that year.
I cleaned out Studio I. Here is one of the "before" pictures.
(There are more, but I won't subject you to that. And the "after"
pictures will come later.)
It's actually a work still in progress, but much progress has been made.
I went to Minneapolis/St. Paul twice.
Once with my mom, and once with two of my daughters.
And both times I got to see my daughter and son-in-law who live in MN.
So that's a big 2011 bonus.
The most exciting thing I saw in Minneapolis was this statue of
Mary Tyler Moore flinging her hat into the air.
"Who can turn the world on with her smile.
Who can take a nothing day,
and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile . . . "
"You're gonna make it after all . . . "
Minneapolis has cool manhole covers. I once had 4th and 5th grades design
and paint manhole covers on pizza cardboard circles, and then underneath
the cover they drew whatever imaginary world they wanted. I put them on the
floor of the hallway on "Back to School" night and people could lift the cover
on a kind of hinge I made to see the world underneath.
And no trip is complete without stopping in at IKEA.
I wonder how many people (I'm imagining little boys, but I could be wrong),
think that the toilets are not for display only.
Hot lunch! (and how many of you are thinking of the original "Fame" now?
No? Go here.)