Saturday, September 8, 2012
One day last week I decided to spend an hour or so making a color version of the drawing done the week before. It's far from one of my best efforts but, all things considered, it's okay. Just lately we've been busy getting ready to move to our new apartment so I've excused myself from creative projects until we're settled.
Meanwhile, I've come up with a short quiz for you. How can you tell the students are back when you live in a college town?
a) Water balloons from high elevations bursting on the sidewalk?
b) The park fountain is frothing from a late night detergent run? *
c) Evidence of MFWMS (my first washing machine syndrome)?
d) Frequent visits from the fire department after cooking mistakes?
e) Loud parties after the bars close?
f) All of the above?
I've also noticed you can easily detect which apartments have students in residence by the window treatments. Kids seem to consider sheets held up by duct tape are perfectly acceptable decor, as are blankets, newspapers, or tin foil glued directly to the glass.
Next thing you know I'll be in 'Get off my lawn!' mode so I'd better finish and spend some quiet time before those bars close.
* I wonder why nobody ever thinks to put rubber duckies in the fountain?