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Tue, Sep. 7th, 2004 09:29 pm
What I saw on my Summer Vacation

So far I am not doing well at all on my resolution of keeping this journal going.
 
I went to Boston for a week of vacation. Each summer, I take my niece for a weekend, this year it was two nieces, Becca who is almost 8 and Dani who just turned 10. Usually Dani and I go for a whale watch or a museum trip. This year the Lord of the Rings exhibit is at the Museum of Science in Boston, so we decided to extend our weekend and see the exhibit - three squee fans girls that we are...
 
Since we were going to be at the museum anyway, I decided to buy an annual membership and take advantage of the included free passes to the Omni Theater and Planetarium. We were also able to get discounted Duck Tour tickets. The whale watch was still on and both Dani and I wanted to go back to Chunky's, a cinema/pub in Haverhill we had discovered a year earlier - on the trip where our car was stolen and we were trapped in the hotel next door. Also planned was a trip to the Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem, as well as the Witch museum. The last being a mistake. But, more on each later.
 
So - we were on our second day of touring the Science Museum and had just made our way down to the 1st floor of the Blue Wing. The third gallery we stopped at was the "collections" gallery. There are collections of stuffed birds, turtles, butterflies, sea shells, leaves, skulls, rocks and minerals... cabinets and drawers and displays enough to keep us busy for hours, if we had the time. But, outside this particular gallery is a glass wall display showing samples of the types of things people collect. There was a doll collection, a shell collection, typical stuff and fun. Then we saw a collection that stopped us cold. Jaws dropped and eyes bugged. There was a silent pause for contemplation of the possibility of mass hallucination or perhaps the loss of sanity. Then the three of us bust a collective gut and burst out laughing. And for this you will need visual aids...











Spartacluck? Eye Ronic Show Chix? What were they thinking??? My god, the pink flamingo swizzle stick as a quarterstaff was inspired - not to mention completely demented. The "toe" rings are a bit over the top - but a chicken with a belly button jewel is just wrong.

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edrys
edrys
edrys
Wed, Sep. 8th, 2004 05:41 pm (UTC)

ROTOFLAMO! Poultry as Party Animals? You'll have to show us when we go back this fall.

Thank you. I needed a good laugh just now. *G*


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avon7
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Avon
Sun, Sep. 12th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)

They really are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Avon


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