Day 104 (October 15th, 2010)
First, let me go ahead and give you the answer to yesterdays last "Name That Thing" spice, it was: CINNAMON! I hope that everyone enjoyed that little trivia fun, because I know I sure did! I've already got the next contest lined up!
For today's picture, I wanted to do something simple and fun. Recently, a friend's daughter had her 4th birthday and a HORDE of folks came. Now, there were many, MANY games and contests to be had (both for the kids and the adults). One of the games was an art-based game on decorating a kite (which was just a blank, white, plastic kite). A table was covered in kite-making stuff, and a box of artsy stuff, including pens, more pens, bigger pens, small pens, and did I mention pens? Also in the box was a small tub of colored chalk. I, in my genius way, thought: "Heck, with all these pens I should totally use chalk because THAT would be cool and different. 'True' artist are different! Yeah!" So, I began my kite-beautification-ritual using the multi-hued goodness that was chalk. I'll go ahead and skip the next hour and a half "fun" that was me attempting to write on, what was essentially a snazzy plastic bag, WITH CHALK! Only later, our friend mentioned: "Oh, sorry about that chalk, that got put in the box by mistake. That's for drawing on the sidewalk. Here, try some pens, they work great!"
It seems 'True Artist' means 'complete moron'. Still, at least the photo of the chalk (pre-me-trying-to-grind-it-into-plastic-mode) came out well.