Friday, August 26, 2022

Fabulous Friday - Lawn Art and Airline Adventures




In front of the last house in Florida, I had a concrete eagle, sitting on a piece of granite from the front of the old Orlando City Hall.  City hall was imploded to make way for a new building, it kind of bothered me because the building was my age.  But Orlando had grown from a sleepy cow town to Mouse Town, and bigger diggs were in order.  

The implosion of city hall was filmed for one of the Lethal Weapon films. I have never seen all of that film.  I was watching it on a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta, someplace over Texas the lights went out.  The plane had experienced a major electrical generating system failure.  We went from 38,000 feet to on the ground in Dallas in less than 10 minutes, when we pulled up to the gate there was smoke coming out of the engine on my side.  For some reason I have never gone back and watched the rest of that film.  It was the only time I ever paid extra to watch a movie on an airline flight.  And I didn't get my money back. I made it to Atlanta later that night, and onto my destination the next day.  Delta did put me in a really nice hotel near the airport for the night.  

My how the story takes on a life of its own, that was not what I intended to talk about when I started this post.   

16 comments:

  1. I have nothing against tasteful yard art. The lions are handsome

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    1. Better yard art, than yard apes

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  2. Yes, that is how posts end up at times. I was listening to a podcast today about Reagan leaving The Whitehouse and the presenter said it was a normal August day, very hot and very humid.

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  3. I have never seen a Lethal Weapon film. I saw a concrete reindeer in Norway. I wanted to take it home and told SG I would slip it in my carry on. He didn’t go for it. Anyway, it wouldn’t have fit in my carry on and I think it weighed about 400 pounds.

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    1. We were in a shop in Iceland and there was a stuffed bear standing in the corner, I made a remark and the shopkeeper said, I ship, for a price.

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  4. I particularly like the bear, as well as your mind's meandering.

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    1. I thought the bear was cute, and different

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  5. We have a lovely Asian deity statue on our front porch that for some reason we have Dubbed The Lady Quan.

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  6. Lions and eagles are always a good choice.

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    1. And CATS, mustn't overlook her highness.

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  7. When you fly often you are bound to have an unpleasant experience at least once. I've had a couple but thankfully they all turned out good in the end.

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    1. It was all very controlled, the pilots are professionals

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  8. These decorations do add an artistic element to their places.

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  9. When I lived in Chicago my gardens were full up with stone statues. I miss this.

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