Sunday, December 03, 2006


(me, Venus)

Studies have shown there are two kinds of people in the world: Jeremy supporters (of which there are eight) and Jeremy detractors. The latter have regarded my project of visiting all the sites in the Boston area model solar system before I leave Cambridge as being delusionally ambitious, and they have also conspired to place various obstacles in my path, such as removing both Saturn and Neptune from their reported locations. Today, after an errand brought me nearby, I decided to scale the parking garage of Boston's Museum of Science, at the top of which Venus was reputed to be. With the help of a paid sherpa (called "Sara") and an exotic new climbing technology (called "the Elevator"), I reached the summit, located Venus, and had "Sara" take this photo.

While Jeremy detractors may be saddened by losing yet another round in their unending battle to thwart me, they can take comfort in my looking more slovenly and in need of a haircut in this photo than I might otherwise like.

BTW, at a restaurant the other night, a woman was wearing a T-shirt that said "Pluto: Never Forget." Don't worry, I won't forget: I just hope I reach the Riverside Train Station before it's removed or vandalized. I have six sites down--Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, and the Sun remain.


Anonymous said...

oh... go visit the Sun last.
You might get all burned up.
You probably handle cold better.

WV: ratdqvr. For protection from vermin on your journeys. You can shoot an arrow, right?

Anonymous said...

Heh. You might have passed the cuter members of the Scribbler-Blue family on your way to Venus today.

eszter said...

You can't leave Pluto up to chance. I think you should schedule a visit to its location soon! (And that's a great T-shirt, thanks for sharing. Where is your copy?)

If you can pursue a project of this sort, I don't see how Project 365 would be such a tough one for you. I'll be on here on Jan 1st looking for the first photo!

DogOnTheInternet said...

What an odd coincidence. You visit "Venus" and then the lead singer of Shocking Blue dies.

Speaking of coincidences, I happen to have a tangential business relationship with someone named "Michelle Freese" from Iowa. Any relation?