Alli (neugotik) wrote,

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We went to the Museum today:

Honestly, it was kinda a lame "family fun day": just well...

Today we were late, true, so when we got there, the 1st art thing was closing: Our fault.
But it was just colored foam and pipe cleaners: I mean.. usually there's a theme and a plan: Like one time it was building little houses on wheels, another time is was knights, another time it was making a story board for a film, but this time is was not: so I was let down.

The kids were told to take some of the stuff to play with at home & they did bring it home & make masks, which is cool.

The next one was even more overwhelming & unorganized: cardboard and tinfoil strewn everywhere: the idea was to make yourself ... to make sculptures. Almost every one of them I saw was awful: bulging toilet paper tube eyes & stuff... I donno. There was a cool one of a lion in the parking lot almost as tall as a car: That rocked.

but the thing/art-area itself was such a mess, just scraps of stuff everywhere, we just skipped it. Even the kids were not interested if that is a gauge on the area - usually they want to run in to do crafts: this time they were like "um.. looks messy" Wow.

Then we went through the exhibits and usually that's fun... but what started out neat, with glaciers, next ended up explaining why a guy was lying down with lots of blood coming out of his head.> UG>>> it was all this awful stuff with suicide stuff... and women mutilating themselves mixed in every room, film of hangings I mean :Sheesh. - I was kinda peeved there wasn't any sign warning about all the graphic violence. I don't want censorship: just some indication of the graphic blood & stuff... I mean, we had 2 seven year old girls, a 5 year old boy & a 2 year old girl looking at the art... - *sigh*

Then we went through the normal halls; there wasn't anything new from last winter (at least in the rooms & wings we walked through after that) _ so I felt let down: blargh. But the kids seemed interested somewhat, and at least had fun with the novelty of it (Ian's kids said they had never been to a museum; so they were intrigued by it all) Mine have been there so often they know these works already. But hey, it's still fun I guess.

The good part was while the 2 younger ones were nappin' with Ian in the car; me & the older girls walked the sculpture garden ~~through the greenhouse: that was lots of fun; really awesome... they adored all of it: reading the signs, walking through the giant sculptures, imagining what they were & talking about it & the years they were made.

The sleepy ones woke up & we had an okay time really even though the event was lame: the kids just had fun being together & being out. We had also taken them to a variety of other places before the museum so it wasn't just that; so all in all the kids had a good day & that makes me happy.

I guess I was happy 'cause the kids we went with seemed to think it was all novel & exciting, so that's cool. Maybe I was just having a bad day, and the kids had fuN?? We also drove around by some beautiful neighborhoods, & stuff: I mean, I really did have fun & a nice mellow day.

Gah, why do I gripe? I guess I'm just down tonight: you're badluck lj-friends; lol!! ha ha ; well, okay, I'm going to go throw out more junk and lighten my bins of endless nostalgia - have a good night, everyone.

Radio, hm?? I like it::
I guess this linguistics test at least got me: I grew up on the West Coast (Washington State & Oregon)... , but I was born in MN, lived here until I was 3... ; and moved back here after college, ... to further the accent mesh: I also have lots of family from MN so I hear that accent a good amount, even though I grew up surrounded by the NW accent.

I've always been told I have a mixed accent (NW & MidWest)

Here it says mostly West & some Midwest and the rest is pretty accurate for time visited, all except Boston: don't know where that comes in, as I've only visited there once, & just recently. So.. anyhows. It says I would be good on radio or tv: cool. I especially like radio. I don't know why; I just always have.
Yeah, yay, yeh...
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The West
North Central
The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
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