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carl’s trip part 2

Almost the whole time my brother was visiting, I worked on something for him.

carl's hat: halfway

Now, this may look like a simple hat to you, but it isn’t. It’s a hat almost 3 years in the making. My brother was the first person I promised a finished project to.  (Um, actually, I don’t think he was the first, first, but he was damn close if he wasn’t.) (Oh, And I’m trying to figure out what crap is in the background of the picture. I can’t. The house got messier while my brother was here, no surprise.) But during the trip I finally managed to make my brother a hat. And now I’m supposed to get working on two more. In black and blue please.

But we didn’t just play with string, oh no. We went to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. I’d never been before. It’s a cute little museum.

Not surprisingly, my brother took pictures. And I think we had the most fun in the rocks and minerals area. (We might have had more fun in the glass plants and flowers exhibit or the nests and eggs, but one had horrendous lighting and the other was kind light on anything to see. The ducks turned out to be damn amusing though.)

green finger

We were rather juvenile. We did take more pictures, some of very interesting minerals and rocks and animals and stuff, but these were the ones that amused us silly.

tan hand

They seem pretty plebian hmm? Some innocent little hands?


We almost had to leave the room at this point. Do you think the people at Harvard have a sense of humor?


As we were leaving I forced Carl to take this picture. He whined that it was just a big geode. I’d seen those a hundred times, right? I was determined, it was a damn big one and such a pretty purple. Immediately after he took the picture he came over to me giggling his fool head off because the glass was shiny and the light was strong enough that we got more of Carl and the room than the stones.

One last picture for tonight. I’d meant to get this finished before midnight.

carl and hat

Yay for finished hats. And for some reason, he liked it. (The face blacking is because I don’t know about how he feels having his picture on the blog. Besides, it amused me to no end to put a big black dot over him.)

  • linda

    the rocks all look phallic.

    :) i miss your bro.