Monday, October 31, 2016

Ninjas and Pink Flamingos

Pink Flamingos on UW Madison's Bascom Hill date back to a time when I could climb it while smoking a cigarette and drinking a Tab. Leon Varjian and the Pail and Shovel Party ruled campus when I first saw the hill filled with birds "blown in from Hurricane David."  Those goofballs made life more interesting and,  Mandatory John Waters Reference: It was Divine.
A fundraiser called Fill The Hill the Friday before Halloween brought the flamingos out again and an overwhelming sense of nostalgia brought Little Rat and me to campus.

His ascot was neither apricot nor ninja

We foraged for parking down by limnology first

Stop judging me, bird or I'll pee on you next—is that a tow truck?

Everyone loves me

I better get treats and walkies after this nonsense. What are you looking at?

Special Forces

I'm pretty sure ninjas don't have leashes. Is that a tow truck?

I'm a Hipster Ninja


  1. What did he think of the flamingos?
    Thanks for linking up at

  2. Both this post and the one above made me smile and I needed that this morning. (Your pup is serving as my virtual therapy dog, as I go about my usual morning routine as if today was a normal one .)

  3. You are one of my fav people Sallie and we haven't even met. I have been holding back tears since last night and feeling angry and miserable all morning. I may go out with my camera and ask people WTF is wrong with them today if the shock ever wears off. I have never felt this sense of shame for my state and country. Head up, fight the good fight.

    1. Thank you for this ... I emailed you before I had visited again.

  4. Cute dog ad those marigolds are just magnificent!
    Thank you for joining Floral Friday Fotos.

    1. Yeah I can't believe there are still flowers and some greenery around here Nick.

  5. The pink flamingos really stand out against that dark green lawn!
    Thank you for linking with the Friday Greens meme.

    1. I was just on your blog saying we may see the quick end of our green after this weekend.


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