Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Arch

Okay, cheesy but seasonal. But there's a concept behind it.

When I was an undergraduate at St. Louis University lo these many decades ago, all the kids would get bored and antsy in the run-up to Christmas break. True, we were like that all the time but it was worse at that time of year. While sitting around in various states of consciousness, the guys sometimes talked of pulling a Christmas prank at the Arch. We'd get a bunch of lightweight fishing line and real light red mylar fabric or something like that and tie it into this humongous bow and then we'd get some big balloons from somewhere and a tank of helium, see, and fill the balloons up with it and figure out a way to attach them to the top of the bow and then take the fishing line and tie it around the bow and then around a leg of the Arch with a big slip knot and just let the whole thing float up to the top. Wouldn't that be
frickin cool? No one ever got off their rears and did it. No one ever thought about police, either. It worked out okay, though. Eventually, I graduated.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Cheesy maybe....but I like it anyway.

Shutterupshutterbug said...

HA!! Great story!!

PJ said...

That sounds like a typical college kid, sure glad you graduated and brought us this gift.

Adrian LaRoque said...

Great shots, great blog too!