2010-04-18

Guest Blogger – Museum of the Art Institute

[Editor's Note: Today's blog post is my guest blogger's first blog post. She and her mom flew into town to visit me this weekend, and we started the trip off with a visit to the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago. Without further ado, I bring you my future daughter, Gwen.]



Hello. My name is Gwen. I usually spend my time at home in the state of Washington, but for the past couple of days, I have been in Chicago. On the first day, I woke up at home at 3:30 a.m., and was on the plane by 6:30. We arrived just after 12:00. We went straight to the Art Institute of Chicago. There were many paintings, sketches, sculptures, etc. Here are a few:

DSC01894 DSC01856 DSC01861 DSC01862 DSC01877 DSC01887 Okay, that is it. I'm done. Goodbye!



[Editor's Note: We were trying to ape the people in the the painting. That explains my shirt and hair, really.

And a great thanks to Gwen, for helping me out on this post.]

And posted on the wrong day!

11 comments:

Leah Rubin said...

Man, all you need is the pitchfork! Good work, Gwen-- you're a natural! Time to start your own blog, kiddo!

Have lots of fun there!

wigsf said...

I forget the name of that picture, but the one at the end, the one you aped. I heard that picture is supposed to be of a father and daughter, not husband and wife.

J.J. said...

Great job, Gwen! : )

I usually go to bed at 3:30 am, so I can't even imagine waking up then. I'm impressed!

And that last picture is great! Scope, you have the expression down pat. lol!

SkylersDad said...

Nice job Gwen! I love your pictures.

mo.stoneskin said...

You really ought to have displayed your pitchfork.

You do carry a pitchfork around don't you?!

Cora said...

*sigh* If only I could just once keep a straight face. Just once! Is that too much to ask? Really?

AWESOME JOB, GWEN!!!! :-)

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

Great job on the guest post. I love that picture of you guys.

Scope said...

Leah & Mo - Due to the post 911 world, I had to check my pitchfork @ coatcheck.

wigsf - "American Gothic" is the painting. Per Wiki, there's a little debate over whether the woman is daughter or wife. The models were the painter's sister and his dentist. The sister claimed it was a spinster daughter, but then, she may not want to be viewed as having married such an old man.


J.J. - I've got a the blank look down pat? Thanks....

SkylersDad - She especially liked the 2nd picture, because it looks like the hill in "Nightmare Before Christmas".

Cora - Like mother, like daughter. Born to blog. And I'm surprised Gwen was able to snap the picture in the 3 seconds you weren't giggling then.

Jan - We certainly had a fun time at the museum.

Sassy Britches said...

Gwen rocks, and you will be the best dad in the whole wide world.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

While I don't remember the context, I do remember you blogging about the joys of farting in elevators. It's a shame I associate that with you, right? :) Anyway, I recently came across this blog that I love & saw this entry in the archives that reminded me of your story.

http://1000awesomethings.com/2008/08/28/951-hearing-a-stranger-fart-in-public/

Soda and Candy said...

Aw. Hi Gwen! Great work! Welcome to the blogosphere.
:)