Monday, July 01, 2013

My Office Got 1,000,000% Awesomer This Weekend... (I Get Paid For Doing This)

...when I found THIS:



...which someone was just throwing away outside of Middle Daughter's apartment building! Can you believe it?

I call him "Edgar."



"Edgar" because Edgar Allan Poe wrote this:

Eldorado

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

5 comments:

Andrew Leon said...

That is awesome!
Except for the Canadian flag. You need to lose that.

Pat Dilloway said...

How did you manage to move that thing into there? I think I'd paint it red and gold and call it Emma.

Daniella Robin said...

For any Gilmore Girls fans, looks like Henry ( or was it harry) Logan's Statue. Sorry I've been watching every morning for the past five months.

Briane P said...

Andrew:

It was decided by my staff that Edgar would celebrate all holidays. Today is Canada Day, so Edgar is celebrating (in spirit) with the Canadians.

PT:

It's actually lighter than it looks. And you know how in times of emergencies people get extra strength? That's how.

Daniella:

I used to watch Gilmore Girls but not often enough to know that reference.

Andrew Leon said...

Oh, okay, well, that's all right then. I thought it was a part of him.