Sunday, May 31, 2009

More Unsolved Mysteries

A few months ago I painted the walls a fresh yellow color. I call it gold because people do not like yellow. When I say the word gold, or make up something like "autumn harvest" they rave about the color. I noticed that there was a large black scuff mark in the middle of the wall. At first I thought I had killed a ginormous spider which doesn't really sound like me. Then I realized that I don't kill spiders as much as I just let them have whatever room they are in and eventually move out. My second thought was..."Monsters?"

My neighbors put up the flag for Memorial Day, which is great. They also flew another flag underneath it. The only problem with the second flag is that it doesn't represent any existing ideals or countries. I know because I used to play "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" I can only assume that they have started their own country. As far as I can tell, their country looks a lot like my house.


heidikins said...

This is 14 kinds of Awesome.

Also, I love yellow walls and intend to have them in every future apartment/house/beach shack I live in.


Allie said...

Carmen San Diego! The memories flood in.

Britt said...

I would have thought monsters too ;)

And now I'm singing "where in the world is carmen sandiago" in that guy's deep voice!

Trish Ryan said...

You know that this means that you too must start your own country?

Yellow walls ROCK.

When we painted our condo, the two yellows we chose between for the living room were called "Muffin" and "Bagel."

ruby said...

i am totally going to start my own country! i'm hoping i can ask you to be an honorary citizen because you rock! and if you'll excuse me i have to go sing where in the world is carmen sandiago now. toodles

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Maybe they have seceded and formed their own territory within your neighborhood.

At least it's not a Confederate flag--embarassingly, those can be seen regularly in these parts.

I'd like to paint something yellow--maybe lemon...or banana.

Barrie said...

I just painted some walls yellow. It was supposed to be calming. Not. Working.

Barrie said...

And what is the name of your country? :)

Miss Chevious said...

whatever happened to saradelphia?! :) you can't let those people beat you to starting a country!

robin said...

a white flag? surrender? perhaps the spider/monster moved over there?

gosh I LOVE autumn harvest, you will have to mail me a swatch asap. it's just so FUN, isn't it?!

happy friday, lady.

LEstes65 said...

I picked a light yellow color for my living room walls (haven't painted them yet). I found it amusing that the shade I picked was New England Yellow. Since, you see, I moved from Boston to Texas. See? Ok, maybe it's only amusing to ME.

I want to see a picture of the flag of the imaginary country.