Monday, April 02, 2007

Gonna Fly Now

Sunday NittanyBri and I took a trip to the City of Brotherly Love. Which is such a joke since most of the people in Philadelphia (Phila) would rather not look at you let alone love you. Sorry to our friends the Keeners, they live near Phila and are not like that!

Anyway, I had a project to do for my Asian Art class so, we went to the Phila Art Museum in hopes of finding something to write a paper about. I had something specific in mind, but I didn't find it at the Phila Museum. But, I shall write about the Japanese Tea House that was set up in full there. You can see a full shot of it on the museum web site. Here are a couple of my pics.

For our trip, which my class made on Saturday to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, we wore our specially made t-shirts which had a boar on the front, because it is the year of the boar and Chinese script on the back. The saying on the front of the shirt was developed by doing a "Chinese whisper." You've probably done it at one time or another; one person says a phrase and whispers it to the person next to them and so on till it gets to the end of the group. This is also a good exercise in why you shouldn't gossip because the end phrase is nothing like the phrase when it started. Our phrase that what was written on the front of the shirt and said, "Your friends are only in your imagination."

I did mention to a couple of you that I would be on the "Rocky" steps because it is in the first Rocky movie that Sly Stallone runs up the steps of the Phila Art Museum as part of his workout. Well, I didn't exactly run the steps. I walked down the steps but did get a picture of me and Rocky.


InterstellarLass said...

You didn't run the steps?!? Well good, at least you waited for me. We'll go run them together one of these days!

I'll never forget the one time we drove through Philly and almost got run off the road by a 'lovely' resident.

Bone said...

Hmm, I think we called the game Gossip. I had no idea it was Chinese.

You didn't run the steps??? I would have totally run up them. And yelled Adriaaaaaan! Then again, I don't even need steps to do the latter.

coyotemike said...

Wait, which one of you is Rocky?