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Glady's E. Steen's Water Tower Dormitories

Posted on 2016.04.03 at 22:06
I really wasn't feeling the carpet at the hotel, at the conference, in Nacogdoches, this weekend:


What I was feeling instead was the architecture. Something about successive arches on a round building:

and also these two towers:

Nestled in between those two dormitory-water-towers is this entry way:

It's the future of yesterday!

I liked these door handles;

this textured wall:

and these oval windows:

Another round building with successive arches, but I tried to photograph it from my car:


I took that photo just because I was on a roll. The building is not as appealing as the water tower dorms above.

These trees are not architectural, I just liked them:

I had architecture regret from Spring Break - that's what drove this spate. There was a particular building across from Millenium Park, back in Lake Charles, and I failed to photograph it, and I regretted not doing so.

Here's what Google Earth has to say about that:

That one might even have gravel walls - the only true walls to prop up successive arches. Nothing is more authentic than gravel walls and consecutive arches.


We're the littlest Geebies and we're here to say

we stole all the change from Mom's ashtray.

I remembered what I forgot to tell you:

It's about the BRCA gene.  So, I tested positive back in 2001, when I was 23. Then for a long time, I never really heard anyone say it outloud. I read lots of things. In my mind, I just used the letters B-R-C-A, as opposed to saying "braca" the way I eventually heard people say it outloud, years later.  I scrambled the letters for a long time. RBCA? CRBA? What do I have again?

For fifteen years, I never wondered what BRCA stood for. I assumed it was some long mess like beoxy-ribonucleic-chronophosophuescent-amino-acid-etc, indicating a location on a single chromosome on a lone farandolae.

Last week I finally found out :
"BR" is for breast.
"CA" is for cancer.
BRCA is for BR east CA ncer.

I mean. That's all. It's the BBBBRRRRReast CCCCAAAAncer gene.  That's all.

Geeblets and Jammies being in lush and green in the backyard.

E. Messily's father and step-mother came to visit.

We took them to see a Unicycle Football game. Did you know that Heebieville is the home of the world's foremost Unicycle Football league?

It's a fairly violent game - they get shoved off their unicycles onto the asphalt a lot.  Some of the did not wear knee and elbow pads. The occasional announcer chided them when they got hurt, if they were not wearing pads.

In fact, the entire event - smoking, drinking beer, while scraping all your skin off - it all showed a merry lack of good judgment.  It was charming and my stomach stopped knotting up after the first few plays.

The teams were called the Gnarwhals and the Rolling Blackouts.

While I was at my conference,

the tiny kitty cat got a tiny sleeping bag, in the middle right room. The T-Rex in the upper left got a bed and a blanket. The elephant and koala just hang out.


Kelly Jennings
Kelly Jennings at 2016-04-04 12:32 (UTC) (Link)

Unicycle Football

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture, even before you said it -- OMG, why isn't that boy wearing kneepads?

And look at your children, all being children, and not babies anymore!
heebie_geebie at 2016-04-11 02:59 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Unicycle Football

I know! It's the most dangerous sport I've ever witnessed. Or at least, while it's not Nascar racing, I can't think of another sport that leads to so much skin getting scraped off.
panisdead at 2016-04-04 19:20 (UTC) (Link)
My doctor pronounces it "barca," like "Barcalounger," which added another layer of confusion. It's just four letters!!!
heebie_geebie at 2016-04-11 02:42 (UTC) (Link)
What?! That is extra-ridiculous.

I like how everyone always says "double you double you double you" for the beginning of a website, but then must be as economical as possible about the three syllables of "breast cancer" (or four, I suppose, for BRCA, but that was an unforced error.)
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