Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Purchased In Athens, Assembled in Lawrence

While in one of the museum gift shops in Greece I purchased this...for lack of a better word....paper doll set of the Greek God Poseidon. These can be found in pretty much all of the key museum shops and they have sets for all the main deities.  I never got around to putting mine together and had sort of forgotten about it until I was unpacking our stuff from moving back down to Lawrence.

So let's unpack this!  Here is the God of the Sea in only two dimensions. 

The square head of the Poseidon. There were no instructions included but it was nearly idiot proof. 

Thank goodness I waited to put this together because I can only imagine the headaches it would have given me in getting it back to America.  I would probably have just found a good home for it in Latvia!  

Abandoned Fairgrounds

My last post was about the Minnesota State Fair and fittingly my first post in over a month and a half is again about the fairgrounds.  A few weeks ago I headed to the state fairgrounds in Minneapolis to buy a few books...more on that in a moment...I had never been to the grounds when the fair was not in full swing and so this was an interesting and slightly creepy experience.  Here is the haunted house with no one in sight. 

The Space Tower.

The Cheese Curd stand that usually has customers lined up to the street is sad and boarded up.  It just wasn't right. 

The point of my visit was to go to Half Price Books clearance sale which was at the fairgrounds Grand Stand. There are six stores located around the Twin Cities area and so I imagine that they produce a lot of clearance items over the course of the year. 

Their set up was pretty impressive and there was no book, movie, or CD over $3.  The items weren't organized in any particular order and so the book you might be looking for could be a foot away from you and you would never know it.  And as you can see it was very busy that day and it was almost too much to take in but that being said I certainly didn't leave empty handed.