Brave New World?

Raleigh has this great festival every Spring called Artsplosure.  It’s a more elaborate version of the California Arts & Wine festival but, hmmm, not sure if there was any wine…  I hate drinking in the heat anyway.  They had a ton of kids activities and music and drama, and then, there was THIS:

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Amococo – too cool for words.  Actually it was pretty darn hot, though they claimed it was air conditioned.  Most of the walls were a silvery gray, and all the lighting was sunlight coming through the thin plastic walls, so the neutral gray took on the colored light shade in these pictures.   It was wild.  Kind of like being a tiny particle wandering around inside some larger structure, or maybe a new Star Trek destination.  But Captain Kirk wasn’t there with his bevy of buxom broads, so maybe not.

It is supposedly inspired by Islamic architecture.  I’m thinking there was a lot of liberties taken, but what do I know?

Tot absolutely loved it and tried to run off at every opportunity.  Despite my pictures which make it appear empty, it was pretty full of people, and very disorienting inside.  I didn’t realize until just this minute looking at the handout that they actually gave us a map.  So every time Tot tried to run off, I had to either stop her or keep up so I wouldn’t lose her.

She got so exhausted from her 3 hours in the sun with so much activity that she actually fell asleep in the car for the first time in YEARS!  Yes, I realize she’s only 4, and I’m not exaggerating.  But fear not, she made us pay for that nap with a highly crankified wake up and a delayed sleep time that loitered and dallied until 10:30 pm.  Sadly I am not joking.

We only recently got her semi-straightened out from the time change.  At least this didn’t seem to set her back.

Mr.Tot somehow came across this book, not yet in print :  WARNING – foul language…  None that we haven’t used in our heads while waiting patiently or maybe not so patiently for Tot to fall asleep –

Go the F&*$ to Sleep She’s a force to be reckoned with.

Fortunately she’s so funny that all the crankiness from putting her to sleep is washed away by morning.  And check her out…

Ready to take on the world.  And she would win…  Trust me on that one.
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