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Have a nice day!
Monday, October 16, 2006

I woke up this morning to a nice image: a big yellow happy face telling me to have a nice day. Now living in the city you get used to many things, including the simple fact that most trees will have plastic bags in them. Indeed these bags can be trapped there for years if no one bothers to remove them. They gather rain, then snow, then bleach in the summer sun, yet generally survive it all for as long as a decade (nerdly observations et. al. P. 24, 25). But never have I had a smiley bag end up in my tree during the night, so that it could shock me in the morning. Let alone have that bag land in the tree in the perfect orientation and facing directly at me. This picture doesn't even capture how perfect the alignment was, it was flat and aiming directly at me until the wind came and I tried to get a pic.

The question now is: should I take it down?
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Monday, October 16, 2006  
52 Comments:
  • At 10/16/06, 7:38 PM, Blogger sammyray said…

    God was saying HI and trying to make you happier.

    Yes, take it down. God doesn't exist.

     
  • At 10/16/06, 8:24 PM, Blogger Margaret said…

    Nah, leave it up. Why risk your neck trying to take it down? Plus, some squirrels may find it a nice nesting place to shelter in. Granted, they'll most likely suffocate and die - leaving a nice fragrant bouquet of stank for you this spring if you dare open your window, but overall. Let it continue it's purpose. Whatever it may be.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 1:00 AM, Blogger Butchieboy said…

    :)

     
  • At 10/17/06, 2:24 AM, Anonymous lil johnny said…

    If you take it down it will follow you and stalk you.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 5:41 AM, Blogger Tom Gaylord said…

    Shoot it

     
  • At 10/17/06, 9:16 AM, Blogger Nour said…

    naaah just leave it as it is.
    Have a good day today :)

     
  • At 10/17/06, 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There is the burn it down option but it now very eco friendly just amusing.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    leave it, at least it smiles to u daily

     
  • At 10/17/06, 11:54 AM, Blogger Portnoy said…

    use the Thermite.

    hey alex, you wanna link exchange? You're in mine already. (the new open box version on the sidebar)

    portnoy.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 12:59 PM, Blogger Norma said…

    Hi Alex--you suggested a link exchange. If you use mine, choose Collecting my thoughts (of the 8) because I update that one frequently.

    I'm not sure I've got a category for you--you're not over 50, don't seem to have a Christian slant, you're not a lady, or a librarian; so I'm thinking your microimages might go into one of them.

    Or I could start a new category--"Out side the box"--for sites that are difficult to pin down. What do you think?

    Also, I'm really fussy about language and copyright. Think about it.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 1:23 PM, Blogger themadhatter said…

    Leave it up until it turns its' back on you. Then shoot it.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    leave it till you notice things going missing in your house. chances are it tells its other smiley friends when you're at home or out. they all creep in and steel your bin liners...

    fuckin smileys, they take everything!

     
  • At 10/17/06, 1:47 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    I could see that yellow ball face creeping into my house at night and drinking milk WITHOUT USING A CUP.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 2:34 PM, Blogger ichigiku said…

    that's so funny!! to see a smiley in the morning:)) first, i saw this picture and wasn't read your explanation, thought that someone special hung it for you to brighten your day :)))

     
  • At 10/17/06, 3:36 PM, Blogger birdmonster said…

    Don't you DARE take it down. Two reasons here:

    1- The kid from American Beauty would be sad. And his Dad's a Nazi sympathizer, so, well, be nice.

    2- I have a crotchety neighbor outside my window who often decides scraping a shovel on concrete at 7 a.m. on Sundays is a good idea. The bag is far superior.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 4:03 PM, Blogger Butchieboy said…

  • At 10/17/06, 5:32 PM, Blogger Mo! said…

    I don't know what you should do, but I commend you for not using a smiley face emoticon once. You've demonstrated admirable restraint.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 6:37 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    Yeah and mo its my general fave to use smiley faces.

    Everyone this is the smile of the new century:

    5:o) Elvis.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 10:12 PM, Blogger Gyrobo said…

    That's, like, the weirdest non-weather-related thing that could happen to someone.

    The weirdest thing would be getting hit by a meteor.

    Meteorite, I daresay, as once it hits the ground it ceases to be a meteor and is dubbed a meteorite. But... what if it hit you before it hit the ground? Is it still a meteor? Or a meteorite?

     
  • At 10/17/06, 10:15 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    Once it hits you in the head, it becomes an OJ Simpsonite.

     
  • At 10/17/06, 10:44 PM, Blogger Lee Ann said…

    Thank you for stopping by. I turned my music off...hope you will come by more often.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 1:45 AM, Blogger jin said…

    Take it down,
    bring it to me
    & I'll give you
    1 free loaf of
    'nipple bread'.
    ;-)

     
  • At 10/18/06, 2:08 AM, Blogger Monkey said…

    Let the smiley face live! Live I tell you!

    If you catch it drinking milk from directly from the bottle, you could give it a stern talking to and send it to bed without dinner. Just a suggestion.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 2:46 AM, Anonymous mi said…

    thx~~

     
  • At 10/18/06, 2:57 AM, Blogger Noushad said…

    Have a Nice Day!!

     
  • At 10/18/06, 3:53 AM, Blogger Carmel said…

    Waking up to a smiley face, we could all use that. I would leave it there. :)

     
  • At 10/18/06, 7:07 AM, Blogger Tanushree said…

    hey untill, it is not making harm to taht tree..dont let it down..
    you dont know how many just start their days happily after seeing it...

     
  • At 10/18/06, 7:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    don't take it down, its beautiful that way hahaa, really neat :D

     
  • At 10/18/06, 8:38 AM, Blogger R2K said…

    : ) Last night I think I caught the bag making a move for my K-Bar. A quick strike to the left plasic loop put him back in his place. NOW THE WINDOW IS LOCKED. NOW I SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN. NOW I EAT FOR TWO.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 8:41 AM, Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said…

    Do you have a flame thrower or maybe a blow torch handy? You could fire it up.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's the happy face bag fairies,
    that come each night and spread their goodness around NYC for all the world to see. Yaaaaah!

     
  • At 10/18/06, 11:19 AM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said…

    So what did you do? Did you say "thank you" to the universe and take it down, or are you still enjoying the view?

     
  • At 10/18/06, 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    great blog!!! funny stuff. check out mine and lemme know what you think.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 1:54 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    Its still up Saur, I dont have the heart to take it down. No actually I am too lazy: I have to take out the AC unit before I can open that window and grab the bag. And yes I know it is fall and I dont need the AC anyway, but thats the kind of logic that can get you in trouble around here.

    I will give it a full and proper burial, it will become my trash bag for a week.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 2:48 PM, Blogger Kim Ayres said…

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a smile on my site :)

     
  • At 10/18/06, 3:06 PM, Blogger madamerouge said…

    If it was outside my window, I'd have brought it in, tied it around my neck (sealing it with duct tape), and let someone find me dead, stinky, with a giant yellow smiley face sucked in around my mouth.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 4:16 PM, Blogger Carrie™ said…

    It's a sign Alex. From who, I don't know. Leave it in fate's hands. Go messing with that kind of thing you never know what might happen.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 6:01 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    You know what, carrie is right. It stays until mother earth decides to move it again. Perhaps during the great deadly snow storm of '06. 12 feet of snow, millions frozen to death or at least very cold, going to work by jumping out the 3rd floor window.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 6:13 PM, Blogger Black Jesus said…

    Rejoice, my children, for I have Part one of my life story available for all thine eyes at my blog!

    And I believe Blogger is racist for putting "KKK" in my word verification.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 6:22 PM, Blogger Arjan said…

    lol..those kind of things crack me up BJ.

    Smile at it one time..and move on.

    Keep the bag up, waking up with a smile outside of the window is a good start of the day.
    The only thing I see now and then is a pidgeon outside my window roekoe-ing at me :D

     
  • At 10/18/06, 6:41 PM, Blogger Fred said…

    Nope. Leave it up. See how long it stays there.

     
  • At 10/18/06, 7:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Take that shit down dude. That bag is not a 'sign' or any other kind of gaywad shit like that. Its fucking garbage and garbage is shitty and lame..

     
  • At 10/18/06, 8:14 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    Lol Tupac is that u?

    "Momma why you made me?"

     
  • At 10/18/06, 9:21 PM, Blogger esillustration said…

    i think you're amazing. seriously

     
  • At 10/18/06, 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    thank you :)

     
  • At 10/19/06, 4:41 AM, Blogger krystyna said…

    Have a nice, great day Alex!

     
  • At 10/19/06, 7:42 AM, Blogger Paulo Marques said…

    Hi Alex! That its just to say you thanks by the "smile" who you left at my Blog last monday!

    I have the opportunity to see your Blog too, and you have a very interesting place, with many information and greats things!

    Hugs from Portugal

    Paulo Marques

    http://omundodoestranho.blogspot.com/

     
  • At 10/22/06, 8:43 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    It is still here... despite the storm we had on friday.

     
  • At 10/25/06, 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you for your comment.
    It came to want to read O.Henry's The Last Leaf for a moment :,-)

     
  • At 10/26/06, 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh, I love this one....so funny! I would leave it there! It will give you a smile for days to come.

     
  • At 11/21/06, 8:04 AM, Anonymous a friend from the past said…

    ;-)

     
  • At 12/21/06, 10:22 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    Still up, it will at least see the next year. Maybe I will take it down in 2k7.

     
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