Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dim prospects

Ally, Sara and I were finally able to meet up with Kenny from the nest. We talked with him for about an hour and told him about the project that we were working on. It sounds like he really doesn't want to be personally photographed or documented. I'm not really sure what we are going to do. He said on Friday that he might go to the BBQ on the lot this last Sunday. I'm anxious to see Ally and Sara today to see if they have any ideas.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

a giant red lego

On the first day that we went out into the neighborhood, Ali, Sara and I came across a house that had a gigantic red lego on it's front porch. Needless to say we were all intrigued but the house looked as though no one was home. We took some pictures and moved on. Our assignment for this last week was to go out and find an object on display and to find out about it. Both Sara and I turned to each other and wanted to go track down the red lego. We went again to the house, and again no one was home.

Apparently the third time is a charm because we went again on Saturday and finally got to hear the story about the red lego. The owner of the lego is Lance who has lived in the neighborhood for about 10 years, give or take. He received the lego as a birthday gift about 4 years ago. It came from a Nike fashion show and ended up at the rebuilding center. Some friends of his were there and the lego was on display as a prize in a contest. They had to guess the weight of the lego and then they could take it home. That day was also Lance's birthday, he was turning 42 so his friends guessed that the lego would be 42 pounds. They won the lego and dropped it off on Lance's porch, rang the doorbell, and ran away before he got to the door. This was four years ago and no their it sits.

Lance said that it works really well as a landmark when he is giving directions to someone who has never been to his house before. We were not the first people to just come up on the porch and ask about it. He also said that he has overheard people discussing the lego on the #72 bus.