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School Dragon

imageI got an email recently from PhotoSig asking why I haven’t submitted anything in a long time. So I looked through the last year of pictures, and nope, there really wasn’t anything worthy of submitting either there or to the Nikon Challenge, both of which a couple years back I was putting things up on a couple times a month. I’ve got a bunch of snapshots, but no “Photographs” of the frame and put on a wall sort. Oops. That stuff was fun. I have to do that again sometime. I should try to get into it again in the new year.

In the meantime though, when I looked through the pictures, I did find one I meant to blog about at the time but for whatever reason never did.

Last year they had an oil spill at Amy’s elementary school in Pennsylvania. They had to move the kids to another school for a month or so while the cleaned it up. When they moved back into the school, they put up some decorations that reflected what they just gone through. Their mascot was a dragon. There had been an oil spill. So an oil well of course. And they should be together. Thus, this modified version of their dragon was on the wall of the elementary school gym for the rest of the year. Um… I just thought there was something not quite right about that. Oh well!

3 comments to School Dragon

  • NM219

    An oil spill? What a supertanker crashed into the school building?

  • Abulsme

    Something like that. But what I was refering to was just the WAY they put the oil rig on the dragon. It just ain’t right! :-)

  • Brandy

    No wonder the dragon is so happy!!

    Actually, I think they still used oil for heat, or something. Whatever. Anyway, the tank developed a leak. A BIG leak, necessitating closing the school for a month or so to clean up the spill. This happened over the winter holiday break, they mailed out notes saying there was a problem but no worries, it would be fixed by the time school resumed. The day before school was to start, a parent mentioned they had heard on the grapevine that the school wasn’t re-opening after all, at least not yet, and later checking the website confirmed it. So they split the school in half, and crammed half of the kids into one full school, and the other half into another full school, and left the only other township elementary school running with well under the student capacity because we didn’t actually NEED a new school but they built it anyway because they like to waste the taxpayer’s money like with the golf corse clubhouse…
    Anyway, so no, no truck going crashy crashy.

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