I Was Thinking About This ..
Over lunch. I thought that this would be kind of fun and maybe weird (for some of you). Something different and somewhat of a quick read. I would love to know what at least one weird thing is that you keep in your desk drawer. No desk?? No Problem.. How about in your wallet, bag or purse? Maybe just in your pocket? I set out to look into the depths of my desk drawers and dig around. If I had a desk like above, I may never know what lurks around until I mowed it! hehehe..
Source Not my desk, but kind of wish it was.. until the sprinklers come on :-/
I scavenged through them until I found it. But what is it???
I am thinking that ..
Maybe a few if not more know exactly what it is I found, by just looking at the intro picture. I found not one, but two smashed US Pennies. Where did I get these? I really have no silly clue. Probably found them near a set of railroad tracks is what I'm thinking. They were definitely squashed by a train while sitting on the rails. Have any of you done this as kids? I know I have.. although I am sure that is unlawful to do.. destroying government issued money. But what is the statute of limitations on such an act? I did it when I was 8 or 9. hahaha. Either way and however I came to have these in my possession, I have them now tucked away in the dreadfully dark and somewhat creepy depths of my top desk drawer. There they shall stay until possible discovered years from now by some other poor sucker, wondering how they got there.
I don't know much about them ..
Other than they are, i mean were.. Pennies. The one still has some recognizable features; You can barely make out Lincolns head. The other not so much, but it looks a lot cleaner!! lol.
I included a undamaged cent so you can get an idea of how smooshed out they got after a whatever TON locomotive ran them over.
What does an average train weigh? I had to look it up (google it) and the all mighty internet says ...
The larger high horsepower 4 axle units like GP 60 or dash 8 b weigh 299,000 and the big 6 axle road units like SD 70, dash 9 c, AC- 4400, weigh between 389,000 pounds to 400,000 pounds (a full 200 tons) and some are even heavier at 422,000 to 435,000 pounds.
Hope you know what they are talking about. I sure don't.
Here we go, I'll lay that bad boy up on top to give you another perspective..
I'll even hold it from the side so you can see how paper thin it was rolled out to be..
There is a very small edge still left on the one side of it. It must have been slightly off of the track for that to have happened.Good thing I trimmed my fingernails! This could have been an embarrassing blog post at this point. I am rubbing the sweat off my brow right about now ;-D
Here are two more shots of the back sides of the two pennies. You can barely make out the Lincoln Memorial on the one and the other you could possible use as a mirror .. say if you were desperate and were in need. haha.. I can see a few words there too, but can't really make out what they say. I think I could take a pretty good educated guess though. (wink wink)
I am now going to put myself out of misery and end this post rant about the weird thing in my desk drawer. At least before I start to look weird.. oh crap.. may be too late :-/
I will leave you with something else I just found that may or may not excite you..
Why YES! It is a Hershey's Kiss
And It didn't last long :-P yummy..
Thanks for sticking around to read this far! Hope to see you again soon.. and remember to tell me about the weird thing you have hiding out wherever. If it's too weird then lets maybe not say anything ;-}
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My art work incorporates a wide variety of subject matter, including landscape, seascape, cityscape, and still life images. My works are the product of a continuing process of exploration through which I seek to portray personal and visionary interpretations of my surroundings. My paintings are impressions of places and events from everyday life, an interpretation of my imagination, and personal responses to what I see and feel on a daily basis. More recently I have invested generous amounts of time into my landscape painting. I am surrounded by natural and man made beauty, which inherently presents itself in the tri-state area, and almost demands that I paint it.
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