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August 10, 2006

Weighing In

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For some odd reason, there is an old balance beam scale sitting on the corner of Van Brunt and Visitation. I believe that it appeared some time Tuesday night but I noticed it Wednesday morning while walking to the bus and had to restrain myself from hopping on to see if it worked.

In the evening, while sitting on my fire escape for about twenty minutes, I witnessed no less than five people adjust the beam and step on. Based on their quick departures, I don't think it works. Regardless, it makes for excellent armchair observation. So far 100% of the street testers have been male.

Posted by callalillie at August 10, 2006 2:20 AM | City Life , Random


I almost brought it up last night at midnight to weigh Olga.

Posted by: alexis Robie at August 10, 2006 11:11 AM

You missed it. I brought them all down together in a large pillowcase. The weigh-in was disappointing since Irving is no longer portly. It's up to the Robettes to keep up the porker standard.

Posted by: corie at August 10, 2006 11:29 AM

Do they still collectively weigh 60 lbs, or do you have to go back and edit the "Red Hook ain't nothing without our 60lbs of cat"?

Posted by: Dave at August 10, 2006 3:55 PM

Why did restrain yourself??

Posted by: craige at August 10, 2006 6:19 PM

Dangit. It remembered me and I posted again with the wrong URL. There. That's me now. Hi.

Posted by: craige at August 10, 2006 6:22 PM

I think Olga and Frieda have made up for Irving's losses.

Restrain-- well, I generally refrain from stepping on scales in the first place, particularly public ones.

Posted by: corie at August 10, 2006 8:54 PM

why do you refrain from stepping on scales?

Posted by: bad username at August 11, 2006 12:18 AM

Oh I totally missed the word "scale." I thought it was just a balance beam.

Posted by: craige at August 11, 2006 11:26 AM

haha. i totally would have gotten on the balance beam. then i would have totally fallen off of it and broken something else.

Posted by: corie at August 11, 2006 11:29 AM

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