Friday, April 18, 2008

It's a bird, It's a plane.....

Last night as we took Pippin for a walk we saw something more than a little.....unusual.

We're just walking along, enjoying the beautiful evening and hear the normal yapping of a dog in our very pet oriented neighborhood. So we scan around looking to see if we're about to be attacked, and then we realize that the sound is coming from above. For the first time ever, a dog was barking at us from on the roof. We don't have a CLUE how he got up there, and I really don't want to know how he got down. (You may have to click on the photo to see the dog. The stairs lead to the side apartment, he'd have to take a pretty big jump to get from their to the roof. He prob got there via one of the windows.)

Anyway, it's been a busy week and we're wiped out. The tornado service Wed night was great and we got on every news station here! They were all there filming the ceremony, so no matter what channel of local news you watched Wed night you could see the back of both of our heads! It was really a special night. The mayor spoke, a high-up from Vandy spoke, another local council person, several neighbors spoke very movingly of their experience, and then the Vandy chamber orchestra performed a piece that they had written just for this occasion. Afterwards various photos and video were on display in the church basement. Then it got weird - as we left a guy was outside SELLING T-SHIRTS that said "I survived the 1998 tornado". How weird, and completely inappropriate. And they were 100% ugly and redneck.

Here's some of the news crews in the back of the church:

The mayor is in a gray suit:

I hope you all have a great Friday and an even better weekend!


At 5:15 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

Sorry we missed the ceremony. It seems like it was a great event.

And, how wierd that a dog was on the roof. There are a lot of crazy dogs out there.

As far as the festival goes we would love to go. we had planned on going anyway, but it would be great to meet up.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

I have a confession. I used to have a sweatshirt that said, "I was in Germany when the wall came down." ha!

Sounds like a wonderful ceremony and that poor little dog. Bet he won't get out there again.

At 7:05 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Wow! What a picture!


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