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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The "Victoria's Secret" Story

 It was an ordinary day.  7:30 AM and I'm heading to work.  Made the left-hand turn out of my develop- ment and after driving maybe fifty yards on West Roseville Road I saw it.  There on my left, at the home that always had close to 50 pink plastic flamingos scattered around their yard, was a cast iron bathtub painted pink around the bottom with a pink plastic female mannequin's body bathing in the tub filled with dirt.  Sitting behind it about five feet away was a ceramic toilet filled with dirt and plants popping out of the seat.  To the left of the tub, about 20 feet away was an antique metal bed frame that had wooden sides, filled with dirt and flowers.  Between the two was an old female's bicycle with handbrakes, painted bright pink.  I thought the bed was rather clever, since it reminded me of a bed of flowers, but the tub with the nude mannequin's body was a bit too much.  I knew the neighbor's weren't going to take lightly to the ower's display of "artwork" on his front lawn, especially the nude mannequin.  Someone will surely call him and complain. 
The left hand of the mannequin holds a sign advertising
an apartment the owner has for rent at the side of his house.
Well, that was about two days ago and today I noticed a new addition to the display - a bright pink Victoria's Secret brassiere covered the boobs of the naked pink manniquin.  Nice touch!!  I know that homeowners are entitled to decorate their house and surroundings with whatever they care, but to subject your neighbors with what this guy has done over the years is going slightly overboard.  Look at my top photo showing his building additions in the background and you will see other white ornamental sculptures and fountains that grace his yard.  Not just one, but many of them.  Kinda overboard, if you ask me.  Of course, he didn't ask me, which is fine, but I thought I should still give him a look on my blog so others can be glad who they have as neighbors.  I know I'm glad after seeing his expression's of "artwork."  It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.

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