Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Statue Calliope

"We're just ordinary people, you and me, time will turn us into statues, eventually..."
-Foo Fighters- (Statues)

Good evening everyone.  I know that you're probably dying to read more about more strong desire to move back to Las Vegas in 205 days (who's counting?), but I've worked back-to-back 12-hour shifts, so I'm going to keep this short and sweet...  In case you missed the announcement, you can read my most recent entry, 'The Countdown Begins...'

Speaking of recent entries (I just CRUSH segues, don't I?), I woke up to a very nice comment when I turned on my computer this morning.  In my New Year's Day entry 'Crazy People,' I wrote a little bit about my New Year's Eve on 6th Street, and I talked a little bit about this photo...

I mentioned that I had seen this statue on 6th Street before, and that I was curious as to how long it takes for her to do her makeup.  I wasn't going to pester her while so many people were taking pictures of her (and with her), but I dropped a card in her vase with the name of my blog, and I told her that I was going to include the above photo in a post.  I found this comment (in the comment section of 'Crazy People') today:

"Hey!  Statue lady here.  Yes, there is a code, but I'm an upstart whipper-snapper with no respect for tradition (not true), so sometimes I'll talk to people, depending on what they have to say.  I don't like to do it too much, it ruins the magic, and folks get smartass about it.  It takes me 1 to 3 hours to do my makeup, depending on which statue I am and whether my roommates are home to distract me.  Yes, a cameo on the blog isn't the highlight of my life, but definitely something I was pleased about, and I really appreciate you leaving the paper so I could find this.  I take tons of pictures with people every night, but I still have a really hard time finding photos of me online, so whenever I -do- find a picture (especially when accompanied by remarks about my performances) I'm positively thrilled.

If you have any other questions, feel free to hit me up on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/StatueCalliope (Notice the paltry number of pictures on there, since I can't hardly find any!)"

Pretty cool, huh?  Since you know me so well, you know that my favorite part of that was, "Yes, a cameo on the blog isn't the highlight of my life..."  I get that a lot Statue Calliope...  ;)  I have already 'liked' her facebook page, and these are a few more photos of Calliope that I found there...

It's nice when you give someone a little recognition and they turn out being cool...  ;)  Now the next time that you see Calliope on 6th Street, you don't have to be shy.  Thank you for the kind comment Calliope - I appreciate it...  :)

Now I also found something this week that covers those times when people aren't so kind to you...

Thank you for sharing those wise words Brittany...  :)  

I don't know why my computer is now centering my text after uploading this photo, but I'm too tired to worry about it right now.  Have a good one and I'll see you again on Thursday!  ;)


  1. Thanks for sharing! (And thanks for titling this "Statue Calliope," I found it immediately) Love the song lyrics. As far as statue songs go, "Concrete Girl" (Switchfoot) is my personal favorite.

    To anyone else reading, he's right, don't be shy about approaching, but don't be disheartened if I give you the cold shoulder. I'm definitely listening, and I'll respond if I feel it's necessary. Most of the time, though, I can communicate nonverbally, and folks don't actually need me to talk back to them. They work out whatever they wanted to talk about just by voicing it out loud. I stay in character, and they feel like they had a special moment. It's win-win.

  2. I will look up 'Concrete Girl' - I like Switchfoot... :D