Thursday, July 24, 2008

TT #31

Thirteen Things About Da Marin Civic Center 
That You Did Not Already Learn About 
From Da Food Lady

Kimo: Remember that da Food Lady (Skeezix'a mom) hadded an art exhibit recently?

Sabi: Well, we went to go see it - da week before da beans all gotted sick. Of course, we don't want you to think there is any link between them gitten' sick and seeing da exhibit. Although, when you look at da photos, you can see sisser was probably already gittin' sick -  she didn't look her typical perky self.

Kimo: Here I am wif my sisser - we really liked da Food Lady's art werk - it is even better in real life.
Sabi: And here I an wif my sisser too - we both hadded to look up high to see da art cuz, well, . . . we is down low.
Kimo: If you go to Skeezix's post about da Food Lady's exhibit, you will learn lots about da site - da grate Marin Civic Center, . . . but did you know . . .

1. Mommakitty grew up near da Marin Civic Center and would visit it often.
2. It is where da Marin County Library is - on da highest 4th floor.

3. Mommakitty still gots her library card from when she wuz a little gurl. She gotted this card in da THIRD GRADE! That makes it like . . . an antique!
4. The library still gots a "Book Mobile" - a mobile library that goes to yer neighborhood to bring you books - WHUT SERVICE!
5. Mommakitty gotted to view da famous "San Quentin Six" trial at the Civic Center courthouse. It wuz dubbed da longest trial ever. 
6. Mommakitty and her brother hadded their high school graduation ceremonies at the center's Vet's Memorial building next door. It is also a performing arts center.
7. Mommakitty gotted to see a presentation about tensegrity structures by da grate Buckminster Fuller in this building. 
8. Mommakitty learned how to sail at the Civic Center lagoon - yep, there's a lagoon!
9. Da lagoon area is also where the Marin County Fair is held each year, and many other art festivals.
10. When Mommakitty wuz a little gurl, there used to be paddle boats fer rent at da lagoon - not any more. It is infested wif pooping water foul.
11. Mommakitty has been to small claims court at da Civic Center - she won.
12. Mommakitty and Daddykitty gotted their marriage license at da Civic Center.
13. Da Food Lady's art werk is displayed in da Board of Supervisor's wing on da third floor. But there wuz nobody supervising her werk when we wuz there. If we'd been art theeves, we would have hit da jackpot!

Kimo: If you want to learn more technical stuff about da Marin CIvic Center, you should read Skeezix's post again. It's furry informative. You wil learn about da architecture and stuff.

Sabi: If you want to learn about da Food Lady's art exhibit, you will have to contact Skeezix.


21 comments:

Mo said...

That was a great post.
Didn't know you lived so close to Skeezix - that is cool.
I had to LOL @ the "antique" library card!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was excellent! We loved getting to see you interacting with Skeezix' food person!

Halloween said...

Hi Kimo and Sabi. My Food Lady moved to Mill Valley when she was 18, a long, long time ago, maybe when there were covered wagons. She also saw the San Quentin 6 trial. She loves the Marin Civic Center too. Mt. Tam is her favorite place in the whole world. So I think my Food Lady and your people would probably get along just great.

Purrs, Halloween

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Wow, we can't believe your Mom kept her Libray Card that long!

Camie's Kitties said...

That was a great Thursday Thirteen post. Mom is jealous that your mom bean got to listen to Buckminster Fuller in person. She likes him and what he has contributed to science - she's a bit of a geek.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Isis said...

I have one fact for you that I bet you didn't know. Your Mommakitty's library card shows she had the same last name as my Dad! I wonder if that means they have a common ancestor in their pedigrees many generations back?! :)

Purrs,
Isis

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a great post! I love the pictures with your sister!!!

The Island Cats said...

That was very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Monty Q. Kat said...

I hope all of your beans are better today!

HotMBC said...

Wow anteek card! Dat must be furry valubul and could be traded for a squillion tem-tayshuns. It's way cool yore Mommakitty got to go wif Skeezix's Food Lady!~

Daisy said...

Oh you are sooooo lucky that you got to see the Food Lady's art exhibit! I wish I could go see it, but I am Not Allowed to go on an airplane by myself.

Aoise said...

I hope you are all feeling better now. Summer colds are not nice. My miewmie says her first library card looked sumthing like your mommys but she losted it a furry long time ago.

Purrageous Pirates said...

Great post - we learned lots!!

Skeezy said...

Wow, yer littul blerpy sister looks like she has the makings of a fameus art kritik! She's got da look!

Yer mom has such a big kunnekshun to the Marin Sivik Senter that they shood name a wing after her!

Thanks fur taking the time to see the exibit! It's good yoo timed yer vizit to miss all the big krowds! hahahahaha!

jenianddean said...

Great T13 ... if there was a creature in that lagoon then maybe there wouldn't be so many pooping water foul and your mommy could boat again (if the creature didn't try to get her). You are very lucky to be able to go down and see the exhibit.
--Jasper

Isis said...

Oh yes my Dad's family are all English and have lived in pretty much the one area for many generations. So even though he doesn't know them all it wouldn't take much to trace them back to the days of knights and all that stuff I gather. Dad's grand-father came from a huge family, so even relatively closely related people have lost contact over time - they really should come with proper pedigree's like we do Daisy and then they'd know exactly where they were from! ;)

Purrs,
Isis

PS: Surely this means we're kinda related now?! ;)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ohoh, mom haf gots a anteek liberry card too. Da FL haf some nice art...

Cats said...

How interesting ~ the pictures in the gallery look nice ~ too bad you couldn't see them from so far below...

DaisyMae Maus said...

That is furry cool ... Marin County sure does get good use outta its buildings!
DMM

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie kazowie! Skeezix's Food Lady is wunnerfully tallented!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Mr. Chen & Ollie said...

What an interesting and informative post! We enjoyed reading those facts - thanks! And mommy is loving those photos of Kiera. Sophie can't yet sit in her umbrella stroller but she ate rice cereal yesterday so maybe that will help make her strong enough to sit up alone soon.
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie