Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Shoe Tossing

Who knew that Shoe Tossing had its own entry in Wikipedia?

I sure didn't. Of course, I don't get out much. Today I was on the West Bank of the campus for a workshop. A workshop to tell me how to fill out my eight page job evaluation. Something to look forward to.
Anyway, it was a beautiful day out so I walked over to the East Bank after the wonderful workshop to pick up some lunch before returning to St Paul.

I love the shoe tree.
It was fun to discover the wikipedia entry, but it was hilarious to find the "Pagan Dismay" story on the Roadside America website. I quote:

"I took a pagan friend to visit the Shoe Tree,
thinking that her artistic spirit would appreciate urban art.
To my horror, she began crying about the "abuse" that the tree
experienced by mean people throwing their shoes into it.
It was the last time we did anything together".
[CS, 04/09/2008]

I also learned the word shoefiti.

Something new every day, I'm tellin' ya.

And then I hopped on the Connector and saw this lovely young woman with a charming patch on her bag:

Ahhh, spring!


Anonymous said...

There is no place on earth more interesting to experience the first really warm days of spring than on a college campus.

Suzique said...

Guess the pagan friend couldn't hear the shoes. They were speaking in tongues.