Captain’s Log 5,878
The park has a new customer transport service.
Affectionately called the Big Green Weenie by those of us who work in the park
It’s a free service that gets you from Point A to Point B in record time. “Record time” is the operative phrase, because the drivers go like bats out of hell when they drive these things. Look closely. You sit on a bench with an open wall. I’m surprised nobody has fallen out yet.
A tree branch fell on some lady yesterday as she was trying to use the ATM. It might have been a palm frond, but either way, she was injured. Eucalyptus trees tend to “self prune” without notice. I never park my car under one of those trees because you just never know when the tree might decide to shed itself of a branch or two. Silly for those trees to even be in the park, but they are. And palm fronts have very sharp edges. They hurt people all the time.
So between falling out of green weenies and being assaulted by falling vegetation, the park can be a very dangerous place. It used to be safe if you walked only through the parking lots, but now the green weenie has been unleashed. It zooms around parking lots with nether a care. And it’s silent. All electric. Imagine something that big sneaking up on you! And I do not think they are equipped with horns. Turn around and there is a big green weenie bearing down on you! Trust me, it happens.
We had a wine and cheese reception at the museum last night. I had totally forgotten about it until I walked in yesterday morning and was reminded. We had a lot of wine but had to make a run for fruit, cheese, and crackers. I prepared the fruit tray, and someone on my staff took issue with the stems I left on the grapes. I did that on purpose. I thought it looked cool and it also allowed people to grab 4-5 grapes with a natural “handle.” So there I was arguing about grape handles. I tried to pick this battle but the other person wouldn’t let me. I used the moment as another opportunity to go Zen. I kept telling myself “It’s only grape handles. It’s only grape handles.”
Strawberries and grapes with handles
It’s Freak Tuesday today – the largest one of the year. We are expecting 3,500 unwashed Mongol hordes to descend between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. If you never hear from me again, you will know why.
There are leftover grapes with handles in the fridge. I intend to enjoy them when I take a break from the madness.