Tacoma Urbanist

Sep. 12, 2008 at 12:02am

Political Chalking at Frost Park Today. Don't Miss it 1!1!1!

Banner by Electric Elliot


Episode XXIII: Week 23

Today is Frost Park Friday at Noon in downtown Tacoma at 9th and Pacific Avenue.   Everyone is invited. 

Councilmember Tim Farrell is the sponsor of today's episode.

Someone should save and chronicle these weekly messages that RR Anderson sends out to the artistic masses of Tacoma:

Edutainment for the Masses 2.0:

Look down your noses at SIDEWALK CHALK.

I am sure we cannot afford to just sit back and bemoan the fact that thousands and thousands of children have bad taste to prefer the medium to our nice GRANT FUNDED ART PROJECTS.

But we can, by a thorough and open-minded study of SIDEWALK CHALK, learn a great deal, a great deal that would help make INSTITUTIONAL ART more vital...

Friday, 12 Noon - 1PM
Larry Frost Memorial Park
9th & Commerce









Corporate Sponsorship:

(Tim Farrell meets with the acting senior editor of the Tacoma Daily Index at Blackwater Cafe)

Chalk Challenge No. 23  is made possible through charitable donation of an evening with PIERCE COUNTY COUNCILMAN and COMMUNITY ORGANIZER TIM FARRELL including up to $50 worth of drinks and appetizers FOR YOU AND A FRIEND at the infamous EL Gaucho Eatery.  Mr. Farrell promises a strange journey down the rabbit hole of TACOMA'S POLITICAL HISTORY that will make your face melt off like those nazi's in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC. 

Official Rules (for entertainment purposes only)

get pumped, visit FeedTacoma.com's TACOMA URBANIST.

* * * N00B SPOILE R ALERT * * * 


  1. Andrea "LupinGoddess" Trenbeath Lowen

  2. RR Anderson (Sponsored by Erik Bjornson Attorney at Law: Military Divorce Specialist)

  3. Life of Elle  (sponsored by Puget Sound Pizza)

  4. James Stowe (sponsored by EMBELLISH SALON)
  5. Andrea "LupinGoddess" Trenbeath Lowen (sponsored by THE RED HOT) 

  6. James Stowe (sponsored by BRICK & MORTAR EXECUTIVE CONDO SUITES )
  7. RR Anderson (sponsored by CORINA BAKERY + BISTRO)
  8. Mr. Lance Kagey of Beautiful Angel (sponsored by Hilltop Glass Artists, John Hathaway)
  9. James Stowe (sponsored by URBAN XCHANGE HIPSTER APPAREL )
  10. Andrea "LupinGoddess" Trenbeath Lowen (sponsored by Jim McIntire's campaign for state treasurer )

  11. Dawn & Ariel (sponsored by buzzards cd's + Stadium Video )
  12. Andrea "LupinGoddess" Trenbeath Lowen (sponsored by India Mahal)
  13. Life of Ellle (The Lost Chalk Episode)
  14. Private Contractors Chelsey and Kelly (sponsored by Tacoma Art Place)

  15. Dawn (sponsored by The Helm Gallery)
  16. J. "The Prince of Chalk" Stowe (sponsored by Herban Cafe)
  17. Mark Monlux (sponsored by Armstrong Roofing)
  18. Team Dawn + Jessica Corey Butler (sponsored by Winthrop Hotel + One Store)
  19. Mr. Lance Kagey of Beautiful Angel (sponsored by the weekly volcano)
  20. RR Anderson (sponsored by Tacoma Urbanist, UrbanXchange & Daniel Blue)
  21. RR Anderson (sponsored by The Red Hot)
  22. Life of Elle (sponsored by The Melon)
  23.                 your name here                ??

 Honorable Mention

  1. Dave Lisiecki, kalakala master 
  2. Laura Hanan, color+hat master
  3. Jeremy aka "The Garfield Kid", master of benign copyright infringement
  4. Adam the Alien, master of video blogs
  5. Electric Elliot, master of tim eyman and all things melon related
  6. Teddy M Haggarty, master of teapot shaped coffee houses
  7. Professor Andrew Fry, origami master
  8. joel413, secret city master

Rules for Chalk Art Contest:

We are making them up as we go.  However, the contest starts at 12:00 noon and ends at 1:00 p.m.  There are other rules in the official chalk off rulebook.

Feel free to post any pictures of the chalk art work below in this post or link to pictures or picture sets including close up shots that may make your favored piece look better or your opponents look worse.

Voting For Chalk Art Submissions (Revised)

Please vote for the chalk art entry you believe is the best in the comment section below.  Explaining why you believe the piece is the best will add considerable context and meaning to your vote.

No doubt you will have friends and acquaintances who are in the contest.  Do your best to be as objective as you can in your analysis of the chalk submissions which will strengthen the participatory voting system in place.

Frost Park Challengers are encouraged to vote as well for an additional perspective to the event.

Each person gets one vote.  Votes will be accepted until midnight on Friday after which the winner will be declared.  Votes will be accepted starting at 1:00 p.m.

Please use the word "vote" for easy reference to the chalk submission that you believe is the best.

Frost Park Chalk Off Scoreboard (Synopsis of Episodes I - XIX)

Frost Park Chalk Off Rule Book

Flickr Group Photo pool  (28 members, 1068 photos.   Please add your flickr pictures to the group)

comments [96]  |  posted under tacoma


by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 12:29am
I created a hall of fame type page... complete with chalking listserve archive table.


by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 12:43am
Nice RR. The only thing missing is a repository for battle art.

Here's a few pieces:


BTW, I fixed your no doubt inadvertent error in the designation of the winner for Episode 21.

by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 1:13am
Electric Elliot finished this week's Chalk Off puzzle in record time in nearly pitch black conditions:

by jamesstoweart on 9/12/2008 @ 6:48am
Despite this being the Frost Park Chalk Challenge of Chaos (#23)... or perhaps due to it... I am slammed at work today and won't be able to make it downtown at all.

Think of me drawing cake in the Nalley Valley when you are inhaling good vibes and chalk dusk!

by KevinFreitas on 9/12/2008 @ 7:24am
Have a lunch meeting today but I hope to make it for some of the action. Should be a beautiful day out there!

by Elle on 9/12/2008 @ 8:43am
I too shall be out. Mommy duties of naptime call at that hour. Ahhh, if it were only me napping. That would be nice.

by Elle on 9/12/2008 @ 8:44am
And this week's banner (by me) is up on the Feed Tacoma home page btw.

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 8:56am
may my entry do honor to my absent comrades. See you on the cement!

by ALT on 9/12/2008 @ 9:02am
I'll be working today, so I'm unfortunately also among the absentees.

by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 9:10am
And this week's banner (by me) is up on the Feed Tacoma home page btw.


by jenyum on 9/12/2008 @ 9:52am
Wow. Gawgeous banner. Blown away.

by Wings_of_Change on 9/12/2008 @ 10:42am
Love the banner, Elle.

It looks like a lot of regulars will be missing today. Maybe some new faces will fill up the cement???

by judges19merescued on 9/12/2008 @ 10:50am
Hope someone else can articulate my angst better than I can. I totally embrace politics and chalk mixing, but only when the the chalker is bringin' it. Am I being small minded? Anyway, I hope the chalking is enjoyable regardless.

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 11:05am
maybe we can convince tim to roll up his sleeves and chalk down and dirty himself. It would be a historic gesture.

by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 11:33am
Hope someone else can articulate my angst better than I can. I totally embrace politics and chalk mixing, but only when the the chalker is bringin' it.

So you like the Palin chalk piece? Or no?

by dawntown on 9/12/2008 @ 11:33am
Thanks for the glittery rule of no glitter allowed banner. Ill be there with my red, peg leg partner

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 11:43am
rules are made to be broken

by Dave_L on 9/12/2008 @ 11:52am
No chalk-idea, no chalk, and not enough time, but I think I'll stop by for a few.....

by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 11:53am
Thanks for the glittery rule of no glitter allowed banner. Ill be there with my red, peg leg partner

One week, we should have a glitter centric chalk off contest.

Ok. 11:52. Game time.

I will be live photo blogging here:


Let's see what the artistic crucible of Tacoma brings in the political chalking contest.

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 11:57am
with the regular players out of the way I'm sure to sweep this competition.... if you can even call it a competition now. Mu ha ha!

by Adam the Alien on 9/12/2008 @ 12:18pm
rules are made to be broken

Says the guy who made the rules. :-D

Obviously, I'm not there...instead of waking up and heading off to chalk, I've woken up to palm trees and ocean, after spending yesterday on my very first airplane ride (which was awesome, by the way). I intend to vote, though...if I can keep in mind that midnight here isn't midnight there.

by judges19merescued on 9/12/2008 @ 12:34pm
Dern tootin' I liked the Palin chalk piece. I like any (high quality, heartfelt) political chalk pieces smacking of the political whether I agree or not. There's something down-to-earth healthy about such expressions.

by Dave_L on 9/12/2008 @ 1:32pm
Pushing for the sweep, with confidence, I VOTE for RR’s historic and architecturally significant Mueller-Harkins / USA of Yesterday building – a favorite of mine. (The building one FeedTacoma blogger described in a Trib article as “not the kind of building worth saving.”)

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 1:40pm
so many smiling faces today on beautiful 9th and Commerce! Thanks everybody. Here's what I got...

RR's Save Tacoma's Phallic Architecture!

Mark Monlux Tiki PSA

Electric Elliot's Technicolor Dream Slab

Dawn's SAVE the Clock Tower featuring Laura Hanan

The Masses

by dawntown on 9/12/2008 @ 1:42pm
Great to see everyone out today. I am a bit out of chalking practice, but still held my own.

Thank you, Tim, for showing up on this beautiful day in Tacoma. I hope it was worth the trip

Congratulation Alien on your vacation (?). I am a bit envious of your location, although I did just get back from the Oregon coast

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 1:46pm
Thanks Dave, you know your Tacoma buildings. I always just called it "building that looks like a penis" Which is definetly woth saving.

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 1:50pm
you're clock tower was a great topic Dawn. Though the hands are actually stuck at 3:17... thats where the eternal 3:17 gang gets its name

by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 1:57pm
Nice. Here's a few preliminary pictures

Electric Elliot with chalking wound:

The Anderson Family:

Dawn's supplies:


Planning Commission Vice chair Boe and RR

Chalking is hard work:


by MarkMonlux on 9/12/2008 @ 2:33pm
I'm going to vote for R.R. this week. But, only because I'm going to donate blood. If you haven't donated blood then you should feel guilty and vote for my homage to Cascade Regional Blood Supply.

Seven years ago after 9/11 the blood banks were overloaded. Yesterday, as the nation "remembered" blood banks were begging folks to cover the tremendous shortage. And yet this has not been commented on by a single news outlet. I guess it's too much work to do some real reporting.

I think being in the sun today made me a bit cranky.

by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 2:38pm

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 2:46pm
I'm terrified of blood and needles. I'm voting for Mark Monlux ! !!!

by deeble interactive on 9/12/2008 @ 2:47pm
1 vote for Monlux. blood is gross.

by Evil_Derek on 9/12/2008 @ 2:49pm
people always try steal evil dereks blood. tell secret... blood give evil derek heebe jeebes. me vote monlux.

by Dave_L on 9/12/2008 @ 2:51pm
The last company I used to work for had the Cascade bus come a couple times a year. It's a good thing. Plus free cookies and juice. Maybe they could pull up their mobile unit some Friday, hint-hint.

by ElectricElliot on 9/12/2008 @ 2:57pm
Did anyone grab a photo of my completed entry? I'd be interested to see what it looks like digitized.

by Wings_of_Change on 9/12/2008 @ 2:58pm
awww.... nobody got a pic of my work??

I love your clock Dawn, and that sunset just pops!

voting is gonna be tough......

by dawntown on 9/12/2008 @ 3:00pm
Ah, I see! Thank you RR for that bit of TTown history.
My vote goes to Electric Company's Electric Elliot. Sight unseen

Because I wish I was on that beach right now!

by Lance Kagey on 9/12/2008 @ 3:02pm

great call to action. I vote for Mark.

by KevinFreitas on 9/12/2008 @ 3:04pm
My pics are coming tho I missed everyone I still try and do my duty. Stay tuned...

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 3:08pm
lots more pics in urbanist's photostream.

by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 3:10pm

by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 3:11pm
Did anyone grab a photo of my completed entry? I'd be interested to see what it looks like digitized.

See RR Anderson's above.

Also, here an entry by an unknown artist:

by ElectricElliot on 9/12/2008 @ 3:13pm
Dawn, stick around Tacoma for another 20 years and you'll be on that beach.

by jamesstoweart on 9/12/2008 @ 3:13pm
Far be it for me to vote against my 'illustrious' contemporaries... and God bless him for chalking another g-damned tiki...


by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 3:14pm

1) Fedora:

2) Ancient Map of Tacoma and Pierce County Pre-Construction of Interstate 5:

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 3:21pm
Baby needs a Farrell Fedora! Vote for me!!

by KevinFreitas on 9/12/2008 @ 3:26pm
Ask and you shall receive:

by Mark Monlux

by Electric Elliot

by Ariel

by unknown

by Dawn

by RR Anderson

by dawntown on 9/12/2008 @ 3:27pm
I so need a map!

Just ask ANYONE.

by jamesstoweart on 9/12/2008 @ 3:31pm
I so need a map! Just ask ANYONE.

It's true... she really does.

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 3:33pm
great photos kevin!


by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 3:39pm

by KevinFreitas on 9/12/2008 @ 3:59pm
Think I gotta vote RR for the phallic funness. Props to everyone else -- I especially enjoyed Dawn and Elliot's work this week. Wish I could've thrown down too 'cause that map and hat are pretty clutch.

by dorkbot Tacoma on 9/12/2008 @ 4:05pm
I vote for Mark. Thanks for the heads up! I'll pass the word along.

by droid116 on 9/12/2008 @ 4:19pm
I am drawn to the sunset on the beach theme and cast my vote Electrics way.

by Wings_of_Change on 9/12/2008 @ 5:02pm
I need a hat! I've been looking for just the right one and I think thats it!

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 5:15pm
Honorable Mention:
Andrew Fry, master scrivener

by ElectricElliot on 9/12/2008 @ 6:26pm
While everyone continues to amaze me at the chalk offs and I sincerely appreciate Mark's shout out to donate blood, I'm going to have to do the sorry thing and vote for myself because I chalked so hard that I cut my hand and made me bleed my own blood.

So that's a vote for Electric Elliot's Technicolor Tacoma Future.

I like how all the pieces this week have been connected by wheel prints. I propose a Chalk Off in which all Chalkies must create a unified MEGA-PIECE.

by Erik on 9/12/2008 @ 6:42pm
'm going to have to do the sorry thing and vote for myself because I chalked so hard that I cut my hand and made me bleed my own blood.

Indeed you did Elliot. A convincing bodily sacrifice:

I vote for Electric's post apocalyptic Tacoma

by Bright_Eyed on 9/12/2008 @ 7:56pm
I vote for Ariel. Super awesome colors

by Adam the Alien on 9/12/2008 @ 8:01pm
Ahhhhh! A fedora AND a map? I love fedoras and maps! Especially old maps. Why I couldn't I be there to get second place?

*sigh* Ah well. My vote this week goes to the good Sir R.R. for his awesomely detailed penis building. Unlike the typical penis, it is very pleasing to the eye.

I like how all the pieces this week have been connected by wheel prints. I propose a Chalk Off in which all Chalkies must create a unified MEGA-PIECE.

I like this idea. It sounds epic.

by Elle on 9/12/2008 @ 8:15pm
Despite there being so few regulars it is still difficult to make a choice. RR's piece made me laugh. And that's tough to do these days. Elliot's entry included excellent color usage, but he obviously didn't listen to me yesterday when I told him paint brushes were much more effective than you hand. Besides, he did a beach scene and I'm a little irritated that Adam the Alien, Tacoma Chickadee and Papa Tacoma are currently sipping fruity drinks on a beach right now. So I cannot vote for a beach.

I am going to have to cast my vote for Mark this week. Although, as Stowe put it, God bless him for chalking another g-damned tiki... ", his message was important. And seeing as I am unable to give blood I will spread the word to those who can help.

by tacomachickadee on 9/12/2008 @ 8:17pm
Wow. That is eerie that Adam was second place LAST week. I totally vouch for his map addiction ... he used to carry them EVERYWHERE. And we all know his fedora addiction. Sigh.

Anyway, as a Tacoman currently in Hawaii ... I feel compelled to vote for Electric Elliott.

by tacomachickadee on 9/12/2008 @ 8:17pm
Elle: Sipping vodka. Except for Adam. He doesn't drink.

by ElectricElliot on 9/12/2008 @ 8:48pm
Nah, I heard you Elle. I had one brush but it was way too small and I was running out of time.

by NineInchNachos on 9/12/2008 @ 8:51pm
its a sidewalk I wouldn't want to cut my hand on. are you up to date on all your shots?

I don't want anybody getting lock jaw!

by Hilltopmom on 9/12/2008 @ 9:03pm
I vote for Electric Elliot. Love the color. And it has been a balmy summer in Tacoma compared to last year.

by jenyum on 9/12/2008 @ 9:21pm
I am going to vote for Ariel this week, for its simplicity and beauty, it's politics week so I'm voting for the message. And because all of my attempts to give blood always go hilariously (not to me) awry, and although I enjoy RR's work I am a fan of Tacoma's trend toward the curvaceous rather than the phallic. (Union station, tacoma dome, etc.)

Anyway, yeah. Ariel.

by Dianne on 9/12/2008 @ 9:47pm
I vote for Ariel. We just watched a video on You Tube called McCain No You Can't. It was awesome. So I am voting for Ariel's political art.
The Garfield Kid says he will be back next week.

by mzkrug on 9/12/2008 @ 9:49pm
I vote for Ariel too.

by Wings_of_Change on 9/12/2008 @ 10:05pm
I'm going to vote for myself. I feel very proud of my piece this week, I love the clean lines, and the color, and the simplicity.

plus I want that hat.

by MarkMonlux on 9/12/2008 @ 10:09pm
C'mon folks! All I want is your BLOOD.

by Nelio on 9/12/2008 @ 10:42pm
I vote for Ariel's picture, I feel that it's message was simple and yet important for all of us in the future. Voting is the single most important thing that any of us can do to influence the future.


by judges19merescued on 9/12/2008 @ 10:53pm
Electric Elliott; Triple antibiotic ointment (and tetnus shot) are non-negociable safety equipment for the chronic chalker I'm thinkin'. I have been able to show up just twice an it took weeks for my bleedie scrapes to settle down. Beach scene very nice. Ariel's pure white color choice for such a chaotic election season caused me to feel hopeful about it for a moment--which is pretty amazing. I have my next blood letting set up 9-29-08 at Cascade Vascular in Tacoma. That reminder was incredable! Clock tower= fabulous. New unknown chalker entry also appreciated. Penis building so well executed though...oh the pain of voting!
Ok...for its social significance and heart for his fellow man, I have to vote for Monlux.

by ElectricElliot on 9/12/2008 @ 10:56pm
Monlux, my blood is on the pavement.

Thanks for the advice judges19.

by Dr_Horrible on 9/12/2008 @ 11:15pm

Mark Monlux did what is probably (IMO) the best coloring here, but while the message was important and valuable, plain, somewhat dull lettering detracted from the overall piece.

Electric Elliot, your piece contains an outright lie. :) Nice coloring, although a little clashy.

Dawn did a great job. It's just remarkable. The only things I could find bad to say about it are nitpicky. Nonetheless, for some reason I can't define, I feel compelled to vote against. It might be the pastel+black combo though.

RR. Gutter humor. Feh.

While I would generally disdain from voting for [I]anyone[/I] who had the bad form to vote for themselves, I was asked to come give an honest opinion, and while the last word at the bottom [I]did[/I] get smunched due to what looks like poor planning, Ariel's lettering is phenominal, more than making up for the plain-looking white centre. Most inspiring, it looks almost professional.

Now if only Mark Monlux and Ariel could combine their powers...

by Nathe on 9/12/2008 @ 11:41pm
With a message of hope ...

That which is eternal, the core of each of us, the exact opposite of fear ...

Ariel rightly earns my vote, and the vote of millions around the country.

I am tired of fear, it divides our country and our state, hope brings us together to change the way things are.

by ElectricElliot on 9/12/2008 @ 11:52pm
KUCINICH '08!!!!! It's never too late ;)

by Wings_of_Change on 9/12/2008 @ 11:56pm
wow...so many votes..... I didnt think it would be this hard to get 2nd place. somebody needs to vote Monlux!

by Dianne on 9/13/2008 @ 1:26am
I vote for Mark.
I vote for Mark.
I vote for Mark.
I vote for Mark.
I vote for Mark.
I vote for Mark
I vote for Mark

Okay, now Mark is ahead. Even though I already voted for someone else, and it is past midnight, and I put seven votes on the same page with the expectation that they will count as separate votes none of that is a problem is it?

by tacomachickadee on 9/13/2008 @ 1:37am
I believe Ariel won!!!! Did Mark come in second? Reading all this via iPhone makes it difficult to count, or I would. Wait ... it's only 10:37 Hawaii time ... can I create some Hawaiian sock puppets to vote?

by Erik on 9/13/2008 @ 9:21am
Alright. Saturday morning.

Here are the results, the best I can figure out:

Ariel 7
Monlux 6 (8)
Elliot 5
RR 4

can I create some Hawaiian sock puppets to vote?

Indeed sock puppets made quite an appearance in Episode XXIII and within the difference between the contestants.

A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception within an Internet community. In its earliest usage, a sockpuppet was a false identity through which a member of an Internet community speaks while pretending not to, like a puppeteer manipulating a hand puppet.[1]

In current usage, the perception of the term has been extended beyond second identities of people who already post in a forum to include other uses of misleading online identities. For example, a NY Times article claims that "sock-puppeting" is defined as "the act of creating a fake online identity to praise, defend or create the illusion of support for one’s self, allies or company."

The key difference between a sockpuppet and a regular pseudonym (sometimes termed an "alt" which is short for alternate, as in alternate identity) is the pretense that the puppet is a third party who is not affiliated with the puppeteer.


I believe Ariel won!!!! Did Mark come in second?

That's my best guess too.

by Erik on 9/13/2008 @ 9:31am
Ariel wins:

Ariel will enjoy having drinks and appetizers with long time Frost Park attendee Tim Farrell. She may bring a friend if she wishes.

...up to $50 worth of drinks and appetizers FOR YOU AND A FRIEND at the infamous EL Gaucho Eatery. Mr. Farrell promises a strange journey down the rabbit hole of TACOMA'S POLITICAL HISTORY that will make your face melt off like those nazi's in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC.

Ariel: you will want to contact Tim Farrell directly for the prize.

Mark Monlux Wins:

Tim Farrell's Fedora:

and the ancient Tacoma map:

(A great many interesting items revealed)

Congratulations Ariel and Mark

by NineInchNachos on 9/13/2008 @ 10:01am
Dr. Horrible,
thank you for your comments. We are taking measures to insure that this type of thing doesn't happen again. If indeed it is discovered that my architectural rendering is a sad example of what you call "Gutter humor", then I am just as much of a victim.

Also, I am working closely with the pierce county auditor to investigate these unfortunate claims of voter fraud.

I believe that working together, we can make this chalk contest a very real tool for change. My friends, through this folk art event.... change..... is...... coming.

Frost park chalkers have a proven record of experience needed to make change happen. We're also the only artists with a proven record serving our city, not our city serving us.

God bless the united chalker mavericks of frost park!

Thank you.

by ALT on 9/13/2008 @ 11:45am
Shoot I forgot to vote last night! Moot point, but I would have voted for Monlux's. I see that it would have resulted in a tie; Have we had a tie breaker yet in the history of Chalk Offs?

Should I even mention who I would have voted in the event that I miss the Chalk Off poll?

Speaking of the Chalk Off and missing things, I had noticed a change in my work schedule Friday only after several hours had gone by; Our Glass Museum Store manager Traci had rescheduled me for 1:00 pm instead of noon to give me time to participate in Friday's Chalk Challenge. How thoughtful is that? :D

by Wings_of_Change on 9/13/2008 @ 11:55am
I'm a little confused because people are joking, but are people implying I won through false means??

this definitely puts a damper on my win!

by Wings_of_Change on 9/13/2008 @ 12:30pm
I just recounted, and it looks as if the numbers are a little off,

Ariel- 8
Monlux- 7
Elliot- 6

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Plus, since Dr. Horrible didn't specifically state a vote, it could be considered fuzzy, in which case Monlux and I would tie, 7 to 7.

by Erik on 9/13/2008 @ 1:51pm
Should I even mention who I would have voted in the event that I miss the Chalk Off poll?

Heck yah.

Our Glass Museum Store manager Traci had rescheduled me for 1:00 pm instead of noon to give me time to participate in Friday's Chalk Challenge. How thoughtful is that? :D


I just recounted, and it looks as if the numbers are a little off,

Not an exact science to determine valid votes and all we have to guide us is the chalk off rulebook and the Voting For Chalk Art Submissions (Revised).

by Wings_of_Change on 9/13/2008 @ 3:46pm
So did Monlux and I tie??

by Erik on 9/13/2008 @ 5:57pm
So did Monlux and I tie??

You took first. Monlux took second. See above.

by NineInchNachos on 9/13/2008 @ 7:40pm
according to the ancient scrolls

incase of a tie the vice president of frost park casts the deciding vote.

by Erik on 9/13/2008 @ 7:52pm
in case of a tie the vice president of frost park casts the deciding vote.

Interesting idea RR, but she hasn't won the vice presidency yet.


by judges19merescued on 9/13/2008 @ 10:06pm
This vote has flared my Bush/Gore flashbacks and I have now taken to my bed. Just the same, sincerest congrats to Ariel and Monlux!

by Dr_Horrible on 9/14/2008 @ 4:58am
No Ariel, I did state that you got my vote.

Also, sorry if I came off a little harsh sounding, a friend asked me to come and give my most honest opinion, and I have to check myself or I automatically say everything I think in Jerkanese.

Man. Wish I had a hat like that. I'd Wear it. I'd Wear it All The Time. People'd be like, "Dude, you Wear that hat, like, All The Time!" and I'd be all like "Yeah. I KNOW."

by NineInchNachos on 9/14/2008 @ 9:14am
we like honesty here! welcome Dr Horrible :)

by Wings_of_Change on 9/14/2008 @ 12:50pm
I know. That hat is GREAT!

by Dave_L on 9/16/2008 @ 12:53pm
Because it was looking really messy, I washed off the remains of the sidewalk pieces that were totally trashed due to the sprinklers. I caught a bit of hostility from one of the people that like to hang out at the park in the evening! He didn't like that I was cleaning it, so it's interesting that others are becoming protective of the chalk art. (If they like the chalk, I'd wish they'd help keep the park clean, but it was still interesting.)