Saturday, October 27, 2007

First Larry Craig, Now THIS?

As many of you know, I've got this thing for state capitals and their capitols. I had been to 23 of them -- capitols, that is, not capitals -- and so I essentially manufacture reasons for work or fun to get out to the ones I'm missing and check them out. That is how, in the past year or so, I've made it to Salem, St. Paul, Juneau and now Boise.

But, Idaho, you disappoint me so. The capitol was closed for massive renovation which involves adding a pair of wings UNDERGROUND. They needed more space, it seems, but they didn't want to attach something modern and unsightly to the classic old structure. So now I must return to Boise again in about three years to see the INSIDE of what looked like a beautiful 208-foot-tall Greco-Roman building based obviously on the U.S. Capitol.

So here's my Boise Trip Money Shot, taken with my cam on auto-click propped on a stick on a picnic bench because a straight couple was too busy mauling one another in public to help me:

But I can't really count it because I didn't get to go inside. I do, however, get to mark off another state I'd never been to, leaving now only Hawaii, Montana and Wyoming untouched by the Friesster.


Anonymous said...

This is the way the nation's Capitol are wearin for Halloween. I'm sending you this just to lighten your day and to let you know we in D.C. are thinking of you on Halloween.

The Larry Craig Halloween costumes are stupid as hell; except for this one, which is actually pretty cool --I'll be wearing it myself how about you?

This Larry Craig ensemble will be worn at the staff parties on the has class and is FUNNY too. See for yourself at:

The ladies on Capital Hill will look absolutely chic in the Halloween "Larry Craig S.W.A.T. Tee-Shirt and optional cap. " Matched by jeans and clunky black shoes or better yet combat boots, people will surely notice you and get the hell out of your way. With a set of handcuffs attached to a thick black belt the look is mostly complete. Good news fellers--there's an edgy guy version too.

I had a local T-shirt shop make mine.