there was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom

Gonna Be Monday All Week, Part II: That Looks Expensive

The human male is just arriving home from running some errands. I can hear the garage door now!

Rr-rrr-rrr-r…r….r… Thud.

Fenrir’s fleacollar! That is not what the garage door is supposed to sound like. It should sound more like a pterodactyl disemboweling a donkey. I do believe my mischief-laden maintenance is paying off today!

While the human female hunts for the information for the garage door repair folks, let’s go take a look.

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Hmmm. I’m no expert, but shouldn’t things be symmetrical? Closer inspection is warranted.

That is one big spring! Or, rather, one sort-of-big spring and one smaller spring. I’m simultaneously pleased and disappointed. Pleased, because my plan of never reminding the humans to oil things and of filing a little nick in the coil has paid off. Disappointed, because when these ginormous springs break, they usually make an ear-splitting BANG! that sounds like Ragnarok commencing, and I didn’t get one this time.

Also disappointed that the human male was outside when it malfunctioned and that neither car is trapped inside.

That red-tagged handle is supposedly the emergency opener-thingy.

It’s supposed to disengage the motor drive and allow one to manually open the door, but I’ll let you in an little secret:

The human female is afraid of it. She’s afraid that she’ll somehow make the door worse by pulling it. She’s afraid of the big spring when it’s in one piece, too. She’s also afraid the repairman is going to frown at her when he notices the lack of preventive maintenance.

Ehehehe! Who knew garage doors were so scary?

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I Didn’t Do (Most of) It, Part II: Got the Kaboom

The humans were more than a little disappointed that the Old State Chemistry building on campus is being crunched apart bit by bit rather than blown up in one glorious, earth-shattering kaboom.  The male looks so pouty that I simply must try to cheer him up.

He’s heating up some smoked brisket for lunch.  He has it covered and everything (he’s been well-trained) but there’s nothing stopping me from nudging the timer dial a smidge or three.

Kaboom!

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Ehehehehehe!   Got what you wished for…

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I Didn’t Do (Most of) It, Part I: Depriving the Humans of a Spectacle

I have sneaked back onto the campus to ascertain the status of a little enterprise that will annoy the humans.

Fenrir’s whiskers!

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Not only has the project begun—they’re making excellent progress!

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This is a very old, very shabby building which was supposed to be imploded last year.  Then over Yule break.  Then over Spring Break…  Then they decided to knock it down instead.  Everyone was a little sad about that.  Humans really do love a good implosion!

The contractors kept finding reasons to delay.  Little things like, oh, the gas meter for one of the other buildings being right next to this one.

 

The human female’s office window is actually right behind this building.  She was so looking forward to watching the demolition from a ring-side seat.

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But now it’s all going to happen while she’s stuck at home.

I’m not the one who made the decision to tear it down.  Or to knock it down rather than making an earth-shattering kaboom.

But did I fiddle with the timeline so she couldn’t watch?

Is it too late to watch the destruction?

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Yup.

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Who Knew Physics Was So Colorful?

Hogun’s topknot!  It turns out that there is some sort of  Physics Workshop or Class Event or something today, and their final project is going to be blowing up some depth charges!  Sigyn, want to go see?  I think they’re doing it in the courtyard.

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Look–they’ve got five barrels!  This is going to be a BIG bang!  You’re not scared are you?  Sstick close to me.  They’re counting–8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…

BOOM!!

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What the…?  On the one hand, I am dreadfully disappointed that all the windows are still intact and no car alarms were set off, and there is no nice black cloud of smoke.  On the other hand,  there is something strangely charming about a thousand colorful plastic balls all going up at once.

Hmm.  It looks like there’s a big balcony or a rooftop garden up there, where those people are watching from above.  While people scurry around picking up all the plastic balls and returning them, do you want to see if we can get up there?

One stairwell, three hallways, and two doors later, here we are!

Oh, this is nice!  It’s a proper garden with plantings and walks and places to sit.  Sigyn couldn’t be more tickled.  Even this late in the year, there are things blooming like this cigar plant…

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…and there are all sorts of signs for things that will probably bloom next year. We shall have to come and bring picnic lunches (no circular sandwiches allowed!)

Sigyn–what’s that red thing over there under the Salvia?  Some sort of bright red mushroom?

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Ehehehehehe!   Funny “mushroom”!

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