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Rin Brooker
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Swing Installation by Rin Brooker

January 11th, 2009 10:24 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Install a swing somewhere that does not currently have a swing.

For your Listening pleasure as you read! ~~~~~~
I love this task! So much room for originality!

SWINGING Jan 12th 2009 - Feb 28th 2009

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Making a swing was relatively easy. I got a board and cut it to 27 inches in length and got a little help from the resident power tools expert to drill big holes in it.

red plank

red plank

I painted it red so it would be visually pleasing and withstand weather. Everyone likes red swings!



When I set out to put the swing up the thermometter at the bank said -5, it felt much colder. I went to Home Depot to get rope. I was dressed in my usual black and everyone looked at me like I was going to hang myself with it. It was very awkward.



So, I had my rope and swing and now I needed to find a good place for it. the lake park was my favorite idea. I chose this place because it isn't much fun anymore. When I was little there was an arch to climb on and a slide and it was cleaner and a nice park, but now it's mostly abandoned. This park really needed something nice.

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myart 255.jpg

All that was left of this place were dirty beaches, a few rickety spring wobble toys and a tiny backho.



I put the swing in the pavillion looking out over the lake. After I did I sat and thought for a while, it's very peaceful.



a woman enjoying the veiw of the lake. She also remembers when her kids were little and the part was beautiful and fun.



Mary Clare happened by so I dragged her over for a test run. She APPROVES. May my red swing hang strong forever!

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The Awesome Swing
posted by Mary-Clare Cable on January 12th, 2009 1:08 AM

you be rad, my lady. twas a great swing indeed...!

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posted by done on January 12th, 2009 2:16 AM

Everyone likes red swings!

but but...!
posted by Burn Unit on January 12th, 2009 7:18 AM

the writeup was so short the musical accompaniment didn't last! I was hoping for epic epicness or some kind of novella. . .

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posted by Rin Brooker on January 12th, 2009 7:24 AM

yeah, unfortunatly it was pretty straight forward. no novella this time

My third favorite cello video on the intarwebs!
posted by Waldo Cheerio on January 12th, 2009 7:03 PM

I feel like The Final Countdown is a satisfying non-sequitor to installing a swing in a Wasilla landmark. This is a town that deserves to be appreciated for more than one person, and Rin is making that possible, one idiosyncrasy at a time.

You of the red hat on a red swing in a black and white world landscape
posted by susy derkins on January 12th, 2009 5:05 PM

Great job! And the odd looks at Home Depot's rope section, wow :)

posted by Mr Everyday on January 12th, 2009 7:50 PM

Ok, That's a nicely crafted swing. Mine tend to be more branches. I really thought that the final countdown might have been you putting "Swing" somewhere it was needed, rather than being an odd (but fun) aside, but you shall get votes anyway...

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posted by anna one on January 14th, 2009 1:53 AM

I was going to vote anyway, but you get a full five for providing the image of a headbanging cellist. Wow.

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posted by Goddess of Doom and Thievery on January 15th, 2009 12:35 AM

Yeah boi! This be pimpin'.

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posted by rongo rongo on January 15th, 2009 6:58 PM

Looks like a solid and cheerful swing. Very cool.

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posted by Goddess of Doom and Thievery on February 14th, 2009 2:54 PM

I drove by there and your swing is still there.....

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posted by Rin Brooker on February 15th, 2009 4:14 PM

exactly ^_^

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posted by Wolf on September 26th, 2009 5:22 AM

A lovely swing in an alluring area... and head banging cellist.