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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Rainbow Connection

Today's NeighborGoodies are pretty straight forward. There's this random photo of Marilyn Monroe that was torn out of a magazine:

Perhaps someone was using it to celebrate Presidents Day?

And one of the few eco-friendly NeighborGoodies to cross our paths:

This canvas bag, which features lots of photos of what looks to be run-of-the-mill Hollywood Freaks. There's a lot of weird looking people in this town, and it seems as though this bag is made up of a lot of them. In addition to lots of shirtless guys (both fat and fit) and scantily clad women, there's also a lot of piercings, a lot of bad wigs and bad facial hair, and a few people making faces directly into the camera. There's something vaguely familiar about a lot of the people on the bag...I can't tell if they are people from the 'hood, or if a lot of them are character actors. . .

Perhaps one of them is a painter and painted this. . .

Or maybe this painting is a final statement from the person who left behind all the blue things the other day.

Like--she's blue on the outside and when you go in deeper and deeper, you find warmth! Yes, that must be it! And so she removed all the blue from her life in an effort to get to the creamy yellow and red center.

I did a modicum of research about color theory and discovered these interesting factoids about blue:


The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.

While this text indicates that blue is pretty much a good color (hence it being in the sky and all), it does state that blue can be cold and depressing...but it seems like it's mostly producing tranquility in your brain. Maybe this person shouldn't be getting rid of the blues after all. . .

Once she's left with Yellow and Red, let's see what she'll have:


Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.


The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.

So, essentially, she's getting rid of peace and tranquility and trading it in for a shorter temper and a quicker metabolism. That means she'll be pissed, but skinny--except if she's wearing which case she'll apparently look fat. Who knew?

Or maybe someone in the building just didn't like the painting, which does pale in comparison to my favorite piece of art that ever wound up here.

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