Are You Nuts?!

7:50 AM

I had one particularly tiring day at work last week. It wasn't that bad - it was fine, but I was eager to clear my mind when the end of the work day rolled around. I enthusiastically fled from my office with stencils and spray paint in hand. I had a new stencil, a squirrel I'd cut out of a transparency sheet (like what you use on overhead projectors - remember those?) and I could feel all the stress of the day fading away as I started tagging random objects with a goofy little squirrel image. It gets dark at like 5pm now with the silly California time change. I found myself ducking behind dumpsters in the dark whenever people were walking by, making me feel like I was getting the true "vandal experience." Not that it would have mattered if I "got caught", I just didn't want to have to explain to a random coworker why I was in the dark tagging a squirrel on an abandoned toilet. How do you even begin to explain that? But when I finally walked in my front door that night, hands and forearms splattered with black paint, reeking of paint fumes and carrying a toilet tank lid I'd decided to keep...suddenly I couldn't remember what was so stressful about my day after all. All I knew is that night-tagging (even as a vandal-wannabe) can feel like a real adventure.
I made the squirrel saying "Are you nuts?" as a play on words...
Like he's asking you if you're crazy, or also if you happen to be an acorn.
I switched out our office toilet tank lid for a quick photo op:

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