Thursday, July 15, 2010
My Childhood Fantasy of Living in a Museum is Gonna Come True!
Ever since I read From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a kid, I have fantasized about running away to a museum. I mean, just think about how cool it would be to roam freely around a museum and say climb Sue or play with Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle or try on a German suit of armor from the 1500s in the middle of the night?
The Museum of Science and Industry wants a roommate! And I'm the perfect person!
I'll be living 24/7 at MSI from October 20th - November 18th with my sole mission being "to experience all the fun and education that fits in this historic 14-acre building, living here and reporting your experience to the outside world. There will be plenty of time to explore the Museum and its exhibits after hours, with access to rarely seen nooks and crannies of this 77-year-old institution."
The best part? I won't even have to sneak in! They're running a contest where anybody (but I'm the winner, just so you know) can apply and they'll even pay the me (or the winner) $10,000 plus a whole bunch of fun tech gadgets, an honorary lifetime membership, and all kinds of knowledge and fun. Plus, think of the lifetime of bragging rights! What a cool thing to drop at a cocktail party . . . "I used to live at the Museum of Science & Industry."
Now there is some "work" involved. I'll have to blog (check), speak in public (no problem), take a few pictures (I'm capable of not getting my fingers in the pics), and making a few public appearances (I'll give them a copy of the New Little Merry Sunshine Public Appearance & Speaking Policy - good thing I wrote that up!), and of course, play with all the cool stuff at the Museum. This is gonna be a breeze!
I'm sorry, but the Museum won't let me have any overnight guests, although it sure would be cool to have a slumber party. ;)
The contest is open to anyone over 18 who can pass a drug test, behavioral assessments, and background checks (wow, that eliminates a lot of folks I know, but fortunately my pure lifestyle will pay off!). So go ahead and enter, but I'm gonna win.