Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Thing #291--What A Rebel!

When I was out in the car today, I drove by a crew pouring a new section of concrete. I know that I shouldn't have, but today I succumbed to the temptation and drew in fresh cement.

The job was completed and the workmen were gone when I drove by again on my way home. The strip of wet cement was dark gray and pristine. I parked the car a little way down the street, got out and checked in both directions to make sure no one was watching. I grabbed a pencil out of the car and walked stealthily over to the new area.

I used the tip of the pencil to draw a small heart (about an inch tall) in the corner of the square. It was pretty inconspicuous unless you happened to be looking for it. After I finished, I was worried that someone would catch me and I quickly walked back to my car.

I'm looking forward to going back and seeing my creation next time I'm in the area.


  1. It's possible that this is the coolest new thing, yet!

    What a great thing to do!

    I'm going to keep my eye open for new cement, now.

  2. They recently poured a fresh cement sidewalk in front of our apartment building and we were SO tempted to do that. But, the giant footprints of someone who wasn't paying attention to the "caution wet cement" signs seemed to be enough destruction for one sidewalk, haha.

  3. I really, really wanted to do this for one of my ETs. I left some vague footprints in some wet-ish/mostly dry cement by my house...but initials or a peace sign wouldn't have worked - too dry.

  4. What a cool thing to do!

    I once accidently stepped in wet sidewalk cement. Ruined my shoes.