Thursday, February 9, 2012

Prison Time

Last Sunday I took my boyfriend to a place my dad took me to a lot as a child. No, not Chuck E. Cheese, Folsom Prison. It is very close to my house and welcomes visitors to it's museum. It was only 2 dollars to enter, so we went. The museum has cases of prisoner made weapons, some that have actually been used to stab staff. There are old artifacts from the prison's early days, photos of when Johnny Cash went and had his concert, hanging ropes, and a mock cell with a fake prisoner that talks and scared the bajeezies out of me. We did not go in glorification of the prison system, or for possible prisoner sightings. If I wanted to do that, I would just go to dinner at my mom's house on Christmas eve. I went because I find prison life an interesting part of the human experience. We were allowed to take pictures, we just had to make sure no officers or inmates were in them.


I wore my boyfriend's vintage wool letterman sweater we got at the Salvation Army for 3 dollars. It is worth so much more. And a lace skirt from the Goodwill with a slip underneath and boots.


Johnny Cash standing at the same gate. They let him stand closer cause he's famous or something. pssshh.


Oh crap, I broke the rules. Just kidding, that's just my baby daddy. 


I got ball-sy and walked past the crosswalk. Weeeeeeeee. I wasn't smiling later that day when I sat on a wood bench and got a splinter in my butt, right through my lace skirt! When we got home my boyfriend promptly removed it with tweezers. 


This little cottage is the museum. 2 dollars and you're in. They donate the money to cancer research.

Stay Clean, 
LaSophia

23 comments:

  1. oh i loved the song of johnny cash and always thought his concert there was the very best. you always visit a lot of interesting places darling!
    kiss,mary

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  2. Wow there's your man! I've never been to the prison but we used to drive by Folsom all the time. I love the sweater on you!

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  3. i love johnny cash!!! and that sounds like such an interesting trip! the prison museum, que miedooo :P

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  4. That sounds fascinating - it'd be interesting to see what weapons had been made..

    I love wearing boyfriend's sweaters :'D

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  5. How cool is that letterman jumper? I always wanted one when I was a kid - American school really is like 'Grease' right? And your skirt and hair are cute.

    I did laugh about Christmas Eve at your moms! xx

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  6. Your prisons are more welcoming than ours are! And they look nicer too! Love the pic of Johnny at the gate, and your cool letterman Cardigan - makes me think the 'R' is for Rydell High! ;)

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  7. You loo so cute in Nachos old skool letterman cardi.
    gorgeous lacey skirt and adorar your hair up.
    I need to go there!
    You mean Christmas Eve at my casa,lol
    besios

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  8. You look beautiful. Nice background ;)

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  9. How lovely that they donate the money to cancer research! Your hair looks so fabulous, Sophia! I've never even driven by a prison, but that one looks really... nice? and welcoming, for some strange reason?(!)

    Your jacket's nifty!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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  10. Oooh folsom prison tour sounds fun.Love the johnny pic.You are so cute.That house is so adorable I would want to live there.sorry about your little bum.Ouch.

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  11. me gusta tu pelo, me gustas tu.
    there's always a consequence when you break the rules.
    and isn't your bf ever cold? i remember he didn't have a sweater when i met him and i was freezing.

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  12. Now this is my kind of field trip. I love creepy, old buildings, especially if they're abandoned or have been used for clandestine or otherwise dark purposes. I volunteered at San Quentin for 3 years teaching a literacy class. It was really fun actually, but I eventually had to stop because let's be honest, the student-teacher relationship in THAT situation is always going to be tainted by pent up sexual frustration. And I'm not even talking about mine.

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  13. a prison? wow, I've never gone in a prison in my life. I like all the pics.. I appreciate a lot the last pic, above all the cancer research. It'so important..
    Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  14. OMG Prison Time I love the date idea!

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  15. Such a cool trip idea. It always amuses me that some of the worlds less palatable places often have some of the nicest architecture. London is full of buildings with a horrific history but they're so damn pretty.

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  16. love your hairdo...
    ....and the photo of johnny cash!

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  17. The lettermen's sweater is a score!
    I wish they would have let you take pictures inside the museum- I've never been!

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  18. Ooh your bfff is cuuuuute! And he's extra cute for pulling the splinter out of your botty!!Hehehe - spliters suck!!! I had ants in my pants once, but that's another story completely...
    Glad you had a good day out at the jail.

    Sadie x
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  19. I like your style.

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  20. WAIT WAIT--WHAT?! Update please. Are you pregnant with emotion? Or child? Or a burrito???

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  21. who that is? thats just my baby daddy. i am laughing my ass off! you know.. youre my girl crush. and heck yes I always leave my phone number for the manager to call me back if there is no price tag :) i hope that youre doing well sweetheart! i totally wanna visit Folsom Prison soon. Maybe spring break!

    holla at me
    jamie

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  22. Thats so sick you got to visit folsom prison!

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  23. Thanks for visiting! & btw lovely blog! New follower :D

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