This is one of my favorite pieces of art in D.C. It’s a sculpture called The Awakening and for the last 28 years, it’s resided at Hains Point in D.C.’s East Potomac Park. It’s huge — like 100 feet long and though a lot of people think it’s creepy, I think it’s beautiful.

Hains Point sits right on the Potomac and has always been my favorite summer cool-out spot. On Sundays people just drive up there and play music, chill at the picnic areas… And whenever I have friends visit I love to take them there. In college my girl Jess and I spent more than a few drunken nights climbing the statue and taking ridiculous photos–none of which I’m willing to post here. “Look it’s grabbing my butt. Now you sit in the hand…” Oh those were the days…

But today they’re digging up the statue and moving it to a burgeoning new ‘hot spot’ in Prince George’s County–the National Harbor. Some guy bought it for like three-quarters of a million dollars and it’s now gonna “anchor the main promenade at Prince George’s County’s National Harbor project.”

Well, booooooo! P.G. County needs to get their own damn statue and leave ours the hell alone. Really rich guy? Just “I want that one!” like Michael Jackson in that souvenir store? Y’all remember what I’m talking about… If you have $750,000 to spend, you could have just paid someone to build you your own. I hate rich people. I can’t wait til I’m rich so I can give some rich people a piece of my mind.

4 thoughts on “Get your own damn statue!

  1. Sara Thomas

    I guess you don’t really know much about the move of The Awakening because if you did you would know that it has been for sale for over a year by The National Sculpture Foundation. Milt Peterson didn’t just go and convince The National Sculpture Foundation to sell it to him! In fact, you should be thanking Milt for purchasing it because it was for sale to anyone in the world and could have been shipped much MUCH further then 5 miles down the Potomac!!!!

    get your facts straight!

  2. Erin

    Thanks for reading my blog Ms. Thomas. I hope you’ll stop back by to see my reply. Let me start by saying that I am a comedian. Did you view the rest of the site or any of my other posts? And I did research the situation as I am a bit of a news junkie. I know that it was a temporary installation that lasted 27 plus years and I know that the foundation has been in talks to sell it for some time. However, this is not CNN. No one here is under the assumption that this is an authoritative news blog. This is my comedy blog. How much are you getting out of the deal? Relax, it’s just jokes. You’re welcome.

  3. Dawan Owens -Chief Editor at

    First let me apologize Ms. Thomas. We here at Erin pride ourselves on getting our facts straight! We truly are sorry for our mis-information and any pain it may have caused anyone. I want you to know we take this issue as seriously as our mistakes on Water Gate and when we said Obama danced like a girl on the Ellen show.

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