hokay, after I talked w/ John, he made me see the error of my ways. Kind of. Anyways, change of plan: umbrella, which is no longer an umbrella, but just happens to be in the shape of one, is an extension of my spine. I've already begun paper mache-ing it, and it looks sweet. Kind of Tim Burton-ish. Anyways, it's an extension of my spine, going up over my head, with other bones branching out. Those will be covered with pieces of plastic bags that I obtain on various shopping expeditions, and in the end the spinal extension will have the function of an umbrella, to deflect rain, sun, fairy dust, what have you.