Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hot Enough For Ya?

I haven't actually heard anyone say that since I moved here - must be a Midwestern saying. But even in "Paradise" people do talk about the weather. "How do you like the heat?" seems to be the California equivalent phrase for when it gets over 80 degrees. I think they're getting annoyed with me laughing at them.

Neighborhood News:

The colorful crowd who live on the opposite corner of our block cleaned up their yard recently (right before they apparently got evicted). They put all the empty case boxes of liquor and the toilet in their front yard into shopping carts - perhaps for easy move out.









In the winter, they made me a snowman in my cafe mocha at Cafe Cacao, in June they made a flower pot...













... but the end result was pretty much the same.













Mysterious street art, taped inside a box lid and found at the park outside the Bayer parking lot at 7th and Heinz while out on a walk with Morty (who was not impressed with it, by the way).












Looks kind of spooky, maybe even extraterrestrial, but it's really the reflection of my desk lamp on my desk.












Brian and I went to the old ball game, and saw the Orioles lose to the A's - but not as bad as they had the night before, so I guess we lucked out.












I'm not sure what of mine Carter-West.com will sell on EBAY, but I assume it's not my actual stuff or they wouldn't need the quotation marks.













Had such a fun time with Shelly and Mitch when they visited (see my pics on my Flickr page or Mitch's on his Flickr page). But then they went back to where it's REALLY hot.

4 comments:

Janedsh said...

Californians may know how to roll with the earthquakes, but they sure do get stressed out by weather we Midwesterners would consider normal. A simple thunderstorm made the front page of the S.F. Chronicle when I lived there.

Janedsh said...

Californians may know how to roll with the earthquakes, but they sure do get stressed out by weather we Midwesterners would consider normal. A simple thunderstorm made the front page of the S.F. Chronicle when I lived there.

Shelly said...

I don't think it's hot enough here. It was only 101 yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Please post pictures of the new house; I was afraid the neighbors' front yard was your new one. Pam