Archive for April, 2009

A week in names
April 30, 2009

What’s in a name?  Apparently a lot more than just your average Sally!  This past week I’ve been called a lot of things.

Last Friday, it was hot and I really wanted a frosty beverage.  You know, the kind with an umbrella and involves an ingredient that is judged by its percentage of “proof?”  But alas, I was on lunch break and had to go back to work and I decided the neighborhood smoothie location was too far.  So I stopped at the nearest fast food location for soft serve in a cup.  When the person at the window gave me my change, she called me “Boo.”  Twice.  Maybe it’s just that I so rarely go to a fast food joint and even more rarely use the drive thru, but that was a new one.

Fast forward to Tuesday, and I’m waiting to cross the street to get to work.  A disabled, somewhat homeless looking, fellow comes up to me and says “I love little women.  I love you!”  He proceeds to repeat the little women comment several times, that I wonder if maybe he just has a thing for Louisa May Alcott books.  He also asked if my name was Becky, because he’d love me more.  Saved by the “Walk” sign and quickly crossed the street.

Yesterday, was a 2-for-1.  The hippie at the smoothie place called me “ma’am.”  Oh how I hate ma’am.  And while walking a dog in a sketchy part of town, a (somewhat equally as sketchy) guy crossed the street to say “Hello gorgeous.”

The week isn’t over yet, what’s next?  What’s the weirdest thing you’ve been called?

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Dinos strike again
April 29, 2009

This time, in the alley behind one of my favorite coffee shops near the trendy college area of town.

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I do love finding these!

eyes & ears
April 21, 2009

What I’m currently watching…

“Target Women” with Sarah Haskins
This is some funny stuff.  If you don’t get it at first, just stick with it.  She’s hilarious.  You can find dozens of these 3-5 minute clips on YouTube as well.  Kentucky and I spent quality time watching these videos at work today.  We’ve both decided we love her and want her to be our best friend.  I definitely hope to see more of her in the future.  Snarky looks good on you babe!

Adventures in Strange
April 15, 2009

A couple weeks ago, I took up a friend on a request to find and take pictures of “random-ass” stuff.  I tried to explain to my friend that I don’t seek out the random-ness that I document here, but that it just finds me.  I’m a magnet for the strange, if you will.  But I’m not one to miss an opportunity for a challenge.  I schemed all week and when my friend arrived at my house, I had “plans.”

Fortunately, it was Flea Market Weekend here!  I’ve posted only the best gems from this first half of our adventurous Saturday.

Not sure what this is, but Skeeter Skoot is fun to say!

Not sure what this is, but Skeeter Skoot is fun to say!

One day...one day....

One day...if I have kids I will likely...

Upon entering one of the fine buildings upon the fairgrounds, I was greeted by this creepy old man in paint Easter Bunny on a motorcycle.  He sat there all day waiting for people to have their picture taken with him.  Honestly, I was a little scared and had to take a picture from a distance.

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Once we had exhausted all the buildings and booths of random crap, I took my friend to a local international market.  You can always find stuff that you never thought existed, much less in bulk, in a place like that.

Our first find. I think it's sausage, but not entirely certain.

Our first find. I think it's sausage, but not entirely certain.

Little bunny fufu hopping in the forest...

Little bunny fufu hopping in the forest...

Would you like some spicy soup?

Would you like some spicy soup?

Only 80 calories per serving!

Only 80 calories per serving!

Mmm...more spicy

Mmm...more spicy

For that just-rolled-out-of-bed look

For that just-rolled-out-of-bed look

I would say that it was a pretty successful trip! Stay tuned for more adventures in strange!  My friend already wants to plan another trip.  Feel free to offer your tips for great places to find more random and strange!