Friday, March 23, 2012

Random Things Around Town

SUMMARY: A lazy blogging day.

If you're like me and love--I mean really LOOOOVVVVVE sprinkles on your ice cream, would you be happy paying $1.37 an ounce in 1.25-ounce bottles as found in pretty much any grocery store around? Sometimes even more than that? How can stores justify charging that much for those tiny bottles? I think you're mostly paying for the plastic, because there are about 2 servings of sprinkles in those little guys.


Or would you go to Smart and Final, buy a mongo 17-ounce jar that'll last you a month or two, and pay a mere 35 cents an ounce? Can you say ice-cream ecstasy?!


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You've seen those ubiquitous, low-paid workers waving signs around streetside to draw your attention to a store or business, right? As I pulled up to the stoplight the other day, I thought there was something odd about this particular person holding up the sign--not a lot of waving going on. REALLY cheap labor.


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Ever since a big wind storm a few weeks back, coming home from agility class in the hills, this dragon's head has been lying in my headlights on the far side of the T intersection. I wonder what happened to the rest of his body?

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I'm thinking that I need a new office chair. It's just my disarming personality, I guess.


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There's a street in Palo Alto that's blocked in the middle from through traffic, and they planted trees in the barrier. Apparently someone decorates them differently every month. Update March 27: "Anonymous" reader found this link that explains it. On the weekly 5-mile walk with the Sierra Club Wednesday night, we were a bit awed by the vibrant spring decor.

A little bird is ready for spring.

Fellow Sierra Clubber camouflaged by the lights. It really brightened up our night, so to speak.

5 comments:

  1. OK...I'd go with the BIG bottle of sprinkles if I liked them on my ice cream...And that is very creative of the car wash. I always feel sorry for those people, but this guy, not so much. And the trees are very very cool! I want to see how they decorate them next month!

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  2. I love chocolate sprinkle on my ice cream. I havent found those huge bottles you have yet.

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    1. Looked up the brand, and it's owned by Smart and Final, which has stores only in some western states, and no online store. Bummer!

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  3. What pretty lighted trees! I found this cool write-up about them: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=24770 .

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  4. Thanks, Anonymous! What a great story. I've added the link to the post.

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