Monday, September 20, 2010

pumped up

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9-19-cleaned-up-gulf

The cheap, moldy old umbrella stroller disappeared this week. After searching all of the usual places where I might have stowed or abandoned it, and coming up with nothing, I'm guessing that someone swiped the POS from our front porch. Fine with me! I couldn't do any decent walking with that thing anyway. Forced me to get the souped up jogging stroller out of storage (read: back porch, where it has been sitting unused with flat tires for six months) and pump that sucker up. The bird and I grabbed a strawberry lemonade and did a photowhirl around downtown this afternoon in the new inflatable. (I slid Bugs Bunny in here, too - a discovery in the alley few weeks ago that I forgot to post.)

Thank you all so much for your delightful comments on my last post. Have to say that messyfish's comment takes the cake, hands down - thanks to her two year old son I now have a new, unforgettable word for popcorn!

27 comments:

Deborah Boschert said...

Sigh. I miss Lawrence.

painted fish studio said...

i echo deb's sentiments. i'm driving down next summer!

lori vliegen said...

that is one delightfully crazy little town you live in!! i don't know which i love more.....the bracelet guerrilla holding the bomb detonator, or the gorilla in the '50s prom outfit.....
xox, :))))

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwww. I wish my town had a street for window shopping. Then again, they probably wouldn't be as stop-in-your-tracks wonderful as yours. I BUST a GUT laughing at Bugs doing a dumpster dive!

XOXOXO!

Nicky Linzey said...

Love the monkey in a tutu. Can't believe where you live - it looks crazy!

Megan Walker said...

Wow, it looks like it was a gorgeous day in Lawrence today! What a great tour! I think that pumped up blond wig might be even more magnifico than your pumped up tires... but my fave is the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest t-shirt - now that would be an *awesome* score! Thanks for sharing!

(and for your sweet blog comment! xoxo)

S.E.Minegar said...

your town is so delightful (even its alleys). wowsers

Lori said...

Ok, I have to visit.

cath c said...

lots of fun sights to take in and apreciate!

chrissy said...

these are some wonderful finds...the monkey cracked me up. you have a great eye for stupendous surprises.

Kim Hambric said...

I want to live in a town with an establishment called the Bourgeois Pig. The students (and non-students) in State College, PA, seem to hover way low on the sense-of-humor scale. They even take beer drinking seriously here.

But things do disappear off of my front porch.

Loved your photos!

la ninja said...

well, beauty definitely lies in the eye of the beholder. methinks your beholding eye has an outstanding built-in quirkiness radar, missy.

The Original Drama Mama said...

Funny you should post this today...when I was and about last week with Lil' G in her jogging stroller for our daily afternoon jaunt, I spotted something that made me think of you - I took some pics - as soon as I get a chance to poset them I'll come back here and link 'em for you :)

The Original Drama Mama said...

Ok, posted it now - if I didn't just do it, I'd vacuum or get the mail or something, and forget all about it.

Here you go Ms Aimee!
http://meloniejohnson.com/blog/2010/09/20/sit-for-a-bit/

Anairam said...

What a quirky place you live in! I love that Bugs Bunny - hahaha - "that's what happens when you are naughty," my mom would have said ...

My Owl Barn said...

Where is this place? That gorilla in the dress is just too crazy!

AG Ambroult said...

all that on just anyday? You live in a cool and fun place. What would you get from a run around my town? Family Dollar and Burger King at best. humph.

stephanie levy said...

yes, you make me want to move to Lawrence too Aimee - and your daughter is brilliant! Maybe she will become a famous writer one day - what a gift she has with language :)

Karen Wallace said...

Love this post. Warmly, Karen

Shannon said...

i've said it before and i'll say it again... i LOVE lawrence!!!

L'Atelier said...

i looooooove lawrence! i will have to come an visit one day

the bunny in the bin is priceless!

oneartistjournal said...

Some wacky stuff to be found in your town Aimee....
XOXOrly

meg duerksen said...

i love lawrence.

Katrina said...

amazing collection of things. the bugs bunny might just take the cake.

messyfish said...

ahhh haaa! I was wondering why I was getting so many hits from your blog. Thanks for the shout out! By the way...I have another one for you to. When he peels a mandarin he tells us to "piss off". What he is actually trying to do is tell us he is taking the "pith off" (you know the white stuff under the skin!). Loving the colour coming from your blog especially on my mums big mac screen! lovely...

messyfish said...

oh...and when he is on his little ride on fire truck... he calls is a ...well I am sure you can work it out. My 81yr old mum is horrified and full of embarrassment. hee hee hee

Biomouse said...

Dude, the Bourgeois Pig is frickin fantastic!! I'm totally in love :)