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Glad I Saw It: Elf on the Sidewalk

It would have been fun enough to simply happen upon a larger-than-life-sized Elf being hoisted up to the roof of a downtown building. But when a life-sized Elf gets out of an SUV and is just as excited as you … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Vintage Gene Autry

A few days ago I spied some books left on the outside ledge at Whole Foods. I liked the colorful cover, but I have no knowledge of Gene Autry and I didn’t have time to flip open the cover. Still, … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Sidewalk Sprinkler

When my husband first suggested that we leave Brooklyn for suburbia, I said, “Sure, okay. If you can find somewhere that has all these things…” and I gave him a long list of requirements that sounded a lot like Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Waldo in Watchung Plaza

Now, I have never enjoyed the whole Where’s Waldo craze. I mean, I remember it being a mini-bane on my existence due to the similarity between my name and the red-and-white-striped traveler’s name. I wish they had just stuck with … Continue reading

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Just What I Needed to Hear: Irisha’s Mantra

Sweat was heavy on my back, and my faded t-shirt stuck to my shoulder blades.  I had my arms wrapped protectively around my body, and tears had welled-up in my tightly closed eyes.  I followed directions to repeat what I … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Religious Bumper Sticker

I saw this on the bumper of a car belonging to Dem Two Hands, on North Fullerton and Claremont.  I wish more people would convert to Kindness.

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Glad I Saw It: All Kinds of Terror

This house was so great last year.  They decorate like this each Hallowe’en!  They were also super friendly when we begged (threatened them?) for candy.  This is just a small detail of the house’s decorations.  I love how the reflection … Continue reading

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There Oughta Be a Law!

On a recent afternoon, soon after school had let out for the day, I was driving past Watchung Plaza and saw a woman with a baby stroller waiting at a crosswalk.  I stopped for her, but the cars on the … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Middle-Age Cheese

I disagree with this offering from The Pat Gail Gallery.  Age matters with wine, too.  And believe me when I say it matters with houses.  Charm = repairs.  Still, I love when a business has a sense of humor.  And … Continue reading

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Applegate Farm’s Octoberfest

We had a grand old time yesterday at the Applegate Farm Octoberfest. Pumpkins painted, caramel apples bought, ice cream cone won (ice cream pint bought), and lots of playing with a beach ball – probably left over from the beach … Continue reading

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