Archive for May, 2008

The Daily Pain

The warm weather seems to bring more and more flyers stuck on the mailboxes in my neighborhood. This one is for power washing driveways, decks, patios, windows, etc.

I need the service, but I’ll probably just use our own garden hose, or as we say in the south, our hose pipe.

Power washing. Environmentally friendly?

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Why I Don't Like Illegal Signs on My Mailbox

Remember this from a few days? It was placed illegally on my mailbox. Now these cards are all over my neighborhood. This card was photographed over a storm drain leading to the Harpeth River. Maybe Pastor Phil Stevens can bring his flock over this Sunday to clean up my neighborhood.

That would be a great service to the subdivision. Not to mention a good team-building exercise for the new church members.

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Why I Don’t Like Illegal Signs on My Mailbox

Remember this from a few days? It was placed illegally on my mailbox. Now these cards are all over my neighborhood. This card was photographed over a storm drain leading to the Harpeth River. Maybe Pastor Phil Stevens can bring his flock over this Sunday to clean up my neighborhood.

That would be a great service to the subdivision. Not to mention a good team-building exercise for the new church members.

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What A Great Idea: Not.

This piece of paper tossed in a yard caught my attention last night. Since I could only read http://www.kroge, I guessed that the web address was www.kroger.com (You know, the massive grocery store). Yes, Kroger is also into financial services. I learn a lot of facts by photographing litter.

I rarely shop Kroger any more, since Publix moved into Tennessee.

Kroger didn’t do food well. Why financial services?

At least, Kroger didn’t litter; the recipient of their promotion did.

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Trash, Unlike Pressboard, Lasts Forever

Sometimes, I think that I will no longer find trash on my daily walks and that inflated plastic bags will not float beside my car on the interstate. Then, I find that piece that brings me back to reality. We are slobs. We use our pressboard furniture until it cracks. And what the hell? Leave it on the sidewalk along West End Avenue. Dang thing is heavy.

I’m not sure what this once was. A shelving system for electronics? Bookcase? Table?

But I recognize the screw-it-put-it-together pressboard furniture. I’ve had my share of it in my life, but I never trashed any. At back to school time, it sells quickly at used furniture stores.

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Great American Clean Up

It’s the final week of the 2008 Great American Clean Up. I’ll probably do a last sweep of the neighborhood this week and pick up stuff like this Kool-Aid bottle.

Next year, I’ll organize the clean ups earlier before the grass grows and covers up much of the litter. Maybe, next year, we won’t have to do clean ups at all. Folks will stop littering. Wouldn’t that be great?

And, yeah, the war in Iraq will be over, too.

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In Memoriam

Artoo

June 1977-May 2008

Sometimes, the smallest things in our lives are the most important. So it was with a normal male cocketiel Artoo, who came to stay in August 1977, the week Elvis died and Son of Sam captured.

Artoo has taken his final earthly flight.

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