Weird Things Seen on the Street, #47

It’s been a long time since I last posted a weird thing seen on the street. That doesn’t mean, of course, that I haven’t seen weird things. As we all know there are plenty of weird things to see on the street, whether you’re in the city or the ‘burbs, and over the last 6 months I’ve captured a few of said weird things on camera. I’ve finally gotten around to uploading the photos to my computer and resizing them for WordPress (which doesn’t like images larger than 2 MB, pffft), so be prepared for some posts over the next few weeks.

This photo was takenĀ in downtown Sacramento back in the spring. As always, I assume there is a story here, and I’m guessing the cake wasn’t good enough to whip out a pocket fork and continue eating once it hit the ground.

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If this photo doesn’t give you an earworm of “MacArthur Park,” then we can’t be friends anymore.


Seen something weird on the street lately?

Send me your photo, along with where you saw the weirdness, and I’ll post it here!

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What the Parenting Books Don’t Tell You

At some point, probably within the first 5 years of your child’s life, your child will demand a themed birthday party. This will require you to go above and beyond the call of parental duties to secure several things:

  • themed party favors
  • themed party decorations
  • themed party plates, cups, and utensils

But most importantly, you will have to produce the themed cake. It does not matter if you bake, buy, or steal this cake, but it must must MUST be in alignment with the theme that your child has demanded.

I was a stepmom for approximately 7 years, so I know a little bit about this rite of passage. I was fortunate, though, in that my stepdaughter only asked for ice cream cake every year, and you can easily buy those at a grocery store, Baskin-Robbins, or Dairy Queen.

My cousin writes a brilliantly funny blog about being a mom, and today she has a photo journal of how she made a Barbie princess cake for her daughter’s 12 Dancing Princesses party. If you have children, if you plan on having children, or if you were once a small demanding child, you should read her post.