Weird Things Seen on the Street, #50

Can you believe I’ve now posted fifty weird things seen on the street? It really should be more than that because there is definitely some weird shit on the streets of the world. Here’s one I saw in a Target parking lot in Baltimore.

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For you kids who don’t know what this is, I shall explain. Once upon a time cars did not have satellite radio or hookups to play MP3s or Spotify from your smartphone. Instead we had these things called tape decks. They played cassette tapes, which looked like this. Over time, as music moved from tapes to CDs (please don’t tell me I need to explain those, just google it for crying out loud), you could buy a special adapter that would play CDs from a portable player through your car’s stereo system. The adapter included a special cassette tape – and that is what this is. Probably circa 1992-3, I’m guessing.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street, #48

Some back story to preface this next weird thing photo. For the six years I lived in my apartment in Sacramento, there had been a water bottle sitting in the fire extinguisher box across from my living room window. It never moved, and I had no idea if someone had left the bottle there on purpose as a sort of joke, or left it there because they forgot about it, or what had happened. Occasionally I considered taking the bottle and throwing it out, but never did.

Fast forward to July 2016, not quite 2 months before I moved, and I see the water bottle is gone. Someone knocked it out of the box and onto the ground below. I suspect it was the occasionally rowdy guys who lived a few doors down from me. Finding the fallen water bottle downstairs made me a little sad, but it also felt symbolic to my sensitive, sign-and-symbol-loving self. If the water bottle is gone, then it’s time for me to go, too, I thought. And so I did.

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The mysterious water bottle is dead. Long live the water bottle.

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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 taken 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.

 

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Weird Things Seen on the Street, #45

You know you’re in hipster territory when you find an unopened Yogi Tea teabag on the ground. I bet the hipster who dropped this was so pissed to get to the coffee shop and discover that the tea wasn’t in their handwoven hemp handbag.

Yeah, I’m a little judge-y today. Why do you ask?

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Weird Things Seen on the Street, #43

Having a shiny new phone that handles photos beautifully means I’m better equipped to get photos of weird things I see on the street once again. I know you’re very excited about this.

Today’s weird thing is what appears to be a broken Keurig machine, which my friend Joan* and I saw on the sidewalk late at night. I suspect there was some sort of incident with the Keurig that it wound up on the sidewalk. Perhaps thrown out of a SUV at a cheating boyfriend? Dropped from a window? A sacrifice to the gods of coffee?

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Poor Keurig, we hardly quaffed from thee.

Whatever the back story, it makes for good blogging.

 

Weird Things on the Street #42

Some days Cinderella loses her slipper…

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…and some days she loses the gel insole for her slipper.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street #41

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Gummy bears don't jaywalk. How do I know this? Because these were found in the crosswalk.

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I want candy, but I don't want it lying on the street.

Right before Easter weekend, there was an incident involving gummy bears near my building. At least that’s what appears to have happened based on the volume of bears found on the street. It was a little sad, to be honest.

Please support your favorite candy and candy manufacturers by keeping your sweets firmly in hand at all times. For just pennies a day, you too can make a difference in the shelf life of a gummy bear. Or gummy worm. Whichever.

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