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 #40

Technically, this bright orange feather wasn’t on the street. It was on my neighbor’s door mat. But it definitely qualifies as weird. And I must confess I am responsible for the feather being there.

For New Year’s Eve Ms. Chick & I went to a party where guests were encouraged to dress up a la Moulin Rouge. I pulled out a feather boa from my Halloween costume stash. Want to guess what color the boa is?

Those boas shed like crazy. So while it wasn’t surprising to find this feather on my neighbor’s door mat on January 3, it certainly was funny. And weird. Let’s not forget weird.

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Weird Things Seen on the Street #37

Anytime I see sharp objects on the sidewalk or street I worry a child or animal will get injured, either by walking on it or picking it up. So after I saw this needle – and photographed it as Weird Item #37 – I carefully picked it up and moved it out of harm’s way.

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