Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Time Travel and Serendipitous Loveliness (Limiting the Already Scanty Available Parking Near the Boyo's School)


Apparently, it's this movie, throwing a wrench into drop-off and pick-up at Ander's school.

A few giggly female tourists were poking around, hoping to see 'somebody,' not understanding that this was just where the vehicles were being parked when not being shot. 

I waved to the security guard on the vintage-bus-side of the street, tilted my head towards the Red Car (trolley), and pantomimed opening the doors.  He looked left, then right, then looked back at me, and nodded the tiniest nod.  And so I climbed in through the double yellow doors, studied the vintage ads, and perched for a second on one of the seats, imagining this city when half as many people lived here...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Amongst the Elves

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Last year it rained, but we made it the year before that.

jessica Made Sure There Was an Adventure Before the Day's Adventures Even Got Started

workin' the velvet; carrying jek's bedroll

We got to fetch her from a magical villa, nestled within a perfumed, treasure-laden garden.  Paths were followed, ginormous bells were rung (sorry, neighbors!), hands were shaken, and overnight bags and a beloved sister-auntie were collected.

It was the sort of neighborhood where -- when one is driving through -- one must stomp on the brakes every few driveways to gawp and goggle and point at the homes.

(If jessica hadn't been wearing a bright green jacket and jumping up and down and waving from the driveway, we would have just gone gawping and pointing right on down the road...)