Sunday, February 19, 2012








we went to the aquarium friday.  eli wanted to see the anacondas.  i'm partial to the jellyfish.  we got to visit ethan's painting studio.  we ate junk food all day.  the seals made us laugh.

yesterday i went to yoga, went for a walk, went to the dump aka the transfer station.  i picked up a copy of hemingway's the sun also rises in the swap shop.   i've never read it, started it last night, and really like it so far.

do you not live in small town usa?  do you not go to the dump and visit the swap shop?  when i mention these things do you laugh or wonder what the hell i'm talking about?

6 comments:

Danielle P. said...

I live in a small town in Canada and I truly envy that swap shop!

=mew= said...

These things remind me of growing up in New England in the 70s and early 80s. There's no more dump or swap shop in my old hometown, but my memories of going on Saturdays with my dad I'll have forever.

fiona said...

I live in rural Australia, and can tell you that only the better class of dump has a swap shop. I love them! fiona

Nix said...

I truly have no idea what you are talking about as we have nothing called either in the UK!

Aly V said...

I live in the giant metropolis known as New York City in the borough of Manhattan on the upper west side. I do not live in small town USA but I think I have an idea what you are talking about. There is no dump in walking distance of my home but there are at least 5 "thrift" stores. People donate stuff and then the store re-sells it. This morning I got a cream colored J. Crew peacoat in near new condition for $6. We also have a solarium up on my roof where the tenants of my apartment building leave books to share.

What an amazingly widespread geographic range your blog reaches! Here, there, and everywhere. Thanks for asking!

dirtbike said...

well, i live in suburban california. i go to the dump and the thrift store as well!