“Excuse me!” “Yes?” “What happened to Ozzie?” When I moved into this neighborhood three and a half years ago, I would frequently see a black and white cat walking back and forth on the block, presumably keeping it safe for us two-legged inhabitants. Whenever it decided it was time for a break, it would spring … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Ozzie?
I went by the Boob Garden this morning, and while it’s still there, most of its boobs have gone AWOL. Over the past few weeks I’ve seen some of the boobs strewn around the neighborhood, here, there, and everywhere, so it wasn’t a surprise that the sculpture was no longer in tiptop condition. I’m actually … Continue reading Checking In On the Boob Garden
I initially thought the smoke drifting from our Canadian neighbors was not too big a deal. Yes, at times the smell was yucky and I kept my windows closed even when the temperature would otherwise have allowed me to open them, so my AC got more usage than usual, but I didn’t notice much more … Continue reading How’s the Smoke in Philly?
There was a knock on the door, but it sounded like it was on my next door neighbor’s door as it was muffled, so I ignored it. I even ignored it when I heard it a second time as then I was certain it was on her door, and knowing her habits, I was certain … Continue reading Boy Did You Get the Wrong Address!
Just up the street there’s a house that’s been under renovation since sometime last summer. The workers come for a couple days, make some noise, do some work, and then disappear for a week or two. Needless to say, progress has been slow. I wish they’d just get it over with. But that seems to … Continue reading Fire Code Violation?
I’ve long said that I don’t much care for Mexican food, as every time I’ve tried it, I haven’t cared much for it. However, there’s a Mexican restaurant, Tres Jalapeños, only a block from here, so I thought I ought to give it a try. To my delight, I’ve found that I rather like it. … Continue reading Tres Jalapeños
The dog barked. This was not the dog that Sherlock Holmes famously referred to that did not bark in the night. No, it was a bit past 6:00 AM this morning, and it was a neighbor’s dog. The neighbor directly behind me to be exact. They normally leave their dog out in their postage stamp yard … Continue reading Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
As a followup to my post on the million dollar house(s) in a neighboring street, I just wanted to mention that when I walked past them today, I looked in the window and saw that they’ve added a railing to the staircase. Whether this was in response to my comment about the lack of railings, … Continue reading They’ve Added a Railing
There is a row of houses going up in a nearby street. They are seemingly taking forever to complete, as they started on them in the fall. The Zillow page for them is here. Three floors, four bedrooms, and five baths, they certainly have room for a large family or someone who entertains a … Continue reading A Million Dollar House
As I went for my early morning walk today, I saw that Sam’s Morning Glory Diner had a sign in support of our great DA, Larry Krasner. And another one urging folks to vote.