Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sunday wanderings

There's no real point to this post. I took the little Canon Elph with me as we did errands today and took some photos. I didn't even remember to take a shot at every stop, but here are a few I did take...

We went to the Central Mail Facility. Things dropped off here get moving faster than if we leave them at our local post office.

The State owes me some money. They found a b.s. excuse to send back my papers, so I don't want to waste any more time getting it back to them. I used this do-it-yourself machine at the Central Mail Facility to weigh the papers and get them on their way.

Then I put a bunch of envelopes in this lovely mailbox. And what's the deal? The Postal Service can't even manage to sand and repaint this mailbox? Will the whole thing have to rust first?

We made a vital Petco stop.

Browsing the aisles for just the right dog food. Not to suggest that our kids are spoiled, but there are some flavors they refuse to eat.

Loading up the cart.

Maybe I should subscribe to this magazine. Then when I'm standing on the subway platform and one skitters along the tracks, I can enjoy the sight! (Really, people, I'm an animal lover, but rats as pets? Can't you just get a puppy or a kitten? There are millions in desparate need of homes!)

Have to love a store where the cashier has an avian assistant.

Later, we stopped at Trader Joe's.

A handful of our items.

Of our local supermarkets, this has one of the crappier outward appearances, but it's actually a good store. We often stop here on the way back from Trader Joe's (for the many things TJ's doesn't have--or doesn't do well).

Well, there you have it--a sampling of our Sunday travels. Exciting, huh? Well, it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!*

*Thanks to Matt for getting that phrase stuck in my head. :)


El G├╝ero said...

Hey, rats make great pets! I once had about 20 of them in a rat "condo"...three floors connected by a tube between floors. Rats are smart and cute!

Jess said...

EG: Well, okay. Just hard for me to make that leap, I guess! :)

Mr. H.K. said...

I ove my Canon Elph!

Mr. H.K. said...

oops, that was LOVE my Canon Elph!

Andy said... are making me so homesick for suburbia. Fine, call me whatever for not being completely enamored with the Manhattan experience. After 13 years here, I now think life in New York is a mass experiment in self-delusion.