It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, Modern Philosophers. A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Since you can’t be my neighbor because you refuse to move to Maine, I thought I’d get out the camera and take you for a Sunday stroll around town on this gorgeous Summer Sunday.
Before I bust out the photos, let me tell you about my morning. I went for my 4 mile run, and decided to push myself a little harder over the first 2 miles.
As a result, I managed to trim 1:20 off of my best time. Not bad, right?
Then, when I did my Sunday weigh in, I discovered I’ve lost 7 lbs since I started running again 4 weeks ago. Even better, don’t you agree?
I decided to reward myself with a breakfast sandwich from Dunkin Donuts. And before you say that will ruin my diet, let me point out that Dunkin Donuts is three-quarters of a mile from The House on the Hill, it’s a hot Summer day, and I intended to walk.
So, I probably burned off the calories of my breakfast while make the mile and a half round trip. It certainly felt like it from all the sweat I produced.
Enough yapping. Let’s look at photos!
This is the sacred orb that powers the dome under which our city is enclosed. Life under the dome isn’t bad at all lately.
There is some construction going on at the end of the street. The official word is that the city is converting an old school into housing for seniors.
The word around the water cooler, though, is that the rebellion is trying to tunnel out of town to escape to Bangor and get away from the dome’s control…
I think this is the device Governor LePage uses to crush spirits and to flatten anyone who opposes his weird…I mean…wonderful…ideas.
This is the machine the cleanliness technicians use to clean the inside of the dome. It is quite a sight to watch the men get into the bucket and then go up to the dome to spritz it with Windex and then squeegee it until it sparkles.
Here’s me plotting to “borrow” the cleaning device…
Like I said, it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!
A cute little garden that caught my eye. I’m not much of a green thumb, aside from raising weeds and bamboo, so I admire anyone who can make a yard look this pretty.
The football field is quiet now, but it’s August, which means the Brewer Witches will be out there soon enough losing games to the other high schools.
State Law prohibits hitting any dorky blogger with your vehicle while he is taking photos in the street. You must also yield to him if he asks you for a quote for his blog post.
I just love that the city thinks it’s necessary to post a sign that explains that the parking lot of the City Auditorium is not a through street.
Why not just post a sign that says “Welcome To Auditorium Parking”? That sounds much more positive and wicked friendly.
It’s close to 90 degrees, yet no one is in the City Pool. What’s up with that?
I don’t think of the main street in town as a highway, but I like the message.
In case you didn’t notice that this patch of sidewalk up ahead is a bit different from all the rest of the sidewalk, we’ve put out seven cones to make it more obvious…
No stroll around the neighborhood would be complete without a peek at Janine’s garden. She does a wonderful job of providing me with a gorgeous view from my front porch. The flowers are pretty, too…
So there you have it, Modern Philosophers. Hope you enjoyed your stroll around the neighborhood. When are you moving to Maine???