The staff at The Petaluma Spectator (I, Me, Myself & My Shadow) are pleased to be the first to report on the latest pedestrian advancement…first spotted on the East Side…
Jumping Stilts! Think of them, I suppose, as a pogo stick on each leg…
Granted, we did a triple take when encountering this scene. For more information check out Jumping Stilts – A NEW Sport With Super Human Abilities!
Be it hereby resolved that you will…
I. Heed the advice of the Petaluma Pie Company…
Pie Only at Petaluma Pie Company!
II. Check out the best bench in Golden Gate Park….
Nice Bench, 2 Golden Gate Park
III. Get out more and leave the “I” devices and Smartphones at home…
NOTE–For a New Years Photo Gallery go to THE PETALUMA SPECTATOR PHOTO BLOG
It is an accepted fact of life that most, if not all, of our consumer goods are made outside of the United States. It is also true that many of them are purchased online as opposed to visiting brick and mortar shopping malls.
Recently, however, I experienced a bit of a novelty as an online shopper when I opened the packages…
Apple Records/EMI Mary Hopkin album from 1968 reissued as a CD…Made in Poland!
Made In Poland
A camera accessory made in China (of course) but this one was MAILED from China!
Mailed From China
To help the trade balance I offer a “Made In The USA” image . Go to Sonoma County Holiday Scenes…
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! I hope that everyone has something to be thankful for! If not, you can take comfort in the fact that many of your favorite stores will be open on Thanksgiving! In addition many restaurants will be open to fuel the hungry shoppers! Best of all, shopping carts will get a workout on Turkey Day!
Yes indeed! According to the Oracle of the 21st Century (The Internet), Walmart, Target, and Kmart will be standing at the ready to facilitate your purchases early on Thanksgiving Morn. In addition, Best Buy and Macy’s are opening their doors in many locales.
Nordstrom apparently is the Grinch of the Retail World and won’t be open.
Be sure and check with your local stores and be first in line.
For shoppers in Petaluma there is an added a la shopping cart bonus this shopping season! If you are too tired to return your shopping carts, there is a convenient drop off point at Sonoma Mountain and East Washington….
As the news media explodes with stories about the consequences of the Federal Government Shutdown and the looming possibility of a Federal Treasury Default…
Perhaps “signs” of the approaching Financial Armageddon are already appearing in Petaluma?
Our world is full of hyperlinks, hashtags, tweets, text messages by the score, IM communications etc.,etc….all current forms of communication in our virtual world. Here is an example of how someone has used a “real world” dollar bill as an entrance or portal to following the “travels” of a dollar bill on the Internet as it circulates around the country. Of course the success of the tracking depends upon people noticing the link on the bill and reporting it on the web site.
The link was interesting, to say the least… http://www.wheresgeorge.com/
I obtained the bill as part of my change at Peet’s Coffee in Petaluma this May. According to WheresGeorge , the bill was registered on their web site on August 7, 2012 in Sacramento, CA. Thereafter it most likely passed through many hands without notice until I received it here in Petaluma in May of this year and decided to check it out!
Whether there will be any further reporting on this particular bill will depend upon whether I return it to circulation or simply leave it on my dresser!!
For additional information on WheresGeorge and the people behind it , check out Web Site Lets You Track Paper Money
READER NOTE–For those who may not follow my photo blog, you may want to check out another “curiosity” I encountered by taking a quick look at A flower by any other name…