Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Downtown for a change

Errands and a lunch date took me downtown for a short while today. A very pleasant change from my regular nursing home visits. And, of course, there were Sights to be photographed.
For example, 4th floor window washing -- in style -- at the oversized Gurley & McCormick condo building.

I notice that the final two condos are still to be sold. Wonder what they're priced at in the current down real estate market.

A stop at the Book Nook to pick up a book and say hello to the bookstore dog, Nicki in his collar.

Another stop at the Outfitter to buy some heavy-duty long johns for cold days at home.

The day was warm enough that there was one customer outside at Coffee Roasters.

At the bank, I discovered that they have one piece of native decor -- a metate -- in the midst of those steel and plastic cubicles. Actually, not in the midst -- it was on the floor in the foyer; the cubicles are inside.

And lunch. Good company -- The Singing Bird and her charming little girl. Noted that the Gurley Street Grill has declared "no illegals here" with an EVerify poster in the window.

So what did I buy? Bookwise, the middle volume of Neal Stephenson's System of the World. Long-john-wise, reasonably heavy-duty ski-type under garments, strictly for homebound use. Lunch-wise, more of that pot roast to die for at The Grill. A good day.

10 comments:

JesseL said...

I finished "The Confusion" a few weeks ago and loved it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it.

I can't wait to get a copy of the third installment (I've been rereading some Niven, Heinlein, and Spider Robinson in the interim).

IMHO, you can't beat Neal Stephenson for a read that's challenging and enjoyable.

Granny J said...

jessel -- I've been quite fascinated with the series thus far. A very interesting concept that Stephenson has got going! Besides that, I like his treatment of what the world back then wwas really, really like. In case you haven't ordered the final volume, go over to the BookNook -- I believe Marilyn had all three volumes in stock (I took the middle...)

Lane said...

Lane here...gosh, the photos look just peachy as is!

Granny J said...

Hi, lane -- i've been forced to pay more attention to what's actually in the frame, as opposed to my usual shooting method which is barge ahead & count on a PhotoShop rescue.

meggie said...

liked your ramble about town. Were those books in the boxes for sale?
Why has the dog got a collar on?
Nosey aren't I? haha.

Granny J said...

meggie -- the books? yes, cheap. The dog? he'd had some sort of medical problem. Absolutely nothing wrong with Nosey. I'm nosey, too!

Vicki Brannock said...

Those two condos average out to a cool million a piece. One at 1.1 and the other at 950k.
Any takers??

Granny J said...

vicki -- when I was young & full of it, living behind or above the store was both cool and cheap. Today it's cool and cool is just frightfully expensive. I suspect too expensive for Prescott, BTW.

Granny J said...

vicki -- when I was young & full of it, living behind or above the store was both cool and cheap. Today it's cool and cool is just frightfully expensive. I suspect too expensive for Prescott, BTW.

Ginger said...

That Poodle looks hot! Do you know if he's spoken for?
Just wondering...
Ginger

 
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