Thursday, June 05, 2008

Jacaranda Season 2008 at Chez BadMom

Yeah, my house has a white picket fence. You want to make something of it?

We are drunk with color.

Vandals. Remember Bad Neighbors? That girl and her grandmother no longer live in our neighborhood. Their apartment burned down. Rumor has it, a relative crashing at their place burned it down while free-basing something. This other vandal came well prepared. Notice that the stem is neatly sheared off, not torn.

I have noticed this thing (is it a car?) a few times during my morning commute. I ran into him near work and he said that they are building these prototypes in a nearby building. I didn't know he lived in my neighborhood as well. The neat thing about living in 'felony flats' (aside from the drug dealers), is the number of artists and inventors who live in the hood.


  1. Anonymous07:59

    Keeping Mimi from picking the flowers in our neighborhood is one of the harder things I do. I want to take her for walks, but they are right there at her eye level and "so prettyful, Mama." It always ends with one of us yelling.

  2. I've seen that little car many times driving near work. I can't decide if it's cute or funny looking.

  3. There were always plenty of wildflowers to pick in Norway (in the summer time!), so leaving the planted ones alone was not too hard- children grew up knowing the difference :-)

    The car, well, it is... is it a car?...

  4. It was originally called a "Sparrow." They were introduced while I was still living in Seattle. I just talked to a guy this week about his. They've been bought out, and currently manufactured in Ohio. They are electric and are classified as a motorcycle. They cost about $0.02/mile to operate and are rated for highways, but I don't know anyone who has actually drove one on a highway.

    Yes, I researched it and really wanted one when I was in Seattle. So much more practical than a Vespa really, especially with all the rain. I still want one.

  5. Here's the link to the company:


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