Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weird


 

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One of my most favorite places in the world is Austin, Texas. SXSW is happening and probably one of the most eclectic events on the planet. There is a motto down there, "Keep Austin Weird." I second that motion. Another of my most favorite places is,our own Boulder, Colorado. I think that my personal motto for Boulder is, "Boulder is weird." No doubt about it. One of my favorites in recent years is the young black man with a beard who wears bright purple dresses as he pedals through town. Another one is that in Safeway, King Soopers and Target it is always sheer havoc. The people push their shopping carts the same way they drive. Straight forward and damn the pedestrians and other cars or carts. It is a Boulder thing. Sheer arrogance because, "I live in Boulder so therefore I am different and do not have to excuse myself for being rude." I just laugh. I lived in New York City for ten years and they can't hold a candle to the shopping cart pushers in Boulder. A beautiful part of the Boulder weirdness is their municipal deer herd. The herd is everywhere. I see deer grouping on the Pearl Street Mall among the shoppers. I see the herd walking down the middle of Broadway, one of the busiest streets in town. I see them in yards grazing like they were in the middle of the woods. I keep my camera on the seat next to me and this past Sunday I caught the herd on a lawn on Alpine near the Ideal Market. There are four deer in the photo but they really blend into the suburban environment. Check out the photo at http://www.garylindstrom.com.

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