The time was 1pm on Saturday. I had just finished a big salad bowl full of spinach greens + balsamic vinaigrette + sunflower seeds and was ready for a walk. Originally, I didn’t plan on walking far, but a series of garage sale signs starting at the corner of Blaney and Rainbow lured me along further and further.
When I finally reached the yard sale on Windsor Street, it was 1:30pm. (Funny enough, I ran into my dad biking on the same street and greeted him with a big smile + a belly drum.) The sale was being held by the Caucasian family (in)famous for their loud German shepherd. As my parents and I learned over the years, that creature is able to keenly sense and bark loudly at all passerby, no matter the time or season.
Anyway, not much there caught my interest. Besides, the entire sale was cash only; the old grandpa sitting in the shade looked at me like I was crazy when I asked him if Venmo was supported (“Ven..mo? What’s that?”).
Since I was so close to Trader Joe’s, I decided to stop by. I allowed myself a bottle of kombucha (“GT’s Synergy Cayennade”) and a bag of peanut butter dark chocolates as a treat. (As a side note, the peanut butter dark chocolates were a lot tastier than the chocolate covered espresso beans I tried last time.) By the time I finally reached home, it was 2:10pm; all in all, I can say it was a nice weekend stroll.
PS: watched Nightbooks (directed by David Yarovesky, released in September 2021) and Land (directed by Robin Wright, released in February 2021)