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Extreme sport file: collecting chestnuts

My younger sister Peggy reports the following from Portland, Oregon:

They have a chestnut tree along the street outside their house. Every year about this time, Asian families (and only Asians) come by with plastic bags to collect the chestnuts. She sees them out there as early as 7:30 a.m., when she's leaving for work. The other day, from the house, she could see over their high fence that their yellow recycle bins, which were out on the parking strip, were being flung in the air repeatedly against the tree, causing chestnuts to rain down. Many giggles accompanied this activity. And this morning, at rush hour, a tiny Asian man (she estimates 5'1" and 110 lbs) with a bucket and gloves was darting into the busy street to pick up nuts, waiting on the center line while cars zoomed by, and darting back across the lanes to get the chestnuts, over and over.

Now that is some commitment to stir-fry.

P.S. Check my userinfo and sign the brick wall, dudes.

P.P.S. Edited to add: Peggy also informs me, just now, that when you do a Google image search on "pretty goth" (not in quotes, just the separate words), the fifth picture that comes up is...me. In slightly Goth makeup for Halloween once. Uh...whoa. Hehe.

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new_iconoclast
Sep. 22nd, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
Actually, the fifth is a painting of a dinosaur (Parasaurolophus, to be precise).

Which one are you? You're probably one of the other photos.
laleonaenojada
Sep. 22nd, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
I definitely got a picture of lemonlye as my fifth when I tried it out. Although Parasaurolophus was like, 16th or so.
new_iconoclast
Sep. 22nd, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
Every time I try it, I get a different fifth. This time it's home.earthlink.net/~ladyirony/HalloweenGoth1.JPG,

. . . which could be lemonlye for all I know.
mollyringle
Sep. 22nd, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's the one. A few years old now, but technically me.

Wonder if we're changing Google's results by having this post up? I hear Google's auto-spiders find and catalog LJ stuff pretty quickly since it's so link-intensive.
new_iconoclast
Sep. 22nd, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
The Heisenberg Principle at work - as I look at Molly, she changes.

I like the "normal" pic of you on the same page. You're pretty; I like the way your smile touches your eyes.
mollyringle
Sep. 23rd, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Those pictures are probably five years old now, but still, thank you! These days, what with caring for the baby and all, I probably resemble the dinosaur a bit more than I used to. :)

Yes, one can know where my LJ is or where it's headed, but never both at once...
new_iconoclast
Sep. 22nd, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
Update: home.earthlink.net/~ladyirony/HalloweenGoth1.JPG,

. . . is lemonlye, I guess. (She is pretty, gothified or not.)
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