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Jun 28, 2004

Skylight Exchange, Carrboro


Pic above: in the alley to the Skylight Exchange.
Pics below: bigger if you click them.


Last week I dropped by the Skylight Exchange and talked a while with Dennis the Skyboss, who was a history major in college and is now interested in what he calls "the psychology of nations," and the occasional "collective 'No!'" that results in large populations doing serious things. It's worth going to the Skylight just to talk with Dennis, or to have an excellent sandwich or milkshake, or to listen to live music. But in my case, I was there to sell books -- lots and lots of books, for these days I am cleaning house and turning clutter into money.


Of course, often as not the money turns into more things which can become more clutter if I'm not careful. On Saturday, Pennies for Change had an box and bag sale and I bought two tennis racquets, shirts, a knife block, goggles, picture frames, and an old Argus C3 Rangefinder camera. Not to mention a variety of kitchen items including a double-bladed thing that looks like it is either (a) an herb chopper or (b) something related to "The Australian" which was introduced in Caro and Jeunet's Delicatessen. If I cook something (or kill someone) with it soon, I'll let you know how it works.

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what a beautiful pic of the leaves... thanks :-)

Posted by: ziggy | Jun 28, 2004 5:23:00 PM

isn't that... poison ivy?

Posted by: lisa | Jun 28, 2004 10:54:38 PM

Eeek - Delicatessen!

Posted by: pinky | Jun 29, 2004 6:49:22 AM

Hi Lisa -- "Leaves of three, let it be" is the Boy Scout mnemonic for poison ivy, so at least we can rule that out for the plants in the pic. Later versions of the saying include "movie with Drew Barrymore, Tom Skerrit, Cheryl Ladd, and that other girl who had been in 'Roseanne', let it be. And run like the wind from the ones with Alyssa Milano and Jaime Kennedy."

Posted by: Phil | Jun 29, 2004 12:09:03 PM

p.s. most of these leaves came in groups of five, but for some reason, several of the sets pictured above came in groups of three. Last night I dreamed about riding a chairlift down through a bunch of tall trees that had individual bananas and big thorny leaves. That was just before the scene where Grace was flying us in a helicopter *below* the canopy of other trees. Quite frightening.

Posted by: Phil | Jun 29, 2004 12:11:47 PM

i am familiar with the mnemonic, having been a girl scout... and didn't see the one cluster with more than three.

Posted by: lisa | Jun 29, 2004 4:25:52 PM

Leaves of five, give you hives?

Posted by: Martha | Jun 30, 2004 9:02:48 AM