Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Trash Out

**Update**

Drove by the pile again, and decided to have a closer look. Nothing juicy like a bill or even any junk mail, but I did find this note. Looks like Maria got laid off from Interstate Brands in Sac:



They're not even bothering to find an empty field anymore. Welcome to Franklin Reserve.

20 comments :

siflsockpuppet said...

Could it be a trash pickup day, and perhaps a more neatly organized pile was ransacked by treasure seekers roaming the neighborhood?

Max said...

Oh, no, this is not trash pickup day. And this isn't in front of a house, it's on a main thoroughfare.

Patient Renter said...

whoa. wow.

Sippn said...

I see you're learning from the news media what sells....

Max said...

I see you're learning from the news media what sells....

I post what catches my interest. That's what so great about having your own blog: no editors. :)

I have been trying to post more; the challenge is keeping it semi-relevant and hope that I start a discussion.

siflsockpuppet said...

max, do you live in Franklin Reserve? Maybe we're neighbors. :-)

That looks like Bellaterra, or Cresleigh Pkwy, or maybe Franklin High Road...

Max said...

max, do you live in Franklin Reserve? Maybe we're neighbors. :-)

I'll never tell. :)

That looks like Bellaterra, or Cresleigh Pkwy, or maybe Franklin High Road...

It was off the western intersection of Bellaterra and Whitelock.

Anonymous said...

My boys coulda used some of those bike parts- they're always jumping shit at the skate parks breaking them...

Deflationary Jane said...

That looks like Davis every June as the students leave. Everything just gets dumped in front of the apt or house.

Max said...

DJ! How did the move go?

Deflationary Jane said...

We just got back. Getting out of the midwest was not easy. We were bumped twice. I have a whole new respect for storms.

Found a fabulous rental! A 1400 sqft 3br victorian flat with a deck that backs onto Forest Park for the outrageous price of 1200. Our walk to campus will take us about 10 min. A walk to the loop and their version of lightrail takes us 15. I shudder to think what we'd pay for something like that here.

We now have the massive project of packing up the house and handing off our jobs.

I also caught someone's cold on the plane. bleh

Max said...

Our walk to campus will take us about 10 min. A walk to the loop and their version of lightrail takes us 15

I don't know anything about St. Louis, but that sounds pretty sweet. Probably a little less pretension vs Davis as well, which can be nice sometimes. :)

Deflationary Jane said...

Max, take a look at STL on google earth. Look for Forest Park and Washington Univ. The zip in 63105.

It's a dangeous thing, walking out your front door. You just might find out how nice the rest of the world is >; )

Perfect Storm said...

Dang I can't believe your leaving Gwynster, I have to say my wife and I are thinking in about 5 to 10years we will be making the trek out of Cali ourselves.

Wadin' In said...

Hilariously.........sad. People's lives getting ruined, dumped on by society, then they just dump it back onto society.

Maybe Maria could talk to HR about more than sick pay. Perhaps she could talk to Human Resources about being human, instead of a pig. Idiots like this create their own Karma. Maria probably had her layoff coming from a previous "dump". This one will catch up with her too.

I am sorry you have to look at his mess Max. At least you made something useful out of it....turning lemons into lemon aide!

Max said...

It's a dangeous thing, walking out your front door. You just might find out how nice the rest of the world is >; )

Yeah, we talk about it sometimes ourselves, mostly about retirement. We're going to stay in Cali for quite some time, but once fixed income sets in, it'll be hard to stay.

People's lives getting ruined, dumped on by society, then they just dump it back onto society.

Makes you wonder, that's for sure. Either Maria left her house in a hurry, and the new owner/landlord cleaned it up the easy way, or she did it herself. There were actually some decent clothes and stuff in the pile, and the mattress looked OK. Makes you wonder where she was going if she didn't need that stuff?

Probably somewhere she's not coming back from.

Wadin' In said...

"....Makes you wonder where she was going if she didn't need that stuff?...."

You mean like a place where they leave trash all over the place, buildings have built, roads unfinished? Then that is where she belongs.

Patient Renter said...

DJ - I have to admit a bit of jealousy at your moving.

Deflationary Jane said...

You can follow me out there and we can found a CA expats club!
Did you do the google earth tour PR? It was one of the tools Mr. Jane used to get me to even consider the place. I was worried about floods and wanted to go to WI or IN. oh the irony.

I was looking at one of genome trade mags today and they listed their 20 hot spots for Biotech research. Washington Univ was one of their emerging top picks. I did research how much NIH money was flowing into the school as a gauge of opportunity but didn't know they had a significant biotech community outside of the campus.

http://www.genome-technology.com/issues/2_15/coverstory/147249-1.html

The list is good for us biomed research types. Take the list and cross reference with an affordability index.

Wisconsin was a big pick for me because of the National Primate Center. But Alabama is my #2. It could be a hot destination for very smart folks young enough to get in there and pioneer.

STOP ROSEVILLE CRIME said...

Sippin can't stand negative press against real estate so he has to post smart a$$ed comments. Too bad he can't face reality.

DJ, I like STL. I recall walking around downtown late one summer night after a Cardinals game and couldn't believe how safe it was. I wasn't even asked for money as I didn't see one beggar the whole time I was in town. A far cry from Florance and Normandie. I'll be back up in STL Tuesday to see another game.