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4/16/06 @ 01:59 pm   
Lock Of Ages
 
 
location: cave
Current mood: alone
Music: Chicago Transit Authority

have one of those old Kryptonite locks on my bike. I've had it for years. It used to be my regular bike lock, but it got really sticky until I was worried that the next time I locked it I wouldn't be able to open it again. So I got a new lock. I kept the Kryptonite lock on the bike, though, because I figured I could open it one more time, and someday I might want to permanently lock something of someone's to something else when they weren't around. This was a couple of years ago. I just looked down at it today and realized it's one of those damn locks you can open with a Bic pen.


NOTE:The blogger wishes you to know that he did not use any further puns like 'my locky day' or 'for those about to lock' out of consideration for you, the reader.

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From:wojsvenwoj
Date:April 16th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
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>NOTE:The blogger wishes you to know that he did not use any further puns like
>'my locky day' or 'for those about to lock' out of consideration for you, the
>reader.

we salute you!
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From:mike20
Date:April 28th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
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OK, I don't know how to put it down in words, but you know in Peanuts, when Charlie Brown sometimes has a thought balloon over his head, and instead of words it just has a big scribble in it? That's what I'm thinking now.
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From:polyphonicvegan
Date:April 17th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
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Howdy. I think we're still technically neighbors because our houses are only three miles apart.

When my dad went to College of Marin in the 70's he used to lock his bike in front of the dance building. One day he unlocked his bike and, due to being half asleep, relocked his lock to the bars and went home. Somehow he managed to immediately lose his key. His lock is still there. I walked past it every day when I was a dance student there.
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From:mike20
Date:April 28th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Who says the West Coast is still too new to provide a sense of real history?
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From:polyphonicvegan
Date:April 28th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Well, family history if anything.

I often think of California's history. With everything that's going on with imigration laws and the like, I really do feel like this place has a sense of history...and that history does indeed repeat itself.
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From:mike20
Date:April 28th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Don't mean to get serious, but I dunno, here in particular it's pretty rootless, it's changed hands so many times and all gotten built over so quickly and often that there's nothing left over to remind you of the ages, except maybe a 30 year old lock on a fence. Even in Manhattan you can still find evidence of the colonial era.

And the more recent history hasn't been built over so much there... I lived right outside of Queens, less than a mile from the city line, but even so close to the city I used to go get high on the remains of the Old Motor Highway, the first toll auto road in the United States, stretches of which are still scattered through the wooded lots and negative spaces between developments in my suburban area.

And up in the woods, upstate, fahgeddaboutit. I lived in a house that was older than San Francisco.

SF just hasn't been around long enough to be awe-inspiring in that way. And other than one specially preserved mission, what earlier people did leave all got built over. Look what happened to even the cemeteries. We've got the Sutro Baths, but that's about all of the past that's been allowed to be, without either being artificially restored or bulldozed.

That lock, though, that's cool.
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