I drove to the office and saw Autumn Knudson, who is helping me to set up my website, right as I pulled into the alley to park my car. Today we are suppose to start to work on the website, to which these journal entries are suppose to be entered. Even though I thought that being 20 minutes early would be enough for me to get there first, she had already gotten there and was going to get coffee across the street. When she came back with her coffee I suggested that we go to the Fairfax Flee market because I was reminded of it when I saw it on the way to the office. On our short drive up Fairfax Avenue I saw the usual line of people standing outside some store, stretching up the block. I told Autumn that I don't get why these people always stand in lines on the sidewalk like that, and she said she thinks it's for sneakers. I see these lines every time I drive down to the office and I always want to stop my car and ask them about it. But there's never a convenient place to park and I'm always late - even when I'm early. "Those must be some special sneakers" I told her. "There must be a celebrity selling them and taking pictures - a sneaker signing event sort of thing - no wonder the Lakers are doing so bad, they're all being busy with selling sneakers on Fairfax". I always associate sneakers with basketball players, but it's most likely regional pro skaters and people like that, that are connected with that. It was really hot and sunny, and at the time I didn't realize that Autumn just finished up a cup of coffee, and as hot as I was under the beating sun, she must have been boiling inside. I also had my dog with me, a half husky, half princess mix named Sunset, who was also very hot and fairly calm in comparison to other times when I bring her to the market. It was too hot to really get into too much booth engagement, so we walked though fairly quickly in order to just get back to the office, where the AC awaits. I did however spot an iron-cast Victorian shoe just before we left that I had decided to buy. It was hallow and I wasn't sure what exactly it was for - Autumn suggested it was used as a vase, and that made sense to me, but still I was quite unsure. I paid $20 for it. It was too hot to haggle, and it was fairly heavy so I thought the price wasn't too bad. When we waited for the car in the valet tent, a bunch of people gathered around sunset and everyone was very interested in her - she has a way of making people excited / happy. I realized how jealous I am of my dog sometimes, and took and picture of her with the small crowd.
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017