Thursday, July 23, 2009

the company we keep

advertisement for the Tour de Fat 
bike ride on the back cover of the latest 
Rolling Stone. 
What's the TdF got to do with Tempe?
Tempe hosts the ride on October 10. 
Even cooler, I think, is the list of cities
hosting the ride...Minneapolis,
Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Boise, Fort
Collins, Denver, San Francisco, San 
Diego, Austin and Tempe. That's a 
group with some pizazz!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Disappearialis quickius

it made my day when this roadrunner jumped up
 on the ledge of my office window and looked in 
before *beep, beep* jetting off in roadrunner 
Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters, 
Carefree Highway, north Phoenix.
by the way, the post title is a reference to the pseudo latin name given 
to the roadrunner cartoon character in a june 1962 episode 
titled, "zoom at the top"

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

the monsoon clouds keep rolling in....

but so far, no rain. it is a nice change from our 
usual cloudless skies, but a little moisture would
make it perfect. 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tempe Fire Station No. 1

the city of tempe encompasses an area just under 40
square miles. we have 6 fire stations. emergency units are
dispatched using GPS to ensure the trucks closest to an 
incident are the ones dispatched. also, all lighted 
intersections have traffic signal preemption, allowing 
emergency personnel to control traffic signals as they 
approach. in 2008, the tempe fire department 
responded to 18,873 calls including 2,414 fires and 15,191 
emergency medical calls. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

flies and more

Arizona FlyFishing has all the gear for pros and 
novices alike. the store is tucked 
back in the corner of a strip mall at Mill and Baseline. 
inside, the walls are covered with tying materials, fly lines, 
leaders, tippets, rods, reels, clothing, and bins full of flies.
fly tying classes and fishing trips are offered. 
shop keepers tie flies and tell fish tales, what a way to 
pass the days. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

contemporary urban tempe

the vale condominiums, designed by architect will 
bruder (whose work includes many library and contemporary 
art projects) and completed in 2005. a modern
industrial looking residential building with lime green  
flair. located at university and
beck avenue, 46 units as well as office space.

Monday, July 6, 2009

world exploration in your own backyard...

for wanderlust shoppers looking for a bit of culinary
adventure, trader joe's is the place. the selection is 
unconventional, no keebler, kelloggs or del monte here. 
the food selection and prices are fantastic.
 tempe's trader joe's is located at 
mcclintock and guadalupe roads and I must say, 
shopping here makes me happy. 
 I love getting tj's fearless flyer newsletter too. 

Sunday, July 5, 2009

sunday games

the soccer field at kiwanis park (all american way & 
guadalupe roads) was alive with soccer/futbol 
action this morning. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Peace, love, and...

fresh mex food...I hear the fish tacos and margaritas 
are good. Mill Avenue