Monday, January 27, 2020
NASA Kid and Bird Bin
Olga and I walked northward through Childs Hill yesterday, and we passed this peculiar shopfront. "Who's that kid?" I thought. "And why NASA?"
Turns out it's a showroom for an online clothing company that sells kids' clothes under license from NASA (and also Disney, Marvel and others). Seems funny that they have a showroom in Childs Hill, of all places, but who am I to question?
In Childs Hill Park we found a trash can that looks like a giant bird. There are also new benches and some landscaping changes. I guess it's been several months since we've been up that way, though it doesn't seem that long.
This seems like a wildly impractical shoe to wear stomping around in a park. Maybe that's why it was hanging on a fence.
Then we walked over to the Clitterhouse Playing Fields, where there are ambitious plans to reopen the cafe and make other changes. Meanwhile, there's a groovy mural! Just out of the frame to the left are raised garden beds, where some kids were exploring. (I think that's what Olga's watching, but there could have been squirrels over there too.)
We had a quiet afternoon, which I spent mostly reading. We also watched Renee Zellweger's movie "Judy," in which she plays Judy Garland performing some of her final concerts in London in the late 1960s. It seems wrong to say I enjoyed it, because Garland was at the messy end of her tether at that point, but it was an effective film.