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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rare Sightings, Sundays in My City

I love joining Unknown Mami's Sundays in My City. It's a fun way to show off my new hometown and see the world for free. Check it out right here.

Welcome to Chico, CA, home of:
  • nice rude license plates [snobby Mustang driver!]


  • A "GUNS" boat atop three camper shells, and


  •  a telephone booth with a working telephone! 
You thought these were extinct. Didn't you? Nope. Come to Chico with change and use a telephone in an actual telephone booth at a Chevron gas station!


Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful, safe Labor Day weekend and new week!

33 comments:

  1. VERY snobby plate. What did the driver look like, or was it too hard to tell with their nose in the air?

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  2. Hah, that's a great license plate! I know a few humans who could have used a plate like that on their front door!

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  3. I can't think of the last time I saw an actual telephone booth! Have a great Sunday :-)

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  4. that license plate cracks me up!

    thanks for this.

    the last time i saw a telephone booth was in london actually.

    have a great sunday, dear robyn!

    betty xx

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  5. hahahahahaha! And I love that phone booth pic! Yes, that's very rare!

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  6. I really did think phone booths were an extinct creature. The license plate is kinda funny.

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  7. Remember dimes in the penny loafers for telephone calls....My kids have no clue...I think I need to educate them - I forgot all about payphons

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  8. I really did think phone booths were dead. And Mustang drivers have no place being snobby - not when there's about a million of them on the road!

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  9. Wow! I haven't seen a phone booth in ages!

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  10. Bright yellow mustang with mean plate = deep seated inferiority complex. Phone booths! That's like sighting a dodo bird.

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  11. Long live the telephone booth!!

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  12. H I L A R I O U S! I want that license plate for sure... I don't think it would go over so well in Maui however!

    Love ya! Lisa xo

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  13. That you, kind folks.

    That Mustang was parked in a middle class neighborhood, clearly out-of-place. The driver should take it and him/herself elsewhere.

    And the phone booth? Very cool. We are clearly behind the times around here but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

    Be well!
    xoRobyn

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  14. You need to document that semi-extinct phone booth more before they completely vanish from the planet!

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  15. I, too, thought phone booths were obsolete in this cell phone era...of course, I always forget to charge mine!

    I've seen some really unusual license plates.

    My Sundays in My City is at:

    http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/09/sundays-in-my-city-visit-with-sandi.html#links

    May you have a wonderful week ahead.

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  16. That's Superman's phone booth, don't go in there!! That camper top picture could be Anywhere, TX right now!

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  17. Ooooh...the driver of that yellow mustang has been peri-menopausal for too long! Teehee!

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  18. We saw lots of phone booths in Europe! I love the license plate :) would love to own one!

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  19. Seriously, that phone booth should be given landmark status. Frat boys from all over the country will make pilgrimages to it to see how many of them can fit inside.

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  20. Haha! I love these posts you do. :)

    I especially love that you guys still have a telephone booth. I kind of wish there was one left in my town. Because carrying around my cell phone charger is annoying!

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  21. A real life phone booth - I will have to show this pic to my kids and explain that it is a place to make a phone call and not a transport system a-la Harry Potter!

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  22. I want to visit just for the pay phones! Have a great week!

    :-)
    Traci

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  23. you should scope out that telephone booth and see if Clark Kent stop by to use it.

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  24. I haven't seen a real telephone booth in ages! In fact I remember when they changed the booth to just a row of phones. In the city there was always a line of people looming over you to quickly finish your call and they could hear your conversation. Thank God for cell phones now we can listen to people's loud convos while waiting on line at the store! AHHHH progress! Great post.
    Blessings, Joanne

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  25. That license plate is better than a sign I once saw: "Welcome to Virginia Beach. Spend Your Money. Then Get the Hell Out."
    Better than beating around the bush, I suppose.

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  26. A telephone box! How quaint! Not sure I'd remember how to use one.

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  27. A telephone booth?? I am on my way NOW!!

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  28. Can you take that phone booth home? It makes a great retro decor!

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  29. I keep seeing more telephone booths (with phones) since I posted this, too.

    Be well!
    xoRobyn

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  30. Wow. A phone booth. I can't remember the last time I saw a working one. That's cool. ;)

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