The heat is making me even crankier than usual, but at least the signs I see when I’m out walking keep me entertained.
Neatly chalked on a sidewalk blackboard in front of a bar at 2046 Mass. Ave.:
Not all of North Cambridge has succumbed to the onslaught of chi-chi boutiques selling things you don’t really need. A few places still supply the necessities of life.
Spray-painted in neat capital letters, alternating lines painted in red or blue, on the asphalt sidewalk in Cambridge Common parallel to Mass. Ave.:
HAPPY 4th OF JULY
MAY WE CONTINUE TO
BATHE IN YOUR
Yes, Virginia, we are in Cambridge.
On Oxford Street, a few blocks down from Lesley University, the “Oxford Laundry Dry Cleaning Coin-Op” displays the following sign in their window:
This LAUNDROMAT WAS IN THE MOVIE “LOVE STORY”
You probably guessed that the “o”s in “Love Story” are hearts. I’m just surprised that anyone still remembers that movie.