Monday, October 25, 2010

Zen Monday: #118


Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about.

I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And unless I absolutely must say something, I stay out of the comments box until the end of the day to avoid influencing the discussion.
You know, because it's so deep and meaningful.

There's no right or wrong. We're here to have fun.

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Thank you all for entering the PDP/PPM Books contest Friday. I promised to announce Friday's contest winner today. Tracie Cohen, you are the big winner! I'll email you and make arrangements to send you your book, Hometown Pasadena 2009-2010 from Prospect Park Media.

22 out of 23 entries got the right answer to the question, "What's the closest cemetery to Pasadena's northern border?"  It's Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena.

Thanks for entering! Another chance to win comes around this Friday.

23 comments:

Clifford Beshers said...
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Clifford Beshers said...

I know it's mean, but I can't help thinking "Tea Party Headquarters."

Jean Spitzer said...

That's so good, I give up.

wv: pstiv

yes, I'm pstiv.

Margaret said...

Knock all you want. They're gone.

Rick said...

Presidential Library of G.W. Bush.

Trish said...

Return to sender, address unknown.

tho I think I got the wv for Rick's post or Clifford's..lyelings ;-)

altadenahiker said...

I think I've been in there.

WV: dramando. Now why isn't that a word?

Susan Campisi said...

Foreclosure limbo.

That's not fun at all and only slightly less depressing than my first thought: meth lab.

Sorry...

Bellis said...

I could swear it wasn't there yesterday.

Bellis said...

The hedge blocking the entrance, I mean.

Clifford Beshers said...

Bellis, I think it's a wizard that Petrea surprised, so he disguised himself rather hastily as a shrub.

Gina said...

A house that needs a hug.

Tash said...

"A house in hand is worth two in a bush"

Mister Earl said...

Before leaving town suddenly last may, Ferguson ran his hedge fund operation out of this location.

Mister Earl said...

Just out of curiosity, Petrea, can you include the city of the contest winners each week?

Ms M said...

That's quite the "guard shrub" out in front. The foreboding house front is such a contrast to the side yard where there's a little table and umbrella. I wonder who sits out there?

Petrea said...

As usually happens on Zen Monday, this photo evoked responses I never would have thought of. These are a hoot!

I'd like to welcome a new player: Hello to Rick, thanks for stopping by.

Mister Earl, I don't know about revealing the home towns of the winners. Is that a violation of privacy? I could ask for permission if you all think it's important info. I'm curious as to why you want to know. What intrigues you about it?

Mister Earl said...

Because you said you'd gotten entries from Europe and all over, so I was just curious because we don't know everybody.

I guess people could say in their entries if they minded their city being posted.

Petrea said...

Sure. I'll try to remember to ask people this Friday.

We had one entry from the French countryside last week!

tracie said...

Well, I don't mind at all! I'm from Los Angeles, but Pasadena is my adopted hometown. I've been quietly following PDP for about 2 years and this is my first comment (terrible, I know!) but I'll try to be more chatty in the future.

Petrea, thank you again for the contest!

Petrea said...

Thank you, Tracie! Glad to have you.

I enjoyed getting several entries from people who don't comment regularly. And it's fine with me--commenting isn't a requirement. Joining the conversation is fun, too, so feel free.

hayden said...

I live not half a block down from this guy. From the rumours that I've heard, It's owned by an old woman - or used to be. I think she passed away and it's been left to her kids who won't do anything with it. It has a use though. The neighbours use it for parking and use its garage to keep a weight lifting kit in...

Petrea said...

Thanks for your info, hayden. Oh well, maybe it has sentimental value--or it's not the right time to sell? Who knows?