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Washington Square Mall run, April 9 April 17, 2012

Posted by Kenny Norman in east.
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So I went back to Washington Square Mall today. I’d been wanting to do that since my trip on March 15 was a disaster…anyway, I noticed they got new directories at the mall, and it was the same design as Castleton Square and Greenwood Park Mall’s directories for once! (Washington Square Mall’s directories usually get a secondary design.) I noticed that in addition to losing ‘This N That’ last month, the mall also lost a Christian supply store and Vitamin World, with the latter’s space being taken over by ‘C N P Hollywood Dollar’. However, one thing the mall DOES still have (and the main reason I go there) is Aeropostale. I went in there and NOTHING was a good enough sale- shorts being $20-25 and polos being $15-20, all of which is STILL too pricey. Luckily, I found a blue XL T-Shirt on sale for $5 on the clearance rack! I bought it. Then I went to this smoothie place- Sui Feng Ju, I think it’s called. They also have Chinese food, but I was still too full from lunch for more food. Frullati raised their price from $3.48 to $4.24 for a small smoothie, and Surf City Squeeze wasn’t much better at $3.89. This new place only charged $3.15, probably ’cause they used water or ice instead of cream, but for the price it was worth it! The funny thing about Washington Square is that it is half second-tier businesses like Torc, Hairapalooza, Fun World, reTails Neighborhood Pet Place, Rainbow, FunkE Fusion, ConsignMEN, and Indy Wholesale Furniture, and half first-tier, like Sears, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Aeropostale, Victoria’s Secret, Radio Shack, Buffalo Wild Wings, and MCL. First-tier businesses are more ‘high name’ national chains that people have heard of, and second-tier businesses are more unknown name local businesses that people may or may not know of. Anyway, after starting to drink my smoothie, I went to Target to see if they had any Weber Grill barbecue sauce. They didn’t, but at least I managed to find 99 cent berry-scented Glade air freshener! (Wal-Mart was out of that during my last visit.) Then, the most peculiar thing happened. This old lady who looked to be in her early 50s, looked Russian and had a thick Slovakian accent, asked me if I could explain to her how solar-powered yard lights work since she said she couldn’t read English. Luckily, we have about a dozen of those lights in my yard, so it was very easy to show her. She said thank you when I was done and went on her way. But on the way out, as I finished backing up, the car behind me started backing up and didn’t stop. Had I not slammed my car into drive and pulled forward, the lady would’ve rear-ended me with her rear end! Oh, and then she just drove off. Annoying. At least I found $3.78 gas at the Speedway at 10th & Mitthoeffer when the north side is still $3.95.

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Article Update 4-11 April 11, 2012

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Hey people! OK so I haven’t updated anyone on my articles since January 15, so here’s everything from then to April 11 (today)! (I am well aware it’s a lot, but maybe skip through and pick a few at random?)

These are the ones I’m most proud of because they took a LOT of work and had to be handled VERY delicately!

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/08/buckley-calls-for-resignation-councilman-accused-of-solicitation/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/15/mobley-set-for-court-in-april/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/29/bibles-hymnals-spread-love-worldwide/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/01/26/uindy-hosts-ny-giants-for-practice/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/04/05/bg-apartment-owners-soon-hit-with-rate-hike/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/23/hospital%E2%80%99s-farewell-emotional/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/22/bg-courts-rock-pile-buyer/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/01/19/pet-shelter-receives-61200-to-fund-staffing/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/15/st-francis-exits-few-services-remain-in-beech-grove/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/09/geeky-gadgets-fun-for-humdrum/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/01/19/buyer-saves-eckstein-shoes/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/29/entrepreneur-hopes-for-takedown/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/16/bg-library-director-caters-to-patrons/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/02/thrill-of-game-energizes-super-bowl-village/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/29/bg-pushing-for-audit-mayor-clerk-seeking-records-of-6-million/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/02/winner-of-super-bowl-package-auction-announced/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/09/beech-grove-thankful-for-super-bowl-no-cleanup-plans-underway/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/09/college-goal-sunday-to-help-indiana-students-2/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/01/26/10284/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/15/bg-marathon-to-aid-riley/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/01/land-reuse-path-to-growing-peace/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/16/burmese-grow-to-8000-on-south-side-chin-refugees-to-share-culture-on-saturday/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/01/19/public-or-secret-bg-mayor-councilman-differ-on-vote/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/08/relief-efforts-seek-to-aid-tornado-victims/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/02/rooms-sparse-for-big-game-super-size-the-bill-to-get-some-sleep/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/09/10497/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/09/greenwood-book-author-strikes-success-with-latest-children%E2%80%99s-book/

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/02/02/agency-readies-for-supersized-leftovers-food-pantries-strive-to-minimize-hunger/

I’m also a featured writer in this article:

http://www.ss-times.com/2012/03/15/should-center-grove-become-its-own-town/

Thanks for reading!
-Kenny

Ryan’s vs. Ryan’s April 9, 2012

Posted by Kenny Norman in east, south.
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OK so within the past two weeks, I went to both Ryan’s Steakhouses in Indy: the one on the east side off 10th & Shadeland and the one on the south side off US-31 & Stop 11.

Southside location- good for ice cream!

I noted that the east side location runs out of ice cream half an hour before closing (At least they have the last 3 times I’ve been there) and the south side location still has ice cream 10 minutes after closing.

East side location- good for teriyaki chicken!

And I REALLY enjoy their ice cream! I live closer to the east side one, but I drove to the south side one just for ice cream. However, I didn’t spot any teriyaki chicken at the south side location. The east side one always has teriyaki chicken. I guess each one has its strengths and weaknesses!

House for sale April 2, 2012

Posted by Kenny Norman in east, news.
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Here’s pics of a house for sale off 16th & Emerson in Indianapolis at 5621 East 16th Street, just a few minutes from Community East Hospital. You get 3 lots (one with house) for $79,000. Call (317) 409-6932 if interested. The number isn’t mine, but tell them the reference came from here!