~~ I learned that my dreadful week coincided with Mercury being in retrograde. Sure enough, many of the effects of planetary positioning paralleled my nightmarish existence. It’s semi-comforting to have a cosmic reason why some of the universe’s biggest pigeons are simultaneously crapping on my head, but it is quite unsettling to know that Mercury will appear backwards until June 11.
~~ I don’t know what happens where you live, but around here, some type of tree is shedding some sort of something that balls up and blows around like tumbleweeds. I feel like I’m driving around the movie lot for a spaghetti western! Being the sort of person who likes to learn about things, I found out that oak trees “produce extremely abundant tiny staminale (male) flowers in drooping catkins.” http://bobklips.com/dirtytrees4.html
Tell me you already knew about this whole oak pollination thing and I’ll be duly impressed.
~~ She says, “I’m surprised you like sports so much. People who like sports are generally very shallow.” I respond, “I can’t be shallow. I’ve gone off the deep end.” She looks at me as if I have two heads.
~~ I was talking to someone about an available proofreading job. He mused that proofing wasn’t hard to do nowadays, since every document has spell and grammar check. “Oh, yeah?” I challenge him. “My ex-associate editor turned in a story that had the restaurant’s lighting being SUBLET instead of SUBTLE. Spell check doesn’t care about the world of difference there!”
Have a wonderful holiday weekend — after honoring the memory of those who died serving our country.
LET’S GO RANGERS!
LET’S GO METS!
LET’S GO METS!