Monday, June 28, 2010

My Favorite Things

People wearing funny costumes while being sad.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mushroom Monday

Black Trumpets

Some type of blue mushrooms.

Coral Mushrooms

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Mother's Love

Opening my parent's refrigerator in front of my mother invariably leads to her listing off the contents for me.  I am pretty sure my mother is aware I am not blind, but we have never had this conversation.  A quick reaction to her list is absolutely necessary.  Otherwise, the contents of the freezer and surrounding cabinets will also be listed off.  Again, act quickly.  Grab an apple, hot dog, stick of butter, anything, and shove it in your mouth.  Otherwise, be prepared for a full discourse on her dislike of grocery shopping or "your father's" current eating habits.  You've been warned.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Or not.

Those are the two outcomes from millisecond to millisecond.  One is everyday life.  One changes everyday life in an instant.

I will make it through this intersection or not.
My Toaster Strudel will complete it's journey to my stomach or not.
I will be combined from the genes of two attractive, kind, rich individuals in a stable region of planet Earth or not.
All my activities will be successfully completed in the shower or not.

These deep thoughts are brought to you by Joan Didion's, The Year of Magical Thinking.  It's a heavy book that doesn't physically weigh very much.

I hope you complete all your activities in the shower today.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Scenes from the next...

Like any good TV show, I wish my day ended with scenes from the next. 

Next time will Sam Pony eat that sandwich?
Tune in tomorrow to see if Sam Pony drinks that entire bottle of wine in the dark by herself.
On the next the Sam Pony the most shocking rose ceremony ever.
Will our Sam Pony survive?