1. I can easily ignore the phone ringing and wait for the caller to leave a message, but as soon as my iphone goes off, I don’t know why, but I jump and can’t pick it up soon enough. Luckily, hardly anyone calls me.
2. Reason to get up in the morning: to check and see how many stink bugs I caught in THIS homemade trap. (Twelve the first night, five the next.)
3. I had a good laugh when someone on Facebook recently referred to hen’s eggs as “ass fruit.”
4. Facebook status update from my Asheville Potter Son Josh who is in Tasmania: “Kangaroo steaks on the barbie and Australia rules footie on the telie, big Friday night downunder.” Check out his blog HERE.
5. My 5-year-old grandson recently informed me that some adults like to scare kids. When I asked him what adults he meant, he told me the ones that make movies. Later, when I was at the computer, he said to me, “Can you figure out why some adults like to scare kids with monsters? Can you look that up?”
6. Is googling the new form of doodling or noodling?
7. At the downtown Market in Roanoke over the weekend, we spotted a couple of groups of people with rabbit ears on who were mulling about. Being curious, I asked what the ears were all about and was told they were bar “hopping.”
8. Then we saw Elvis stop traffic.
9. I’m kind of shocked by how much Elvis Presley looked like the Statue of Liberty. See for yourself HERE.
10. I call the picture to the right “The Dating Game.” It was taken during a tour of Roanoke’s historic 202 Market Street building, in the upstairs lounge and music venue, and after eating at Stephano’s, an excellent Italian restaurant in the building.
10. At an origami peace crane workshop at the Plowshare Youth Peace Summit on Saturday (which was also part of our date), I bragged about how I learned to fold money into origami shapes when a 13 year-old family member asked for money for Christmas. See HERE.
11. Seeing the movie Divergent was also part of the date. Inside the theater Joe asked if I turned my phone off. “No, but no one ever calls me,” I assured him.
12. When my dad was young he looked a lot like Elvis Presley. See what I mean HERE.
13. It seems appropriate to close with a line I recently saw on a blog that incorporates a quote from Wallace Stevens and is meant to encourage readers to comment: Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic. Feel free to spread the plague here.