Sunday, February 25, 2007

Roamings of a nomadic mind

--Watching Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind as D does my hair: Comment from D: "You’d think she’d be exhausted from throwing all those tantrums. Sometimes I just want to slap her!"

--Seeing an ad about using hardware (as in from a hardware store) as napkin rings.

--From the same ad: Wrapping a spiked leather collar around a wine carafe for that "bold, feisty" look.

--A woman in her 50s meeting her father, whom she hasn’t seen since she was 6. Her memories are of him coming home and hugging them as he reeked of whisky. Then he left. Now he’s paying for airline tickets to AZ so he can finally meet his adult children.

--3.4 oz, 100 ml. Need to go to Rite-Aid.

--A story of a grandmother stabbing her 2 year old granddaughter to death upon receiving "instructions" from geese flying over the house.

--Another glamorous celebrity enters (or re-enters) rehab.

--An intelligent, well-educated woman entangled in a violent marriage with a dangerous man wonders how this happened, and how she and her young daughter can safely get free.

--Playing Yahtzee and he’s thinking how dice could be used to write poems.

--So many thoughts stream through my mind, so fast I can’t record them.

--From a song: "If I lie here, if I just lie here, will you lie with me and just forget the world…"

--Is there enough time for a walk before the next rain shower?

--Wish I had tomorrow off.

--The hornet trap on the neighbor’s house holding several dead prisoners rocks back and forth in the wind.

--Did I dream that, or did it really happen?

--Grocery tax refunds should be given on a sliding scale, with those with the lowest incomes receiving the most, and those with the highest, getting no return. One of the few things the governor has proposed with which I agree.

--Rain drips from the roof.

--After doing their time in Iraq, many vets end up homeless (like a number of Vietnam vets). The VA doesn’t have enough resources to give them adequate help.

--Someone walked the neighborhood, pushing flyers under our doors about their lost dog. I wish we could help, but we haven’t seen it.

--A new study finds a steep increase in the number of Americans living in poverty within the last five years; the gap is wider than they thought.

--Someone took the time (and money) to analyze 39 ingredients in a Twinkie.

--The Discovery Channel is airing a new show making the case that a tomb discovered in Jerusalem contains the remains of Jesus and his family. This will keep a lot of people busy for a while…

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