This is one of those days where my brain is empty and I’ve nothing coherent to post. I run into one of these every three months or so. I have some ideas for blog posts, but there is no stream of consciousness flow to what I want to say about them. It’s like when you’re counting change while you’re in line at the McDonald’s drive-thru and you discover you have just enough, but then you drop a nickel between the seats and it lands just out of reach of your fingertips as you pull up to the window to pay. Here I am at the window a nickel short.
1. Talk about The Circle of Life. Yesterday on my way to work I saw a squirrel survive a mad dash through 4 lanes of morning rush hour traffic. It was amazing. I have no idea why it would attempt this, but the squirrel literally ran under and through the wheels of speeding cars to reach the other side. A better question is, why did the squirrel cross the road? Then when I got home at the end of the day I saw my neighbors cat carrying a squirrel home in her mouth. One lived and one died. It added a strange synchronicity to my day.
2. I think I may have broken the thumb on my left hand last week. I said I may have broken it. I don’t know since I never went to get an x-ray. It shouldn’t still hurt, but it does. I’m right handed, so it’s not that big a deal.
3. Just humor me here. I would like to meet the lurkers. Could everyone who reads this leave a comment? No hiding this time. I like to read new blogs and if you’re reading mine, then I’m sure I’d enjoy yours.
4. New rule for The Phil Factor: If you mess up the word verification and have to do it again, you have to fess up in your comment. Today only. How’s that for pressure? I’ll do the same when I visit all your blogs.
5. Baby ducks are cute.