- There is a guy at my work who is about 6' 5" with a full beard. So, of course, I good-naturedly refer to him as Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Paul Bunyan, and Chewbacca. He seems to be cool with it.
- The state Senate today approved a 'bathroom bill'. I have to admit I haven't gotten too caught up in this issue, but, knowing that it was some kind of a thing, I did a double take at the dentist's office a couple of weeks back. The new patient form had a line that read "What do you prefer to be called _______ Male ___ Female ___". After first thinking, YGBKM!, I realized the first underline was for a nickname.
- There is a horsefly the size of a DeHavilland Beaver on the mini-blind above my computer monitor, and I do not have a flyswatter handy.
- I sometimes take a melatonin/vitamin B, or melatonin/valerian tablet before bedtime. Recently I had a really odd dream where I had a Unimog truck, and the storyline also involved a woman I know, but I don't recall the details on that thread. Then, a couple of nights ago, most of my family (kids, parents, ex-parents-in-law) were aboard - but not airborne - what must have been a jumbo jet (747 or A380) that was configured like a hotel lobby. There were lots of Asians. The family did not know I was not going on the trip (and I don't know where the trip was going). A woman I know (same one as in the other dream) approached to pull me aside, asking, "can I have a conversation with you?" I replied, sort of Casablanca-like, "Never stop having conversations with me."
- I could sorta relate one of the dream's elements to some communication I'd received the prior day, but the rest was a mystery to me.
- An attorney blogger always makes a fuss whenever there's a murder case without the body having been found. While I understand the premise, here's something he should keep in mind, should he ever do such a case (I don't think he actually does murder cases).
At a courtroom in Oklahoma a man is on trial for murder.There is strong evidence indicating guilt; however, there is no corpse. In the defense's closing statement the lawyer, knowing that his client is guilty
and that it looks like he'll probably be convicted, resorts to a clever trick.
"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I have a surprise for you all," the lawyer says as he looks at his watch. "Within one minute, the person presumed dead in this case will walk into this court room,"
he says, and he looks toward the courtroom door.
The jury, somewhat stunned, all look on eagerly. A minute passes. Nothing happens. Finally the lawyer says: "Actually, I made up the previous statement. But you all looked on with anticipation.
I, therefore, put it to you that there is reasonable doubt in this case as to whether
anyone was killed, and insist that you return a verdict of not guilty."
The jury, clearly confused, retires to deliberate. Within only a few minutes later, the jury returns
and a representative pronounces a verdict of guilty.
"But how?" inquires the lawyer. "You must have had some doubt; I saw all of you stare at the door."
Answers the representative: "Oh, we did look. But your client didn't."
- Awhile back, some grain/pantry moths hitchhiked their way into my kitchen in some dry dog food or bulk seeds. I've been having a devil of a time trying to eradicate them. Finally I ordered some tacky strips with bug attractant from the big orange home center. I opened one last night and placed the lure as directed. Within just a couple of minutes, it looked like Woodstock hippies flocking to a free LSD kiosk. I've also been throwing out any flour-based mixes in the pantry, which I disposed of in the hundred acre woods when I took my bike ride.
- Silly youngsters at my work (not the carwash) did not know this song, so I was teaching it to them yesterday:
- The thought occurred to me this morning: I wonder if [Dallas residents] Don Henley and GWB - who only live about a mile apart - ever run into each other at the grocery store or restaurants?
- I also wonder if that woman (from bullet item #4) will be in my dreams tonight.