Archive for January 24, 2007

Ebb and Flow

I read an entry about squirrels stealing stuff on another Xanga, and it made me hungry and it reminded me of a squirrel story.

One of my favorite outdoor ornaments was a giant cowbell. I loved the sound it made when it moved. I hung it from a maple tree in our front yard. Every morning I would find it laying on the ground in various places around the front yard. This went on for weeks. Eventually one day we saw a squirrel dragging it across the yard. Luckily it was too heavy for him to lift so he could never get it across the fence. The bell was almost as big as the squirrel. I can’t tell you how much it amused me. Speaking of my front yard….

We use to have an old octagonal picnic table in the front yard. ( I recommend that everyone do that) Quite a few years ago I was sitting on the table with my daughter, who was probably about 10, and one of her friends waiting for a fence salesman to arrive and measure our front yard and give me an estimate. When he arrived he walked up to the three of us, and smiled and said ”is your mother here?” I loved that man, and I love that fence. Speaking of love for inanimate objects…..

I love the Green Giant Simply Steamed vegetables. Cheap, easy and make a great one dish lunch for me! I wish they had more varieties. Oh yeah speaking of sitting at my desk eating lunch….

Had a really interesting IM conversation with someone today about the morality of my speeding ticket. Apparently it is very easy to get out of it, but my thought was, I did it, I got caught, I should suck it up, take responsibility and pay the fine. His argument was in a simplified way if they didn’t catch you in person it doesn’t count. It’s so easy to get out of paying because it’s a stupid way to catch someone. I won’t go further into this because it’s a whole long discussion that you can have. But my conclusion was, yup we all have our lines of morality, and mine like everyone elses can be crossed under the right circumstances.

And that’s the way my minds works. Does everyones? Flows from one random topic to the next. I use to find myself thinking of something and then spend time tracing back my thought pattern to see what got me thinking of it. Little mind games I use to play to amuse myself.

Have a great day.

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