Category :Surreal

I’m posting this from my iPhone, to make sure that I can do so on my ride tomorrow. Below is a picture of some fascinating fungi in our backyard. They’re a ways from the house, but were easy to spot from the house because of the rather bright color.

Computer software may be able to win on a quiz show, but can it be trusted to identify groceries? Every week I look through the sale items at my local supermarkets.  I do this online, and generally go looking through by category.  This week I noticed interesting placement of some items on one store’s site, … Read more

So this evening well after dinner, as often happens in our house, I was cooking a meal that we’ll eat for dinner the next few nights.  I was criticized for the fact that it smelled good, but was not to be eaten right away.  The conversation turned to the suggestion that perhaps I should make … Read more

Short post today, as I don’t have much time.  Back in the mid to late summer, I happened upon two instances of livestock birds sitting on fences.  The pictures were taken with my cell phone, so please excuse the blurriness of some of them. This is one of our neighbors’ laying hens: And this is … Read more

I got a chance this summer to do something I had been wanting to do for 2 decades – go see DEVO perform in concert.  They’ve always been one of my favorite bands, and I heard early in the year that they’d be releasing a new album and touring, so I was on the lookout.  … Read more

I didn’t pay much attention to the sticker when I bought the melon – only enough to type in the PLU# at the self-scan checkout.  After I got it home, though, I was surprised to discover a reference to The Outsiders on my honeydew: Nothing gold can stay, of course, and the melon is no … Read more

This morning I received a spam message, which is not so unusual – I get at least a few per day. This one came from a typically nonsensical e-mail address. What was surprising (but perhaps refreshing) was the name associated with the address: From: slime < > Couldn’t have put it better myself.