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Thursday, August 02, 2012


Yesterday ...

*I began the day with a very shocked and firm "no" to a City guy who had been told to dig up our newly-landscaped front yard. He dug up the street instead, while my head exploded at use of tax dollars. (It's a whole other post, and frankly, I don't know if I have the emotional energy to write it.)

It's not easy to argue with a City guy while still in your jammies, FYI.

*I was strongly and visibly disapproved of by a man on a bike, riding the wrong way, on a one-way street, ON THE SIDEWALK, because I slowly pulled out of the parking lot, and while waiting to safely enter traffic, caused him to pause in his bike ride. On the sidewalk. Going opposite to the one-way traffic.

I want to support cyclists and pedestrians. I really do. But some of them make it awfully hard.

(I know - that goes both ways, doesn't it? Can't we all just get along? Apparently not.)

*I glanced at a few online "discussions" which had quickly became nasty arguments, complete with personal slams.

I don't do online arguments. Also, I don't do weak coffee or tofu of any kind,
in case you were wondering.

*But there was a really interesting conversation in the morning ... and another in the afternoon ... and I made fried zucchini blossoms for dinner. So yesterday was, in fact, a good day.

And today will be another.

How about you? Any interesting interactions yesterday?


Kelly said...

I was essentially called a Marxist on one of my facebook statuses Tuesday; by someone who I've previously blocked from my email because all I ever got from her was Obama is the great Satan kind of emails.

As you were.

Patti said...

*shakes head*

D_Morrison said...

Oh my night went well~ I worked...and had an online "discussion" which quickly became a nasty arguments, complete with personal slams.

I think I do online "discussions" to much T_T

Derbecker said...

I got a weird conspiratorial wink from a Costco employee when I asked if they ever stocked Brio, since I didn't see any on the shelves. He said "You want Brio? Oh I can get you Brio buddy, you just wait here..." and came back with a single case as if it was under-the-counter hooch. I didn't know that weird Italian soft drinks were contraband...