- You get up and make coffee, then can't find your husband. You remember (after leaving a cup of coffee on his desk) that he said he had to go somewhere this morning, but can't remember where or for how long. He could be five states away right now, or just taking a walk.
- Reading the front page of the paper (I decided not to worry about B. unless I get a ransom note...) and finding the word dang used smack dab in the middle of the page, under a picture of rearing white horses pulling a carriage. The complete sentence:
"It ain't going to be an easy deal to win, but it's going to be a fun deal. And whoever wins dang sure will deserve it."
Note to self: Avert eyes, ignore basic grammar structure until rodeo is over.
- Below the above mentioned article is a story about a Houston woman who in her early 50's decided to stop being a couch potato, by testing her limits by running a marathon AND beginning to pursue her doctorate degree. Actually, more specifically, run a marathon on each of the continents. Right now, she is off and and running in Antarctica. She's dodging hostile leopard seals as she goes, running around two kinds of penguin rookeries and continuing her studies via satellite hook up each evening.
Note to self: Remember, you do not want to work on your doctorate, and you certainly do not want to run where there are leopard seals waiting to eat you.
- The society section covered the Oscar awards. Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson wore a lovely Oscar de la Renta gown,(with a lizard capelet no less...) and the paper commented: "Unfortunately, she kept putting her hands in the pockets of the gown."
Note to self: Write Erin over at Dressaday. Her "pocket in every dress" campaign is working big time...but I still am not sure formal gowns ought to have pockets. Something to think about.
- There is a dead baby English sparrow on the patio. Both cats claim they had nothing to do with it.
Note to self: The cats are grounded.