Saturday, June 23, 2018

Meta Bag

The only times I have visited IKEA have been to acquire furnishings for Ernest. This time, Agatha insisted on joining us. If you don’t know Agatha, you could follow her Facebook page. She was abandoned at The Book Loft and now accompanies me on various adventures. 

She was most insistent on having meatballs. 

And she adored the blueberry cheesecake. 

Ernest bought two panels and many hooks to hold his climbing gear. Agatha and I did not need anything (other than the meatballs and cheesecake), but we grabbed this giant bag at the check stand.

Do we need this, Agatha grumbled. It’s too big to carry me in. 
It’s a souvenir, I responded.
Humphf, humphfed Agatha. 

Ok, see? It has a use. It holds all my other bags. It’s the bag of bags. 

  1. 1. 
    (of a creative work) referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.

Donut Thief Alert

So we have donut thieves in town, they periodically steal 3 donuts out of the box delivered early morning to the place where I would get my DONUT AND COFFEE BEFORE GOING TO WORK. Only they don't care about food safety issues. Of course not. They are f***ing thieves. The other 9 donuts are now unsafe food because their evil tainted hands could have touched them and there are food safety laws. So then there are no donuts for anyone. Sometimes I just hate people. Don't steal donuts. Please.

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Saturday, June 09, 2018


I spent a couple weeks in Boston, cat sitting and wandering around. My beloved niece adores gnomes so my gnomespotting radar was on high alert.

I passed by this quartet on a regular basis on my way to the T.

I called the tipped-over one the Ohm Gnome (I know it should be Om but I'm surrounded by technical people so I used the electrical term in error).

The next week he had been righted.

Around the corner from Ernest's place is a home where the gravel yard is decorated with many 12" Disney figurines.  It took me many trips past before I noticed the miniature gnome village in this little corner.

However, the highlight was finding political gnomes at the JFK library.

All in all, a good bit of gnomespotting.