Bumpkus – That’s been the level of my inspiration lately. I’ve said it before. It’s hard to write a humor blog when bad things are happening. “They say” the best thing to do is to keep doing what you do. I admire comedians who go on stage after major disasters. It’s hard to get your head ready but the audience needs something to smile about.
Girl time – I had lunch with three different groups of girlfriends lately. Summer seems to be the best time for planning especially with my teacher friends. Girlfriends are great. Intimate conversation, a few drinks, what’s not to like? I can talk about topics that totally bore the beloved husband.
A gift – I saw an unbroken robin’s egg in my bird bath. It hadn’t been there long. I didn’t know what to do so I gently removed it and put it on the ground. It was gone within an hour. There was no sign of the shell so it wasn’t crushed. Guess I’ll never know what happened to it.
Natural selection – Darwin was right. People who adapt to changes are more likely to survive. This week I saw a new one. A bicyclist was talking on a cell phone while riding. It was a hand-held phone not the ear thingy. He had one hand on the handlebars, the other holding the phone to his ear. Totally distracted, he drove through a stop sign and into traffic on a highway. Fortunately the car in front of me noticed him and come to a complete stop to allow him to cross the highway. Wonder how long he will last.
That reminds me – The Darwin Awards are a collection of stories about people who did incredibly stupid things that caused their death. They used to be awarded annually. No, we shouldn’t laugh about that but we do. I googled them and couldn’t find any since 2014. I know that we didn’t get smarter as a society, just look in the newspaper. Perhaps stupidity has become so prevalent that the awards are no longer unique.
So how was your week?