Socks and stripes

I saw these socks on the subway tonight.


They made me very happy.

I was reminded of the Wicked Witch of the East,  childhood and all things denim and cozy — all at the same time.

The guy wearing  them seemed happy, too.

Coincidence?  I think not.

One-track mind

The Coen brothers, while creative geniuses,  have overused the ransom plot line in their movies.

It appears in Fargo. And No Country for Old Men. And The Big Lebowski. Even Raising Arizona.

Enough already.

Then today I see a trailor for their next movie…about a kidnapping and ransom.

Okay. This looks pretty funny.

But let’s stop here with this theme, okay?


I was eating lunch at my desk on Friday, when I heard a couple of my co-workers chatting somewhere in the room behind me.


“You are always so happy. I don’t know how you do it.”

“They don’t pay me enough to kill myself.”

That made me laugh aloud. And today, when many folks are posting inspirational quotes on Twitter —

It deserves its moment in the spotlight.


Tell ’em, Nora


Silent suffering

We have all heard stories about airplane passengers locked in ugly, public battles over their personal space.


But do we ever stop to honor fliers who suffer a rapid recliner, space stealing, bounce-in-their-chair adult female passenger for six hours and don’t snap?

We should. Cause I just sat behind her and didn’t pick a fight, even though she gave me every reason.

Did I mention she had two spawn in the row with her?

Constant turbulence. For six hours.

Don’t sit down

During the month of October, we see a lot of scary things on TV, in movies, on ads in every walk of life — all because Halloween is coming.

But with the exception of The Town that Dreaded Sundown, I don’t think I have seen anything as scary as the couch at this hotel.


Actually, the photo makes it look kinda vintage. It’s not.

It’s a HORROR.

Suitable for framing

Look what finally came in tbe mail:


It’s official!

Now, where should I hang it….