I feel completely validated in that title because my blog is "...and other random stuff". So without further ado, here is today's randomness, in no particular order.
1) If, while eating some delicious food item, Whole Foods Chicken Alfredo for instance, a piece of bone or gristle appears, I eat the rest of it tentatively waiting for another bad thing.
Does that happen to you?
2.) Been listening to "Middle Cyclone" by Neko Case (solo & New Pornographers). There are so many great lyrics that speak to my poet's ear, such as:
"...I have waited with a glacier's patience...",
"...When I'd rake the springtime across your sheets..."
"...I love your long shadows and your gunpowder eyes",
"...yes, there are things that I'm still so afraid of...but my courage is roaring like the sound of the sun..."
"...to a passage, so poorly lit, there are moths flying away from it..."
3.) Things I saw today:
a headless deer (who has the car with the head?!), a bumper sticker of a cow with a chicken on its back, the movie "Megamind" (so funny), a very massive brown Newfoundland, one tree, in the midst of green mediocrity, so full of flaming red fall I did a double take.
4.) I'm now binging on books about dogs after enjoying "Scent of the Missing" so much.
The one started today, "Last Dog on the Hill", set a new crying record. That's right - freakin' page one.
"Red Dog Rising" ("...true story of Jeff Schettler and his police K-9, Ronin, a bloodhound...") is next.
5.) Prosecco/champagne/cava/etc. is my legal drug of choice.
6.) Watched "Mon Oncle" again. (rented from the library) What a great movie.
My brother and I saw "Mr. Hulot's Holiday" forever ago in Petaluma and laughed so hard - oh god, when he gets the fox rug stuck on his spur, I come undone.
I like "Mon Oncle" a scoch better. It's so charming, gently hilarious, never mean spirited.
Jacques Tati, you were a genius. (and a Libra, same BD as another genius, John Lennon :)
7.) What in the world is the purpose of blowing leaves? In the fall? Seriously. I passed a landscaping company blowing leaves - into the street - today. A rainy, windy, fall day. Are you kidding?!
What a waste of manpower and gasoline. Errgh.