I got a postcard inviting me to a free steak dinner and to learn about retirement planning. I’m not sure which is less appealing.
An inchworm has a very unique way of moving. It’s different from snakes, worms and caterpillars. It has four feet in the front and four feet in the back. With its front feet in place, it folds its body up so its back feet are next to its front feet. It straightens out its body, moving its front feet forward. It’s fascinating to just watch it move. Simply. Consistently. Deliberately.
Oh, and it doesn’t even need to go straight. It can shift its whole body to turn a little bit or a lot.
The app I use on my phone to track my running has now tracked over 6,000 miles. I feel like I have run to California and back.
Moore’s Law states the computing power doubles every 18 months. I came across an example that shows what that really means in practice. In a book by Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America and democratic candidate for president, he says that if Moore’s Law were applied to a 1971 VW Beetle, by 2015 it would go 300,000 miles per hour and get two million miles per gallon of gas.
I saw a bright red cardinal with something bright green in its mouth. It was clearly eating something. I couldn’t tell if it was a leaf or a grasshopper. After it flew away, the legs left behind confirmed the answer.
A local food purveyor offered mac and cheese made with smoked pimento cheese. I wonder if it should be called smoked pimento cheese mac and cheese, which describes the specific kind of cheese, or smoked pimento mac and cheese, which implies only that it has smoked pimentos in it. Not smoked pimento cheese.
This is a terrible time to be the child of a celebrity. Just like regular people, they share photos of their kids’ proms and graduations on Facebook and Instagram. They also share the goofy and embarrassing photos too. Unlike the photos of regular people, these photos wind up in People magazine.
I saw a woman with a canvas tote bag that said, Men have made a lot of bad art. I did not engage her in conversation.
When I read a new book from the library, and I really enjoy it, I make sure I get it back to the library as soon as I have finished it. This way the next person on the hold list can get it sooner. And hopefully enjoy it as much as I did.
Fans of poetry, or maybe poets themselves, have adapted pop culture references and traveled down the road of bumper sticker sentiment with sayings like “got poetry?” and “What would Walt Whitman do?”