I enjoy running in new cities because it gives me the opportunity to explore them in a way that I might not otherwise get to do. I have been to all 50 US states, but I wasn’t sure how many states I have run in. Turns out it was 32. Those are outside runs, not hotel treadmill runs. That means I’ve run in more states than most people have visited. For me to count a state, I have to remember a specific run in that state. Good thing I remember all of my travel runs. But I can always double check by cross referencing the travel dates in my travel app with my tracked runs in my running app.
The sweet aroma of honeysuckle is in the air. Can you remember that smell? The memories triggered by smells are often the strongest.
When the morning sunlight comes streaming into your bedroom and hits the alarm clock, preventing you from seeing what time it is, that means it’s time to get up.
A church banner proclaimed “The Flood is Over. Worship Today.” Did I miss a memo? The biblical flood wiped out humanity, unless you punched your ticket on Noah’s ark. I can’t imagine what flood this refers to.
A road was newly paved and a stick fell into the asphalt. In a follow-up to the paving, a worker noticed the stick and painted a white circle around it. This is a deficiency in the new road surface that needs to be addressed. I don’t know how this gets fixed.
I recently read a library book that had the previous patron’s receipt inside. I will just list their books in the order they appear on the receipt, as they have a narrative quality.
A bear and his boy
Kitten red, yellow, blue
Goodnight, I love you
We love each other
Hotels of North America
In the fall of 1979 I played on my school’s Freshmen soccer team. Since we were not a varsity team, we did not get letter jackets. But we did get lined windbreakers with a soccer ball and the school’s name on the back. My name was embroidered on the front.
I put this jacket on in the fall of 1991 to go to Food Lion. I bought a bottle of log cabin syrup for $2.49 and a non-food item for $1.00. I know about this transaction because I put the receipt in my pocket. I no longer wear this jacket, but I keep it in my coat closet. I discovered the receipt while modeling the jacket. I have no idea what the non-food item was.
The worst part about traveling in your dreams is that you come home without pictures.
I wonder how bad decisions are made. Not catastrophic ones, but just questionable ones. For example, was it an executive or a designer who thought it was a good idea that the picture of the French toast sticks on the front of the box required a beret and a twirly moustache drawn on them?
I think about words a lot. Sometime I overthink about words. Why is the word long shorter than the word short? And even worse than that is that the word longer is shorter than the word shorter.