Jan. 10th, 2009

Mario, I am not.

So, when I was walking to find lunch on Thursday, something caught my eyes as I was heading down the hill. Since the thing was white, big and heading towards me, and it was snowing, I assumed it was a giant snow boulder. I had only a split second to react, so I jumped over it.

Or tried to, anyway. More like I jumped a bit early, and landed on it, when I discovered it was actually a white plastic grocery bag, blowing in the wind. No, I don't know why I thought it was a snow boulder. Sadly, there was someone else around to witness this -- another pedestrian.

Good to know that if I am ever transported to the Mushroom Kingdom, I will die with the first Goomba attack.

Mar. 13th, 2008

Laugh for the day

I am constantly amused by the fire station near me -- I live between a fire station and a shopping center, and a graveyard and a cell phone tower, and the fire station is on the way to the bus stop. It has a sign with announcements in front of it. Normally these are things about elections or CPR classes or looking for volunteer firefighters. Last month was 'Cayuga Heights Fire Department: Saving your assets since 19xx' (there was a date there, but I forget it. Anyway, I sometimes read it as 'Cayuga Heights Fire Department: Saving your asses since 19xx', but I figured it was just because I'm never fully awake before noon, and there was no way the Fire Department intended for it to be a play on words.

But, now the sign says 'Cayuga Heights Fire Department: now with more chainsaw!' and I am forced to conclude that the person with the box of letters has a sense of humor that I approve of.