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weather.

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kind of funny

that the weather channel on tv

that was supposed to warn me

about incoming dangerous storms

wasn’t working right

because of the incoming dangerous storms.

every so often

a word like ‘severe’ would pop up

and disappear back into the screen

hope it wasn’t saying,

‘turn this off and take cover immediately!’

or

‘if you can see this, you are in harm’s way!’

at least i lived to tell the tale

and that is still working for me. 

“weather forecast for tonight: dark.”

-george carlin

be a good one.

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something is lost or wandering.

(*question and response chain on my neighborhood website – mixed in among the recommendations for contractors, giveaways, news and upcoming events)

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*Anyone lose a peacock? peahen?
A. C. from Crest/Washington · 8h ago
Was leaving the house a little after 11 maybe and a large peacock or peahen appeared wandering through the Kenwood backyards heading north.

P. V. from Crest/Washington · 8h ago
are you sure it wasnt a turkey?

C. G. from Dexter-Miller · 7h ago
A wild turkey has been seen on the South West Side in the last couple days.

A. C.  from Crest/Washington · 5h ago
 A friend and I were at the end of the drive way when we saw it come through the spaces between the garages and at first I thought I was really losing it because it looked like a vulture perching and then for a split second I did think it was a turkey but it was gone. I swear sometimes you never know in this neighborhood.

S. P. from Crest/Washington · 5h ago
Yes, saw the turkeys last year ( or year before ? ) walking up and around Fair Street near Glendale. I thought there used to be three of them.
J.  S.  from Dicken · 1h ago
Well. I can think of even a few turkeys who think they themselves are peacocks!

image credits: eric carle, pinterest

glam.

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left wondering

how this sizable and colorful bra

ended up in the bag of children’s dress-up clothes

just sitting there quietly

mixed amongst

the mermaid, the dragon, and the cowboy gear

and who it might belong to.

all i know for sure is that

there is a story in here somewhere. 

“i have never been bored an hour in my life.

i get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen

and it happens at fairly regular intervals.

-william allen white

bagels.

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imagine my surprise

when i went into a tim horton’s

to

order a dozen bagels

of a random variety

and

after the counter person put them into a bag for me

a random worker

from the drive-through section

stormed up

yelling out

“my customer wants a plain bagel and that’s the last one!”

and proceeded to try to reach into my bag to retrieve it.

all i could say was

“hey, those are the bagels that i just bought!”

and

she stopped

with her hand in mid-air

and

looked around

at all of us

standing in front of the counter

and

went back to the drive-through

without another word

and

without another plain bagel

and

i wondered if that had really just happened.

yes, yes it had.


“i’ve said this before, and i say it again.

bagels can be an enormous power for good or for evil.

it is up to us to decide how we will use them.”

-daniel pinkwater