Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Or, As I Said to Emily, "A Methodist Sock Got in With the Rest of my Laundry and Dyed it All Methodist"

Well, after a bumpy plane ride from Ft. Worth, I have returned. At least, to be a dualist about it, my body returned. But my mind is a haze of laundry needing done, Ft. Worth restaurant menus blinking in front of my eyes, the smell of warm cement outside the Convention Center, and the slobbery dogs at home needing baths. My mind, as I said to Emily, is like a Methodist sock got in with all the rest of my laundry and dyed it all Methodist. My conversation and dreams are peppered with images from the last two weeks, like when I returned from Mongolia.

Which means I need to think about something else, because now that we're home from the United Methodist General Conference, we have to think about it at work, read about it, write about it, proofread it, read about it, pour it into layouts for the magazine, reproofread it, publish it, and send it out to bazillions of people.

So here are a few of the other things I've been resting my brain with. Here, brain, have some pie. Enough cerebral granola.

"Violinist Performs for Cabbie who Recovered Rare Instrument": a violinist left his multi-million dollar Stradivarius violin in a cab. And got it back.

AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA. "Endangered Seals Eating Endangered Salmon": wait, wait, which ones do we save? technically this one's more endangered, but that one is prettier...oh, shoot, let's just take bets:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90213669

CREEEEEEPY. "Emails from the Dead": posthumous email services are springing up. I never, I repeat, never, want one of these. Unless it's really funny, like, "I went all the way to limbo and all I got was this lousy email." Hee. Haha. Oooh, morbid humor floats my boat.

"Toy Car Powered by Hamster Wheel": yes!!! my favorite of the day. Why? Because it'd almost be worth getting a hamster, just for this:


Anonymous said...

And, oh, would the dogs have fun with that little pink car (and the hamster would feel like Stuart Little)!
Hope your poor, tired brain recovers soon....
Much love, Mom

Jeffrey Rudy: said...

This was funny! I especially like the one of the endangered seals and salmon. My vote is for the seals to go ahead and eat all the salmon since I am allergic to seafood. I don't think my wife would be too happy about that, though, because salmon is one of her faves.