Now I'm scared. The program to write my blog automatically selected the font I always use. Perhaps it's reading my mind. Perhaps it's recording my habits. Perhaps it has taken over & I am no longer blogging. Do I exist? Would you know if I had ceased, as long as someone--a prescient program, a stranger with too much time on his/her hands, a government agency--continues to write this semi-random collection of thoughts.
Inspired by the venue:
"I thought French Vanilla meant it had eggs."
"AIDS? Oh, eggs. I thought you said the French Vanilla has AIDS."
One of the baristas here just started reading a Laurell K. Hamilton novel & was interested to hear that I've met Ms. Hamilton. I related the story of when we met at a Nebula Awards weekend. We were sitting in one of the rooms visiting & a highly-intoxicated & terribly-disappointed-not-to-have-won-a-Nebula-that-year writer came over to talk to us. He took my hand & raised it to his mouth. I thought he was going to kiss it, but no.
He licked my hand.
A few years later, at a different Nebula banquet, the guy sitting next to me leaned over & nipped me on the shoulder. Too nice to strangers? Irresistible shoulders? Drawn inexorably into a nexus of weirdness? (I confess; I felt compelled to use inexorably & nexus in the same sentence. Twice.)
Inspired by Cathy:
My friend Cathy talks to pigeons. She says hello, tells them how beautiful they are, etcetera. The other day she was going to a store & heard someone else talking to pigeons, a highly-intoxicated someone. She noted that she was pleased to realize other people have to be drunk to lower their societal inhibitions enough to talk to pigeons, but not her!
I can relate. In the last couple days I've talked to stray cats (I know, not much of a stretch), a black snake, & assorted flowers. At least pigeons talk back to you, even if you can't understand their language. (Pigeon English? Grin.)
67. Talk to something most people don't talk to. Tell it (flower, black snake, pigeon, etc.) how happy you are that it exists. Bonus points if you give specific details.