A giveaway, or what we think we hear

FADE IN: INT: Sandwich shop, present day. A variety of BUSINESS PEOPLE peruse the menu board, listen to their messages on cellular phones, or stare into space. JESSICA, mid-40s, brown hair, skirt and tshirt, waits her turn to order her tuna sandwich. In front of her TWO OVERAGED LOAFER BOYS in chinos and sport shirts…

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Newest Web trend

Everyone’s gone to town over more reading than I can personally handle. Still, I love it when people say “please be my friend.” It’s like fifth grade, when JW used to give out Jolly Rancher candy so you’d be her friend. I like books better than candy, and yes, I will certainly be your friends…

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Good Rocky’s Revival

Six o clock this morning, a cousin to this guy (I’m presuming the gender) was on my porch. Drinking from the cat dish. I told him he was gorgeous (through the window. He’s gorgeous, but I’m not dumb enough to try and touch him.) Raccoon came up to the window, put paws on sill, looked…

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Mailbox Flag Is Up

The red plastic flag on our mailbox was up this morning, which is a signal for the mail carrier saying “take the mail out of here.” But it was Sunday, and we had no outgoing mail. Mystery – who did this? So I hiked down the hill and looked in our mailbox. In it was…

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Blassie, King of Men + Atlanta = Who Knew?

I never knew that Freddie Blassie – the “King of Men” – was actually FROM Atlanta. I suppose I could go dig out my picture LP, called “My Breakfast with Blassie,” from among the sagging bookshelf of LPs, thousands of ’em, but there’s no Atlanta note on it, of this I am sure. But thanks…

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Blassie, King of Men – Who Knew?

I never knew that Freddie Blassie – the “King of Men” – was actually FROM Atlanta. I suppose I could go dig out my picture disc – an LP – called “My Breakfast with Blassie”

Txt Msg

I got a text message (via M’s phone) in Hebrew today. I’m sure it happens in Israel a lot, but here in hipster-ville East Atlanta, not so much. Here is the message. Mzl tv Cracked me up, anyway. I don’t allow my students to write papers using txtmsg English, because then I get words like…

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