Apparently I talk in my sleep.

Woman talking in her sleepOr so I’m told. I rarely hear myself or remember what I said. And usually anyone who hears me can’t make sense of what I say.

But one morning I woke up and was told that in the early hours of that Saturday morning I had said, while very much asleep, but very clearly:

“That’s just like my relatives – just a packet of miscellaneouses.”

First, I was relieved that I hadn’t said anything incriminating.

Then I asked myself, “What are ‘miscellaneouses’? And how many fit into a packet, anyway?”

But is my family “a packet of miscellaneouses”? Well, you could say that. 🙂

On knights, rubber ducks, and planning ahead.

An observation by British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter Michael Palin:

"You can't get a suit of armour and a rubber chicken just like that. You have to plan ahead." - Michael Palin

It’s true. I tried. It’s not like running down to the convenience store to buy a soda and a candy bar.

The smoking truck.

I was sitting in a McDonald’s at a truck stop in Alabama, when this pickup truck pulled in. The driver parked it outside my window and got out.

The Smoking Truck

He shut the door, lit a cigarette, stuck the butt end of the burning cigarette into the driver’s side door lock, and walked off.

The Smoking Truck


Inquiring minds want to know.

How a passive-aggressive person returns your key. Or not

Hint: By dropping it into a cheap envelope – no padding, no cardboard. The key may or may not be in the envelope.

Result: Torn envelope delivered with an apology from the USPS. No key.

How a passive-aggressive person returns your key.