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.

Mystery at an Alabama truck stop.

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.

The importance of editing for clarity.

From an “About the Writer of this Blog” page:

Editing for clarity

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“This blog was begun in October of 2008 at Blogspot and much of it remains at However, in early 2017 all posts (nearly1,400 [sic] of them) were erased, making this WordPress move necessary.”

— The Writer of this Blog

Here's Your Brain

Because not editing for clarity may result in contradictory sentences and a confusing sequence of words.

Just in case you missed it, “much of [the blog] remains,” yet “all posts were erased.”

“And what would be left?” we ask ourselves.

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.