An article from earlier this week in the Des Moines Register had this headline: Blizzard Conditions Hit Norwest Iowa.
Like my eyes to Cubs, Packers, or Blazers apparel and paraphernalia on my fellow man or woman, I snapped to attention at the almost-concatenation of the end of the second word and the beginning of the third, which would have produced the Captain Underpants humor-worthy headline of Blizzard Condition Shit Norwest Iowa, as in prior to a gastrointestinal event in a weather system, northwest Iowa as we know it did not exist.
I shared this spacing insight in a screenshot to my 14-year-old son and my brothers, both in their 20s, and we got good laughs as only males can. I still chuckle to myself when I see the chocolate frozen yogurt extruding from the machine. I can
Will borrowed my American Eagle hoodie to wear to the Phipps Prairie Park in Silvis, IL. Later, he told me he used it to pick up a pancake he found and toss it into the woods. I was mad, but this burned out like a single spark.
How mad can you be when your son picks up a piece of abandoned breakfast at the park? At least he spared some other unfortunate soul the pain of coming across a harried, homeless hot cake.
There are few decisions in the world with the weight that accompanies deciding whether to toss a pancake into the woods. Among them:
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Deciding Whether to Toss a Paper Cup into the Woods
This might not be trash. It might be part of the collection of cups belonging to the winner of the world champion cup-stacking competition. Have you seen those videos of people who can stack into a pyramid and unstack to small piles a group of cups in a matter of seconds?
Amy told me about a gardening strategy she wants to try to get our tomato plant to ripen faster. The plan involves picking the tomatoes and putting them into a brown paper bag with bananas. The bananas release ethylene, she said, a chemical that aids in the ripening of fruit. Call it original creative destruction. Consequently, the bananas will go near to rot before the ripening process is complete, so we