Apr 14

My garden,, I love the intense reed! !

After a long winter of not posting anything I’m back and happy to share with you this photo from a total stranger.  This one came to me today with the subject My garden,, I love the intense reed! !

I’m not sure what the double comma or double exclamation mark mean.  I guess this reed is very, very intense indeed.



Nov 13


I’m not even sure what these are or what this means… there was no text, just the subject Jailflowers. I’m worried that it’s some sort of prison lingo.


Sep 13

Today’s photo from a stranger

With the simple subject ‘And outdoor furniture’ with no accompanying body text. i’m not sure what to make of that.20130908_110139

Sep 13

Stupid things overheard at Starbucks

One teenaged girl to another:

“There’s something I’ve been wondering for like so long. Who delivers mail to mailman’s houses? Like, seriously, that just doesn’t make any sense!”

Two eager med students:

Student 1: “You know a lot about biology and stuff, right?”

Student 2: “Yeah, I guess.”

Student 1: “Well I’m wondering… do dophins poo?”

Student 2: “Hmm…” … long pause … “They’re mammals… so I guess, yeah, the do.”

Student 1: “Oh, that’s really too bad.”

Sep 13

Did you get it?

Today I received this lovely photo with the message “Did you get it?” I sure did.


Sep 13

Another photo from someone I don’t know

I don’t even know what this one might possibly be. There was no explanation, just this photo.

Jan 13

Sharon, you’re such a nob head

As you know, I get a huge number of emails that just aren’t for me. It’s baffling.

Today I got this gem:

Hi Bruce

Just wanted to clarify something is the CR for WA as these GLA’s have the DR going to WA and have been approved by the other BU’s and processed as such?


Followed shortly thereafter by Bruce’s reply. Sharon, feeling quite foolish to have posed so ridiculous a thing, followed up with:

OK – so I’m a nob head. They should be recoveries from the other states and a credit to WA.

Indeed, Sharon. Indeed.

Dec 12

Christmas Party 2012

It’s that time of year again, Christmas Party time!

I fear that this invitation isn’t being as well received as some others in the past. Sorry, I couldn’t paste my face onto any celebrities this year. There were other contenders for the invitation design. As the day approaches I may post them.

As usual, bring friends if I’ll like them or if they’re extremely attractive. Ideally both. I still like shiny presents, but if you’re planning on buying me one please think of spending that money on the turtles instead of me. Seriously, I don’t need it and they do. Please take a moment to check out all the great work of the Turtle Survival Alliance and consider making your own donation.

Dec 12

Taken too early

I’m sad to report that yesterday the world lost Oscar Neimeyer in the prime of his life. He was but 104 year sold and had years of brilliant work ahead of him.

As you may know, Neimeyer was a Brazilian architecht who designed fabulous buildings, as well as many of the the government buildings in Brasilia which is one of the most fantastic looking cities in the world. I’ve never been there, and it may be completely unlivable, but it looks tremendous.

Dec 12

Looking for a cute fun girk

Yet another picture from someone I don’t know. This guy sent me an email with his photo. He references a craigslist post of some 23 year old in Virginia who is looking for someone to chill with:

Hey I know its late already but I’m looking to chill with someone tonight.I’m also 420 friendly so if you looking to having a good time hit me up.Do put ‘hibiscus’ in the subject line :-)

Unfortunately, she’s so 420 friendly that she appears to not know her own email address because she must have used mine as the reply-to. This fellow wrote back to her (me):

And he writes:

Hey im looking for a cute fun girk to hangout with tonight :) im 20 and i live in reston hope to hear from you :)

He appears to like space. A lot. That may explain why he is alone tonight and not hanging with a cute girk. Maybe girks are aliens, and this bedspread is meant to entice them? Although he’s reasonable looking, the giant earth wallpaper, the space bedspread, the galactic carpet, and what seems to be some sort of rocket ship laundry basket would give me pause if I was this girl. However, the rocket-shaped lava lamp beside the rastafarian hat in the background would certainly be attractive qualities to her 420 friendly side. He does, also, have a nice collection of shoes. However, this young man seems unable to figure out that by looking at the phone while taking a picture of himself rather than at the mirror he has produced a photo where he appears to be smirking at his phone rather than smiling at the girk.

Whatever is going on here, the sad thing is that both of them are sitting around lonely. The fun girl looking to chill thinks nobody answered her. The dude looking to hang with a fun girk is also alone. All because the girl can’t figure out her own email address.