Sorry, I don't have pics today. I just got so swamped and was riding my bike to-n-fro', which still made me take notice of various things, but not the keen observations that I attempt to make when I'm strolling along the avenues of this fair town.
I was noticing all these cool, chartreuse-colored leafy things piling up in the cracks of the street today, which looked like nature's confetti. I'm sure there are riddled with allergens and will send me straight to the medicine cabinet for a Claritin fix, but they look so cool, so wispy and colorful. I wish I had a whole bag to run my fingers through.
I also noticed more and more lost pets signs all over the 'hood but no pics. I am befuddled as to how any pet owner could really find their lost pet based on some black and white text, then sloppily stapled to a pole. I felt sad for all those people who didn't have pics of their little lovelies. I almost wonder if their pets packed up their rucksack based on lack of animal exposure. I would...I mean if you're cute, you need exposure.
I saw Jem Cohen's film, "Chain", which made me utterly depressed about American life -- everything looks the same when it comes to chain stores, suburbs, motels of this American pie. How bland, cold, and utterly void of feeling or thought. A real upbeat film! Run and see it now! Actually, Jem has an acute eye-- fixating for moments at a time on strange, surreal scenes. Something makes me think Jem walks a lot and notices the minutae of life. I went away realizing we fixate too much on our jobs and in the end, "Why?" -- it's important, but so it having a life. Damn if I'm going to the MegaSprawl for a while. Damn, if I'll be toiling until the wee hours at my cubicle.
On a completely different note, I met the Princess of Norway, who visited my workplace. My coworkers and I were a little unclear if we were supposed to address her as "m'aam" or "your Highness" or "Princess". In the end, she was a regular person, just said "hello my name is Martha Louise" and was sweet and gracious. She didn't wear a crown or any royal jewels, just a regular looking young woman with two children. I didn't cursty or bow, just a handshake. I'll have to bone up on my royalty protocol, as I'm not sure how it's all done.