As I was thinking about what sort of blog-worthy business to share this morning, the mind monkeys just wouldn't pipe down -- it was like a mind monkey version of The View going on in my head. So... I decided to ditch the idea of coming up with an idea and just unload my jumble-monkey brain cargo in the form of tidy little bullet points; enjoy the randomliciousness.
* I have always had a love/hate relationship with optical illusions. They drive me absolutely bonkers, but I can never look away from them. The artistic side of me loves the concept of multiple possibilities, but the control freak in me wants an absolute resolution on whether the picture depicts a vase or two silhouettes. If you like optical illusions or, like me, enjoy torturing yourself, check out this blog. And don't even get me started on the Magic Eye pictures. I never have been able to see anything hidden in those splotchy spectacles. My eye must not be very magical.
* Those of you with kids in school or activities are probably all too familiar with fundraisers. I understand the need for the raising of funds, but I'd much rather write a check than order a $12 pizza that tastes like ketchup-covered cardboard. I was quite pleased with the blast-from-the-past "World's Finest Chocolate" fundraiser my son brought home this year. I remember selling these delicious chocolate bars when I was a kid. I did note that they had doubled in price and shrunk in size. Now I refer to these still delicious, yet overpriced bars as "World's Finest Rip-Off." Why can't the schools offer fundraisers that parents can really buy into? I'd pay good money for an hour or two in a quiet room with a cup of coffee and a crossword puzzle book.
* I recently bought some bird seed and suet from a local dollar store. The finches and nuthatches that frequent my feeders must have some sort of posh palate because they are turning their beaks up at the cut-rate fare. Well, they can take their high-falutin' feathered fannies next door. I know I'm less than a mile from Crazytown because I'm trash-talking birds.