i win random today.

i won random yesterday.

i will always win random. and i would not have it any other way. i've lived and worked for the past 10 years or so in this ephemeral other/under/world where not such nice things happen to people. that means something. it means that your view on what is "serious" and what is "really not so serious at all" gets a little skewed. it changes where you sit in public places. it changes how you pay attention to your gut (thanks, gavin debecker).

but there's reward in that too. little gifts from the universe that remind you bad things don't happen to people all the time and what we do, as people? pretty humorous.

actually, we're pretty stinking hilarious.

my gift: i am often, most often, most often nearly day, rewarded with random.

and i would not have it any other way.

random 1:
walking to the library to begin my hours and hours of reading and studying, i hear the words and music to "sunshine on my shoulders." that is not the angry preacher. no, the sound is coming from a van that has been re-done to resemble a gorilla cage and has 4 enormous plastic gorillas perched on each corner. there is a loudspeaker. there is a sock puppet. the sock puppet is leaning its head out the window and lip syncing. a sock puppet.

random 2:
burritos, according to Shoes' 3 year old nephew, are far superior to sandwiches, but not cheeze its. additionally, the nephew can now potty and poop in the toilet.

random 3:
a man in the library toots continuously and loudly. (editor's note: in my real life, "toot" is not in my vocabulary. i use a different word. however, if i am going to include this on this blog, i realize that the story will probably offend some readers, hence the euphemism. in case you were wondering.) as i was saying, the tooting never stops. does he not hear it? will he also please stop asking me to borrow paper and pencils and then asking me out on dates?

random 4:
a car headed quickly the wrong way down a one way street. a man notices it and chases after it at full speed. i hope he has caught it by now. i hope his arms don't get tired, but the way he is waving them, i doubt it. also, i hope he does not get run over by any other cars.


  1. Sarah on April 27, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Does that guy in the library know my dad? Just askin'...

  2. Ronna on April 27, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Sunshine...on my shoulders...makes me happy.....



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