Friday, September 13, 2013


I learned something today.  I am capable of disengaging Howie’s invisibility shield.  All I have to do is slam on the brakes so hard the tires squeal while laying on the horn and ending up within half an inch of the person beside me who suddenly decided to turn right from the left lane.  I’m not sure if it was the combination of all three or what but I sure am glad it worked.  At least I think it did.  Howie may have switched it off himself at that precise moment.  That’s more likely since he controls it the rest of the time.  It was a bit surprising when he first found me but I’ve gotten almost used to fading in and out of people’s perception while being escorted by Howie.

I had the need to wander downtown for work purposes this afternoon.  I decided to be nice on the way back and stopped in at a local café that I passed in order to obtain cookies for me and my coworkers.  Yes, it was a cookie-needing kind of day.  It was after 2:00 when I got there, well past lunchtime.  I went in for four cookies.  And left with double that and a tub of cream of asparagus soup.  All for the price of the original four cookies.   Apparently I was radiating our need for cookies.  I’m not sure how the soup came about but it was nummy so I’m not going to question it.

Before I left the office on my errand a coworker instructed me to bring back the million dollars she was sure someone would offer me along the way.  She went on to suggest I stop in some of the shops I passed and request it, in case they weren’t sure who it give it to.  Well, I only stopped at the café.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I didn’t speak with everyone who crossed my path.  I did, though not by initiating the exchanges myself.  I seem to be a magnet for hmm, unusual people?  Yes, that’s a good term for them.  Unusual.  Had I not needed to get right back to work, since it was the middle of the afternoon, I suspect I would have been able to collect quite a few new stories today.

The white packet under Harry is the book I meant to be working on tonight.  Guess that's out.  He's too comfy to disturb.  Perhaps I will start something new.  Too bad I didn't have more time earlier.  Based on the few words I shared with those I passed I'm sure it would have been as unusual as the people were.

Happy weekend all!  Please go add to yesterday’s contributions to Breathing Room.  We’re just shy of half way!

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