My walking buddy Irene and I have agreed that it's just about too dark to walk at 6:30 AM these days. So we were supposed to start today at 6:45 instead. Only today I forgot and went to the park at 6:30 as usual.
Right away I realized my mistake 'cause she's not there, and she's not a person who's late. Oh, well. Gives me time to think. I don't think a whole lot, so's this is gonna be a good chance for me.
I was hearing on the car radio something about a stock car race, and before that I had been hearing something else about oil in Iran, or some other place over there somewhere-or-other. And I got to wondering: Did the three wise men have oil stickers on their robes? Or would those advertisement oil stickers be on their camels instead?
Question of the day on the radio is "What book is the most stolen from libraries?"
I call in using my cell phone and guess "The Bible." I'm a cynic. I'm also wrong.
Somebody else calls and guesses "The telephone book." Wrong again.
One day last week the question of the day was The five most stolen items in a drugstore are batteries, cosmetics, film, sunglasses, and what?
The answer was Preparation H. Apparently people are just too embarrassed to purchase it at the counter.
Irene arrives and we walk. After she drops out and goes home I realize why so many people speak to me after she leaves. It's later. More people are in the park. They don't get up before the sun the way we do. Simple answer.
Walking alone I begin to ponder stuff again. Whatever happened to Dan Quayle? Husband Niks and I often quote him whenever one of us has trouble figuring something out. One of us will say, "A mind is a terrible thing."
Do you remember when he was all het up about a fictional character on TV, Murphy Brown, being pregnant and unwed? He said things like, "Republicans understand the importance of bondage between parent and child." That Dan. You know his daddy's proud.
Wish I were saying to myself, "Whatever happened to George W. Bush?" No such luck. Then I would say, remember when ol' "W" said:
"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country."
He really is dumber than a mud fence.
Time to go home. First I call the radio station to see what the answer was to the question of the day.
The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
Edit: If you get bored today check this out. Ol' Georgie boy at his best: