Gingerbread "Adventures"

A friend and I visited the Bontanical Gardens on one of the coldest days of the year, but that didn't stop us from trying to take in as much as we could while we were there. The "Gingerbread Adventures" in the children's garden seemed worth a look.

They look friendly, don't they?
The garden may be lush and bursting with color in the spring and summer, but in the winter, with no snow, it's a bit bleak. Lots of rocks and roped paths, with a few Christmas ornaments and some cut out gingerbread figures dotting the landscape. I stared at these two for a moment until my friend turned around and asked what I was looking at.

I stared a bit longer, then said, "Is that one pointing a canon at us?"

It's a light. Or so they'd like us to think! ;) - Gives a whole new meaning to the words "Gingerbread Adventures!"


Changing things up again

This is what I did yesterday instead of everything I was supposed to be doing.


I'm sleeping with earplugs for the rest of my life

Today I learned (through a random conversation with a woman who's an audiologist) that cockroaches can't crawl backwards.

I've seen plenty of cockroaches in my life, and somehow I've never noticed this.

Why is this important? Because, apparently, if a cockroach crawls into an ear canal, it can't get out. They can go in to your ear, but since there's no room in your ear to turn around, and since they can't crawl backwards, the only way to get cockroaches out of your ear is for a doctor to remove them with tweezers.

- Hence the title of my post.


How do you spell "Spinach?" Is it S… P…. E?

S P… I ... N A … C H.

No way.


S P E N...


Look it up.

Fine! Come over here and see.

(Me, pointing at the computer screen)

There, see? S P I N A C H. Let me see what you wrote...


That's "S PENIS" - If you're serving that tonight, I'm eating out.