Hiya! How are all of you doing? It's Thursday (THANK THE LORD!), and at least for me, that's good news. This week has been approximately one month long.
I decided to do another Three on Thursday post today, because I had three things that immediately came to mind. But instead of telling you that they are The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, I'm adjusting things to tell you about The Good, The Bad, and The Funny.
1. The Good:
Walking to work this morning, I was struck by the beautiful sky. Look at it!
I know that "Red sky at morning, sailors take warning," but it was still just stunning. Even a deeper pink than I could capture. Proof that if you pay attention, there is loveliness around you.
2. The Bad:
It's the time of year when the fruit falls off the the gingko trees.
It's the least wonderful time of the year. Because the fruit falls off of the trees, and people either walk on it and crush it, or cars run over it. The result is the scent of vomit. I kid you not. There are entire parts of blocks where you don't want to walk because of the awful smell, and the danger of stepping on one, whether already crushed or not, and carrying that lovely aroma with you all day.
I know that gingko jellies, etc., are a delicacy in a lot of Asian cuisine, but there are sooooo many trees in in Philadelphia, that even if people tried to get all of the fruit, it would have to involve an army. Here are some facts about gingko trees that you might find interesting. And because you can't tell until they are mature if the tree is male or female, they are no longer allowed to be planted in the city. But there are so many already there and thriving, that I think we're good for a long and smelly time!
3. The Funny:
I was nearly to our building on my way to work, when I saw a young man coming towards me. He looked like he had the same kind of hairstyle associated with Fabio - remember him??
So as the guy is getting closer, I'm thinking to myself, "Oh God, he must be a winner. Who wears their hair like that anymore? Who *wants* to look like Fabio? That's just sad."
Reader, the guy was wearing a light-colored hoodie.
So how's your day been so far???