Misreadings

Misread sign when driving by TCU stadium today: It said “General Parking,” but I read as “General Barking.” I immediately created a character named “General Barking Madd.” Been reading too much Wodehouse–if that’s possible. BTW, “wod” in Old English means “crazy/mad.” (Go ahead and call men in white coats . . .)

Trader Joe’s Day

Bought everything I wanted today at Trader Joe’s: Kerrygold butter, Tuscan pane, Trader Joe’s Stilton (creamy, not crumbly), crumpets, orange marmalade, and chocolate/vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce. Made me think of a favorite song from Sunday in the Park with George, “Children and Art”:

You would have liked her, Mama had fun;

Mama spent money, when she had none . . .

Mama said, “Honey, mustn’t be blue;

It’s not so much do what you like

As it is that you like what you do . . .”