|My favorite Fall tree, across the road.|
When did "Old Fashioned" fall out of fashion, to be replaced by "Retro", or "Vintage", or "Antique"? And when did Antique go from meaning 100+ years old, to "before 1940"?
Sneezing. My cats sneeze, my dogs sneeze and, once in a while, a chicken sneezes. I've even heard my sheep sneeze a time or two. But, does it count as sneezing when one doesn't have a nose? I mean, chickens don't really have a nose. They have a nose/mouth combination. Is that still sneezing? I know that turtles yawn (although, apparently, tortoises do not find yawning contagious. They just yawn when they mean it. Really - there was a study done on it.)
Which brings me to -- who's bright idea was it to fund a study on whether tortoises are subject to contagious yawning? Why should we care? Do the tortoises care? I would imagine they (the tortoises) found it highly annoying to have some scientist following their every move, their every facial expression (do they have those -- wait! Let's not give 'them' any ideas for yet another study.)
Why am I still shocked to see that I am not 30 when I look in the mirror? Will I ever get over it? Should there be an in-depth study funded by Harvard to find out?
Oh, my inquiring mind....
A few things got checked off The Lists this weekend, although not enough to satisfy me. I missed an opportunity to scavenge Melanie's apple trees - your voicemail message from yesterday JUST reached me at noon. Where had it been? Is there a voicemail purgatory? Must be.