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The Trickle - Jan. 23

January 23, 2009 - Brian Ferry

Thanks Mom

I heard about this salmonella thing. People getting sick off of things containing peanut butter. One of the things was Austin crackers. A few weeks ago, my mother gave me a package of Austin (peanut butter filled) crackers. I ate most of them. The rest of the family probably had one or two. She called a while back and said we should throw out the crackers. There were none left. She should have known that, she's seen me eat.

New faces

I was walking back from an assignment and saw a couple walking around town with a camera. I had a camera around my neck, too. When I got to them, the gentleman complimented my camera (I was forced to admit it wasn't really mine). He said they were new to the area, having visited several times over a period of years before finally moving in. Welcome, Rudy and Shawna.


I was told today that "older people should do crosswords or play bridge." I do crosswords. I know how to play bridge (I don't actually play, ever, but I know how.) I asked if that makes me older than I should be. I was assured that crosswords and bridge do not lead to premature aging. Just in case, I think I'll go home and play Chutes and Ladders, or perhaps a relaxing game of Whack-a-Mole.

Bad door

I've complained via blog about the door between the front of the newspaper office and the warehouse area. I'm more careful now when I need to pass through. So, I took my time, grasped the doorknob with my right hand, and immediately remembered the several deep cuts in my hand. I don't like that door now.

Spell-check madness

So, I was on my way to Crony (Corry) to see State Sen. Staircase (Scarnati) when I saw a large prorated (predator) on the road. I turned around and headed for the winced (WCSD (that's Warren County School District)) office. When I got there, I ran into one of the directors, Amy Swatter (Stewart) who introduced me to a student named Wager (Wagner). We talked for a while, then he said, "Thanks, Mr. Ferry." I said, "You bet, Mr. Wager." Next I had to meet up with some state officials, Department of Education, I think. I met Mr. Dozing (Diaz) and Mr. Flycatcher (Flaherty). Interesting people. During a stop at the courthouse, I met with Public Defender Poincare (Parroccini) (Why does my spell-checker like this French mathematician?) Next I visited Judge Sparked (Skerda). On my way back from the courthouse, I stopped at the Woman's Club to take pictures of a bridge marathon. I got information about the event from Ms. Divas (Davis). Before I got back to the office, I saw another large, prorated (predatory) animal. It was Bob Penchant (Patchen).


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