Thursday, February 19, 2009


Today was a windfall day, a "bank error in your favor" day, which leads one to think about fortune at the (possible) expense of others. Do you worry over who might be paying for your good fortune, or just take it as karmic balancing? Maybe a bit of both. I'll feel guilty for 10 minutes out of every hour for a few hours and eventually forget about it.

At least it makes up for yesterday, when I received a ticket for an expired license plate. Not a little expired, but 13 months expired. How do these things happen? Either I'm a genuine ditz or my head is chock full of MORE IMPORTANT STUFF. You can guess which option the cop chose. I explained to him that my incredulousness was not over the fact that it was so remarkabley expired, but that no one -- not the 17 police license and insurance checkpoints I'd endured over the last 13 months nor the inspector who issued my current brake tag -- had noticed that it was expired. Sigh.

Thanks to my S/O, I am fully legal again and no longer a menace to polite society. Hurrah! Of course attempting to be law abiding does nothing for my agent of chaos street cred. C'est la vie.


  1. So here's how my mind works...Reading of your karmic dilemma (granted, while listening to the scanner) made me realize that the call about a "possible injury near the forehead" reminded me of the stylized poster in Quizno's the other day that made my kid think the guy wasn't sporting a mustache, but rather a smile that ran off of his face. I have no idea what that has to do with windfalls and shortcomings, but I do know that clay is a metamorphic rock. Hope it helps. Cheers!

  2. Damn, it's late. Sorry about that. I meant to say SEDIMENTARY ROCK. Ugh. now the geology police will be after me. At least the scanner's still on...I'll have some lead time.