SQUARE watermelons? My daughter who was just up to Athens for a visit told me about square watermelons, that in China perhaps it was that when watermelons get to a certain size they bind them so that they continue growing as squares. I had trouble believing that but when I looked it up on Google I discovered that on the internet you can purchase square watermelon seeds. The two stories don’t quite fit together, and maybe the seed ad was a joke, but what do you think? I’m tempted to reject the idea out of hand but then I’m an old fogey I know. I don’t like messing with nature or much else, but politics.
COIN dollar bills? She also brought with her some coins that said they were one dollars worth of USA money. I didn’t believe her, and insisted she try to buy something at Seaman’s next door with them. She was successful, to my surprise. They sure do different down south! I had suspected they were bitcoins or something. At my recent birthday party, which she threw for me, no one had heard of such a thing, either.
HAD YOUR BARF TODAY?
The anal glands of civets open under the tail into a large pouch in which a greasy, musklike secretion accumulates. This secretion, known as civet, is used by the animals in marking territories. The secretion of the small Indian civet, or rasse (Viverricula indica), and of the Oriental civets (Viverra) is employed commercially in the manufacture of perfume. In addition, coffee beans fermented within and excreted from the digestive tracts of civets in the Philippines and Indonesia are sometimes used to enhance the taste of coffee.
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Already off-center after reading how civet excretion adds pleasure to our lives, I began surreptitiously reading in Colin Wilson’s Alien Dawn–surreptitiously so as not to model questionable behavior for my children. On page 233 I came across a description of Ebe, the extraterrestrial biological entity. “They have been visiting Earth for 25,000 years…They have been manipulating DNA, and aiding human evolution. It was also stated that Jesus was an extraterrestrial, created by the aliens, placed on earth to teach men about love and nonviolence.”
JUST THOUGHT YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW
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I know, I know <hic> ,but just pretend. Who or what do you feel like you might have been? Look deep inside; let an image form. Breathe deeply. Who or What? And in what way? You can share in your reply.
Me? (Gnashing teeth) I feel like I used to be a fruit fly. Go figure… Forgive me my sins…