Friday, February 26, 2010

Textures and Snacks in My Bike Lane

I like the textures in this picture from my bike lane this morning. Mysteries wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a snack food product left for the mockingbirds and cactus wrens for breakfast. But I shall write no more of snack food products after this. Limom got me interested enough in shrimp chips a while back to run a couple of searches on Amazon. Now Amazon's target marketing engine believes me to be some sort of snack food maniac, because it won't stop sending me emails for fried things in bags in a variety beyond imagining. It seems like I have about 18 emails from them that all begin "As someone who has shown an interest in chips or dips," and now I rue the day. Rue the day. Don't want to stop all emails from them; sometimes they do send me interesting stuff. But I am not interested in "Corazonas" or  "Nong Shim Shrimp Crackers" or "Marco Polo Shrimp Chips Snack-Original." For the love of vegetables make it stop. Get up. Go ride.


  1. You see?
    You see what you get when you mess with the shrimp chips?
    One of my daymares is running over a banana peel and crashing like in a Three Stooges Movie.
    So far, so good.

  2. I just know I shouldn't have said that.
    About the banana peel I mean.

  3. Did you see the Mythbusters experitoon about banana peels? It turned out to be very possible to run across a floor covered in them. Peels got nothin.

  4. That's good to know!
    Other things I fear are baby coconuts and mangos.
    Running over a baby coconut, that'll put the fear of God in ya.
    And then there's this stretch of road where the city decided to plant some trees that drop these large spherical nut looking things that are about the size of golfballs.
    Go figure.
    Then again, you don't see too many oranges littering the road here.

  5. Coconuts are scary little spheroids bro. As I understand it, they kill a handful of people every year by bonking them on the head.


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