10 entries from February 2011
And Seattle set a record low temperature.
Canadian currency is a bit of a contradiction. Simultaneously high-tech and colourful, playful in its way, but such serious looks on the faces decorating the bills.
And great names for the CAD$1 and $2 coins.
I love the approach of springtime in the Puget Sound. :-)
Alehouse restroom. Flashing back to the hospital gift shop in 2004, all those old-lady volunteers.
Which is not to say the old-lady volunteers were in the alehouse restroom with me—nothing so scandalous.
No, one of them was named Stella. And every time I saw her, I’d do the “Streetcar” bit. And she’d smile tolerantly and encourage me to return to the cash-register lesson. ;-)
Set the Way-Back Machine to today, 06:50ish.
I’m waiting at the 4th & Pike bus stop for the Sound Transit 545 to Redmond. I’m holding my freshly prepared (and still a smidge too hot to drink) small skinny vanilla latte from the Seattle’s Best down the street, watching the traffic roll past.
A good many vehicles pass that location in the usually five or six minutes I have to wait for the 545. Fair number of buses, many private vehicles and business trucks/vans/whatever.
One truck catches my eye. Smallish tanker truck, it looks like the type that might deliver heating oil in the suburbs. The company name emblazoned on its side:
BAKER COMMODITIES INC.
In no way remarkable, no idea why it catches my eye.
So then my brain goes into overdrive in something like the following sequence of thoughts, which probably requires all of 10 seconds start to finish:
- I wonder what they sell.
- I should look them up when I get to work.1
- Commodities. Oil, grain, coal, copper, ....
- “Commodity” and “commode” are similar words. Same root? I should check that.2
- “Get off the pot” hee hee.
- BAM earworm of “Beauty School Dropout” from Grease.