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Thursday December 18, 2014. Seen: "Silent Night" rewritten to make it more Christian. Posted at the Willey Hall bus shelter.

***Had venison chili for lunch, thanks to Waite House.

Friday December 19. Venison pizza at Waite House.

***To Community Emergency Service for produce giveaway. Brought bags for other people to use.

Monday December 22. Email: "Cute girl wants a normal guy." Doesn't know much about me.

Wednesday December 24. Santa Claus impersonator riding a tall bicycle down Southeast Como Avenue.
Wednesday August 13, 2014 Berlin Wall anniversary

Night the Wall went up, I was listening to Radio Moscow news. But it was next day before I found out what had happened.

The newscaster kept explaining Why This Step Was Necessary. And I kept waiting to find out what that step was.

***"Turn of the century charm," real estate ad in a neighborhood paper. Someone hadn't noticed the 20th century is over.

***To Waite House for monthly NAPS (Nutritional Assistance Package for Seniors), and for twice-monthly produce giveaway.

The produce giveaway is preceded by a presentation. This time, on sugar in bottled drinks. You might be surprised to learn that sodas and energy drinks have unhealthy amounts of sugar.

We were urged to sign up for a "sodacation." Refrain from drinking sodas with sugar between August 17th and September 2nd. Participants to get a choice of free items at the end; with drawing for a grand prize the following week.

I signed up.

***Seen from bus on the way home: a stilt-walker with butterfly-like wings. Part of a local health expo.
Friday August 16, 2013 The New York Times has a culinary report from Montana, where meat slaughtered in a most unkosher manner is more legal than it had been.

Deliberately running down deer for eating has not been legalized. And human roadkill doesn't seem to be discussed.

Iranian politician Nina Siakhali Moradi had her city council election overturned by religious conservatives, who barred her from office for being too pretty, Iran Wire reports.

"Anthony Weiner may be lagging in the race for New York City mayor, but he is winning in another area -- hot dog marketing," ABC News reports.

"The delicious combination of Anthony Weiner's name and his sexually suggestive Twitter antics were apparently too good to pass up for one Florida marketing man, who has joined forces with an Illinois hot dog company to create a hot dog brand called Carlos Danger Weiners, which he has incorporated into the company Carlos Danger LLC."

***From Twitter: ‏@pollster
HUFFPOLLSTER: Can Twitter Predict Elections? Not So Fast

Mickey McCauley ‏@Mickey_McCauley
Somehow people who ask what you'll do in the zombie apocalypse get annoyed when you say you'll ride your Pegasus to safety
Retweeted by Ray Radlein

inhabitat ‏@inhabitat
The world's first "Pestaurant" is serving up chocolate-dipped ants and salty crickets in London!

[Note: Deer, pegasi, and most insects are not kosher.]