• My son likes to step on drains. He likes the hollow sound it makes.  
  • There's sanity in newly-chopped leeks: it's sharp and refreshing. 
  • I bought our new spin dryer; the fact that it's not on sale bothers me.
  • Recent favorite: empanada stuffed with chorizo, its juices scarlet with aromatic garlic and spices.
  • Told my son, Perry, that the one he's looking at in a children's book (it features a clownfish) is fish food, when in fact, it's fish eggs, just because I'm tired of explaining. "Fish eat food" became his explanation. Is that a lie?
  • Who thought 6CycleMind's rendition of Upside Down can be a fitting soundtrack for grocery shoppers? (Thank you, South Supermarket.)