Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Morning Reflection #85

Good morning everyone,

Another lovely saturday morning...wet and cool. My daughter is here for the weekend. Last night she told Jackie and I that we were running a home for "orphaned and wayward cats." The population of cats on the back porch seems to be increasing. I am not sure what needs to be done about it.

Alex Cat (inside cat) was involved in a cat fight a couple of days ago. He was at the sliding glass back door exchanging blows with a large black tom cat. The black tom finally gave up and left. Alex was so proud of himself and strutted around the house for hours. He checked the back porch often...just to make sure the intruder didn't return.

Here's a chuckle to start your day....

Theory of M&M Evolution

Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species.

To this end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger,I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the "loser," and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theatre of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world.

Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment.

When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to: M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc. Hackettstown, NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3x5 card reading, "Please use this M&M for breeding purposes."

Well, until the next time...please remember that I have to pay the bills

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