Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Other Virus

I am trying to understand how someone's personal experience ends up as news on the Internet. Is there a hotline for the Huffington Post?

Take this morning. I made myself a piece of toast and then haphazardly covered it with almond butter. Then, as I usually do, I topped it off with a healthy handful of blueberries. Pouring a cup of coffee, I carried my breakfast into the dining room. When I looked down at it to take a bite, I saw that the blueberries had landed in a pattern that looked exactly like either Mickey Mouse or the Virgin Mary!

Home alone, I considered calling someone to share in my amazement, but it seemed too early and I wouldn't want to wake anyone. Then I wondered if I should I take a picture--maybe it could go viral? Would I be famous for a minute? What might come of it--my own talk show? A line of handbags? But I was hungry, having had dinner really early last night, so I just ate it.

You people are the only ones who know.


  1. this is really funny. I wonder what story inspired this

  2. You should have photographed it! What, you couldn't hold back your hunger for the five seconds it would have taken to use your phone's camera?

    1. Deb, I am selling a really old bridge in Brooklyn for cheap, are you interested?