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.

3 comments:

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

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  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?

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