Today’s batch of thoughts.

1. You know you live in a swing state when there are random planes flying around advertising presidential websites and VP candidate visits.  There don’t appear to be any events or social gatherings that they’re circling; you’re just a swing state in the two months before an election.  

2. Poetry and lyricism is a lot like a foreign language.  If you really want to master it, you have to surround yourself with people who speak it, you have to read it at every turn, you have to go and live in it until you start to *think in it*.  

3. Stews and similar recipes are always better on the second day, so why do I ever eat them as anything other than leftovers?

4. Signs I am a crazy-cat-person: I wonder how many other people entertain themselves when driving through neighborhoods by seeing how many cats they can spot sitting in front windows.