Friday, December 08, 2006

maybe we could save the surprise until after we're there

surprise cab
(my taxi receipt from the company in question)

So, early in my time at Cambridge, I walked by a place called LUCKY LAUNDRY and thought that if there was ever a domain in my life where I didn't want being lucky or unlucky to be an issue, it was with my laundry. Whatever that story is an example of, however, was far exceeded this Monday, when I was off to the airport feeling like I was running a bit late and I got into a taxi run by SURPRISE CAB.

As ever with photos on this blog with a book in the background, a virtual JFW kewpie doll to the first person to identify it. (Please, do not resell.)

BTW, above is the first photo blogged from my Treo camera phone. I'm no Dan Myers with this thing, that's for sure. Incidentally, Myers presently has the distinction of being easily the most entertaining blog on my Bloglines list for which I am so far the only Bloglines subscriber, so you should check it out.

8 comments:

Lucy said...

The book is clearly A Cultural History of Causality: Science, Murder Novels, and Systems of Thought by Stephen Kern, but the receipt could say anything. Was the cab surprising at all?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug, Jeremy! But I am only the apprentice, you are the master. And how did you know I was using Treo? ;)

Anonymous said...

I know.

Brayden said...

That's strange, I subscribe to Myers too and it says there are 3 bloglines subscribers.

jeremy said...

Lucy: Congratulations! You win the doll! I better not see it showing back up on e-bay, though.

Dan: Being able to intuit such things is part of masterhood.

Brayden: I forgot that on bloglines there are multiple feeds, so I was on an idiosyncratic feed, making it not surprising I was the only one. I switched to the more common feed.

Lucy said...

woohoo! Don't worry, I will treasure it always :)

Anonymous said...

Is that book good? I'm interested in the subject, should I read it?

jeremy said...

I started it but didn't really get into it before being distracted by something else.