Someone read my blog recently and noted, 'You haven't posted recently. Any plans to?'
The well-crafted question lingered in my thoughts for several weeks and I'll take a few minutes out of my recent entrepreneurial routine to share today.
Before bed last night, I reached down to an open bag of white corn tortilla chips.
The Internet enraptured me.
I continued reading.
'That's probably enough.' I thought, so I tossed the open bag from arm's reach. The heavy chips weighted the bag and it remained upright and open.
Before sunrise, I woke and sat on my couch to conduct some business correspondence. My weight shifted as I sat on the couch. In the periphery of my senses, I noticed a tortilla chip settling into the bag.
The chip settled again and my senses heightened.
I grinned knowingly.
I turned to look and I saw a mouse jumping inside the bag of chips, trying to escape.
I turned back to my e-mail.
My roommate stumbled out of his room, grunting as he tried to kick start his 40-year old body into wakefulness.
'Look in the chip bag.' I grinned.
'Serious, look in the bag.'
He peers inside and looks at me, 'A mouse!'
Next morning I ask my roommate, 'What happened to the mouse?'
'I couldn't kill it, so I took a long walk and set it free.'
'But when I returned I left the chips outside for the birds so that none of us would accidentally eat them.'