I saw this fella sitting at a Panera Bread yesterday. He looked like a character, so I took his picture. (I also devised a potential life story, but I won't go into that, because I probably already seem like creep. oops.)
..... and today I received these marvelous gifts from my old neighbor, Ferrel. (Ferrel and her husband are probably amongst the most eccentric people I met in my hometown.. and those two definitely consume more Taka vodka than anyone I know..... but they're around 75, so I guess it doesn't matter at that point.)
...These striped socks and original painting by Ferrel were given with utmost sincerity, which does, indeed, make me smile.