A rainy Monday can mean but one thing: pickles

Alright, admittedly, it didn’t rain all or even most of the day today.  In fact, for the majority of the day it was pleasantly sunny and if not exactly cool, at least not melting-your-face-with-Terminator-Skynet-Judgement-Day-type-wind-on-your-way-to-the-car-from-the-office hot.  There was, however, a good healthy, walking-feels-like-swimming dollop of humidity in the air.

rainy_frontIt turns out, I guess now I know why.  After dinner, I looked outside my front window and saw this:

The backyard wasn’t spared the downpour either:


My photographic skill doesn’t really seem to do the storm justice, but hey, it was raining feral monkeys out there.

So, it’s suddenly a grey, dreary, still-humid Monday.  While I’m glad for my yard, this doesn’t inspire me to post on the topic I was planning for tonight.  Instead, I’m going to cop out completely by giving you a random picture and a haiku, and then go work on my novel.

There’s plenty of precedent for this type of meme*.  In fact, the internet is full of random  images of adorable cats, cool double rainbows, and breathtaking sunsets.  Well, I don’t like cats.  Also, I don’t have a camera phone, so if I ever did see a double rainbow, I wouldn’t be able to capture it.  And let’s be honest, the odds of me being able to take a shot of a pretty sunset without putting my thumb on the lens or dropping the camera in a spontaneously-appearing vat of acid is pretty limited.  Oh, and did you not see the pictures above, McFly?  Not much in the way of sunset goodness at la casa de Puddin today.

Even besides all that, this is Puddintopia. Normal doesn’t play here often.

Thus, I instead offer you the first in what I expect to be a long, strange, embarrassing, and potentially blog-killing series of images.  So, without further ado, I…um…proudly(?) present

(drumroll, please)

Pickles, by Puddin:


As an added bonus, because, well, why not, I offer for your consideration, “Pickle, a Haiku”:

Green, crunchy, creepy
Just right to be suggestive
So wrong; tasty good

And on that note, I believe I’m finished here for today.


*meme: (noun) an idea or element of social behavior passed on through generations in a culture, especially by imitation