I encountered a grown man talking into a lobster microphone. It was a big red lobster attached to a megaphone. He told me a story about his mother’s talent for portrait painting and awarded a stranger with nice shoes a pot of yellow flowers. She seemed baffled by the gesture. After that I purchased a package of tapioca starch for seventy-five cents at the Asian grocery. The stuff works great for making paper-mâché. After running into the man with the lobster I didn’t feel so strange carrying around a couple puppets in my computer bag.
While driving home, I noticed a sign for the fifty-two million dollar lottery prize. Buying a ticket was tempting, but I only had twenty-five cents left after purchasing the tapioca. When I arrived, I watched MTV Cribs for about five minutes. A man was sitting on an outdoor toilet facing the ocean on a private island in the Bahamas. I turned off the TV and made some campanelle with tomato sauce.