1. I saw what can only be described as the Calico Bird of the Apocalypse this morning at the bird feeder: It was between a startling and a sparrow in size, and it looked just like a calico cat–black, brown, and white. And fluffy. I’ve never seen anything like it.
2. I accompanied my friend Sean–he of the Picnic watching and the not understanding the appeal of pets–to a party last night at a very posh home on Country Club Drive. The hosts had a pug puppy that had an “accident” in the course of the evening–or, as Sean put it, “That mammal just defecated in their house.”