A few months ago I painted the walls a fresh yellow color. I call it gold because people do not like yellow. When I say the word gold, or make up something like "autumn harvest" they rave about the color. I noticed that there was a large black scuff mark in the middle of the wall. At first I thought I had killed a ginormous spider which doesn't really sound like me. Then I realized that I don't kill spiders as much as I just let them have whatever room they are in and eventually move out. My second thought was..."Monsters?"
My neighbors put up the flag for Memorial Day, which is great. They also flew another flag underneath it. The only problem with the second flag is that it doesn't represent any existing ideals or countries. I know because I used to play "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" I can only assume that they have started their own country. As far as I can tell, their country looks a lot like my house.