1. overheard this morning at the hospital from the other side of the pink curtain:
Nurse: Have you ever had surgery?
Patient: When I was in grade school I had an emergency appendectomy, and while I was under they went ahead and took out my tonsils and circumcised me.
2. late afternoon encounter on Vine street with a young boy, about 8, while our dogs sniffed each other:
Me: That's a nice dog.
Boy: Yes, he only kills birds.