Whelp, today’s the day I fly back to West Palm to wrap things up (literally — I need to pack a lot of shit). Fittingly, I just stumbled upon this article from The Palm Beach Post saying that the Pottery Barn we live above may soon become an H&M.
I’m not sure if living above an H&M would be better than living above a Pottery Barn. But it is strange to think that after we move, the entire front of the building could change. So if/when we go back to West Palm to visit, everything might look different… like we slipped into a time rift and our two years living there never happened…
Okay, I guess it’s not that crazy. Storefronts change. Maybe the weirdest thing is that we lived at a mall to begin with. I will miss our balcony though — and the constant fear that one of our potted plants could fall off the ledge and kill some unsuspecting shopper.
Modern Asian joint Fuku was denied a trademark request from the state on the grounds that its name is “immoral,” reports WPTV.
The word is Japanese for “good fortune,” but even so, it’s just a little too close to that four-letter word in English. Some passersby told the station that it looked like the name was “f—k you.”
When they first put up a massive “Fuku coming soon” sign, I felt no urge to titter. I wasn’t outraged either. I simply figured it was pronounced foo-koo (in the same style as “Fugu”).
Now doesn’t that seems like a reasonable explanation? Like something an adult could easily grasp and explain to children?
The first thing I did when I awoke was gasp violently for air. My pounding heart sent shockwaves throughout my entire body as I clutched my forehead and recalled the last few moments of a near-fatal deep-sea dive. There were viperfish nipping at my heels… ominous shadows moving in the dark blue void around me… and in an instant I was here, on the couch - alone and drunk.Read more