I was driving home from the gym this morning, when I noticed the car behind me had a tall red to-go coffee cup on its roof. When we were stopped at the light, I poked my head out the window and waved to the driver, a handsome young asian man, and pointed to his roof. He promptly hopped out of his car and ran up to my window with a piece of paper in his hands as if he were lost and needed to ask directions, leaving his coffee cup on top. The light was about to change, but I rolled my window back down, and he said: "Congratulations. You just stopped a Starbuck's Red Coffee Cup Car. Because you were so nice you get a free Starbuck's Card." And he handed me an envelope with a Starbuck's card for $5. Then he drove off, weaving through traffic, the tall red to-go cup obviously glued to his roof.
How strange. Has this happened to anybody else?
In other news, some recent acceptances/appearances:
I discovered recently that a review of Saying the World by Jim Foy appeared in the summer issue of Poet Lore.
Four poems from Saying the World will be appearing in the 4th Edition of Behavior & Medicine (Hogrefe & Huber), a medical school/behavioral health text book, put out by University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, and edited by Danny Wedding.
My poem "Turning Straw Into Gold" (VQR Summer 2003) will be appearing in the writing textbook, Spinning Words Into Gold, edited by Maureen Ryan Griffin.
And a new poem is forthcoming in New England Review. Thank you C Dale.
Not a bad week.