Day 503: Non sequiturs

According to some definition-writing dude (or dudette) who is not Samuel Johnson, a non sequitur is

a conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement.

I like examples.

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I like this photo:

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I’m going back to work tomorrow, after an absence of over a month, for a few hours.

I don’t know if there is a special name for buttons that have sayings on them.

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I am very grateful to my readers.

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Lately, my computer cursor can suddenly disappear, for no reason.

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Look at this photo!

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My niece, Victoria, is appearing in a play today.

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I don’t own this:

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My son, Aaron, has been singing songs from the musical “Assassins.”

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We saw several monkeys yesterday.

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What’s your favorite kind of food?

Thanks to pizza, to Samuel Johnson, to ideas and words that pop up out of nowhere, to gray squirrels, to sequiturs (whatever the heck those are), to family, friends, and neighbors, to ancient Latin, and to you — sacre bleu*! — for reading.


* A term of astonishment. I don’t know why it popped up today.

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41 thoughts on “Day 503: Non sequiturs

  1. This is just like the thing about Gardiner’s frogs, who can hear through their mouths despite having no tympanic middle ear. Glad I made the connection!

  2. and the sparrows are having a bath here.
    Have some calm and interesting hours tomorrow.

  3. I saw monkeys last weekend, although I did not go to Starbucks that day. This post is an excellent example of non sequiturs! What don’t they have a society for these days?
    Diana xo

  4. Have a great first day sitting back behind your desk, Ann, and may Aaron get a part in a musical.

  5. Fun post, Ann.

  6. Niko

    I too love pizza! πŸ˜›

  7. Ann, this is the first time I’ve seen non sequiturs in a photo format. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Pizza be good.

  8. As always a great post . I was not aware of the word ” non sequiturs ” and its meaning .Thanx for adding a new word in my vocabulary .

  9. I love this post! Non-sequiturs are a regular thing in a house with a child on the spectrum, and I often get a kick out of them.
    I love the button picture, too.
    Good luck tomorrow!

  10. Good luck tomorrow!
    Enjoy some pizza; laugh with the monkeys; come back with both your socks.

    • I might come back with pizza, laugh with both socks, enjoy the monkeys, and hold the luck of this comment.

  11. I’d make up a non sequitur of my own, but I always make such perfect sense. Do you prefer coffee or tea?

  12. I would have told you sequiturs are ‘secateurs’ which says a lot about my knowledge of gardening and the English language! Huh?? πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for increasing my vocabulary with that word, which means “a pair of pruning clippers for use with one hand.” This actually could become a non-non-sequitur, if we wished, connecting to my left-handed response to the comment above.

      What does that tell you about MY knowledge of gardening and the English language?

      As always, Alarna Rose, great to learn from you!

  13. I hope you know his quote on London too πŸ™‚

    • At first I thought this was the perfect non sequitur. Whose quote? Then I realized it must be Samuel Johnson. So I googled away and found this: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” I believe I heard that quote when I was in London, last summer. Thank you, Alex!

      • I quoted it on mine too but would have seemed cheeky to quote it here. I totally agree with him, biased as I am ha. His Museum is nice too. When were you in London last?

      • Last August. And that would have been totally non-cheeky — that is, completely okay — to quote that here. I shall have to visit his museum, in the future.

  14. Love Pizza and monkeys , but just get pizza! 😦 Do love squirrels too though and they are here too! πŸ™‚
    fun post!

    • What color are the squirrels there … I’m wondering. So great to see you here, Ute!

      • I see only grey squirrels here around my house. Still in Britain are also red squirrels but I haven’t seen that many!

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  16. “mi casa es mi casa”

    Now…why do I love that so much??
    Great photos

  17. You are so great! This is so clever…and fun! And here I thought I was the only person who went around singing from the soundtrack “Assassins.” I think this means I would really like your son, too! πŸ™‚

    • I love the way you think, write, and sing, and I’m sure my son would, too. This comment is NOT a non sequitur.

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