No. 2 headscratcher: Last week I was at a city celebration/carnival with Patricia and we saw a dog with clothes on. That picture is not the dog we saw, but that was the closest looking picture I could find to what we saw: a little dog with some type of jacket on - in warm weather - while being pulled around by a boy in his early teens (I don't think I would have been caught dead with something like that, especially when I was that boy's age).
The other thing that struck me as odd was a sign I saw on a department store on my way to work. It mentioned a "half-yearly" sale. Half-yearly sale? Since when do department store shoppers have insufficient vocabulary to understand the term "semi-annual?"
Maybe since this happened:
That could be it.