Here's looking at you, Kidney

I wish I didn't love you so much.   

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Take only what you need from it.


Like many abstract images before, I had this in my head and was trying to backtrack what it was and how it got there.  It's like when you remember a snippet of a song and it is not quite enough to track down the song, which happens to me A LOT.  I have spent literally years trying to track down songs before, which I mentioned here several years ago in the context of Starlings, which were actually related to the page through a quip of John Hodgman from the AoME audio book, as pertained to Lobsters.

 


Relatedness engine: firing on all cylinders tonight.

 

(I can actually tell you which of the 200-some pictures go with the ~200 URLs at left.  You can beef up your own relatedness engines! It's all about mentally tagging and synesthesia, and even better, it is practice-able!)

 

SO...what did I eventually remember about this icon?  Breaking it down--

Where: 

The original location of this icon was within a sub-square-centimeter on the bottom of a box of Maple-leaf shaped cream-filled cookies from Trader Joe's that some guest of one of my former housemates had brought to our house on Friday the 13th of November 2009.  That it was food that was not mine should have been obvious as I am not inclined to purchase fancy food.

When & Why:

It came up recently because the abandoned food was consumed toward the end of December as I was moving out of the house.  I also ate dehydrated beans leftover from a camping trip in 2002. (mmm...7 year old beans.)  I felt better about the beans as they were more nutritive, despite their age.  I, in turn, have forgotten 2 mini-tubs of ice cream in the freezer there.  I can still hear you saying you would never break the chain.


Who & What:

It's the logo of the National Kidney Foundation!  I don't know what they have to do specifically with cookies, but hey, they seem like nice folks. Hey, are you an organ donor?  Not to be morbid, but it's a pretty life-changing thing to do after your time is up.  Or even before your time is up.

 

ALL ABOUT ORGAN DONATION. 



Related soundtrack bits:

 

The most recent earworm I've identified after the fact. 

(All I had heard at the time was 6 seconds of the synth-keyboarded bit.)