Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



Two-day's Short Thoughts, Some Scary

Tamie: "Have you had your cheese this evening?"
Cooper: wags tail, "no-ar"
I crack up laughing as Tamie gets out of her chair.
Tamie: "Well let's get you a piece of cheese!"

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I figured out the perfect Halloween disguise: a Dyson vacuum cleaner. When they offer the bowl of goodies - ))))))))))))-> in my bag!

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Uh-Oh, puppy is chasing something in his dreams again. Squirrel? Cat? Bird?

S Q U I R R E L !!!

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OWS: "Tents are a form of speech"? Well, maybe they are confused with past tense, present tense, & future tense.

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I interview myself quite often, and most of the time I get the answers correct. Its the questions I get wrong. You're probably thinking right now, is he talking about talking to himself? And you are probably going to be surprised when I say no and yes.

One of my blog friends asked if I had transcripts of my interviews with myself.

My Response: Transcripts? Hmmm, probably buried eXtensively throughout my blog with a very light coat of top soil.

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Just made the best German Chocolate Cake ever!!! I added 4 eggs instead of the 3 the recipe called for. Mmm...

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I saw a news report that a New York couple were trying to obtain the trademark for "Occupy Wall Street", with an obvious attempt to make money from it. There will always be poor people and rich people, and poor people trying to become rich people by taking even more of the poor peoples money for cute OWS hats and bumper stickers.

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There were big major drug bust and money laundering arrests in my city today after a year long investigation. At least 4 members of a family that have several local businesses, with the news channel last night mentioning so many grams of methamphetamines and 5 kilograms of cocaine. The flooring company down the street from our business is just part of the empire under investigation.

My sister-in-law asked my wife, "what are we going to do now?". We have already paid for our floor to be laid in the new nail section of our store and the job has only been partially completed. We are waiting on equipment and plumbing before we can even do the flooring. Interesting situation.

The currently incarcerated flooring shop owner has done many floor jobs for us over the past twenty some years at our residence and business buildings. The next to the most recent job back around March of this year was a small room for our sun tanning room for our business. When my wife and I were leaving town that day she asked me, "I bet you can't guess how much [owner's name] charged us for the floor today". She told me the figure and I was flabbergasted.

I am a very fair and honest person. I immediately called him on my cell phone and demanded to know why he had charged me so little, was he sure that he got the bid correct for the size of room and the amount of labor (?!?!?) His response was jovial - he had probably never had this particular (argumentative) conversation with a customer before. He said that he would charge more on the next job.

Based on another report of a drug bust in Florida this week, that 5 kilograms of cocaine has a street value of approximately $200,000 dollars. I am not sure what the quantity of the methamphetamines were. And to think I was worried about a flooring job bid.

Link to news story: Channel 4 Coverage

Remember, innocent until proven guilty.


Friko said...

Your thought rambles amuse me. Hope you get your floors finished.

Cheese for dogs? Mine would get stomach cramps.

esbboston said...

Friko: I think the flooring company was back open to some degree yesterday - they have several employees. I think my wife was going to have them send the rest of the roll of linoleum to our shop and put it in the storage area. Hopefully we get the installation performed, as that was part of the payment which has already been made. I saw follow up news articles that detailed the supposed money laundering and they mentioned jail times for the male owner in the up-to life in prison with a 10 million dollar fine. I have heard reports that all their fancy automobiles were rounded up, even some that were gifts to other people not charged in the mess.

I liked your word "charitea" on your recent post, interesting behind the scenes story.

Cooper is an absolute cheese addict. Sometimes I have forgot to put some on his food and he complains verbally, and refuses to eat!

esbboston said...

My eye-brain-vocabulary-typing-rhyming-proof reading skills are definitely going downhill. I noticed a funny subliminal typo on the drug story just now. In the first line I originally had "dust bust" instead of "drug bust". Then I thought, well, isn't cocaine kind of a powdery/dusty substance? Not sure, never met any in real life, I've only "seen" it in the movies.

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