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2011-12-31

I Am Not of Odd

Odd ?

6 AM
After suffering the incessant early morning rumble of the neighbors car as it warms up for twenty minutes, an investment in an engine block heater (from my funds) for his go-cart is looking, no: *sounding*, yes, sounding like a pretty good deal.

Noon
You know you've had an interesting vivid recurring dream-nightmare when you wake up and try to call your friend and chew him out (jokingly) for not rescuing you. He was s'pposed to be there with the key to open the door! I even woke up and went back to sleep (I think) a couple of times to the same very vivid dream! I thought I woke up screaming. My wife says that I was not screaming.

I wasn't able to reach my friend by telePhone, but I was able to tell him in person at the restaurant today.

6 PM
Here is something truly Odd. Inside the CNN website you can declare a city in order to get local news. I had set up my birthplace in order to stay up with news from South Dakota. But today I noticed something Odd. The name of the city had been changed to "Odd, WV". Yes, there is such a place.

Odd is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA. It is located along Tommy Creek. Zip Code 25902.

I don't know how this got changed. I suspect either children or elves.

8 PM
I am making a batch of soup, Uncle Ern's World Famous Soup, and part of it will be a gift to my friend who didn't rescue me in the dream. It was either bake him a German Chocolate Cake or do the soup, and so I made him soup. Those are the things I am making my friends for the holidays.

11 PM
Ick!!! I just got kissed by Tom Hanks. Nothing quite like having Tom's mouth completely cover my entire 46 in diagonally measured HD teleBision set. At least there was about 7 feet of distance from my face to the surface of my teleBision set. Oooh, I just realized this is a stupid rerun as well. I saw the latter part of this Letterman show episode of Tom Hank's interview last week but somehow missed The Mistletoe Big Ick Kiss. I guess I should mention there was mistletoe involved, that was why Hanks was kissing a teleBision camera. But I understood he was sending the kiss to his son for his birthday. Sounds Odd and it wasn't even happening in West Virginia.

Here is the European "Odd" thing I learned today, also from Tom. Volkswagen makes a van called the "California" but it is not available for sale in the United States of America, therefore not in California. I checked that fact on wikipedia.

At least I know my level of patience. I am looking forward for the year 2013 to get here to show all these idiots that the world isn't going to end in 2012. An interesting twist on the Mayan calendar is that the Mayans are long gone. And 2012 is a LEAP YEAR so I even have to wait an eXtra day for 2013 to get here. I may have moved to Odd by then.

Extra Note to "My Lucy": 

Dear Lucy, if you are reading this I just wanted to let you know I didn't stay downtown to visit with you today because it was not a good day for me to chit chat. Too many sad things all rolled up in too small of a time period. I even got tired of people wishing me to have a happy day as I went about taking care of business at several locations. Yes, I know, we do that all the time in Texas, "Have a nice day!". I didn't feel very Texan-y today, sorry. I will catch you the next time you come to town. We will giggle-fest like always when I see you next time. Love, Ernest

3 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Esbboston - your post is marked at 2.04 am. Did you have another bad dream? I hope you can enjoy your sadness, I've noticed that if you do it doesn't last so long. I hope 2012 is a good year for you.

esbboston said...

It was published at 2 AM after working on gathering the pieces during the day and finishing the writing later on into the morning. I had tried sleeping around 5 PM until 8 PM, very poorly. I woke up to too much teleBision (wife) noise but overcame that with a combination of ear plugs, Bose noise reduction headphones and the gentle background noise of the kitchen eXhaust fan while cooking abunch, and washing afew dishes. The year 2011 was very good and before I had published the current blog post I had actually been working on my final post of the year which is close to done, just waiting on my almost midnight tail end of the year to publish it. My wife and I are just dealing with a loss in her family and some ongoing health issues. There will always be an occasional evil person who ruins your day by not keeping their promises, luckily mine are few, but yesterday was one. I have been thinking about North Korea too much lately, and sometimes that amuses me by their actions and stupid words, but overall it is a great sadness knowing about the helplessness of tens of millions of people living in abject poverty, darkness, cold and hunger, with a crazy man in charge who is fat, ferocious, and well fed with his finger on a nuclear launch button. At least the average Iranian can have some access to the outside world to see or hear something beyond their mess if they choose reality.

fmcgmccllc said...

I did not know this is a leap year. I wonder how the Chinese will explain that, they have an explanation for everything. There is group now that wants to change the new year celebration to Jan 1 as they are the leader of the world and should be the first to celebrate.

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