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.

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2012-02-14

There Is No Hostage Situation

While sitting on my couch in the living room it sounded like there was someone nearby outside talking through a bullhorn, like in a police stand-off. I immediately thought there must be another hostage situation going on. So I went to the back door and opened it a bit. But it was just one particular neighbor's dog barking very strangely out of all the other dogs, maybe a dozen or so sporadically barking at and after each other, ad museum. I did have the proper spelling 'ad nauseum' already in place, but I just wanted to see if you were awake.

Its not like we have hostage situations very often.

Anyway, happy valentines day. Yes, I wrote that in lower case h-v-d, I am just not that eXcited enough to go to the effort of doing the whole H-V-D uppercase letter thingie today. I did manage to make Uncle Ern's World Famous Soup for lunch. I think I improved the recipe by only using half a can of tomato sauce instead of none or one. Much earlier I also put a photo blog post online as well. I reaLLy need to go groc shopping as well. I must have cherry cheesecake soon, very very soon. It has been a few days since I have had a slice. Mmm, cherries! Okay, the cherry thoughts are beginning to eXcite me.

Oh! I just now realized that I left the oregano out of my soup! I am always amazed at how your mind can suddenly remember something that you forgot to do hours before, something you have done hundreds of times in your life. [YES] I have made my soup many times. I will add some oregano before I eat the second half of it, if I remember!

My Mondays are now completely different. I am now watching The Voice, and Smash. I love Katharine McPhee's voice. But I miss Whitney very much and that is the main point of sadness in my life right now, her passing.

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12 comments:

Rob Z Tobor said...

I note there is a lot of food stuff going on of late Mr ESB ..........Goodnight my cyberspace science friend

WORD VERIFICATION .... oulag

esbboston said...

Rob Z T: Tis the season to eat. It is getting close to Easter, and Easter is either 50% or 66.666% 'eat' depending on how you choose to measure it. It is a shame though, that I improperly nonoreganoed myself today, And I even have better than average freeze-dried oregano very close, one inch away, from where I got the bottle of Tabasco Sauce on the refrigerator shelf.

Jewels said...

An ad museum might be interesting to visit.

esbboston said...

Jewels: As much as I like to study teleBision commercials an ad museum would be interesting. I will have to see where there is an advertising museum, they are bound to eXist somewhere.

Marianne said...

I'm sad about Whitney, too. She was such a fixture of my youth. Hope things get beter and you don't forget any more oregano!

Pearl said...

What's up with the capitalizations, Mr. Boston?

Next there will be a secret handshake. :-) Can't wait.

Pearl

esbboston said...

Pearl: I just have a few words and strange transformations.

A) Any word that starts with "ex" that isn't the first word in a sentence usually has the x in uppercase.
B) The word television is spelled with an uppercase B instead of a v. A "B" in Russian makes a v sound.
C) The word really has uppercase L's, so reaLLy.

There may be others - do you think we need a secret handshake. Hope there are no cats eating your lunch!

esbboston said...

Rob Z T: oulag Definition

I thought about this word "oulag". And then I thought about it some more. Nothing. Then I thought about it one and a third more times and finally figuRed out a definition. But first a question: Are you familiar with the three letter combination "IOU" which is a way of making a promise that you will payback back a debt, a promissary note? The IOU stands for "I owe you". I wasn't sure if IOU's were a common eXpression in the UK. So, now on to part two: oulag is the amount of time that it takes to be repaid for an IOU, where the word lag is a synonym for delay. "oulag" is pronounced "owe you lag". Finally, part three: my friend Eddie at lunch today came up with a completely different daffynition for "oulag" that involved Oklahoma University, because when Eddie hears "ou" Eddie thinks uppercase OU and in our part of thee world it is a famous university, well, at least famous for American football. And then derived from Eddie's college based delays, or lags, I devised an ou squared lag, or ou²lag word which means the delay a student eXperiences when switching from OU - Oklahoma University to attend OU - Oxford University.

Aysh said...

I've never made soup, but I want to!
I loves me some soup.

esbboston said...

Aysh: Soup is a wonderland, and a wanderland, of eXperimentation and testing your tastebuds.

Julie Hutchinson said...

Yum - I just love soup - and oregano.
These darn word verification things are getting toooooooo hard to read.
Is that eptedBraMuch or eptsdBraMuch?

esbboston said...

Julie: I just noticed that the word verification had suddenly reached new levels of absurdity in recognition by normal human beings. It has the effect of discouraging real humans from leaving comments, which is utterly ridiculous because the whole purpose is to prevent robots. I reaLLy want to know who the evil geniuses are that are creating vision systems capable of robotically reading WordVeri's just so that blog comments can be compromised. FIRST of all, who would want to do that, what is to be gained be leaving junk messages robotically in comment sections? Mind numbingly stupidity, graffiti on the Internet.

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