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.



Saving Private Susie

I have been working on three projects. I didn't mean to, it was just a de-painting job at first, but then an "emergency" insulating project interrupted the de-painting before I could even start the painting, and then The Wife begged me to help her with a display case refinishing project. Three large cases. The third project of the display cases involved heavy object moving and straining, but at least I was off the ladder, The Up & Down, of the first two projects.

I teLL you aLL that to let you know that by earlier this afternoon my left leg had joined the right in a pain revolt. A charlie-horse had bothered the right leg through the previous night of little sleep.

I was in the middle of buying lumber and decided to go home for some ibuprofen and maybe coffee, and an ice water refiLL. Cooper needed me by then as weLL.

So I laid down on my bed with the iPad propped on the night stand with Cooper snuggled at my feet, waiting for the coffee to finish brewing and the ibuprofen to do its molecular magic. I had no intention of visiting dreamland, but I did while journeying-journaling through Wall Street on the iPad.

So the dream begins as I am going to see my best friend Susie. I drive to her country "estate" to help her with her bionic leg devices, something akin to the movie "Iron Man", only simpler, just legs. There is actuaLLy nothing wrong with Susie's legs in the real world.

She is eXcited to get her leg-so-skeletons but part way through the fitting & adjusting process a wasp lands on the side of her head in the temple region. It is searching for a place to driLL and for some reason I can not get Susie's attention, she keeps talking, my arms seem powerless to lift, to move, to shoo the inject-insect away. FinaLLy the anger is building up and I start huffing and puffing Three Little Pigs style, and I interrupt and irritate the injecter-insecter, and he stares back scowling at me and it seems I can read his mind, he is not happy. Then it appears he is fixing to launch and I can sense he is headed my way!

FinaLLy I build up aLL my strength and simultaneously say veRy BAD BAD words, and I take a swing to eject the insect from Susie's head.

In the real world my fist collides with the iPad and it lands face down on the bedroom carpet. But it is not a boxing knock-out, because suddenly a woman's voice is talking on the iPad. Yes, in the real world I hear a woman's voice coming from the floored device and I sit up on the side of my bed and crack up laughing. In aLL this commotion Cooper has not moved. He just looks at me wide eyed wondering. What is happening to my Ernie, why the violence, the cursing?!?!?

The Wall Street Journal app just h-app-ened to be open to a story about colleges setting up a "good-bye buffer station" to make the child-parent departing process easy and fast, emphasis on getting the parents to leave. My fist just happened to punch the button to start the video interview of Sanette Tanaka, Wall Street Journal reporter. ActuaLLy it was the louder woman in the interview that I first heard, but I couldn't find her identity.

Once I had my coffee cup fiLLed, I caLLed Susie to teLL her about my dream. I told her I had been busy saving her life. She thought it was interesting, and that I have the wildest dreams. She also asked about what meds I was on, but I told her just ibuprofen, just two tablets.


Shelly said...

I'm sure Cooper is grateful he was not on the receiving end of your punch!

esbboston said...

Shelly: I accidentaLLy step on him from time to time, but after six and a half years that is getting rarer. If I am at home he is usuaLLy veRy close by.

Rob Z Tobor said...

The ipad has just increased in my estimation of its abilities. The fact you can punch it knocking to the floor and it still works is impressive, but to have it then talk to you is like WOW... My PC or grumpy laptop would not do that. I hope the pain has subsided a bit now (that's you not the ipad).

Had you hit a child it is true to say that the "good-bye buffer station" to make the child-parent departing process easy and fast......... would be very fast indeed.

Nice Diploma by the way

fmcgmccllc said...

When we moved Punkin Head into his first dorm I do not think it took 7 minutes, he had all his buddies there and it was by mom and dad. Did not hear from him until November.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: I remember being veRy eXtremely homesick when my parents dropped me off at college for about 5 minutes, then I discovered the massive library, my true home away from home. It had a coffee dispenser, the kind that dropped the cup down and fiLLed it with some kinda nasty brown junk. Mmmm, memories. Oh, plus I started karate class and met *a girl* from Hawaii, in karate class. I think our first kiss was several weeks later on the sidewalk ... by the library.

Badger said...

Never heard the term charlie-horse before.

esbboston said...

Badger: I believe in Australia it is caLLed a corked thigh, or "corky", according to Wikipedia.

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