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.



Scorpians and Well Positioned Snacks

After nearly thirty years of marriage I discovered something new. A strange noise near my horizontal ear. I turn over and there is a bag of potato chips in bed with me. This is handy, but I reaLLy need coffee, but it is not arriving automaGically.


[Note to Cindy: at least it wasn't a scorpi-'can']

[Note to aLL others: a scorpi-can is a scorpian you kiLL with a can.
Score: You:1-Bug:0]

[Note to self: without coffee the word 'scorpian' appears to be speLLed wrong]

Yesterday on the Facebook story about the brutaLLy murdered scorpian I left this comment:

It would be sad if scorpions were reaLLy the kindest beings in the universe with a great sense of humor, but we'LL neVer know .... [stomp]

Now I notice that yesterday I speLLed the bug as 'scorpion' in that comment, so I reaLLy need that coffee.

Currently reading an interesting book, forty percent finished. 'Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries'


One of the reason I go to my local diner is to have chats with the cook. We mainly talk about physics, but other science as weLL. Last night he asked me this question:

"Do you know what separates man from other animals?"

And my correct answer but not the one he was looking for: "Nitrogen"

Nitrogen is the main constituent of the atmosphere at our level. I crack up laughing. He soon joins me, followed by one of us saying "oxygen", then me saying "argon is third at 0.93 percent"

The answer he told me (and this answer makes sense considering his occupation) "man cooks things, animals don't. There are some animals that use tools, some animals that [ranch and farm], but none that cook."

I told him that soon Sandy might hire a robot to possibly take his place.

This morning I just now realized that raccoons do wash their food if a stream of water is veRy handy. There are probably a few human chefs who don't properly wash things, including themselves.


Rob Z Tobor said...

Cooking is not something that you would invent like say the combustion engine. So why did we start cooking, was it an accidental find after a forest fire. A nicely roasted Mammoth or the like by hunters, which still manifests itself in the male of the species at a BBQ, all those deep rooted DNA responses.

What are the potato chips (crisps in the UK) doing in the bed.

esbboston said...

Rob: What are the potato chips doing in bed? At the moment they appear to be motionless.

Joanne Noragon said...

I wondered about the chips, too. Glad I didn't ask. I doubt I could live with scorpions. I've never heard anyone say they'd trade shovelling snow for scorpions any day.

Rob Z Tobor said...

HAH HAHHAH HAhah hah hah hah ha hhah ha hah ah hahah hah ahah, they tend to do that it is part of the element of surprise in their hunting technique

esbboston said...

Joanne: Since I have been in Texas I have seen 5 tarantulas, 3 scorpions, and 0 tornadoes in about 40 years.

esbboston said...

Rob: I could easiLLy imagine a reenactment of Kill Bill using potatoes for actors.

Marianne said...

Your humor kills me. And I love the line about eating out in order to talk pyschics. Who made you??


esbboston said...

Marianne: 'Pyschics'? ... that kinda looks like psychics, no, I think I wiLL stick to physics. It is autumn though, and my mom just gave me some great pumpkin bread, so I am going to be studying pie-sics alot, mainly pumpkin pie, complete with whipped topping! I have claimed in the past to have ESP, but in my case it just stands for 'Ernie's Special Powers' which has nothing to do with real -hahaha- ESP. Hope you are having a wonderful weather time, we have had a gorgeous Oct and Nov so far, although we could use some moisture.

esbboston said...

Marianne: Who made me? I mainly blame my boss of 25 years. I had a wonderfuLLy bright logical funny PhD chemist for a boss, plus I like my mother and foLLow her advice some of the time. Most people don't have the same supervisor for practicaLLy their entire career in our modern times.

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