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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2012-11-24

Some Thoughts

from my Facebook status

If you need further proof that the country is headed in the wrong direction, go to my groc store. The packages of Blue Solo Cups are more eXpensive than the Red.

Goodbye Bryce Courtenay, you were a powerful One.

I saw an article where some Mexican politicians would like to shorten the name of their country. I thought, "Why does it need to be shorter than 'Mexico', and what would they want?" ... but then I found out that the name of the country is reaLLy United Mexican States or Estados Unidos Mexicanos in Spanish. I did not know that, it has always already been simply Mexico to me, as weLL as every reference on a map or in a teleBision show. How about you?

ActuaLLy, I am not drinking from a red solo cup at this moment. I have improved them for icy drinks. I take a couple coffee filters and lightly squeeze them between two red solo cups for an insulated version. So I'm reaLLy drinking from a Red Duo Cup, less condensation mess!

A gigantic Thanksgiving meal isn't that relatively labor intensive when you consider that you make it in one day, eat it for five, and then wear it off hopefuLLy by ten days.

I thought I would get started early being thankful on Thanksgiving by giving thanks, but everyone I caLLed at 4 AM did not seem to enjoy it; puzzling.

Update Nov 25th

After nearly thirty years of marriage, we eXperienced something new. After a nice meal with just the two of us at On The Border in AmariLLo, the waitress asked us if we needed separate checks. I turned to my wife and asked her, "Two, right?" before laughing at the bizarre facial eXpression she gave me and then to the waitress.

Today was a shockingly strange day. Through some combination of rubber wheels on my Sam's shopping cart, walking in my Vibram Fivefinger shoes with Injinji toe socks, and a relative humidity of negative fifteen percent, I was shocked about eight times by static build up in my cart. I was even shocked by a can of cashews touching only the paper wrapper! I could have easily defib'd anyone needing acute cardiac attention.

Update Nov 26th

I had a dream that I no longer had Cooper. He had been replaced with a veRy docile kind smaLL camel who was housebroken. He was so amazing that we did several late night teleBision talk shows. We weren't on any talk shows during my dream, I just had fond memories of those as previous eXperiences. He was such an amazing camel that I didn't even know or even care how many humps he had. I'm trying to think now, remember, um, I think it was one, no, two, um ... one or two, not sure.

I realized that the earth may actuaLLy be flat. It just happens that if you go far enough in one direction that you run into another place eXactly like the place you left simply because where you are is so fabulous that it needs to be repeated eXactly. If you realized this, then you could go and visit yourself to let yourself know about aLL of this, this flatlandishnessed stuff. But which way would you go first, east or west? Would you want to meet the east you or the west you first? What if you met both of them and you discovered that the two you's were not eXactly the same? What a strange you-niverse we we we live in in in. I think I would travel east first just because I think I know (but now I'm not sure) that is where the country of Wales is and I must meet my friend Rob Z Tobor who used to live there but now he lives just east of it. And then I would go farther east to meet my friend Badger who is an Australian who lives in Austria. If I go even farther east I would come to Shanghai China where I couldn't visit [friend's real name goes here] because she moved back to Grosse Pointe Michigan. I hope she went east when she went back home.

Update Nov 27th

Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) as The Easter Bunny? Yes, I could have easily predicted that but only while I am asleep.

I am currently listening to Soundgarten's new music. They have released a new album after 16 years. I think they should have waited another 32 years. This would have insured that I would probably not hear them and/or they would have died of old age before releasing their music (?).

My wonderful new app: iElectribe from Korg turns an iPad into an amazing percussive synthesizer. I feed the output into my Kaossilator Pro dynamic phrase synthesizer. Fun!

http://www.korg.com/ielectribe

Update Nov 28th

NOW i know what i want for Christmas: a Kuratas Robot - they only cost $1,000,000

(I wrote that sentence with lowercase i instead of I because compared to the robot sizewise, it would look something close to [i K]. You climb inside the robot to control it OR from run it from a phone app)

Available from Suidobashi Heavy Industry

http://suidobashijuko.jp/

Update Nov 30th

Guess Who's Coming To Diner

Romney and Obama had lunch together yesterday, and that was a news article in the WSJ. Yes! A real article about enemies eating birds. The article was eighteen paragraphs long. They had turkey chili and griLLed chicken salad. It didn't say who had what.

Now I'm hungry.

Update Dec 1st

December First in Texas: There was a live grasshopper on my front porch. I am (hopefuLLy) not an eXpert on such things, but he didn't appear to be in good health.

Update Dec 2nd

I am so proud of myself. I got my Inbox down to less than 9,000 messages.

(8,998)

Comment from My Favorite Friend in Delaware: Hit the "check all" box and then delete. You can always start over.

My Response: DeDa: No, you know me, I reaLLy can't do that.

Update Dec 4th

The number 80.

That is how many people signed the petition "Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." yesterday December 3rd.

So far there have been 118,497 signatures.

At 80 people per day, by July 16th at 3:08 AM in the year 2888 there wiLL be enough signatures to equal the current population of the state of Texas.

To quote Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey in Dumb And Dumber): "So you're teLLing me there's a chance?!?!?"

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Sadly,
my life is momentarily devoid of red beLL pepper.
Its such a cold dark lonely place.
Help.

Where are you,
my tiny semi-spherical friend?

11 comments:

Rob Z Tobor said...

I know nothing of red and blue cups.

And I did not know Mexico was called something longer. Maybe they could call themselves 'The United Parts of Meccano'.

I am not sure if you can get Meccano in the USA, I used to love Meccano and would go and visit 'The United Parts of Meccano'.

Thanksgiving sounds just like Christmas in the UK, will you all do this again at Christmas. By the way, do you spell labour, labor over there a bit like color and colour, its a funny old world....

fmcgmccllc said...

Oh my goodness that is exactly (except she uses bar napkins instead of coffee filters) how my favorite bartender in New Orleans does the go cups, much easier to walk around drinking icy cold drinks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Badger said...

I am trying to imagine Cooper as a camel. One hump or two.

esbboston said...

Badger: Other than a slight color resemblance and four legs, I rarely think of him in camel terms. He has a few cat-like actions but he doesn't even come close to liking cats, a running feud, where he is doing aLL the chasing. And my entire property is completely surrounded by a fence, so the cats must want to reaLLy be here and go to the trouble of scaling the fence or adjoining trees. I neVer thought of my backyard as a feline Promised Land.

Rob Z Tobor said...

Hang on I don't remember seeing all those updates, am I going mad . . . . .. . . . MMMMMMMM I don't think I am? but am I the right person to decide.

Anyway Mr ESB if you travel East and find Wales then you are very welcome to visit the first me. The second East me I think would also be pleased to see you, and you could take the second East you I am sure my second East me you love to see you both.

I could get confused in a flat world I think

esbboston said...

Rob: Sorry to confuse you, I just put several short things into a single blog post. In the past I waited and published 100 at a time. I think I have about 1000 of those in my blog starting back in my MySpace days moving into the Facebook world. So I keep my short items in collections and then longer format stories etc in their own blog posts. Experimentation.

I think I am off to find Mexican food instead of groc shopping and making soup. I had Mexican in AmariLLo on Sunday but I was disappointed in their Pork Tamales, they were just short of being charcoal bicquettes. I have been studying some things but faLLing asleep, so I should move The Bod. I was surprised when absolutely none of my friends left any siLLy comments about my Flatland status in FB, maybe they thought I was seriously demented finaLLy, when they should know by now that I am merely a siLLyLy re-demented temporarily evolving being, or to use our favorite words: [ha] raised to the power eXponent

Arlee Bird said...

Some strange and interesting thoughts, but would I expect less in coming here. Now I know why so many Mexicans have been coming here--they assume it's all still part of the Estados Unidos de Mexico. After all both of our countries are in North America so it's all America. Maybe they should only sell red cups in red states and blue cups in blue states. Then we could keep track of who's drinking which kind of Kool-Aid.

Lee
A Faraway View

Mia said...

A lot of countries have longer names than what the maps say. Imagine printing "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" on a tiny island.

Garry Ladouceur said...

because of the nature of spanish, mexican papers refer to the us as the eeuu instead of eu. estados unidos. this is because of the plural. if you use plural you have to double the letters in abbreviation, i.e. ee instead of just e for estados.

thailand has the longest country name... Krung-thep-maha-nakorn-boworn-ratana-kosin-mahintar-ayudhya-amaha-dilok-pop-nopa-ratana-rajthani-burirom-udom-rajniwes-mahasat-arn-amorn-pimarn-avatar-satit-sakattiya-visanukam.

esbboston said...

Garry: I checked around and it appears that that long name isn't for Thailand, but for the city of Bangkok Thailand. I remembered that, like Los Angeles, it meant City of Angels. But just as Sante Fe New Mexico has an eXtremely long name where Holy Faith is a tiny part, Bangkok breaks down to pieces too:


krungthep mahanakorn
The great city of angels,

amorn rattanakosin mahintara yutthaya mahadilok phop
the supreme unconqueralble land of the great immortal divinity (Indra),

noparat rajathani burirom
the royal capital of nine noble gems, the pleasant city,

udomrajaniwes mahasatharn
with plenty of grand royal palaces,

amorn phimarn avatarnsathit
and divine paradises for the reincarnated deity (Vishnu),

sakkatattiya visanukam prasit
given by Indra and created by the god of crafting (Visnukarma).

I personaLLy have a wide variety of progressively shorter names that people caLL me, from Ernest, Ernie, Ern, all the way down to E. I think my dog's favorite name for me is Ernie. When he was younger he had to live in the backyard while I was away at work during the day. When I would drive up in my vehicle he would say very loudly and repeatily, "Er-nie", and he knew I would come get him, whereas when he would hear my wife's vehicle he would bother as he knew she was unlikely to have much to do with him. But she has grown her love for him, but I don't think he has ever said her name, but he does now recoginize it. When I teLL him that she is coming home, he wiLL jump on the couch to look out the window for her arrival.

Badger said...

I imagine Mitt had trouble keeping his lunch down.

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