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.



Just To Prove That I Am The Best Child

Just to prove that I am the best child, I called my mother yesterday (the Saturday before) to wish her Happy Mother's Day. I checked the time in Australia and it was two minutes after midnight in Sydney, so it was already Sunday there. We laughed and talked in Aussie accents and made up goofy lines like, "Good day, mate! Happy Mate-er's Day!


When I discover that people are or want to be like me, I teLL them, "Ah, its a CURSE." And when they ask for more details, I say, "see, yoU aRe aS E." where E is Ernest.


I am busy writing lyrics for "Where Are You Rainstorm?" to the tune "Where Are You Christmas?" from the movie 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'. But my screenplay is titled 'How The Grinch Stole Spring'.

Meanwhile, about a fourth of Fritch TX burns down from a wildfire about a dozen miles west of me.


Silliness reigns.

I get a call from my wife.

"Can you come and get me?"

(Me): "Where are you at?" (Confused)

"At work."

"I am at work, too." (Same building, well, almost the same building)


Laughter on her end of the communication channel.

Oh, the semi-elderly.

I hang up and start singing our friend Angela's song, "Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind"


I post this in Facebook: I think I am getting new socks today. Yea!

After posting this status two of my young female friends who work at our building argue in the comments about which one of them gets to deliver the package to my office. Several interesting comments comparing their beauty and intelligence. They are sisters. In the end I let each of them deliver the package while the other one isn't there.

It greatly delays me actually getting to wear the socks, but I have plenty of toe socks for my Vibrams.


Your refrigerator can appear magical at 3:40 AM.

I open the door and when I look down there appears to be a yogurt container floating in mid-air.

Then I realize it is on a clear glass plate that is really a lid for a casserole dish upside down.

The lid is sticking way out over the shelf front more than halfway. It is being held in place cantilevered by a container of uncooked hashbrown potatoes.

At this point I stop investigating The Magic Phenomenon and close the door and I supress the thought of wondering how aLL those things got in those positions.

All this was possible because I open a disturbing e-mail at 2:00 AM letting me know how incompetent the Epson people are at handling shipments, now multiple instances of "overnight" deliveries taking a week or not even arriving at aLL, and now my story with Epson warranty service gets longer and stranger. I am thinking my next printer will be a Canon, but a "cannon" would be nice about now, too.


I want an IGNORE ALL GAME INVITATIONS option in Facebook.


Rob Z Tobor said...

That rather leapt about from subject to subject so I will focus on two important issues.

I hope your printer issues are sorted soon. Complain to head office it pays to go to the top.

IGNORE ALL GAME INVITATIONS option in Facebook . . . Is a very good option.

fmcgmccllc said...

But, I want to know more about the uncooked hash brown potato cantilevering issue.

Badger said...

Excuse me - what is your mother doing in Australia?

esbboston said...

Rob: sometimes my blog posts are about one particular story or incident, and other times they are a collection of short blobs of thought and or tiny incidents. The ones that are collections wiLL have "-----" demarcations.

fmcgmccllc: I so rarely get to use the word cantilever in conversation. I wiLL try that the neXt to I go to Amarillo and my wife is being bad in a silly way, I will tell her that I am going to take her to The Pavillion (loony bin) and ask the guy at the front desk, "Can't I leave her with you?" Of course my wife has absolutely no idea what a cantilever is so I will need to have a diagram already prepared, perhaps some Rube Goldberg drawings.

esbboston said...

Badger: I just used Australia as an excuse to be able to call my mother to wish her Happy Mother's Day, while it was just barely Sunday in Australia by two minutes after midnight in Sydney, it was still Saturday in Texas and Oklahoma. I told my mother about you moving to Indiana, she thinks it is pretty cool that I have friends all around the globe through blogging.

I tried something interestingly different at The Salt Grass restaurant yesterday, a fondue called Seafood Fondeaux. It went well with a shot of Drambuie.

esbboston said...

Description: Crawfish, shrimp & mushrooms sautéed in a cream sauce, then baked with romano & jack cheese.

Badger said...

OK now i get it. I am a bit slow sometimes.

esbboston said...

My slowtimes are slowly becoming moretimes instead of sometimes.

New Blog for My Abstract Art ... Come Visit

Click HERE for the Art of Ernest S B Boston

These are pieces that I have generated mainly using computer art tools. Enjoy !

Something New:

I am also in the process of linking my poetry blog entries together. This project is only partially finished. A "Poetry LINK" at the bottom of the blog entry points to the next older piece of poetry.

First poem in the series of linked poems ....

Turn Gold Out of the Darkness

Turn Gold Out of the Darkness

Blog Archive

My Art

These are some of my abstract art pieces. They are available as prints, send me a note if you are interested.

Couch Glow

Couch Glow

Gold As Smoke

Gold As Smoke

Flowing Wood

Flowing Wood