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.



I Could Have Sworn That Was Your Wife

I just saw my wife fixing to sneeze. In a slightly louder commanding voice with my left index finger pointed at her, I proclaimed, "Sneeze!"

She was obedient.

It was a beautiful thing.

One of us laughed.


Can you spell s-t-u-p-i-d? The national spelling bee declared two winners as a tie for first place because they ran out of words. Really? They really ran out of words on some official list. Like, um, maybe they didn't have time to find more words? Yes, that's probably it.


Why did my dog come into the kitchen to complain just now? Because I had not quite made it into the livingroom to sit down beside him to drink my coffee so I could be there to watch him tackle his brand new chewbone.

There are priorities.


I get a call from my favorite auto mechanic.

"The blower on your wife's car needs to be replaced."

I respond, "What? I didn't know anything about it."

He responds, "Is this Ernie?" (He has known me for at least twenty years.)

I respond yes, and then I ask what make of vehicle; I have a Mountaineer, black.

He responds, "No, this is a different car. I could have sworn that was your wife. Maybe it was a different 'Ernie'."

I ask him, "Do I still have to pay for the repair?" teasing him with a serious voice.

He responds with a no, and I hope he thought I was teasing him and I laughed, so maybe ....


Spring is getting better. My grape vines appear to be going to give us some grapes this year. It has warmed up enough so the pineapple plantation can move outside. We are finally getting some rain, but way behind for a typical year.


Just as I was falling asleep I get a strange question pop into my head: Is today Joseph Conrad's birthday?

Today is June 1st and Joseph Conrad's birthday was December 3rd, 1857. That is almost half a year off, I couldn't have been much more wrong than that.

Maybe I was thinking of a different Joseph Conrad.


fmcgmccllc said...

Did I tell you my next door neighbor Slavs are starting a vineyard?

esbboston said...

No, I don't think that you did. I have enjoyed the process so far of just watching them grow and figured I would have to wait about this long before I got any fruit. I hope to make some grape jelly in honor of my father, a wild fruit picker and jelly maker.

Rob Z Tobor said...

Will be back tomorrow to read Mr ESB I have had a long day in Brecon and need my sleep.

Rob Z Tobor said...

Can you run out of words I am confused I didn't think that was possible. Even Shakespeare made up new words and no one complained at him, I make up new words all the time, but then I can't type or spell so its rather easy.

You should have paid the bill and taken the car Mr ESB it must be worth more than the bill and it would have been fun to drive about in until someone wondered where their car was.

esbboston said...

Rob: THAT is a great idea! I wish I would have thought about that, that would have been cool. I wiLL have to let my mechanic know about that.

Badger said...

Cate is going to buy a dog. I need help.

esbboston said...

Badger: With Cate being gone often, then the dog will attach to you, so in reality Cate is buying you a dog. But how will your cats feel/respond? Big unknown. I am not a cat expert, its been several decades. Wow, a dog. A dog can be a blessing. I prefer dogs with big brains. I am thinking about getting an Australian Shepherd next. I am just so used to Cooper's communication abilities and games and friendship. Its all just a matter of spending time with them and talking to them. They love affection.

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