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 Hope So

I have a hard time understanding why the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was so upset that some Russian warships were in international waters off the coast of Australia while the G-20 Conference is being held.

It was reported that he was going to "physically confront Putin" about the issue. So ... I am wondering: Arm Wrestling, Boxing, or maybe a runway competition like in the movie 'Zoolander'?

Yes! I want to see the Zoolander scene again.

Question: Is David Bowie available?

I seem to recall the exact same thing happening with our navy when Obama went to Africa.


Hope. In my mind there is veRy little room for hope of any kind. I don't waste my time hoping for things. I think its because I am a scientist and mathematician. I don't waste my emotional resources 'hoping' people or situations will change. I have lived such a long time and been through so much that I can predict the future way too many times with absolutely no effort. I have no special powers, I am just observant.

Comedy. That is what I love.

My wife, son and his dog are leaving the house on a journey. From the bedroom I hear her say they are leaving and why and for how long and when they will be back. I reply simply, "I hope so."

She responds in a serious voice, "What does that mean?"

I don't respond. I giggle slightly. I am thinking "Why do I have to explain myself to someone who has lived with me for several decades? Why do I have to explain 'hope' to a middle aged woman? Did my voice sound like I knew something sinister was up, or diabolically plotting your demise?" I giggle some more. 

I hope she gets me some petite diced tomatoes while she is gone. See how silly that sounds. I will text her so she actually might go get some. But if she doesn't my semi-complete batch of gumbo will just be delayed farther into the future. I hope.

I realized that the main times I hope for something is for someone else to get well.


You begin to have doubts about your quality of life when you find a goathead sticker on the inside of your underwear. Luckily I found it before putting on the underwear.

Goathead stickers are terrible. Tribulus terrestris.


In my dream I'm on a road trip with comedic actor Kevin Nealon, but he fell asleep while driving after only going five blocks. I desparately try to convince him to let me drive but he refuses. Finally I decide to ride in the back seat thinking I am less likely to die back there and I can throw things to hit him in the back of his head to keep him awake. (hah! The logic we have in our dreams.)


Update: She never received my text message because she didn't bother to take her cell phone. No tomatoes, incomplete gumbo.


Rob Z Tobor said...

I tend to hope I might win the Lottery over here. I have had the same six numbers since it started and they are now hard wired into my mind. So it would be annoying to win but not win by not having a ticket. I am lucky enough that I dont need to win so my level of hope is a sort of enthusiastic optimism and each week I complain that the machine has pulled out the wrong six numbers and it is therefore a hopeless machine.

I would not advise any sort of physical confrontation with Mr Putin, I would be concerned he might cheat and I suspect he is not nice if he is defeated by other politicians.

You could have added the goat head stickers to the gumbo instead of the tomatoes, and them as folk ate it, just happen to mention that they might find a goats head in their meal. . . .

esbboston said...

Rob: I play the same 6 numbers every week, twice a week. My ticket is good for 5 weeks at a time, so I have to manage when it is time to get a fresh card. But the worst part is aLL to often I have worked aLL day Thursday without first checking to see if I became a bazillionaire the night before. That would be just t'rrible to have been mopping floors, cleaning, on Thursday morning not knowing that I was eXtremely filthy rich.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday. Do they eat much turkey in The Land of Rob?

esbboston said...

Rob: I saw that goathead sticker are s'pposed to have some medicinal properties.

Rob Z Tobor said...

We dont have thanksgiving over here. well I dont think we do, we certainly dont in our little village. we do have Harvest lunches in the spring and Autumn. . .

Us Brits tend to eat Turkey at Christmas only. The plan is to buy one so large it will not fit in the cooker then attack it with an axe to get it in the cooker and then eat it in various forms for several weeks. . . However my wife is a vegetarian and all the kids turn up on Boxing day so I buy a small free range chicken and eat the whole thing for christmas dinner. Interestingly we bought the very beast today and it is now in the freezer.

I quite like goats cheese rather than their heads

esbboston said...

Rob: It seems like I saw a pizza at the store made with goat cheese, I wiLL have to try it out. I am not sure if I have ever ate anything goat related and my father-in-law has been raising them since around 2007. He never butchers or milks them, just a bunch of expensive pets. Several were killed by neighborhood dogs one time, practicaLLy wiped out his herd, except for the few young ones that were locked up with his own Rottweillers, but they were defenseless to defend his herd that night as they were confined.

Badger said...

The Australian Prime Minister is an asshat who stood up at the G20 conference and boasted that he had dismantled Australia's carbon trading scheme - just as all first world counties are implementing them. He also closed all the renewable energy agencies - and for the first time since 1938 we do not have a Science Minister. He is a asstrog.

esbboston said...

Badger: I get to learn aLL kinds of new words from you as weLL as several interesting things Australian.

fmcgmccllc said...

Day late and a dollar short, I am not a big fan of the cell phone, too many ways for it to screw up. Petite tomatoes, are those the Red Gold Diced? Love those tomatoes.

Big Daddy is cooking a 13 pound turkey for the 2 of us, should work out just fine.

Happy Thanksgiving.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: Happy Turkey Day!!! My older son is deep frying a couple turkey's today. But I missed the proper time gap between the time the first one was finished before it went into "hiding" before the meal time, and my daughter-in-law won't let me have a taste; terrible treatment!!!! So I am starving. It is very warm here for Thanksgiving.

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