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.



Determining My Cause of Death

I have figured out how I am going to die. It will be by heart attack because someone, most likely my wife, frightened me.

I spend a great deal of time alone, either at home or at work. When I am at home my dogs are almost always with me, but I am away from other humans. So my dogs never seem to startle me drastically, even if they come to wake me up.

But at work I am usually the only person working in the southern half of the building where our printing business is located, and I don't hear people walking (carpet) and they are suddenly right behind me in my office and start talking to me. This scares me terribly. I need to install motion detectors.

Sometimes it is remarkably silly. I am sitting in the dining room in the early morning and the younger dog is headed to the bedroom area. I know he is going to wake up my wife, most likely. I have thought that all through. But when she appears a few minutes later, I am still drastically startled.

I guess I need to live on a desserted island. I didn't spell it 'deserted', as I would like to live on an island that has a Cheesecake Factory. I had dinner in Wyoming a few weeks ago, and it was a marvelous steak dinner followed by cheesecake. They had a huge variety of cheesecake that are brought in from Denver.

It appears I will finally get to go to a Cheesecake Factory in Oklahoma City soon. It will be on the way to Missouri. When several people were talking about things to do on our vacation in Branson, while we were at my wife's cosmetology section of the building, they were mentioning all these faith oriented tourist attractions. I cracked everyone up laughing when I asked, "Do they have attractions for us atheists?". I am not eXactly sure how you would make an atheist themepark. No one asked me if I was serious about being an atheist, which I found surprising, not that I ever have conversations about what I believe with anyone. I like to remain a mystery. 


Rob Z Tobor said...

an atheist themepark . . . . O My God . . . . HAHAH ahah ahah ah ah ah ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

I hate it when folk can wander up behind you and you dont know I'm sure there must be a simple way of making people a little noisier when they are heading towards you. maybe one of the beaded door curtains.

My wife makes a brilliant cheesecake. . . .

Somehow I missed your post but I seem to be short on free time at present which is odd as I should have loads.

esbboston said...

Rob: I have been fairly busy lately, too, until yesterday on our holiday. So yesterday was a day to cook and drink. I cooked a veRy large batch of gumbo and my wife cooked chicken fajitas then later made a roast, potatoes & gravy, carrots in the roast, and corn. It was hot enough outside so the air conditioners couldn't keep up with the cooking too. So I watched several episodes of Yukon Men, to watch veRy cold people on television. I did manage to sneek in some dog play outside and put some fertilizer on the grapevines. It is a good thing it rained last night because the next several days are going to be above 100 F.

fmcgmccllc said...

Here is a little trick from the automotive people. I think it started with everyone grabbing a rearview mirror from the box and mounting it somewhere near them, facing behind them. When you are sitting in a cube with your back to the room, it pays to know when someone is approaching. Any mirror will do.

Rob Z Tobor said...

It never gets to 100 F in Britain, at present it is about 60 to 65 F with showers from time to time and cloudy.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: I told my wife your idea, but she said it would probably not help much because she says I'm too absorbed in my task or computer screen.

Rob: Yes, you have that Gulf Stream moderating your climate.

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