*Zildjian Clevis whips two shiny silver spoons from his pockets, one in each hand. He moves them both to his right hand, and slowly at first but gaining speed, clacks, plunks and drums them together in a rising crescendo of madness, then-
*El Guapo strides to the stage, clove cigarette in hand, travel brochures overflowing his pockets, ostrich feather rising from his porkpie hat
He takes a long drag on the cigarette, the scent of cloves and fresh cut glass permeating the coffee house. He nods to Zildjian*
The steed. *ching*
Gleams in the sun in the driveway.
We sort… *clack*
Everything in its appointed place.
The GPS as a beacon. *ch-ch-ch-chrak*
To accompany us on our way.
We journey… *plinkety-plinkplink*
The road unrolls before us.
The hours. *plunk*
Quiet companionship interrupted by a question:
“Did you lock the front door?” *chk-chk-chk-chrak*
Well, I had a kill-yourself kind of week. I’m tempted to call out the laptop manufacturer whose product has been driving me batpoop crazy all week, but I don’t think the Lenovo people, or their buddies at IBM would appreciate it. The T520 team definitely wouldn’t, so I’ll just let it go. But the fact that it was such a long week made reading the other blogs that much more fun and appreciated as I struggled along.
Lisa shared some of her addictions, and I hope she never goes into rehab for them, because they’re too funny.
Asplenia earned herself a lifetime pass from cooking, and finished up the post with one of my favorite bits ever from a Monty Python flick.
And the Girl in the Cat Frame Glasses put up her Epic Four Part Bio, with a nod to mental health in part 3. It’s a great well told story.
(It’s still Mental Health Awareness Month.)
Thanks to them and everyone else for feeding my addiction to great stories!
Last week, instead of doing the smart thing and asking how these polls should be asked, we went the other way, and asked how they should be answered. Several people were confused and had no idea what I was talking about. Welcome to my world ladies and gentlemen…
So here they are, your answers to last weeks poll, The correct answer for these polls is… (As always, my comments are in italics)
lurking somewhere just beyond the horizon Laura (liveclay) (Not sure if that’s Joe Walsh – In the City, or Rod Serling…) there’s an app for that. (You know, Angry Birds can’t solve everything.) Filling in bubbles is so inside the box. No boxes. Red. (Perhaps an oval, with a Möbius strip wall?) take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Barking in the Dark. (If you hold the pills between your knees, you won’t have good stories to tell in the morning.) all of the above and then some. (Wait, going above and sideways? I like it!) With a shotgun_Barb (Step awaaay from the coffee, Barb.) Huh? Elyse, 54.5 (I believe you have grasped the essence of these polls, Elyse!) Roast beef (No, that was the pickle poll a few weeks ago…) Always mine. Quirky (I am so tempted to write “WRONG” here. Fortunately, I am (barely) not that immature!) Call me a dumb blond on this one cuz I’m just not gettin’ it. Michelle Motley News (It was a test, Michelle. And you’ve passed brilliantly!) Yours for only $19.99….that’s a $60 value! Stay Abnormal (I’ll take seventeen hundred!!! Will you throw in an oven mitt?) Umm, whatever he said (jerking thumb to the left) Kanerva (GAH!!! Watch those thumbs lady! That was my eye!!!) whatever I answer I decide to grace you with. G-Snaap (Who is Grace, and why are you waving her at us?) The correct answer is ‘me’…’cause I’m always right! KJ (By official order of the President of Canadia!) C and some that I typically can’t provide – a quick, witty answer. (Frank) (At least you have the wisdom not to fake wit, Frank. Unlike a certain Friday Foolishness poll writer I could name.) if I KNEW.. I would win one WOULDNT I? lizzie (Wait for it…) I am confused (Hey, you can join Michelle and Elyse at the support group! I’ll be there too. Sigh.) Dude, you have too much free time on your hands. WG (god, how i wish that were true…) I did NOT have sexual relations with that woman! lizzie.. (yes…I think…can it be… WE. HAVE. A. WINNER!!!!
and despite what that Linda Vernon character thinks, I was not intimidated into picking you this week.)
(I’m not scared of her.
Congratulations to LizzieCracked for this weeks winning answer! And for those that are wondering, the most popular poll choice was F. What the hell are you asking me for?.
Congratulations to you all. For making it through another one of these. Sigh.
There’s been a bit of hullabaloo in NYC. They flew in a space shuttle, and are going to put it in the incredible Intrepid Air & Space Museum. Until then, it’s sitting in an airport. Under a shed. Next to the highway.
Hmm… Why are the best ideas also the worst? I’m going to take a short drive this weekend just to see it. I swear, officer who might be reading, I’m just going to look. But for those of you who’ve been here a while, this week’s poll asks. Where you wanna go?
Vote often, and if you write in an answer, leave a way to recognize you and I’ll link back to you next week. Just do it by 2359 EST on 24 May. Because that’s when the poll closes.
And to keep you entertained until I call for bail, enjoy these:
The first man on the moon