Mandy and I are singing a duo.She howls while I just piss and moan.
The weather outside is frightful,
while the fire inside is delightful...
Wind chills at -20. Getting the mail results in brain freeze. Horizontal driven snow flurries. I let Salvatore Pucci the cat outside and set the stove timer for 10 minutes. Any longer and he's a corpse. Toss another log on the fire and pray to the God of Fire and Thunder that I won't have to empty the ash pan again today.
It's that time of year I look back and fondly remember living in Arizona. Next to the computer tower on my work table is a pile of manuscripts.To keep in touch with friends back East, I'd dash off a tongue in cheek commentary of life in Arizona around the turn of the century (the year 2000) . The postage was nasty and generally the lazy shits never wrote back, but I continued writing because I loved the fun. Pictures were often stolen, but who cared? An example.
Chapter headings included Chin Music ( subtitled Run While You Can) ,Chortling and Loud Farting.
I chose to include some of my own scanned photography of curious places on the road between Phoenix and home. Sign over this stone cottage says ,
Health and wealth
I wish I'd gone inside. I figured it was an Amway pitch.
I stitched in commentaries about the Phoenix nightly news reports of helicopter chases of stolen vehicles with this racy guy speeding along 77th street. Notice the foot ( not horse) power. I still wear that hat.
I waited all day at an auction to bid on this Howdy Doody marionette. It was worth the wait. Just don't ask me how it fit in the story.
Wait. I remember. Most of the stories I wrote were of the neighbor Gary at the end of the cul-de-sac who was dumber than dirt. He was from Illinois. My next door neighbor and I tortured the fellow constantly. Chuck, the next door neighbor, calls from New York. He's attending the New York marathon in support of a daughter in the race. He asks, "Can you run next door and get Wendy's attention". He needed to speak to her and she was on the phone. I ask, "I'm in my pajamas. Is it all right if I don't change?" "He warns me, "Don't do a Gary now, please." The reference is a now famous episode of Gary walking his dog down merry Go Round Road, barn door wide and gaping with an exposed member.
Being slow witted, I promised to check that all orifices are closed for the day.
|Lineman Bob circa 2010|