Friday, April 12, 2013

[Conversation at Subway, Earlier This Week]

Dude:  You are rocking the trench coat!  You don't see those much any more.

Me:  Thanks!  I love trench coats.

Dude:  I'd love to wear one but, you know, there's that whole 'black guy in a trench coat' thing.

Me:  Yeah, I know what you mean.  'Run away! Run away!'

Dude:  (laughing)  Exactly.

Me:  You should wear one anyway.  Maybe just not a black one.

Dude:  Good advice!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

[Conversation From Yesterday]

Last night I was wondering around the back yard, watching Jackson work...

Me:  Hey - did you see where I put the huge metal bat?

He:  Yep.

Me:  So, you know it's just sitting up there.  I didn't wire it in.

He: mm-kay.

Me:  And if the wind blows it out of the tree, it's going to totally decapitate anyone in proximity.  You know that right?  You cool with that?

He:  Yep.  That's what makes it exciting.

Me:  See?  That's why I like you.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Hellfire and Brimestone - But That's Just During Daylight Hours


Are you busy in July?

I'm thinking about hosting a blogger camp-out this summer.  Maybe mid-July?

Spooky's Sleep-Away Camp for the Exceptionally Average.  Maybe there will be t-shirts.  Or something.  There won't be planned activities.  Except maybe for a trip to the local eatery on Slap-Yo-Grandma Fried Chicken Night.  Otherwise, you'll probably have to make your own food.  There won't be wi-fi or really even any cell phone service.  And it'll be hot.  Damn hot.

But it's a dry heat.

From the looks of the forecast map, we'll still be smack dab in the midst of flesh-crackling drought so chances are there will even be a burn ban which means no campfires.


Who's in?

(I wonder if I still have that set of lawn darts...?)