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I’m number 2!

As you can see in the photo, I am number 2.  It’s taken me quite a long time to get here, I might add.  Not all of it has been fun.  But hey, what matters is that I’m here now, right?  Number 2.  That’s just one spot away from being the best!

…aw crap! Some girl in a black shirt just came and traded my Number 2 for a bowl of white chicken, rice, veggies and teriyaki sauce.


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Spent the weekend mostly immobile.  I still don’t know what I did to my back this time, but it was a doozy.  I started to feel a little better Sunday and almost started doing my house chores like mowing the lawn and whatnotall, but then I thought about the possibility of reinjuring myself and decided to just stick it out on the couch.

Was actually fine most of this morning until I left for lunch.  Felt a couple of twinges.  Will continue to take it easy til this passes, me thinks.

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Last week’s episode of the Functional Nerds has been really well received, which makes me smile.  Mike Resnick & John DeNardo were on.  Mike is such a force; so warm, engaging – I want to say larger than life.  He could have a show of his own with a voice like his.

Actually, he does – he has those ‘When movies were movies’ over on  Short reviews of movies pre 1970ish.  Good stuff – you should check it out.

I’m not surprised that people are enjoying that particular episode.  We were on our game, we had great guests and stuff to talk about – a combination for success.

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The original ‘Ballroom Blitz’ is currently playing throughout Tokyo Joe’s.

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I managed a whopping 1300 words on the short story this weekend.  My back just would not let me sit up long enough to accomplish anything.  I tried writing on the laptop but it was awkward what with the cats going “OMG YOU’RE ON THE COUCH CAN WE SIT THERE ON YOU?!  I’LL TAKE THE HEAD YOU TAKE THE FEET!!”

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…I really need to mow the lawn soon.  I saw the beginnings of a civilization forming among the weeds the other night.

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Someone told me that they’d heard that the word ‘gals’ was offensive to women.  Really?  Since when?  Does that mean ‘guys’ is now offensive to men?

Is there anything offensive to men?  I mean, we’re the half of the species who will fart just to get a reaction.  We can be in bed with a woman, the possibility of sexual contact impressively high, and we will absolutely sabotage that just to play dutch oven.

Offensive?  Really?

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  • FARfetched Posted July 19, 2010 2:09 pm

    Considering what we once called “Number Two,” all in all I think I’d rather have a plate of food in front of me than to be called Number Two. This, of course, ties into your last random thought. (BTW, playing dutch oven comes after the sexual contact — then again, following that rule can lead to marriage, which is much much more painful than a pinched nerve. Trust me on that.)

    My lawn, unfortunately, isn’t going to mow itself. Neither is The Boy, apparently. So I’m with you on that one. At least I can honestly say a sick grandbaby was my primary focus this weekend.

    • Patrick Hester Posted July 19, 2010 4:31 pm

      …when the weeds are taller than the tomato plants, it’s time to mow.


  • MPax Posted July 20, 2010 1:49 pm

    I don’t find ‘gal’ offensive. It’s better than ma’am, which makes me wince. Who wants to be reminded they’re old enough to be called that?

    My cats love to lounge in front of my monitor, making it tough to see what I’m typing. Hope the back gets better.

    • Patrick Hester Posted July 20, 2010 4:21 pm

      I remember the first time a waiter called me ‘Sir’ and so does he…

      My cats lounge ON the keyboard and want to know why I get upset about it.


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