Penises and powerlessness...
Spring break is over - praise the Lord and pass
the mescaline! The Bunny Rabbit and The Dolly
Llama were wearing each other out - way too much
togetherness. And frankly they were about on my
They were bickering and telling on each other and
generally just being really sick of each others face.
I heard them squabbling the other day and the Dolly
ran in to tell on the Bunny.
‘Mommy? The Bunny kicked me in the penis.’
‘You don’t have a penis Dolly.’
We all dissolve into laughter...
Perhaps a brief anatomy lesson would be in order?
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Friday night I saw The Old Crow Medicine Show at
The Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta with The Husband
Understudy. It was as raucous and rowdy and down-home-
kick-arse-show as you ever want to see. I’ve been all
‘y’all’ and ‘fixin’ to’ and ‘your mom-n-’em’ ever since.
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We’ve been having some VERY irratic weather here
in The Deep South - I know y’all Up North are feeling
extra sorry for me but we often get all four seasons
every week. Occasionally we get weather that we are
clearly not meant to be getting. Back in the early 90’s
we got a hurricane through here and we are at least a
five or six hour drive from the ocean any way you slice
it. And I drive pretty fast. I lost all power for one week.
Seems a big ole tree tangled with some powerlines and
phone lines, tore the lines apart and made a fierce
little electrical fire. I could see the white light where
the live wire lay on the ground from 10 houses away.
There were little fires all along the wires strung between
the poles. I walked by the spot the next day where the
heat had turned the sand on the ground to glass.
Now THAT is something you don’t see every day.
Unless you are a glass blower. Even then I expect
you’d have a day off here and there.
Lately we’ve been having some humdinger storms.
Wind and drenching rains and thunder and lightening.
So much rain they say our drought is over. Problem
with earth soaking rains and powerful gusts of winds
after a drought is trees tend to up and tip over.
BIG trees. OAK TREES.
Our neighbors tree tipped over smack dab on some power
lines and a utility pole today. The utility pole snapped in
two, the guy wire broke in the middle, all of that mess
smashed 3 out of 4 of their next door neighbors cars and
left a chunk of us without power. Apparently this happened
all over the city.
Needless to say I am writing this by candlelight on a
battery operated computer. I guess we’ll be getting power
back sometime tomorrow. Until then I will be lulled to
sleep by the neighbors LOUD ancient generator and the
constant traffic being redirected to our street on account
of the downed trees and power lines over on the main road.
And I will be in seclusion - I am nothing without my blow dryer...
Power was restored sometime in the middle of the night...