Thursday, April 19, 2012


Hey just because I hide out stalking the dump and have only the finest things at my disposal, I’ll bet you think I lead a plush and whiney, Wonder-bread kind of life? Oh sure my GLUTEens are a bit bigger, softy white, and definitely more airy than yours from leisurely lounging and constantly eating carbs. But what you don’t know is it still takes some determination, and a lot of sweat to pound back buckets of hillbilly fried food and 180 proof Mountain Dew every day.

While it’s true that being raised with chupacabra and silent but deadly lambs near mountains of recycled cans buys a lot of creature comforts and wiry hair products, I have trials in my life just like every other inmate out there. For example, I am not good with straws or other stuff that sucks. I can never get the paper off straws so regardless of my choice of beverage, I get chunks of unsavory wrapping paper ‘Boba’ in my craw too. Since straws stick up so far out of the drinks, I will rarely remember this fact and begin my advance to the rim for a swig and get poked in the eye. While that is painful in the direct sense, it is far less of a concern than the fact that before this violation, I was just poked up the SCHNOZZ too!

Generally I revel in the labor saving jiggles and gyrating gymnastics of my bountiful bevy of hovel-hold appliances. However, vacuums and I are mortal enemies. Like those pesky escargot, they leave tracks all over my carpets and do unspeakable things to rugs, bugs, and dental floss. I can’t tell you how many bags of cobweb flotsam I have had to swim through to find an earring, penny, or flavorful Starburst candy. I know these ‘dust cup’ British vacs are all the rage now because apparently bag vacs cost too much and suck way less. Well I don’t know about you but honestly I'm not convinced - after all,when is the last time anything GOOD ever came out of a hot and sweaty Brit’s junk-cup?

So you see I’m not really a ‘high-liver’ and DO have significant problems like everyone else which are just as important as weighty politics and Angelina Jolie’s marital status. No, life behind padded white walls and a kink-free leather mask is not as perfect as you might think. Truly every day is a real challenge to decide between the sweet green bean pudding or pureed fruit cup for dessert. Like butterflies that are free however, I have learned to keep my proboscis clean and simply ‘suck it up’ when it comes to adversity and life’s bad nectar. Unless there is a real straw that’s involved of course – just my luck; ‘yup’ those fava beans abruptly get stuck when I snuff 'em up -YUUUCK!


  1. I guess straws need to have warning labels, and vacuums, well, they're best left to people whom you don't like.

  2. You're a silly man. I agree. Stuff that sucks, sucks. Thanks for the giggles.


  3. Thank you for stopping by Thursday and for your wonderful comment and diet tips. I shall remember. Thank you. Never thought of nuts. What a wonderful tasty idea. I do want to say though when opening a straw I find the easiest way is rip off the tip of the paper, scrunge the paper down a tad put the plastic tip to your mouth, point at someone and BLOW! It's the best way to get off that pesky paper. ~snicker-snicker~ I always love seeing your comment, and reading your blog. Not that I understand all the words (my word vocabulary was never that big), but I do get the jest of it and you always make me laugh. Whenever I'm down I come to read your blog for a pick me up. Not having a good day. It's one of my walker days and the cane gets put up. Bummer. Couldn't even walk off this one today that's for sure. Oh well, have a great weekend my friend & thank you again.

  4. One more thing, I just read your About me (I may have mentioned this before, but my memory is poor these days so if this is a duplicate sorry). First we love many of the same things, movies, some of your books, and I like to read about the new robotics too. It says you like computer stuff too? Wouldn't happen to know how to fix my twitter box would ya? The one that has the ? in the middle? The ? isn't supposed to be there or I'd like to just delete the bugger. Also, my youngest daughter lives close to you - she's in St. Petersburg I miss her so much. I was watching a movie yesterday, but I forget the name something about a black hole & this electric beast and you could see your old government building crumbling and being sucked into the black hole and then the arch being pulled apart piece by piece. Really spooky. Also, you like music, jazz etc. My husband's band plays classic rock & jazz go too and you can hear some of their stuff. I like the song "Hey Steve" (not sure of the name), but it's cool. It does, "Hey Steve, I think your wife is cheating on us". hahaha I'm sure you'll like the music. Have a great day.

  5. You write pretty well for guy with his pencil
    stuck up his nose. BTW, the reason those
    straws might not suck well is maybe they ARE
    pencils. Italian noodles are good substitutes
    for straws. But not Chinese; they have no holes
    in them and that makes you have to suck too hard.
    Thanks for your laughs!