I had an episode, but…

It was a good episode, too. It started with the line “I woke to the sound of the cat puking,” and described my morning a couple of days ago. Or, at least, it started that way, but quickly spiraled into Fear and Loathing in Ocean Beach. Look for it in a bookstore near you.

Another reason I haven’t posted much lately (besides laziness, of course) is that many of my adventures involve Amy, and despite her insistence on a life of abstinence and purity (she’s pregnant) I still wouldn’t want her to get tarred with my brush. There’s litigation involved. On top of that is The Short Story That Would Not Die, limited Internet access, and the aforementioned laziness to contend with.

But I can share this with you: right now I’m in a little coffee shop, wearing shorts and sandals, looking across the street to where the waves are rolling in to shore. The surf has lost the rampaging fury it showed a week ago when I got here, but it’s still right nice to look at. Life is, without a doubt, good.

5 thoughts on “I had an episode, but…

  1. Proof that the SSDC is diversifying to mice:

    (Although, I’d have to say the homeowner had it coming.)

    Mon Jan 9, 12:46 PM ET
    FORT SUMNER, N.M. – A mouse got its revenge against a homeowner who tried to dispose of it in a pile of burning leaves. The blazing creature ran back to the man’s house and set it on fire.
    Luciano Mares, 81, of Fort Sumner said he caught the mouse inside his house and wanted to get rid of it.
    “I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house,” Mares said from a motel room Saturday.
    Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the burning mouse ran to just beneath a window, and the flames spread up from there and throughout the house.
    No was hurt inside, but the home and everything in it was destroyed.
    Unseasonably dry and windy conditions have charred more than 53,000 acres and destroyed 10 homes in southeastern New Mexico in recent weeks.
    “I’ve seen numerous house fires,” village Fire Department Capt. Jim Lyssy said, “but nothing as unique as this one.”

  2. Nah, the cat wouldn’t have bothered with torching a perfectly good house. Cats know revenge and vendetta better than that. Instead, it would have set the guy on fire.

  3. Close, Pat, but not quite. If the guy’s favorite thing was his car, that cat would set the car on fire. If it was his boat, the cat would torch the boat. And so forth.

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