Sometimes you discover a smile and notice the warmth as it moves slowly across your face. The universe has ways of gently shaking you awake making attempts to nestle you away from being so damned serious.

It is only life, after all.

My spinal pain and spasms were so great that it took ten minutes to concoct a method that would allow me to sit and put my socks on. When settled into place, I lifted my foot and pulled the sock's opening into place. With the socks elastic opening pulled open for maximum expansion, my toes at attention and waiting for the warmth of a durable hiking sock, my sock slipped from off my fingertips like a paperclip during high school detention and landed over ten feet away.

Or when... while shaving my head one morning in the shower, I dropped my razor hand to my side while examining my shaving progress with the other. I noticed the water flowing the length of the shower floor taking on a dark hue. In my second notice, I saw that the blood was flowing down the length of my body. On third notice, my left nipple looked like the beginnings of a rather nice fillet. Ouch!

Or when...while in attendance of a lower circuit rodeo in VT... For five dollars you park in a field with the other spectators and all of the rodeo participants and camp for the night. The five dollars also covers the cost of the rodeo admission. The beer flowed like water and there was only one latrine available for all; both male and female. When you have to go, you have to go. I walked into the middle of the field, surrounded by horses and cowboys and headed for a big ol station wagon. Mid stream, I noticed a cowboy making a bee line straight for my peeing position. As I could not stop, I walked (stumbled) into a better position only to discover that I had just pissed myself.

Or when... Dick Cheney's nickname inside the C.I.A. was Edgar (as in Edgar Bergen), casting Mr. Bush in the puppet role of Charlie McCarthy.

Or when... Bush said that the "Democrats are good talkers, we're good doers," and added: "It's important to have members of the United States Congress who will not wave the white flag of surrender in the war on terror."

Or when... I walked into a bar and asked the bartender, "Isn't that Bush and Cheney sitting over there?"
The bartender says, "Yep, that's them."
Not one to miss an opportunity to shake hands with the rich and famous, I walked up and said, "Wow, this is a real honor. What are you guys doing in here?"
Bush says, "We're planning WWIII.
So I said, "Really? What's going to happen?"
Bush says, "Well, we're going to kill 140 million Iraqis this time and one bicycle repairman."
"A bicycle repairman, I said!!! Why kill a bicycle repairman?
"Bush turned to Cheney, punches him on the shoulder and says, "See, dummy! I told you no one would worry about the 140 million Iraqis!"

How can one possibly be serious????


Sadiq M. Alam said…
Merry Christmas!
Christy said…
You're the terrorists dream!
Tim said…
Ahhhh Christy, I guess so. Just because America makes a decision to go to war, does not make it the right thing to do. American freedom allows me the right to question authority; and I do. Hang Saddam for his reign of terror? Iraq has suffered more since the invasion of the liberators! The administration's quotes and facts and statistics are at best in hindsight, laughable!