Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wasted at 4:15 PM

There were a couple of young rock festival attendees who wandered up to our office floor, looking for an actual women's bathroom. The rock festival has porta-potties. Our office women's bathroom has a push-button combination lock, so they weren't having any luck. One of them was pretty stoned on something already. I tried to point them at the public library, which does have truly public bathrooms, and which is just kitty-corner to our building. I'm not sure they quite understood what I was telling them. They seemed like nice suburban girls, but with their mental clarity impaired.

I don't think alcohol was involved. I would have smelled that.

I was leaving for the day.
Hope you girls got on okay.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Gift Getaway

As a present for Samantha
I purchased one pet pantha.
I had him wrapped and taped,
but somehow he escaped.
If you see him running free,
Please ship him back to me.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Two Party Blues

It isn't very inviting to vote
For folks who want to hold your throat. 

Monday, July 25, 2016


When does the Zika Olympics begin?
Spray repellant on your skin
And pray the skeeters don't delight
In sucking out your blood at night!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Relief from the Heat

Did the rain bring cool air? Or did a cold front cause precipitation?
Whichever one it was, it improved the situation.

The Importance of Being Earnest

We saw a very funny production of The Importance of Being Earnest from the Dead Writers Theatre Collective, whose byline is "Classic Theatre Resurrected".

The play was well-attended
Despite a terrific storm
And Lady Bracknell was splendid
In truly classic form.

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Heated Question

Why is it that I don't mind
being awake in the heat
but trying to sleep in it
ends in defeat?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lemur Out And About


"A lemur, which potentially escaped from a nearby home, attacked a 21-year-old woman in Florida as she was leaving her home."

It's the prose that bothers me here. "Which potentially escaped"? Wouldn't a normal speaker of English have written "which may have escaped"?

Actually, it's not just the prose that bothers me. It's also the scary prospect of a potential lemur attack.

What would I do if a lemur
chomped down on my femur?