Susan’s MI-5, a Few Days Late

Susan says: The rules are simple: You MUST pick one of the choices. You can explain your answer in more detail if you wish.
Would you rather:

1. Be able to stop time while you slept, OR Never have to do laundry?

I would rather stop time. If time stopped while I was sleeping, I’d have eight extra hours in my day. I certainly don’t spend eight hours doing laundry. Heck, if time stopped, I could do the laundry, iron, fold it, and put it away, and still come out ahead hours wise. I like this idea!

2. Hit every red light for the rest of your life, OR always be wrong?

I hate being wrong. I’ll take the lights.

3. Be debt free (except for your house), OR eleven years ahead of schedule on your mortgage?

I’m already mostly debt free, so I’ll take the eleven years ahead on the mortgage.

4. Always take a cold shower OR sleep an hour less than you need to be fully rested?

I think I’ll opt for the shower. That only lasts a few minutes. I’ll endure a few minutes of cold to get that extra hour of sleep!

5. Always have to say everything on your mind OR never speak again?

I’d rather not speak. Some of the stuff that runs through my mind is pretty depraved, and I’d rather not say it out loud. I’d rather control my tongue, and have to write everything to communicate.

Pizza Delivery Dreams

In the dream, I was in the parking lot of the Rockland AutoZone. For some reason, they were advertising some family pizza special from Snappy’s. I called Susan, and asked if she wanted me to pick up some pizza. She said she did, and that she was at my sister’s. She asked that, if Lisa wanted something, would I be willing to pick it up. I said “Sure.” I left it for her to call them and place the order.

Fifteen minutes or so elapse. I’m cleaning the trash out of my car. The Snappy’s guy shows up with the order. He hands me a bag with about four 2-liter bottles of soda in it. I figured “Wow, Lisa really did want something!” I’m putting the sodas in the back of my station wagon, and the guy pulls the pizza out of the car. I can see the guy eyeing my car visually measuring the width of my doors. He’s holding three or four huge pizzas. He’s handing them to me, and they’re super heavy! “I hope you’ve got a way to get these in your car. And I hope you have a way to pay for all this.”

“How much is the tab?” I ask.

“About $70,” he said.

“I don’t have that kind of cash on me,” I said.

“Well, I think I’ll need to take those back then,”

“You want to re-load those back into your car?” I asked. “Look, I bank at the credit union, and that’s right down the road. Why don’t you follow me there, and I’ll get some cash out of the ATM?”

He agreed. Then I woke up.

Friday Fill In #120

1. Join me in The Pledge of Allegience.

2. Put a little joy in your day!

3. Happiness is to know the Savior, living a life within his favor, making a change in my behavior, happiness is the Lord.

4. It had been 41 days since I entered the woods for what was supposed to be an afternoon rabbit hunting trip; I left the woods 18 pounds lighter, befuddled, and confused.

5. I’m waiting for Godot’s brother, Philip.

6. Kentucky Fried Chicken is hard to resist.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to getting home from my gig, tomorrow my plans include taking some brush to the dump, and Sunday, I want to have such an awesome day that people at church say “Man, that Bill looks really happy instead of that sourpuss he’s looked like the last few weeks!”

Chocolate Jimmies

I need to give the props out to my buddy Jimmy T! He hooked me up with some premium Dove creamy dark chocolate today. Yum! Sometimes dark chocolate has a dry mouthfeel. This stuff had the rich, bold flavor of dark chocolate, but the creaminess of milk chocolate. Two thumbs up!

Easter Photos Up

I put some up in the gallery. I didn’t get many photos; the batteries died. The spare batteries in the camera bag were already dead. So I only got photos of the egg hunt at Grammy Nan’s; no shots were taken at Ma’s.

Friday Fill In #119

Janet says: “Last week, Anonymous left this comment: “*sighs* The last two of these have sucked royally…I love this thing, but now I’m having to go back in the archives and find ones that aren’t totally ridiculous and moronic…“. This week, I’m dedicating #1 to Anonymous :-)”

1. Anonymous… That’s the name people use on the Internet when they’re not brave enough to use their real name.

2. Riding my scooter is a total trip!

3. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, and let me waterboard you while picking your pocket and playing the Barney theme song over and over. (Of course, I say all this in love, bless his heart.)

4. Warmer weather that allows me to ride my scooter is what I look forward to most about Spring.

5. Who needs therapy when Prozac will soon be available over the counter!

6. Cadbury Mini-Eggs MUST go into the Easter Basket!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to roasted duck legs, tomorrow my plans include house shopping with my mom, and Sunday, I want to take a nap after Easter dinner at Ma’s house!

Dunkin Donuts and Pot

I noticed something interesting on our local newepaper’s website this morning. Over in Waldoboro (about 1/2 hour south of here), a tranisent was busted for having 300 pot plants growing in a sophisticated hydroponic operation, the pot having a street value (when mature) of $350,000. Comments generated on that article? One. Then, in Camden (15 minutes north of here), there’s a plan to build a Dunkin’ Donuts on Main Street. Number of comments generated? 18!

As an aside, I hate the “We already have too many X shops/stores/whatever business.” Let the market decide. ‘There’s too much coffee already,’ they claim. ‘We don’t need another coffee place!’ What they really mean to say is ‘We don’t want a corporate business in there!’ If someone wanted to open an indepenant coffee shop, these same people would probably be thankful for the new jobs created. But it’s a chain, so snobery is ok.