Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Commentary on the thirty-six hours surrounding this moment


I shampooed yesterday, finishing with cream rinse. That, people, is what they call old school.

Drinking now: shitty day old coffee over ice with sugar-free Hazelnut flavored syrup and fat free half & half. To those I have just disappointed, I apologize.

Had lunch with my old college buddy Dave Moran yesterday. HELL YEAH!

Which route to walk today? The five-miler, four-and-a-halfer, or sixer? My left foot keeps twitching into a cramp in a proactive protest of sorts. Whoa--the right foot just joined in. Now that's solidarity.

Our pet bunny is hopping around the living room, working on eating the drapes, carpet and spider plant. We have hermit crabs too. They do not get time out of their cage. Life. Is. Not. Fair.

Yesterday, a guy on a motorcycle passed me on Interstate 90. I was doing about 70. He was a young thing, muscled and lean. His filmy tee shirt was billowing up in the draft of his speed. Some sort of tent--or maybe raingear--was strapped to his luggage rack. He drove with one hand on the handlebars, the other curled around his left thigh. No helmet, tennis shoes. A holster outfitted with a handgun was slung over his hips.

Think I'll make pizza for dinner tonight.

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11 comments:

swine said...

I love posts like these. And yea, I'm still lurking...despite my 'radio silence.'

alphadog said...

Free the crabs Erin O'Brien

J9 said...

Switch your dring to anything with tonic and lime, and kill two birds with one stone - cramping feet are better, and won't care about the walk...

ben said...

Why don't the bunny and the crabs play together? Does the bunny not like hermits? Do the hermits think the bunny is too furry? WHY??

I can now picture the motorcyclist.

Finally, I watched Hamlet 2 (twice) and thought about you during all the LLV references.

Anonymous said...

Erin, I have a coffee-related experience for you to try: go into Starbucks, order a 'Double Vente Al Pacino and see how long it takes the barista to figure it out. Have Fun
MR

Matt Conlon said...

These are my favorite kinds of posts. Nothing much to say, and yet, said so well. :)

And yeah, I too am still lurking. :D

Judy said...

Erin, we were driving on I-90 today...did not see your motorcyclist...darn...
would have enjoyed that...though we did have two blue TW200's follow us all the way from South Dakota...OH, they're in the back of our truck...maybe that is why they are following us, eh???

Leslie Morgan said...

Oh, I think that youngblood made it to Nevada. I saw him on the 95 today and he gave me the eye. I do the fat free half and half, as well, to the amusement of those I work with. WTF, it's my coffee and my body!

Blogger keeps serving them up to me: Wv=denger. Am I in any?

Nin Andrews said...

You are always the best! And I LOVE the phone conversation with your mom in the earlier post. Our moms should meet.

Ms Amanda said...

I sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction after eading this post. Great stuff.

dean said...

Good stuff, O'Brien.