Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Knee deep

I am standing knee deep in water. It is ice cold. The darkness is the kind where your eyes create movement and forms. I can almost make out the outline of my hand if I hold it in front of my face. The cold is stabbing, causing flashes in front of my eyes adding to the paradolia of creatures swarming arond me. I am aware of things moving the water around me. I can feel the lapping of the water coming from all sides. I have tried to move, but the bottom is covered with broken machinery and bones. I am on the highest point I could scramble to and now I shiver and wait for the first bite to break the skin, creating a frenzy on my flesh. The continuous and uncontrolable shaking betrays my location.
Soon light will be breaking through the roof of this prisonous enclosure. I could find my way out. I could make it past the foulness surrounding me.
My right leg suddenly warms.
I know it is a poisonous bite that is causing the sensation.
I feel relief at the brief warmness, but knowing it is all pain from here to the end.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Giant pumpkins

It takes a special kind of person to really get into giant vegetables. Giant pumpkins are probably the most popular, but there are people who grow giant cucumbers, onions, celery, zucchini, and every other type of veg. It's a huge dollar and time investment and really so, at the end of the season someone can say they grew a sixteen pound onion. I really don't understand it. I'm going to go work on my giant ball of twine and try to make sense of it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'm not going to prison

One of my biggest goals in life has been to not go to prison. There are some people who have no concern about going to jail. There are some who look at it as a right of passage. I am neither of those types of people. I carefully weigh in on every decision I make on the likelihood or a prison sentence. Okay, not every decision. Coke or Pepsi, not a game changer. Hit the gas or the brake? Sometimes. Rob the bank or just order new checks? Definately weighing odds.
I'm just too soft for jail.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Anything for a prize

So I realize that most people will do anything for a prize. In online games the prize is non tangable. In real life the prize could be anything. Bragging rights, a cookie, a million dollars, a punch in the gut, It really doesn't matter. People will do anything for any crappy prize.
Reality TV is full of these people. The money seems like incentive, but it really has nothing to do with money. They could be playing for five bucks and a kick in the breadbasket and there would still be a line in every major city of people trying to get on the show.
People feeling like they accomplished something is really what it is about. Otherwise there would be no games or competitions. If only that feeling would be as great for doing a good job, or getting good grades, or being a decent human being. shit.
I'm gonna go play some wii and set a personal record for Oreo eating.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I was in an accident

I was in an accident this morning. For reals. I was rear ended by a guy who works as an insurance angent. There wasn't a lot of damage to either car but insurance guy wanted the police to come. They did and the guy didn't want to file a report. I didn't either. Why have the police come ouT if you don't want to file a report. Weird. I think the guy was hoping for something more.