Gramps thinks the machine-men are going to take over the world. Said he saw his first one in the battle of Heartbreak Ridge. That’s why he won’t buy Chinese or Korean goods – he thinks the Chinese started it. But now he is convinced the US made their own machine-men.
Last night he ran out of the house, blasting away with his shotgun, shouting about machine-men.
Craig was working his 4-wheeler and the engine was in pieces. In the morning Gramps pointed to the parts spread over the yard to prove he hit a machine-man.
Mom is looking into nursing homes….
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I haven’t been keeping up with my blog in the last couple of weeks. Sorry if I didn’t read your FF post last week (I hit a few…) and just a warning that I might not read many this week.
Hi Em. I know I said we’d go out tonight but I forgot that it is opening of Z-Guys Part 9 and I promised Seth. Yeah, I know you hate Z-Guys, which is why I’m not inviting you. What do I want you to do? I don’t know, how about go out with Jen? Her brother is home from college? Yes, I remember, he was the star quarterback. Voted best looking in his class. He’d be with you? Fine. I’ll give you call tomorrow.
“Dude! You’re skating on thin ice…”
As Z-Guys say…. he goes back to school on Sunday.
word count = 100
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…so the entire invasion fleet descended on the unsuspecting Earth, those mighty, golden battle stations promising high energy death! Unfortunately, due to a size miscalculation, as well as a misunderstanding of the exact “hardness” of Earth, the entire fleet was destroyed when a cat nudged each battle station off of the picnic table where they landed. One, however, was saved by a crow who liked the shiny object and…
Give me a break! It’s just a Christmas bulb someone left in the tree as decoration! Boys…
Christmas bulb?!? Wow, it is so sad how deluded some people can be. Girls…
We entered town on the old state highway, following the railroad tracks past boarded up businesses and huge, empty warehouses. In my mind I saw the other side of town, the garden that grew parking lots, strip malls and fast food on approach to the interstate.
Those flowers of the 2020s wouldn’t do.
This plot of the 1930s, though, was perfect.
We stopped in front of an empty warehouse and I got out.
Ashtabula is a town in Ohio, a bit east of Cleveland. I wanted to say “Akron”, but the punchline would have been softened. I like the sound of “Ashtabula” better – it was used in A Bob Dylan song, “You’ll Make Me Lonely When You Go”. With the title and jungle warfare, I wanted people to think Vietnam, not Ohio ;)
I was super busy last week and didn’t read many FF posts. Hopefully I’ll get to more this week.