Summer....

.... time ticks slowly sometimes, folks.... especially during these holiday-soaked, beer-fogged, frankfurter-gobbling, Hot Days of Summer..... it seems that all one ends up doing is eating, drinking, sweating, clapping at fireworks, and then sweating some more whilst waiting for blessed darkness to fall......

.... as for me, well, it is no small coincidence that I am a Libra...... Generous God, in all his forbearance, saw fit to see me hatched out as the leaves changed colors and a mood of general pleasantness flooded the world....... I am a child of frost and misty mornings....... but now, it is Summertime...... and add in a liberal dash of pure redheadedness and, well, a Great Friend of Summer I most certainly am not..... I'm a pastel and Autumn Breeze kind of fellow.... a kindred spirit of those hushed undertones that they talk about on those cheesy 2am make-up commercials.... Earth Colors, Gentle Air, and Calming Weather......

.... Eric the Red, I am, it seems...... either by natural selection or by sunburn, I am destined to be forever red.......

.... in other news, I spent a considerable amount of time watching the cats laze on the deck today.... two more relaxed beasts I have never beheld......... and as I watched them snooze, two deer walked by the birdfeeder in the backyard and sniffed at the nuts, seeds, etc that the birdfeeder held....... I tell you what, it is a sad state of affairs when a housecat is so well fed that it doesn't even rouse from its korma-induced lethargy to perk its ears up at a whitetail that's less than ten feet away.........

... that said, well, I can't complain too much..... I haven't exactly been burning up the proverbial track around here lately...... but hey, it IS Summer...... and I've been watering the lawn a lot....

.... I would, however, like to point you over to K-9's crib this evening...... he has been playing around with the old "100 Word Stories" and has hit a real dinger...... give him a look...... he had me at "simian eyes"....

by Eric on July 07, 2008 | Bullshit (7) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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Wow. I am deeply honored. Thank you. High praise indeed.

Bullshitted by K-Nine on July 8, 2008 08:44 AM

Don't let those cats fool you! They know everything going down. They just choose to play it cool.

Bullshitted by Lou on July 8, 2008 01:27 PM

Is there some kinda connection between watering the lawn and drinking lots-a beer? I always tell the wife those damn dogs are causing all the dead spots on the grass. As for the smell? I blame that on the cats.
Thanks for the directions to THE 100...good stuff!

Bullshitted by JihadGene on July 8, 2008 02:22 PM

"Chip" has, indeed, smacked one right out of the park.

Which goes to show that a story need not be lengthy to be entertaining...unless the SWG is there to add a Commentary Track.

Bullshitted by Elisson on July 8, 2008 02:43 PM

Well, I suppose I should be glad that El decided to tag me with "Chip" rather than "Munk".
I have to say that the drabble format has made me rethink those lengthy stories from my youth.
There are some who should be much pleased.
However the chipmunk/biker story episode stands. It's just a shame that I have to send Eric a plane ticket before I can tell it again.

Bullshitted by K-Nine on July 8, 2008 03:38 PM

I hate it when deer sniff at my nuts.

Bullshitted by Cappy on July 8, 2008 06:39 PM

Cappy...then keep yer nutz offa the grass :-)

Good stuff, there, k-9.

Bullshitted by Jean on July 8, 2008 09:43 PM