September 02, 2005

How is rhubarb like a caterpillar?



Yes, I have a feeling it's destined to be one of those non-sequitur days I love so much.

I've spent the last couple of days trying my best to think of that number between one and infinity that I mentioned earlier in the week, and last night around five o'clock when Small Boss came by, I found out the number was not "886.9" as I had guessed, but rather it was "orange feather boa with chocolate cardboard moo-cow lopsy twist car."

I know for a fact, however, it's not that.

I also know that Big Boss, in the meeting we had with him last week when he made the initial request for all this junk, will ALSO be looking for something else. Maybe even something with digits.

So, you do the best you can. You slap a bit more junk on there to add to the level of confusion, and just not worry about it. We'll see how it turns out in about thirty minutes when we go in for our NEXT round of meaningless meetings (lasting until noon, probably), where Important Concepts will be bandied about, and there will be a great deal of pontificating about Form, and Order. And then our little part of the D&P show will start, and there will be further serious talk, this time about Gomly Frellnedly, and Kalk Baloota, and Glimliness, and SPOON! all because Small Boss will be doing the "talking." This will lead to Big Boss to be harshly demeaning to everyone, and we will then adjourn until next week, when we will repeat the process.

Well, that'll teach me to climb through mirrors.


Posted by Terry Oglesby at September 2, 2005 08:50 AM

Sounds like someone is ready for a holiday.

Have you been able to get gas OK, even if it's above $3.50/gal?

Posted by: MarcV at September 2, 2005 11:06 AM

Actually I think a strait jacket and a rubber room would be quite relaxing.

As for gas, it's around $3 most places although there have been some spot shortages. I filled up before the prices went up, and I'm hoping it will be a while before we have to buy again. Reba and I are also going to ride together when possible to save a bit more.

For those of you in the Trussville area, the following announcement was on the NBC13 "Pump Patrol" forum from the 31st:

"On Friday, September 2, there will be a gas buy down at the Shell Station on the corner of HWY 11 and Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville.

From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. gas will be bought down to $1.99 per gallon by NorthPark Baptist Church in Trussville.

Members from the church will assist in pumping the gas and washing windows.

On Friday (9/2) from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m this will be the lowest price gas in town."

Now, this was posted before gas went from $2.79 to above $3 in the local market, but they still have it listed on their website, so I assume it will go on as scheduled.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 2, 2005 11:28 AM