Monday, September 18, 2006

I will not...

...lose my mind tonight. I will not be like the guy in my neighborhood who goes for midday walks in his pajamas. I will not become what my brother calls a Gimme Dollar Man.

I. Will. Not.

But I've had plenty of provocation. Hassles over work, finding out that the streets around here will again be no-parking zones (for four days) for the benefit of a motion-picture production company....

PARENTHETICAL THOUGHT: I bet those pesky movie-makers, who are given all the access they want around here, never film near our City Councilboob's house. She never has parking and noise problems with them; nor do they tell her to stay off the sidewalks or get the hell out of their shot. She probably gets a cut of the permit fees. She may be incompetent when it comes to her constituents, but she seems to have an unerring instinct for raking in publicity and money....

Oh, there's more. A package I'm expecting, checks I'm expecting, stuff like that. Stuff that never seems to show up when promised.

And I have to do jury duty next month.

In fact, instead of going on and on and on about the usual run of garbage that's upsetting me -- which, after all, differs mainly in detail from virtually every other day for the past six months and includes some endless misery I don't feel like writing about -- I think I'll go fix myself something to eat.

A nice salad.

A nice spinach salad.

I'll garnish it with some nice mercury-laced tuna.

Bon appetit, pal.

9 comments:

BingoPajama said...

Suicide by spinach and tuna? Who'd have thought the irony would be so delicious ...

BenB said...

I dunno what mercury tastes like, but I doubt it will add much flavor to the tuna.....

MrScribbler said...

You're right, Ben. But it's there (in some brands of tuna), like it or not.

I find it adds a little zest to the recipe....

Anonymous said...

Oh MrScribbler!! *giggles!* Just eat a Snickers candy bar and all will be 'ok!' ((hugs)) from Sunny


Puleeze don't eat the spinach!!

kathy said...

Step away from the spinach, Scrib.

gillardia said...

Don't do it! I agree with Sunny. Have some chocolate. It's what I would do. Oh yeah - I DID do that today.

Gill

HarpO'Fly said...

mercury is good for making dimes shiney, so it ought be healthy.

MrScribbler said...

And we wouldn't have thermometers without it, HarpO....

Justfly said...

Spinach...what is this world coming to when we can't even eat something so healthy?!