Foreign Dispatch #1

I have this odd impulse to go tend chickens.

Normally the requirement that I go out and do that is a little annoying. This morning I miss it.

Had an uneventful trip and a quite pleasant evening, but I’m afraid all that staying in a quiet place for year after year has habituated me to just hanging around and doing more of that. So I couldn’t sleep – not, lately, that I need a lot of excuse to not sleep – and honestly having forgotten the date I was going to compliment Landlady on what a quiet neighborhood she had when midnight came around and some morons with 9mms stepped out on their patriotic porches and…

:) Curiously, to the sound of gunfire almost certainly not aimed in my specific direction and the possibly subliminal but probably imaginary sweet scent of expended powder I drifted off and finally did get four hours of solid sleep. So I’m in pretty good shape at the moment.

LB wishes to report that this place smells funny and he doesn’t have enough pee to fix it all by himself, but that he did have a good poop.

And now, in the sort of absurd coincidence that normally only haunts the plots of very badly written movies, I’m going to get set to have breakfast with Big Brother, who never leaves the tropical, roach-and-spider-haunted climes of southern Florida but who just happens to be in this very faraway city this particular morning.

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7 Responses to Foreign Dispatch #1

  1. coloradohermit says:

    “roach-and-spider-haunted climes of southern Florida ”
    and lizards. You forgot lizards. Happy New Year Joel and Big Brother!

  2. Mark Matis says:

    And you, coloradohermit, forgot snakes. Obviously you have never been to the Everglades, or you would never forget snakes…

    VHNY to all as well!

  3. M Ryan says:

    It’s good that you are seeing your brother, having lost one last year I know how fast time slips by. BTW you forgot to add gators and fire ants. :^)

    To you Joel plus coloradohermit and Mark Matis, I wish you all a very happy New Year.

  4. Chocs. says:

    Indeed, 2016 has been an awful year for myself and so many others.
    To you, Joel; may you have a minimum-pain-level year, that you are never short on water and LB has his “proper” places to pee and poop. Being in pain 24-7 that isn’t visible to outward appearances, I have a good feel for what you go through on a daily basis; as for LB, well, I have a labbie-rottie mix, old man, 13yrs going on 13months, who has an unending bladder capacity…

    … and yes, avoid the mozzies, snakes, gators, lizards, roaches and all else. lol.
    To my fellow-readers; “may you have enough.” .

    Greetings from a country that is trying to pretend it’s Florida…..

  5. SLee says:

    Happy New Year to you, your family and friends, and to one and all who read this blog. Wishing you and Chocs a year with little or no pain, and a better year for all of us!

  6. kyle says:

    Hahaha lol at LB needs to hydrate more often if hes going to get that place smelling good!

  7. Oh, and the “palmetto bugs” other wheres known as roaches, big enough to re-arrange the furniture every night.

To the stake with the heretic!