RP's Theatre of the (Almost) Absurd

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

File Under: Shopping Tales

Baggin' It... I (hypothetically) go to my local grocery store, purchase lots of fresh fruits and veggies, put each of them into plastic bags and drop them into the cart. I then wander over to the dairy section and again, hypothetically, get a gallon of milk in a plastic container and a carton of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 16, 2018

"There's Bessie!"

"They Did What to Her? No way..." As children we cousins loved seeing slide shows of the family, meaning ourselves. We'd gather on the floor of the living room to watch stills of our even younger selves projected onto a white screen that felt like sandpaper. As long as the pace was quick, we were... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Another "You Never Know'..."

My cousin X's son is going to receive an Emmy. It's for technical work, he's not a "star." For now he's received a gold-framed plaque from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the actual statue will follow. How great is that? And for those of you who've followed this blog for a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Meeting Major, Dog of War - Part II

We left off where... "I was about to be chewed apart by a trained killer, or so it seemed. I still remember my car door being open about three inches, and Major goin' for his golden opportunity." Major's collar received a steady yank by Stepfather, and the lunging dog was restrained in the nick of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Meeting Major, Dog of War Thank-you to Pat for reminding me of this story.

"Oh, Boy! He Won't Let Me Out of the Car..." Long ago and far away, my fiancé took me to meet his parents. Actually, he had no living parents and these folks were his step-parents, but that's a tale or ten for another day. The "steps" resided in the desert, deep in the desert. I was well-prepared... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

When the Phone Rings...

"Who's Earl Mann?" At work, before my place of employment utilized the voice mail for answering phone calls, people would answer someone's phone as a courtesy, and if one was in the mood, if it rang while a person was away from their office. And so it was the day I picked up Stephanie's private... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Call of the Wild, Part II

Who Was Dinner? All was quiet here on the western front this morning, at least in the bird sounds department. Morning came and went, a warm and cloudy, humid morning with no birds of any sort to be heard. By late afternoon, it became clear that Towhee wasn't going to be chirping in our yard, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Call of the Wild

"Who Was Dinner?" A little guy like this, a Spotted Towhee, has been calling our yard home for a couple of months. There appears to be a pair of them, and both are pretty friendly. Tonight we saw Ladyhawk, our resident bird of prey, after doing a bit of shopping, bring her dinner to the big tree... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

They Grow on Trees, Don't They

This Really Happened... An acquaintance at work had just returned from a vacation to his motherland of Mexico. Being polite, I asked him, " How was your vacation?" He told me it was really nice. Adding, "...and the peaches, the peaches are just so wonderful there." Surprised, a map of the state of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 6, 2018

In the Kitchen with RP

The Chicken Wars and Potato Salad Today is, or was, National Fried Chicken Day in the US. These days not a lot of us are lining up for our share of a big, fat vat of golden, crispy-coated, fried chicken, but there was a time... It may be sacrilege, but I'm not overly fond of the dish. Never was.... Sign in to see full entry.

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