Thursday, August 24, 2006

Working Late

I'm working late tonight. We have a computer that's had a lot of problems today and folks all over are excited. To put my boss' mind at rest, I told him I would stay to ensure things went smoothly. That's the way things are with my boss. I make him feel better about a situation and he has a check deposited in my bank account. Is America a great place or what?
I had some time to kill before the work started so I went out to get a sandwich. I was sitting at a redlight on highway 150 in Hoover and just above the trees the sun was slowly drifting earthward like a big orange balloon. As I sat there soaking in the moment, a guy that looked like Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead pulled to a stop beside me next to the curb. He was on a Huffy bicycle with squeeze horn like the one I had on my Huffy so many years ago. He had a big bushy beard and wrap around sunglasses....his khaki pants pulled up almost to his armpits. He was wearing white Converse Allstar tennis shoes and a Hawaiian shirt with huge flamingos. I thought for a moment that I was hallucinating. He looked over at me and smiled as the light changed. I could almost hear him say "keep on truckin" dude.
In the news today some astronomers have decided that Pluto is no longer a's now a dwarf. I had to ask, who the heck do these guys think they are fooling around with our solar system? Give a guy a pocket protector and a slide rule and he thinks he can change the facts.
I don't think so. I've got this fact stored somewhere in my head and I don't want to dig it out, change it and move it somewhere else.
In fact, I'm having tee shirts printed up that say "Save Pluto"....or maybe "me Pluto, su Pluto." I know, I'll have a contest to see who comes up with the best slogan to save Pluto with the winner's slogan appearing on the tee shirts. I'll give the winner a new Mercedes Benz (O.K. I'm kidding here). But I would love to see any cool slogans about Pluto.


  1. Anonymous2:55 PM

    If Pluto, then what will be next?

    Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy, I fear!

  2. Pluto - more than a dog - it's a planet, too!


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