Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Speculation is a game that Jilda and I've been playing forever. She's a lot better at it than me most of the time, because her imagination is infinite, but I have my moments.
Tonight we drove into town to have dinner with our friend Fred and his mom who is visiting from Tennessee. On the way in we saw blue lights flashing up ahead in the oncoming lane.
We didn't see hair, teeth, and eyeballs on the highway so we assumed it was some kind of finder-bender or perhaps someone spotted a UFO, which is not that uncommon here in Alabama. 
But what was interesting is that there were two State Troopers parked side-by-side on the shoulder of the road.
Drug bust, I said as we passed. Jilda rolled her eyes, which is code for -- if you can't do any better than that, I don't want to play. That was at 5:45 p.m.
We had a great meal at Niki's, our favorite restaurant in Birmingham. Fred's mom is probably 80 and has a quicker wit than most people half her age. 
We lingered at talked for a while before heading home. When we got to the UFO site, the State Trooper cars had not lights still flashing. I looked over at Jilda and saw that the game was on. 
OK, when they stopped for doughnuts, someone spiked their coffee with LSD and they're getting off on the flashing blue lights. Where did THAT come from? I thought to myself. 
My speculation was a lot tamer -- maybe they're old friends that haven't seen each other in a long time and they're catching up? 
Jilda got that look on her face that says, "this is like shooting fish in a barrel."
She then said, what if the troopers are male and female and they're checking each other for tics?
I can't win at this game, I'm in over my head.


  1. Well done, Jilda! I think you're out of your league, Rick...

  2. Definitely, Jilda - 1 million points, Rick - erm... half a point?

    LOL! Take care

  3. I do believe that Jilda is a very smart and funny woman. That's something I would have said. You get credit Rick for trying at least! hahahaha

  4. Jilda definitely wins; I like the tic exploratory assistance scenario.

  5. You are soooo right, buddy-roe. You are in over your head.

    I haven't checked anyoone for ticks in years - but maybe I should just go give the Lovable Old Coot the once-over, just to get his heart racing.

    have a good one - Marsha

  6. I knew I could count on y'all for support :)

  7. Anonymous10:49 PM

    lol sorry, Jilda definitely won that round!!!


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