Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Never say forever 'cause nothing lasts

A few things you need to know:

1. The picture below is not a frozen waterfall. That is Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone. Up from the ground comes a bubblin' hot water, laden with minerals, and those are the deposits left behind. Those deposits are called travertine. It is pretty nifty how they form those wedding-cake-ish geometrical formations.

2. That is a coyote, not a wolf.

3. I do not have strep. It is a viral throat infection, which, if I am lucky, will continue to cause excruciating pain in my throat, and then decide to migrate down into my lungs for an equally painful cough. Sweet. Just when I am supposed to be doing my big training push for the opening of snowboarding season on Thanksgiving.

4. I just Costanza'd a leftover Halloween Twix out of my garbage. I had just dropped it in there myself, and it was still mostly wrapped, so I went to reach for it. I also had taken out the garbage last night, so it wasn't too nasty.

I had the slippery little bastard in my clutches, and then it escaped, swimming deeper.

Rather than give up, I went deeper, to my elbow.

I came close, but it slipped all the way down.

So, I went in as deep as my shoulder, rooting around for it.

I began to smell things I had thrown away yesterday.

If you know me, though, you know I am not a quitter.

I fished that fucker out and ate it.

You know how Twix has that delicious, crunchy cookie center?

Remember my little throat problem from # 3?

Yeah, so basically I went into the garbage to my elbow to fish out a candy bar that felt like broken glass going down.

And, ladies?

I'm pretty much single now.

The line starts over there.