Thursday, March 31, 2005

WHEN TIMES CHANGE

Interesting World

Editor, Times-Union:

The other day while listening to my usual lineup of talk show hosts, I decided to take a drive. Friends and neighbors have been talking about the school construction, so I decided to take a look. In driving through the area, I was very impressed.

Some of the construction was a little difficult to see as I was afraid of bumping into one of the several hundred cars in the student parking lot. Leaving the construction site, I made a wrong turn and found myself driving through one of the upscale housing developments. Did I see the evidence of a prosperous community?

I then headed for the farm house we have called home for 57 years. Ninety years ago, I'm told, my grandfather spent the summer moving the house over a quarter of a mile to its present site. He moved it on rolling logs pulling it with horses. As I entered the house the phone was ringing.

A telemarketer wanted to discuss some mortgage agreement. I thought of offering them prospective customers for a commission, but decided against it. I found my easy chair trying to figure it all out while waiting for suppertime. It is truly an interesting world in which we are living. Thank you for reading this.

Bob Plummer
Mastodon City

19 comments:

T.S. Farmhand said...

Yes it is, Bob. Yes it is.

Now pass me that jay and don't bogart it like last time.

King Koopa said...

Am I crazy, or is that the kid from Dazed and Confused interviewing the silver-tongued devil, Kris Kristofferson (who is doing his best late-period Jim Morrison impersonation).

Mathis said...

Crowe-bar, dude.

T.S. Farmhand said...

It took me awhile to figure that out--definitely got the Dazed and Confused kid impression at first glance. But the more and more I looked at him, I started to see a young Jay Leno.

T.S. Farmhand said...

It took me awhile to figure that out--definitely got the Dazed and Confused kid impression at first glance. But the more and more I looked at him, I started to see a young Jay Leno.

T.S. Farmhand said...

. . . GD Blogger . . .

Mathis said...

Yeah, T.S., I know, it's really hard to figure out. (Eyeroll)

T.S. Farmhand said...

;-)

Mathis said...

That's cute!

T.S. Farmhand said...

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Mathis said...

Lost me.

T.S. Farmhand said...

hmmmm, spaces don't save as "hard" spaces in the comment box. so i'll just put periods where there should be a hard space . . . let's see what that looks like . . .


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Mathis said...

So....

You gonna tell us what that is, or you just gonna keep trying to ruin my blog?

King Koopa said...

Can we guess?

Man on a unicycle?

T.S. Farmhand said...

It really is quite disappointing that my fine piece of ASCII art is not displaying properly. But in many ways, this is appropriate. You know those tricky little wooden signs that say "JESUS" if you look at them the right way? It's kind of like that. A lot like that.

Mathis said...

So...you're not going to tell us what it is. Thanks, ass.

T.S. Farmhand said...

Jesus. It's Jesus.

Jesus.

Rob said...

I got it right away.

King Koopa said...

AM - Who's the uber-dweeb tennis player on your main page?

Speaking of tennis, did you catch the Federer match on Sunday? Whoo, fantastic!