Saturday, October 30, 2010

Your Marbles Called....

They want to go back to your brain where they belong.

Or maybe it's the zombies nibbling peoples' brains.

People are acting crazy and I'm getting scared.

Evil Twin is having a wonderful time, though.  Sunday is Halloween and we still have candy left.  I know I haven't bought any yet but work with me here.

Evil Twin is all into the decorating.  She wants to put out a candy bowl with a child-size hand in the middle.  When kiddies reach to grab some candy, a recorded voice will say "Be careful there.  Look what happened to the last kid."  This would be followed by evil laughter.  I think she has already recorded the laughter.


Maybe we will just answer the door and hand out candy like all the other folks.

Anyway, back to the craziness and people missing parts of their brains.

Yesterday, while I was running, a car nearly hit me and sent me into a ditch, minus a limb or two.  It came up behind me on a two-lane road.  I didn't hear it as the wind was blowing sound away from me. There was traffic coming the other way.  This car didn't even slow down or move over an inch.  I think that's all I had between my arm and that car.   Evil Twin is digging out back.  I'd best go check to see if the hole will be big enough for that car and its driver.

Yes, I know.  I should have been running towards traffic but I usually wait to cross over until I top the hill...right about where I nearly hit the ditch.  Sigh.

Hubby channeled Evil Twin while driving when a grizzly-faced super-sized redneck cut him off in order to turn into the local barbecue joint.  Evil Twin told me later that she was sure that pig-man was a cannibal.

I was nearly sandwiched yesterday while driving home.  The annual airshow is in town.  The airport is close to the freeway.  The Blue Angels were practicing and they maneuvered right over the freeway causing everybody in front of me to slam on their brakes.  One of the pilots was wearing a yellow undershirt and had blue eyes.  The Mustang behind me nearly became one with my rear door.  I think his undershirt was white but I'm sure his pants were brown.

Are you scared yet?

All in a geek's week.

Photo credits: Blue Angels: David Newberger on, Creative Commons License (see sidebar),  Jack-O-Pansies: Reffie.


Anonymous said...

I don't know what is scarier, pig men or cannibals.

I'm glad you weren't hurt and I think I know why! Evil Twin came through for you! She hurled herself between you and the car!

Yay for Evil Twin!

Yay for Evil!


Never mind.

Lauren said...

It's tough to hear when wind is blowing sound away from you. : ) Wow! Things are scary down there. Maybe Evil Twin was channeling Carrie and controlled the car that nearly hit you. After all, she was digging a hole out the back. Glad you weren't hurt.

Ziva said...

Yikes, things are crazy down there. Next time you see a car coming at you, just shove Evil Twin out in front of it. I bet no one would dare run her over.

ReformingGeek said...

@Quirky - Pigmen are definitely scary. I shall have nightmares. Evil Twin is resting peacefully.

@Lauren - Yikes! Carrie? Buckets of ew? I'd better be careful.

@Ziva - I can't see them when they are behind me. I'm glad I didn't step out an inch. Maybe I need to install a mirror on my hat.

Boom Boom Larew said...

Tough week there, Reffie! But I have to say, I like where Evil Twin is going with the candy bowl thing! LOL!

Leeuna said...

Take two scary movies, rest on the couch and call us on Monday. That's my remedy for all the craziness outside. Oh, and I love Evil Twin's candy plan.

Marissa said...

I bet you even saw that Blue Angels pilot wink at you. LMAO! (Hopefully the Mustang driver was wearing Depends.)

ReformingGeek said...

@Boom Boom - I think word got out and scared all the little kiddies away. We had no trick or treaters.

@Leeuna - I took two baseball games instead. I hope it will work!

@Marissa - That was my little secret!

AmyLK said...

WOW! that's too many close calls for me! Be safe

Deb said...

"People are acting crazy and I'm getting scared."

I think it's time another Kool Aid session to wipe out a few of the crazies. I'll gladly provide a list AND the Kool Aid if Evil Twin will help.

Random Chick said...

Whoa! That Blue Angel jet must've been close if you could see the pilot was wearing a yellow undershirt and that he had blue eyes. Did you lose your hearing too?

People are crazy. And be afraid. Be very afraid. I hope you survived Halloween.

honeypiehorse said...

Want a t-shirt that says your marbles called.

The Constant Complainer said...

RG, be careful when you run! When I'm running it is truly scary to see all the idiots on the road. These morons are swerving all over the place as they text, talk on the phone and not pay attention. It's dangerous to be a runner in those conditions these days!

Happy Halloween!

VE said...

I know all about getting his with cars. They always win!

Hey, you specifically asked about my new more serious blog so here is the link:

K A B L O O E Y said...

Man, thank goodness you made it out alive! As Estherhaus used to say on Hill Street Blues: "Be careful out there."

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

You could see the guy's undershirt and the color of his eyes? Really? Was he handsome? Did he wink at you? It'd be really cool if he did. Well, maybe not to Mr. ReformingGeek. But you wouldn't have to tell him.

Sandra said...

I can't quite picture a fit geek...I'm sorry, that's probably prejudice, right?...or racist...or something. But I hear the words "running" and "fitness conference" (from the above post) and I'm like, "This chick ain't no geek!"
I do enjoy your posts though, so glad I found you!

I Wonder Wye said...

Holy crow. I thought we had all the pig-men in this state! Sorry to hear about the close calls. Particularly when running. Some days I think I am driving an invisible car and the zombies in the road got their driver's license from Sears or Wal Mart.....

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"