Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Meat and Two Sides, Please

Since I'm lazy and can't think of posts on my own, I've stolen another writing prompt: "Side of the Road".   I can't resist saying something about this fascinating place.

Roadkill is on the side of the road.  Well, it's actually in the middle and splattered all over the road.  Barf. The vultures feast on armadillo, possum, squirrel, coyote, cow (OK, not too often), cute little bunnies, and unfortunately, the occasional domestic pet.  Sigh.

Please don't tell Cat about the last one.  He does not understand that is the primary reason he is NOT ALLOWED to go outside.  His narrow mind, the size of an English pea, sees things to chase, kill, and eat.  My broader mind, the size of a snow pea, sees distracted drivers and hungry bobcats and coyotes.  Gulp!

I pondered about the oddest thing I've seen on the side of the road.  Hum.....underwear.  Ugh.  Oh yeah.  A funny-looking balloon.


Oh.  Evil Twin tells me that was a used condom.


The 30-day challenge that provided me with a few prompts is now over.  Oh my.  Where will I go for ideas?  I noticed that fellow blogger, Lauren, jumped in the middle of the challenge and with a burst of energy made in through the month with some great posts.  Check out some of her hilarious offerings at


Rob-bear said...

Roadkill and used condom? Enough to turn anyone's stomach. Even a Bear's.

Hope you are OK after posting that.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the mention. : ) Side of the road was a great prompt.

In my town, when there's a dead fury thing on the side of the road, you call the roadkill carcass crew. Can't have unsightly carnage ruining the view.

I'm glad you keep cat in the house. Some drivers use their cars like hunting rifles.

Anonymous said...

Aaaahhhhmmmmmm.... I'm telling on you! You said the word condom!


You're gonna get it.

(you hope so, no?)

Oh my! Did I really insinuate THAT?

heh heh

I try to stay away from roadkill and then get quite resentful when it starts to reek.

ReformingGeek said...

@Bear - I'm feeling much better now,thanks. :)

@Lauren - Roadkill Carcass Crew - What a job!

@Quirky - Don't tell my mother.

Ed & Jeanne said...

You know, you could have used that condom to wrap up the roadkill and throw it away. Being Texas, I think you should blog on the top 3 conspiracy theories about the Alamo. There aren't any? Then make 'em up!

Mike said...

I knew I shouldn't have thrown that damned thing out the window! haha

The Constant Complainer said...

Haha!!! You said "condom." LOL.

We tend to see a lot of skunks that have been hit by cars on the side of the roads here. Yuck!

Suzanne said...

A post every day, the hell you say!

Things to post about: How many times do I have to tell you to go to the WalMarts?

"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?"