Thursday, January 20, 2005

I Need Cherry Jello

My car has begun ticking at me again; it must be that damn Flux Capacitor! I was stuck driving this ticking time bomb of a car all the way from my mother's house to my apartment this evening-- almost squashed an opossum.

I can't really post anything right now. I need cherry jello badly, so I am driving to a really disgusting 24 hour place called the Egg Platter, where they serve cherry jello and blueberry pie and ice cream and waffles.

I am bringing a new book with me: History of the Donner Party (a Tragedy of the Sierra). So, I will be reading a tasteless (yet scholarly) bit about cannibalism while choosing a meal from their tragic all-night lunch and breakfast menu. There's always an interesting late-night crowd there, so perhaps I will prominently display my tasteless book and stare at people.

I have the day off tomorrow, so I will keep all you worker bees in my thoughts.... bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

9 Comments:

Blogger Rhodent said...

I found a canoe picture for you...got so wrapped up in looking at the photos that I put a bit about himself on my blog....but I am sure that your rendition will far more amusing! Hope the jello was good. MMM...Cherry is my favorite!

12:15 AM  
Blogger MooCow said...

I had this group of friends in college who would go out to eat fairly often, and we sometimes gave our name as "Donner." They'd call out when our table was ready: "Donner, party of 7."

All 5 of us would giggle and walk to the table. Only once did a server ever get it. "Oh, you must have eaten the other two while trapped in a blizzard huh?" We gave her a huge tip.

12:36 AM  
Blogger Rhodent said...

Next time call me and I will join you at the Egg Platter!!!

12:53 AM  
Blogger dayna said...

I watched a documentary on the Donnor Party. I was horrified. Ever since I have silently debated whether or not I would eat another human being to survive. At first it was a solid "no", I don't mind dieing. But I've kind of changed my mind on that. How was the cherry jello?

2:51 PM  
Blogger Ron Southern said...

At least it wasn't a cherry jello sandwich. Of course, maybe that's what the remnants of the Donner Party also said.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Larry Jones said...

Great image, you reading that book at the all-night diner, waiting for your cherry jello. Those people will never realize that you are the Great and Powerful L, random speaker.

6:02 PM  
Blogger theomorph said...

Ah, history books in all-night diners; one of life's greatest pleasures. I love reading stuff like that in places like that. Invariably, one of the servers will come by to pour more coffee and say something cheery and chatty like, "Whatcha readin'?" Then I flash the cover, which says something like, The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery, and say something like, "Yeah, it's fascinating." After that, the conversation tends to drop off, and the server starts treating me like some revered professor. That's what happens when you're a nerd. :-)

9:07 PM  
Blogger L said...

Rhodent: I like the photos of Koko. He is nuts! I may have a photo of him inner tubing on the river somewhere...

MooCow: I may have to copy your idea

The cherry jello was delicious and made me feel tingly all over. The book was also delicious; I always read horribly nerdy books in late-night diners, because I am L, the Great and Powerful.

11:47 PM  
Blogger Ron Southern said...

She creeps through the night in pajamas and overcoat, with cherry jello and obscure books in hand, unobserved by the average dull wayfarer...

1:51 PM  

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