Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thursday Thoughts # 57
from Carved in Bone, a Body Farm novel by Jefferson Bass
"I picked up the hunting knife with my left hand and tested its heft, then shifted it to my right hand to compare. Golfing and batting, I'm a lefty, but I grade papers and dial phone numbers with my right. The knife felt more at home there, too. Okay, I thought, add 'stabbing' to the list of right-handed activities."
"Couldn't you have just put it in an autoclave, wrapped in some paper towels?"
"Sure. But where's the fun in that? It's not every guy who gets to play with fire on the job."
"Are you never going to grow up?"
"I sure hope not. My childlike immaturity's the only thing standing between me and a major mid-life crisis."
We all know I like to look at the Real Estate pages, although lately I look at some of those homes and wonder just how "real" these estates are.
I like to look at the big$$$ homes, see how the other half lives. There's been quite a few recently that are so big my entire flat could fit into the dining area alone.
Sigh. So much space.
Then I think about the cleaning of all those giant windows and miles of floors and turn the page.
but last Saturday, this one description caught my eye:
Let's read that a little more closely.
"Upon entry from the front porch is a living room, which has two bedrooms....."
Would you buy a house that has two bedrooms in the living room?
Not me either.
Last week, I'd been somewhere away from home and was waiting at the bus stop to get back to the city, to catch the next bus to my suburb. While I waited, a police car with red and blue flashing lights sped past, followed a few minutes later by another one, then an unmarked station wagon, also with (interior) red and blue lights flashing, a few minutes later another police car, the regular black and white kind again. A helicopter was circling above, clearly following something or somebody and just before the bus came, another unmarked sedan, flashing interior red and blue lights came up the road towards us, then hooked a u-turn and went back the other way. The first batch of cars had turned right at the intersection and gone around the block, coming back onto the road I was waiting on and then turned left into a side street and sped off that way.
I decided to watch the news that evening to see what the heck was going on.
I began with the early news at 4pm, followed up with the not-so-early news at 5pm, then the regular news programs at 6pm. by now I was getting tired of watching all this news without learning anything, so stopped paying close attention.
Finally I heard the words "stolen car" and "high-speed car chase in ...." and that was all I learned.
So much action, yet barely a mention on all news programs. Disappointing :(
Once back in the city, waiting to cross the road with several dozen other people, a short woman right next to me, in the middle of the crowd, lit up a cigarette and blew smoke everywhere!
Who does that these days?? How inconsiderate!!
I got a lung full, and was coughing badly by the time I got home.
So, what's been happening with you?