Thursday, June 02, 2005

Piling on

It’s going to be a long time before I can top today on the weirdness scale.

I’m driving home today and I see this man on the side of the road, carrying a red gasoline canister. Poor bastard ran out of gas.

Poor bastard is smoking a cigarette while carrying a canister of gas back to his car.

Now, you can be a stranger and have no respect for your own life. That’s your business. But when you’re enough of a jackass carry around a lit cigarette and a canister of gas while you’re walking alongside a busy road, that’s where I draw the line. That’s where I blog about you.

And then I come home to this:

The kid who lives two houses down is a senior, right? Tonight is prom.

Why I was surprised to find that a colony of tents had sprouted by the lake, I am not so sure.

Tonight, a bunch of high schoolers are going to get laid. On prom night. Practically in my back yard.

I waffle between finding it excessively humorous and sadly disturbing.

But them there kids sure are a’higher on my list than Gasoline Man.

As is Colin, who finally called me.

As is my favorite communications professor, who made my day simply by being quoted in the New York Times.


Sarah said...

Haha, those seniors are gonna regret that! That's practically your backgarden?! - lovely! Mine's a bunch of other houses.

ropedncr said...

ha! you call that weird? smoking a cigarette while holding a can of gasoline AND getting laid in your backyard, that would be weird.

Stace said...

Wow, prom!!! I feel so old. YEAH Colin called you. AWESOME!!

Unknown said...

Your backyard is gorgeous!!! The tents though... I would've been surprised too. We always went to hotels at the beach on prom night. Seems like forever ago now. I feel old too :)

Plantation said...

I see your alma mater is kicking ass in the world series. good luck.

Sarah said...

You once said that those days you don't blog to assume you're with *him*. Please tell me you're not having a love-in in one of the senior's tents in your backyard this weekend...?!

slow poke kate said...

that is so funny!!!!! I would so be spying on them with a camera ready. Am I sicko? Maybe. I just think it is funny how high schoolers try and be cool. I would want to catch them in all their uncoolness. Is that a word?

Carrie said...

I would ahve tried to mess with them. not sure how yet... but maybe blast porn music, or the sound of babies crying.

high schoolers fumbling in tents in your back yard.... ug!

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