Tuesday, April 20, 2010


(Picture taken from a number of days ago)

Today I realized I may have seeded too much lettuce and cabbage in the greenhouse. But I am not panicking.

Today was a half day at work.

Today a Japanese heavy-duty mechanic by the name of Thomas was, to my guessing, learning the ropes at an organic farm in the Yukon and servicing all their equipment for free. Before he left for the Yukon by automobile he said to me, smiling, "If you need my help just dial 555-5555, and say, 'Thomas-Come-Help-Me!'"

Today I slept an hour before evening, which I hate doing; but I couldn't help it.

Today the lingonberry blossoms, apple blossoms and lilac blossoms studded the rainy gloom in full or near prime.

Today Prince Edward bought one of my paintings. It was, you might say, rather quite highly satisfying indeed.

Today all the other volcanoes networked via underground and said to one another, "Should we do it yet?" And a couple others chimed in that it wasn't their fault their bastard cousin jumped the gun.


MahoneyMusings said...

Pardon me? That part about the painting....what????

Paul Stilwell said...

Yeah, it was pretty cool. He phoned me up and one deal led to another.

Enbrethiliel said...


For real, Paul???

Enbrethiliel said...


PS--Not that I'm doubting your veracity, but it's an unexpected story! =)

Paul Stilwell said...

Unfortunately, no. I share a little affinity from time to time with Lawrence (a.k.a. Chunk) from The Goonies. Also for his method of confession.

But my boss did get to have lunch (be in the same restaurant while Prince Edward had his lunch while acknowledging nobody) with Prince Edward.


Enbrethiliel said...


Just think: I didn't even have to torture you with a candy bar! =P (Or is that what happened? I can't really remember! My brother says Chunk just started crying for no reason . . . but from a writer's standpoint, that doesn't make sense.)

And now you have me wondering which of the Goonies I am most like . . .

Paul Stilwell said...

LOL - I know, my antics have no defense to your questioning. But you and your brother need to watch The Goonies again!

They threaten to put his hand into a running blender!

*But* later he is eating some ice cream and they (the Fratellis) take it away from him. Lawrence then proceeds to lick the spoon, and then they take *that* away from him. Then he starts crying (again).

I only recently realized the confession scene is a masterstroke of timing, and it's layered with at least three levels of hilarity.

Every time I think about it, and the simultaneous layers, I start cracking up.

Enbrethiliel said...


Even if my brother and I remembered every last detail about The Goonies, we'd still need to watch it again. And again. And again . . .

And I'm laughing now at the memory of the blender!

Paul Stilwell said...

"...we'd still need to watch it again. And again. And again . . ."

I totally agree.