THAT WAS LUDICROUS

If you are watching teh NCAA BASEBALL WORLD SERIES, I hope you saw the ending innings of the West Virginia and Texas A & M game.

During the first seven innings, West Virginia was handing Texas A & M  a shellacking.

But then in inning seven, the Aggies hit a GRAND SLAM!

Now, it was a much closer game.

Then …

At the bottom of the ninth …

With two outs …

The last batter up had a 3-2 count …



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: LUDICROUS. 

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THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN

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THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN



3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom about extraterrestrials on a mission to discover more about human beings.

Dick Solomon (John Lithgrow) is their fearless leader. Dick is a physics professor at a very low-achieving university.

Sally Solomon (Kristen Johnston) is the enforcer of the expedition. Sally is a gorgeous blonde usually unaware of her womanly wiles.

Harry Solomon (French Stewart) is the ‘transmitter’ for the crew. He is the eccentric brother to Sally and Dick.

Tommy Solomon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is the researcher. Tommy is the teenage son of the family.

Each episode investigates a new revelation about human interactions. The show is usually very funny, but the language can be very course (especially when you consider it was produced in the late 1990s).



Written for MOVIE CRITIQUES.

THE ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA

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THE ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA



“Dwight, many of the strawberries are ready. Take the basket and pick the ripest; I’ve a mind for a shortcake trifle for the picnic.”

Strawberry trifle was his favorite. Dwight was out like lightening and soon returned with the finest strawberries mouths could desire.

The guests arrived; ravenous men with their genteel lassies. Dinner completed, they went out back for their annual Horseshoe Extravaganza.

“Don’t worry ladies. The icebox is ours.”

Upon its opening, the upper shelf was lined with iced strawberry mint smashes. We adjourned to the Adirondack chairs out back to enjoy the swearin’ and the fuedin’.



Written for THE CARROT RANCH CHALLENGE: May 30, 2019. Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes strawberries and mint. The combination evokes color contrast, scents, and taste. Where will the combination take you? Go where the prompt leads!

The Mueller Report

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100 Word Story

“Another blasted waste of taxes,” fumed Charles Thomas at his wife.

“What you reading?” Clair Jo asked.

“This infernal report Leroy copied from online. I didn’t believe him when he told me about it.”

“Never trust everything you read online line, dear.”

“This ain’t online. I have the dang copy here in my hands.

“So why the uproar?”

“Says here that they spent over $25 million gettin’ a report on mules. That kinda of money to study mules? Don’t they know you can’t breed mules? If you get a fine one, care for it good. There ain’t no breedin’ offspring.”



Written for 100 Word Story. (FYI: I just copied the photo from the site yesterday, and now the picture has changed? Maybe too much hatred online?)

LAST BUS OUT

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Reena Saxena

We were all awaiting what would likely be the last bus out.

I had finally convinced Maria that we had to leave. Maria was one of those die-hard survivalists … We had met on a wilderness adventure in Colorado, so I knew it when I married her.  It’s never as bad as they say was her motto.

Finally, on the last newscast, she was convinced.

We were the only humans awaiting. Along with us were an armada of beasts. Along the wall were three dray of squirrels, seven scurry of chipmunks, a herd of rabbits, and out to the side were a surfeit of skunks. I saw only two raccoons.

As the bus slowed, each of the elders quickly aligned their families toward the yellow lines.

Maria and I watched I amazement.

Up they went; many having to lean on the steps facing them as the younger one scampered over their backs and headed to the back of the bus.

We were the last to board.

I looked at Maria as we seated ourselves near the driver.

She leaned toward my ear and whispered, “Thank God we came when we did. Who would take care of all these needy families?”



Written for SUNDAY PHOTO FICTION. 

DOUBLE THE STEAK

I am trying a new recipe today.

OVEN-BAKED STEAK AND POTATOES 


I found several recipes online that sounded like they were very tasty and EASY to make. (I have a hard time finding recipes that are BOTH!) 

This was the best video I could find on the meal. It is from the blog CREME DE LA CRUMB.  I discovered the video as I was waiting for my steak to come to room temperature. (I don’t know why it needs to be at room temperature instead of refrigerator temperature- Maybe someone could tell me?) 

I think this video saved me come heartbreak on a meal.

Cut the steak into smaller pieces before you bake it… just like the potatoes. 

Since I was still waiting on room temperature, I unwrapped my foil pouch and cut the steak.

Now, in thirty minutes, I hope to have a delicious meal; on steak, herb-seasoned potatoes, a little brown gravy, and a side of peas and salad.

Yummy! (I hope?)

FYI: For the price of a steak dinner at a restaurant, I will have four dinners.

That is DOUBLE the DOUBLE.



Written for FANDANGO ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: DOUBLE.

 

 

HONEYMOON

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HONEYMOON

by James Patterson by Howard Roughan



The FBI have set-their-sights on a sophisticated interior designer, Nora Sinclair.  Nora Sinclair.

Men seem to (literally) fall-at-her-feet, in amazing numbers.

FBI agent John O’Hara is sent to investigate.

Even if a friend tells what the novel’s premise happens to be (which, a friend did), you will still sit up I bed in astonishment!!!



Written for THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS.