Sunday, April 27, 2008

Words

Tam and I hit Boogie Burger as a weekend treat, then walked a quarter-mile down the Central Canal Towpath, from the start, past the turtle-threatening statue (I can't find any photos -- I shall snap one and post it, this construction cannot adequately be described), across the bowstring truss footbridge and back up Westfield boulevard to my car; a nice way to settle dinner, a chance for Tam to have a smoke and, well, it is Springtime, an encounter with small flying insects. Quite a few of them in the parking lot, and Tam dashed across to the car.

When I got in, reached over and unlocked the door, she climbed in and slammed it, saying, "I don't want any bugs to get in the car, I already inhaled some buggery!"

Long mutual what-did-I-just-hear/say look followed immediately by my "I call blog!"

Y'know, Broad Ripple's artsy and tolerant, but I really doubt there was any chance of that.

13 comments:

og said...

Pardon me, I think you got some buggery on your shirt. yeah, right there, no, here's a handkerchief. Yeah, you got it. Thanks.

Breda said...

Is the statue threatening turtles or is it a statue of a threatening turtle?

Anonymous said...

My own odd word/phrase story from Friday...I was shirtless and holding a rat terrier. Said rat terrier decided to launch, claws raking my belly in the process. This caused me to spout, "He marked me like a pig!" Some other form of buggery, I suppose.

Hank

Joseph said...

"I just inhaled some buggery"?? A perhaps useful turn of phrase.

Does anyone besides me have trouble deciphering what the word verification letters are??

Roberta X said...

I do, Joseph. I guess we can look on it as progress: blog-spamming software is getting better and better at reading verification words.

Breda, it's dfficult to say. It seems to be threatening passers by by means of a turtle. This is easier to show than to explain.

...Portions of the statue may be marked like a pig, too.

Breda said...

Rule 1 - All turtles are always loaded.

Rule 2 - Never point the turtle at anything you're not willing to destroy...

Alan said...

Never carry a turtle that's smaller than .4.

Check your local laws, many states don't have concealed turtle reciprocity.

HTRN said...

Rules for a Turtlefight:
1. Bring a turtle. Preferably, bring at least two turtles. Bring all of your friends who have turtles.

Heeheehee. That's funny. :)

og said...

My turtle is always loaded.

And by "loaded" I mean....

Nevermind.


THis is my turtle, this is my gun...

Turk Turon said...

This is my turtle.
There are many others like it, but this one is mine.

Yeah, the word verifications got very twisty about 24 hrs ago.

Old Grouch said...

"It's turtles, all the way down."

Old Grouch said...

Is it this one?
(another view)

Roberta X said...

Old Grouch! My hero! That's it. This item towers above you where the trail meets the Rainbow Bridge. (Mmmm, beef roast! --That's a pun). I fear the Reading Hands will dash the poor beast down on some hapless and unwary Riparian some day.

( Or possibly worse. Remember, once you've pulled the pin on a turtle, you've only got a short ttime to throw it!)