I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allen Poe

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.
- H. L. Mencken

Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so
-Bertrand Russell

What I have been telling you, from alpha to omega, what is the one great thing the sigil taught me โ€” that everything in life is miraculous. For the sigil taught me that it rests within the power of each of us to awaken at will from a dragging nightmare of life made up of unimportant tasks and tedious useless little habits, to see life as it really is, and to rejoice in its exquisite wonderfulness. If the sigil were proved to be the top of a tomato-can, it would not alter that big fact, nor my fixed faith. No Harrowby, the common names we call things by do not matter โ€” except to show how very dull we are ...
-James Branch Cabell

August 29, 2013 - 11:22 a.m.

A Tragedy? You Bet

I was struck by tragedy yesterday. Here is the sad tale. I made a shopping expedition to Fairway. I wanted some sausage to make soup. They often have interesting homemade ones. They didn't. I had to settle for packaged andouille. When I'm there I always check for fun things. I got cashew butter. I also check for Fox's U-Bet. They theoretically carry it but never have when I checked. a month ago I bought seltzer to make egg creams but have not been able to find U-Bet. I kept resisting buying Trader Joe's Chocolate Moo, I wanted the real thing. It isn't an egg cream without U-Bet. So look what I found this trip!

Yes the long nightmare is over. I found U-Bet before the summer was over. I raced home. I did all the preparation for the soup. Then when it was heating and the sausage was cooking I got a glass out. I went into the fridge. I poured the perfect amount of milk for an egg cream. I added the perfect about of U-Bet. I went back to the fridge to get the seltzer … cue ominous music … IT WAS GONE!. Some miscreant drank my seltzer that has been sitting in my fridge for a month waiting for me to get the U-Bet. I have no idea when. I wasn't looking for it till now. I noticed it in the back of the fridge a couple of weeks ago. So after all that I couldn't have my egg cream. Truly this is the saddest thing that has happened in all of history. Iti s why I warned you there was tragedy. I wanted to make sure you had your hanky handy. I know you are uncontrollably sobbing now Rest assured that though heart-broken I soldiered on. When life hands you lemons make lemonade. When life steals your seltzer and you've already prepared the milk and U-Bet make chocolate milk. And friends, that's what I did. It was good chocolate milk. No it was great chocolate milk, it was made with U-Bet. But it was not an egg cream. Today is a national day of mourning.






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