Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Episode 18: The Letters
When last we left our intrepid hero he was fighting a losing allergic battle against Oak Pollen Season. That’s right: Oak Pollen. Who knew?
Friday morning, our hero was struggling against Leaving-For-Work-Late Man largely due to interference from I-Don’t-Know-What-I’m-Doing-This-Evening Boy. As he stumbled out towards the front gate of his building, he glanced down at the remnants of the previous days mail, as yet undelivered to his doorstep, only to freeze in his tracks.
Slowly he picked up the two envelopes, one from the University of Michigan and the other from Iowa. He knew immediately the contents of the letters, not only because of his x-ray eyes, but because of the diminutive size of the letters themselves.
Just to confirm, he opened them. Blast! Rejected by both super-hero creative writing programs, leaving his fate in the hands of Texas, and can we really trust a state that elected W governor?
Suddenly our hero’s evening plans coalesced and were to involve large quantities of alcohol. To that end, he want to see Jukebox Stories again and then went to Becket’s in Berkeley with the Fabulous-Miss-D Super Girlfriend, her friend Miss-J-Me-Former-Boss-Of-D Woman and Miss-J-Me’s new girlfriend Miss-H-Brewmistress Girl. Our hero enjoyed discussing beer with Miss-H as well as shooting Tequila with his laser gun.
What did you think he was going to do with Tequila?
When will our hero hear from Texas?
And most importantly…
Oak pollen? Oak pollen?! I mean, come on.
Find out the answers to these questions and more in the next episode of
Our Intrepid Hero!