Thing 1 hurt her arm earlier, and has been moping around the office with her dominant arm in a sling. I am watching her holding something from falling with her good arm, and flailing away at something else under the stack with her slinged arm, and -- being the ever-helpful boss -- I opine, "It's okay, dear. All the dinosaurs feared the T-Rex."
This earns me a suggestion that I'm not perzackly sure is anatomically possible -- kids these days -- and then she yelps, "Oh, hell! I've got to pay off the Outside Inmate Work Crew!"
I pause in the sipping of my tea to raise an eyebrow at her.
"Remember? Dumpster diving for midget porn?"
I smile happily at OldNFO, who blinks at her, then, in a slow Cajun drawl, he announces, "Girl, you ain't right."
I am tallying up the fact that -- finally -- an Innocent Third Party has witnessed the sort of shenanigans that fly past me on a regular basis, when Reno's voice rumbles out from behind a bank of monitors, "What are you paying them off with?"
Thing 1 chirps, "Wendy's frostys."
She sniffs, "Of course."
Again the rumble, "And french fries?"
Thing 1 continues, "Although I really don't understand dipping your french fries into chocolate ice-cream. That's just ... weird."
"Well," says Reno, meditatively, "You just might be a Communist."
OldNFO blows coffee across the stack of files he's carrying.
Today ... is a Good Day.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
He still lives!
Ok, folks. For the two people still reading my blog, the first LawDog File book is due out in one month.
Yes! How-ever-many-years after asking, the book is here.
It is being published in e-book format first, with print-on-demand shortly there-after.
More details will be forthcoming regarding this first book.
The second book will be in the fall, and will be the Africa stories, with selected essays -- also from this blog. More on that as the publication date gets closer.
I'm also polishing up a short story for a zombie anthology; and I'm working a fiction book to be self-published early(ish) 2018.
I'll post snippets from the self-published book as we go along here.
Busy, busy, busy.
Busy, busy, busy.