Follow

Monday, July 8, 2013

THE WRATH OF KHAN--I MEAN "FRAN"



My husband was in North Carolina in 1996 when he & his roommate heard warnings of an impending hurricane.  They knew they would be stuck in their apartment so they stocked up on food & videos to pass the time.  These two Southern Californians had never been in a hurricane before.  They didn't realize they would probably lose their power--which they did.  The food was good, but the videos were worthless.  Hurricane Fran came through!  (Not me, although aptly named.)

A sample of my reviews:


Hurricane Bud hit in 2012.  Neither of the guys were anywhere near it, but Bud was happy to finally "have his say".  Nothing personal, but "Bud" was a wuss compared to "Fran".

                                                Bud                                                        Fran


Years ago, I took Matt, Blake & Blake's then girlfriend, Jeanine, to Canada for the Calgary Stampede.  LOTS OF FUN!!  While we were in Calgary, we rented some horses & went for a ride.  I had forgotten how WIDE horses are!  That's probably why cowboys (& jockeys) are so bowlegged.






Speaking of Blake & Jeanine, they went together for quite a while & even lived together for a time.  After they broke up, some friends called her.  They wanted to fix her up with someone else, but they were reluctant to tell her his name.  Maybe that was because his name was also Blake.  That wouldn't have been so bad, but his last name was the same as ours!  What were the odds of there being TWO Blake F------'s in Denver 20+ years ago?  Blake wasn't that common a name then.  Anyway, she passed on the offer!!

What's the big deal about the Oscars ?  I went once--& nobody interviewed me!  I was all ready to thank all the "little people" whose backs I had climbed on on my way to stardom.

If anyone can answer these questions, I would be very grateful:
   1. Why does it become heavy traffic if there are more light cars on the  road?
   2. Do shoes have to go to boot camp?
   3. How deep do you have to plant chickens to grow eggplant?
   4.  Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Way back in the Stone Age 1969, I bought a new Mustang, made to my specifications.  The cigarette lighter & a couple of other things didn't work so I brought it back to the dealer for service.  They called me to tell me it was ready & I went back to pick it up.  I went to their back lot, where they told me it was--& it WASN'T!  Someone had stolen it off the lot.  They used to park cars that had been serviced in their alley, with the keys in them.  Only one car had been stolen before mine & it belonged to the son of the man who owned the dealership.  The police located my car a few weeks later parked on a side street a few miles away.  The thieves had changed the tires to a set of old ones & had removed the seats & the engine.  You could open the hood & see the driveshaft!  It was as if they had eaten an orange & left me the peel.  The dealership gave me another Mustang as a loaner while they built me another new car.

If you haven't gotten my book yet, don't worry--
you can click  HERE to buy it on Amazon
or HERE on Goodreads.
My book's sort of like this:

Inger is running a post on my artwork tomorrow.  You can check it out HERE.  



Come back next time for more of my ramblings brilliance----fishducky.
















16 comments:

  1. Hehehe Fran ... now if you'd have hurricaned your way through the Oscars you might have been interviewed ... :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True, but I might have destroyed the cameras!!

      Delete

  2. Dear Fishducky, who would have tunk it????? Two young men with the exact same name in Denver? And I think that anyone who's had a hurricane named after her is a real celebrity, worthy of the red carpet treatment. Peace.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's obviously NOT a good idea to get me angry!!

      Delete
  3. Why don't sheep shrink when it rains? I've been wondering that since the day I was born!

    You are absolutely hilarious. Those hurricane names made me laugh out loud.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. About the sheep--I was hoping you knew!!

      Delete
    2. Read the story I sent you for Ruby & Sky's book--"THE SHRINKING SHEEP".

      Delete
  4. I totally agree with you, Bud was an excuse of an hurricane compared to Fran....A '69 Mustang has always been my dream car, the epitomy of coolness. Love the tortoise and the hair extensions...:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I LOVE Mustangs--I currently drive a 2010. I was cool before being cool was cool!!

      Delete
  5. Oh, Fran, I still have a cracked rib -- it was getting better, but after reading this and laughing sooo hard, I don't know.......

    ReplyDelete
  6. #2 Only if they want to become boots.

    Will there ever be a hurricane Fishducky?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There HAS been--but it has nothing to do with the weather!!

      Delete
  7. I don't think there's ever been a hurricane Juli. Unless you count cleaning day at our house....

    nope. just checked with Google. No hurricane Juli. But Youngest's room does look like a national disaster area.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Is it bad enough for the government to give you financial aid?

      Delete

Your comments make my day, which shows you how boring my life has become.