July 16, 2003

Things Fall Apart ~ Part Two

My father-in-law who was visiting us last week will soon celebrate his eighty-somethingth birthday, and so we packed up Birthday Cake and ice cream and lawn chairs while our company was with us, and carried it all up the valley to the Fortress of Solitude for a shady little creekside party inbetween thundershowers.

As we broke camp, I went ahead with a few odd items, including the leftover cake with the pale green 7-minute frosting in a tupperware cake container, while the rest of the crew stayed behind. As they walked along the path a short time later, they discovered that, as I was carrying the container along, the bottom had suddenly fallen out of the thing and half a cake and several quarts of green mint icing went kersplat in the middle of the trail. Luckily by the time the cooks discovered the disaster, I was safely back home and out of earshot.

Then along came wife and sister, the cakebakers. I could here some kind of caterwalling as they approached. They were singing something at the top of their lungs, and it seemed to have a certain edge to it, as if it might carry ominous overtones. Wait... what is that awful melody. NOOOO! The horrible lyrics! The HORROR....

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down... Someone left the cake out in the rain I don't think that I can take it 'cause it took so long to bake it and I'll never have that recipe again....

OHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I'll never hear the end of this one, you can count on that. It will just go on, and on, and on, and.... just like Richard Harris.

And yes, Part One is hanging tight the morning after a complete nervous breakdown of my zippy new hard drive. Dude! I'm getting a DELL!

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