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Caption Contest Winner!

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Woo Hoo! You are in the presence of GREATNESS! Or, maybe I was just lucky enough to have put some words together in a sort of order to have promoted a laugh or two.

Either way, a fun time was had at competing in Paul’s weekly caption contest.

The Phi Beta Micros finally realized their invitation to the toga party was a cruel joke due to the event’s elaborate secret password knocker combo.

Behold the rich tokens of grandeur that arrived on this fine day:

1. The ability to convincingly fake the recognition of a friend across the room to help him escape boring conversation, even if the room is empty.

This is great! I can always use more… “ability to convincingly fake the recognition of a friend across the room to help escape boring conversation, even if the room is empty” power points. This unique skill does come in handy quite often, so I do appreciate the added surplus and will use them wisely.

2. The talent to convince neighbors that an unkempt junk-filled yard was all part of a yearlong Halloween decoration strategy.

It just so happens we did have a yard sale this Sat. so the “unkempt junk-filled yard” worked as a great subterfuge once we completed our sale and left the various remains of “unique and extremely collectible” items… ahem… right where they lay. I can report the rusted out car on blocks did sell to a local artist (junk dealer) looking to house a wayward family of possums.

3. The ability to whip up a crackin’ cheese omelet when the police question you about a string of Halloween eggings and notice a carton of eggs hidden behind your back.

With my trusty cheese holster at the ready, a cheddary egg surprise is just the ticket to appease the local fuzz; serving and presenting the fluffy goodness atop a box of Krispy Kreme donuts doesn’t hurt either.

Thanks to all of Paul’s readers who voted for my caption and a special thanks to the 157 phone operators at the male enhancement supplement and crocheted Statue of Liberty pot holders call center that I might have directed to the caption contest link. Let’s just say, there’ll be plenty of “cooking” in our household in the coming weeks.


Written by REscarcega

October 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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  1. I knew there was trickery involved….I recruited voters at the bar and they all said they would vote, but my stats never moved….lesson learned. Not only was I broke but I had a killer hangover.

    Congrats – yours really was funnier.


    October 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    • Aww, thanks! You’re too kind. 🙂 Talk about being broke… I think I went a bit overboard; the mail carrier just delivered 20 slap chops, 10 snuggies, and 3 sets of “The Sounds of the 60’s” on cassette, no less!

      I think I might have gone about this all wrong.


      October 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

  2. There’s no arguing with results. You took this one fair and square. Looks like the better caption won. Congrats, platitude, platitude, etc.


    October 25, 2011 at 7:35 am

    • Many thanks and salutations! You have warmed the cockles of my heart. Wait a minute… I smell smoke… Hmmm… I think I just sat on one of the newly arrived George Foreman Grills – Hey, who turned on the grill?! YEEEEOOWW!!!

      That’s gonna leave a mark.


      October 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

  3. Spit champagne on to the keyboard reading this. Am guilty of each and every one of these helpful hints. Particularly the Halloween guise. Saves on the water bill all summer as well. Fucking tree hugger eh?
    Have a magical holiday!

    Rachael Black

    December 24, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    • Thanks for the visit, Rachael! …and I know your keyboard enjoyed the bubbly bath.

      (I can’t believe I missed your comment here way back when… it’s appreciated)

      Hope the holidays found you and yours well! Happy blogging… 🙂


      February 12, 2012 at 9:17 am

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