A few weeks ago I announced that the new blogger section (Strange Bloggin’s) was nearly ready to go…well, still not yet. Time restraints have prevented me from doing what I had planned. Soon, soon. If you want to see the test it’s at www.MyStrangeStories.com/blogs .
Speaking of the new story section, www.MyStrangeStories.com has had a new addition, and not just any new story; Joshua Blanc has submitted the fifth installment of the “Mr. Sock-for-a-Head” series. Mr. Sock-for-a-head was the FIRST story submitted to TheWeirdcrap.com’s fiction section.
That was ten years ago. Back then, a writer sent his/her story via email, and I laboriously posted it. Creating links and archives and what-not. In today’s modern version of My Strange Stories, he just created an account and posted it, and it was linked, archived and posted before I knew about it.
A few years ago, writers would have to wait several months before a story got posted. Now, you got the story and it’s posted! Nice.
Anywho, go here to read the latest… http://www.mystrangestories.com/?p=67 .
About that sloppy rubber.
I got a rubber a few years back, and although I’ve taken great care of it, it just doesn’t seem to have the life that it used to have. I was under the impression that it would last for many years.
Naturally I expected that after lots of tender loving care it would grow bigger and stronger than it was when I bought it…and it did! But much to my surprise it now peaks at about four feet. I expected positive results from a healthy lifestyle, but never expected this!
I expected my wife to be excited about the change, but a few weeks ago she said, “If that thing gets any bigger I’m throwing it outside!”
She was serious.
I was so proud as it kept growing and growing, but now it hangs to one side and is crooked. It just doesn’t seem healthy.
I tried cleaning and dusting it, rubbing it gently with aloe to let it know I cared. I even read bed time stories to it, but it just wouldn’t stand straight and tall like it used too. I was worried that if I didn’t do something soon, it would turn brown, shrivel up and just fall to the ground.
Like all Americans, I wanted to do the right thing, but not until all other options had been exhausted, so with no other choices left, I went to a store that specializes in plants and told them my sad story of the tilting rubber plant.
Turns out I just needed to buy a stake and tie the plant to that to make it stand up tall…they said that’s what they do. I looked around, and sure enough all the taller green plants were tied to stakes!
COMING NEXT…If Republicans were smart, everything wouldn’t be so shitty.