Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back Home

We made it back safely late last night (actually, early this morning). All is well here, thankfully.

The vacation was wonderful - one of the best ever. I'll post more about it later, but one of the nice things about it was that we were, for the most part, out of touch with the rest of the world: limited internet connectivity, no TV, minimal radio (the big news on the local station was that access to the Dairy Queen would be limited while the town's main street was repaved). We heard about the debt ceiling solution band-aid and the stock market crash, but that was about it. That was enough, however, to make me wonder whether the following is a joke or a true story.
Two gators were sitting at the side of the swamp near the lake.

The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, 'I can't understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We're the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don't get it.'

'Well,' said the big one, 'what have you been eating?'

'Politicians, same as you,' replied the small one.

'Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?'

'Down the other side of the swamp near the parking lot by the Capitol.'

'Same here. Hmm. How do you catch them?'

'Well, I crawl up under one of their Lexus cars and wait for one to unlock the car door. Then I jump out, grab them by the leg, shake the shit out of them and eat 'em!'

'Ah!' says the big gator, 'I think I see your problem.'

'You're not getting any real nourishment. See, by the time you finish shaking the shit out of a politician, there's nothing left but an asshole and a briefcase.'


Bear said...

I think you just found a solution to cleanin' up the gummint and keepin' the gators fed!

Glad you made it back safely. I'll be heading to Buffalo, Wyoming in a few months on a hunting trip. Been a while since I've been west of the Mississippi, and I can't wait!

CenTexTim said...

We were about 50 miles from Buffalo - 20 miles or so NW of Sheridan in the Big Horn Mountains.

Should be a good year. They had a wet winter and early spring, so the food situation is great. I saw a couple of awesome muley bucks. The elk were higher up than we were, so I didn't see any, but they should be in good shape as well.

The last couple of years I went hunting up there it snowed in Oct., so be prepared. What are you after? Elk? Mule deer? Pronghorns? All of the above?

Bear said...

This will be my first (and more than likely last for a while) time out there to hunt. We'll be going after mulies, antelope, merriam turkey and coyote. My friend and my uncle are taking me out there. Both have been there before, so they have been filling me in as to what to expect.

Elk is on the list, but I'd like to do that in Colorado with archery equipment. That's a few years down the road though.

JT said...

Glad you made it back safely. Sorry there isn't better news to greet you with. Actually, as painful as it is to us now, every little bit seems to help dim Blowie's re-election prospects.

CenTexTim said...

Bear - I love hunting pronghorn. Challenging, and it's one of my favorite meats - great flavor. Good luck & have fun.

Harper - short term pain, long term gain (hopefully)