Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Please Excuse Me While I Indulge In A Bit of Blogger Silliness

As you may have noticed, I was tagged by The Imaginary Reviewer this morning to continue a viral story started by Splotchy. It's a bit of blogger silliness, really, but you'll have to indulge me. For a detailed account of how this works, click here. The short explanation, however, is that Splotchy started a story and anyone who gets tagged is supposed to add a bit to it and pass it on. So, here's the story:

I had been shuffling around the house for a few hours and already felt tired. The doorbell rang. I opened the front door and saw a figure striding away from the house, quickly and purposefully. I looked down and saw a bulky envelope. I picked it up. The handwriting was smudged and cramped, and I could only make out a few words.
"Interesting", I thought to myself, "I don't know anybody named Ted Kaczynski." Unless it's going to clear this damn sinus infection in my head, I'll have to open it later.I set it on the kitchen table, and prepared my tincture of herbal tea remedies.
As I watched the lengthy glossop of honey slather into my tea I heard a rustling noise behind me. Having spent my childhood in a rotating house (due to some awkward foundations) I am quite adept at craning my neck and utilised this skill in the current situation, looking behind myself like a six-foot-tall owl.
The envelope - so stationary seconds before - had started to move, an event that I found somewhat odd, given that I was four days away from celebrating a year of sobriety. I picked up the nearest implement of swatting size without thinking, and slowly approached the bubble-wrapped delivery.The envelope continued to shuffle and shake as I stood poised with the potato masher held in readiness over my head. A small bead of sweat edged down my temple, hitting the floor at the same time as a lump of congealed potato from my weapon. There was a tearing sound, and I froze, unable to move, as a disembodied hand broke through my mysterious delivery. I blinked, and the thumb and forefinger of the hand formed a mouth.
"Hey, dude, what's up?" The Hand/Mouth said. I just stared, perplexed and terrified. "You got any grub? I'm starving!"
At this point, my fear got the better of me and I swung the potato masher down feircely, knocking the hand/mouth (still partially in the packaging) off the counter and onto the floor. Screaming at the top of my lungs, I ran to the kitchen stool and stood on top of it, still grasping the potato masher with white-knuckled terror.
"Not cool, man," said the thing.

I tag Sean Benson and Herbal Amanda to (hopefully) continue the story.

Okay, now we can get back to the serious business of Think(ing) Like A Jillian : )


Splotchy said...

Hey, there's nothing silly about a hungry, talking hand.

Thanks for being infected!

Herbal Amanda said...

Alright Jillian, Sean and I have done your bidding!