Monday, June 25, 2012

Gone For a Couple

"Hey, you!  Helllloooo!!! What's a Roman God of the Sea gotta do
to get a little sunblock around here?"

NOTE:  Notorious copycats, the Romans appropriated the Greek God of the Sea, Poseidon, for their own God of the Sea, Neptune.  This hirsute, bare-chested fellow is King Neptune.
As anyone who's visited Virginia Beach knows.

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I'll be traveling to Virginia Beach for a few days, where I hope to settle some family matters (not likely, though) and maybe score some saltwater taffy (more likely).


The reason I'm telling you all this is that I will be off line for a couple days.  I won't be able to read or comment on your blogs.


But, never fear!  I'll be back sometime this week.  Things will get back to normal.


Well, as normal as things get around here.


Oh, also?  The Xerxes sequel to the Xerxes sequel is on delayed post for tomorrow.  So, you have that going for you.

23 comments:

  1. Hope all works itself out and you get your taffy, if you really want it haha

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    1. Nothing really changed, unfortunately. It's kind of like a "Circle of Life" thing. Only nobody got trampled by a herd of stampeding wildebeest.

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  2. Woo, Xerxes. A lot of God's were copied by a lot of people really. I hope you can get things sorted in Virginia, and you get to have some fun. Or at least some taffy.

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    1. Except for Herschel, god of Skin Blemishes. Nobody really wanted him.

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  3. i hope your taffy is better than the family business.

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    1. It was. Except the damn stuff is made in New Jersey.

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  4. Salt water taffy should make it all worthwhile! Score some for me, too, will you?

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  5. I never even knew there was a beach in Virginia. You learn something every day...

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    1. Yeah. It's full of sand, seashells, and fat guys from Quebec who wear Speedos. It's a lot like the beaches I grew up near in Connecticut. Only without the medical waste and mob hits washing ashore.

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  6. Neptune looks a bit grumpy. Perhaps you should pour him a libation, or share some salt water taffy with him.

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    1. You'd look grumpy too if all you had to sit on were rocks. Those things can give you wicked piles.

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  7. It's rather funny how religions just steal from one another. The Abrahamic religions are notorious for it. Then they stole a lot of traditions from pagans.

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    1. Before they converted them.
      Then killed them.

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  8. Ack! Just when I get back into town, you jet off. Just my luck. Argh! Well, have as much fun in VA as you can.

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    1. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, mostly worst.
      I'm back in PA now, though. Methinks there's a calm before the storm.

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  9. I hope all is well, Al. Safe travels.

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    1. I will say this.....
      Except for the traffic (as you know, there is a LOT of it), it was nice being down south in the land of cotton.
      Old times there are not forgotten.
      Well, that and the family part.

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  10. "pulling on goat testicles" - literary genius

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    1. It's not baaaaadddddddddddddd.
      Unless you're the goat.

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  11. Hey, I've been to Virginia Beach and I never saw King Neptune! Maybe he was away saving sea creatures that day or something.

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    1. He used to be part of Super-Friends. Until he was replaced by that monkey.

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  12. He's at the end of Laskin Road on the boardwalk made of cement. He's only been there a few years so you may have missed him. But, did you see the big gorilla at Ocean Breeze? And all the Ukrainians working the rides near 17th Street ("Please to tell how many ticket for puking machine which flies in air making turns with the upside-down."?

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