Dead Fish in a Box

The chronicles of a suburban fishpimp trying to keep it rural.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mind Over Body Over Mind

We got a bunch of snow on Sunday & Monday. I was supposed to go up to Anacortes & Oak Harbor on Tuesday, but after turning on the traffic at 6:00 AM and hearing about people still trying to get home from the Seahawks game the night before I decided to just stay home catch up on paperwork and make some phone calls. I got a fair amount done, but by the end of the day I thought I was coming down with a cold. It turns out it was all in my head – see, when I decided to stay home, I didn’t get into business clothes, just put on some long underwear and a toque. It’s the same ensemble I wear when I stay home sick. After staying inside all day in my sick clothes my subconscious began telling my body I must be ill. So I had a cup of wassail with a healthy measure of brandy to fool my subconscious into thinking it was Nyquil; immediately I felt better.

On a separate note: We saw the Bare Naked Ladies on Sunday night at the Everett Events Center. There were a ton of no-shows due to the snow; the Canadian band felt right at home. I have two comments on the show: 1) the BNL are fantastic live; and the Everett Events center is a great place to see a concert.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A Plea to the Drivers of Washington State

Drivers of Washington: If you are not actively passing another vehicle, please do not drive in the far-left lane. If someone flashes their high-beams at you while driving in the left lane, please do not flip them off, rather allow them to pass. If you are concerned about controlling speeders join the state patrol, they need the help.

Thank you for your consideration.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


I had a brief exchange with a prospective client last week that I personally found hilarious, but I’m not quite sure how to describe it

One of his workers came in to tell him to tell him a guy dropped off a barrel for him to look at. Now before I proceed, a bit of barrel terminology for you:

Bunghole: the opening in the top of the drum; it’s stopped by a “bung" which one removes with a “bung wrench”

He says to me “Hang on there, Mr. Fishpimp, I have to go look at this barrel with Mr. Adam”

“Get a good look at that bung hole” I say.

“Mr. Adam is in charge of the bung hole, I just want to get a look at the bottom.”

“There are a lot of people who wouldn’t know the difference.” I say.

“Well, young Adam here just got back from Afghanistan, he sure does!”

I don’t know what that means, but it sure struck me as funny.