Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Lighter Side ...

Sometimes, no matter how hard that we try, there are connections that you cannot keep from making in your head. I have had one of those a couple of days ago while multi-tasking in the evening and listening to the news headlines without really paying attention. 

Suddenly I realized that someone had just said that the Russians had invaded Georgia. Now having moved back north from a small town about 60 miles southwest of Atlanta relatively recently, I couldn't help the thought that popped into my head: "Damn, that's a shame. I used to live there!"  

Quickly catching myself and recognizing the implications of what I was hearing and thinking, the next thought never the less naturally followed: "They better watch out, those folks don't much care for Yankees let alone Commies; and a fair number of them have guns and know how to use them." 

(Yeah I know, seriously twisted ...) I should make sure that it is noted for the record that I was treated exceptionally well during my time in Georgia, and find that I often miss it (especially during the winter).


Roland Hansen said...

The KKK would never stand for a Commie invasion!

Tim Higgins said...


Good call sir, I hadn't even figured those meatballs into the equation.

As a "Good Yankee" however (one who has returned to the North), I can't help but be concerned for the Russian army.

Hooda Thunkit said...




Tim Higgins said...


You misread this one. I used the word "seriously" in describing my own twisted state for good reason, and can supply as many witnesses as required (including my own children) to prove it.

They say that admitting that you have a problem is the beginning of solving it. Up to now, they have proved incorrect.