Here’s a gun and hot weather for you, kid.

And like lightning from the sky there was a great crackling noise, and suddenly,  standing before you was the Blogger. Do you run? Do you have time to hide? Or do you stand there slack jawed in amazement as  you panic in a wild attempt to do all three at once? For when he returns none shall be prepared.”   – The Book of the Blogger 5:17








Okay, so I was rudely awakened this morning by the sound of an alarm clock and gunfire.

Now before you say “Murphy! You need to pack your stuff and get out of there!” I ought to explain the normal summer routine of the neighborhood kids. You see, since the beginning of the summer they have all been into buying airsoft pellet guns. Anything from the smallest pop pistol to the loudest belt feed turret machine gun. So on this day, unbeknownst to me in advance, they had a “Battle at dawn”.  They were walking around, all padded up from head to their toes and wearing goggles for protection while it was eighty seven degrees out…

“Now thats all nice and funny, but what does this have to do with your return, Murphy?” you might wonder. Well I’ll tell you simply. After my initial waking up I realized it was hot. It was really, really hot. I tried to use the laptop fan to cool off…needless to say, that was a bad idea. After getting a ice pack for my face, I laid down and decided on telling people how wonderful my day has been going. 

How has yours been?

   – Murphy

This mornings comedic relief! Stay safe this week!



 – Murphy

Alright, Life. Challelege accepted!

Keep moving forward. It has been a saying for decades, that inspires us to put the past behind us, to learn from our mistakes, and to perservere through upcoming hardships.

                                    – murphy

My Girlfriends Gone…to Africa.

Basically the title says it all.  My Darling, Kitty, left for Africa this past weekend while I was out on a vacation.  I wish I could have been there to wish her good-bye…

But Hey! Africa isn’t that far, it could always be worse.  In fact it’s not that bad at all! Think of the stories I’ll get to hear when she gets back!

But I miss her and its only been two days! Just knowing that she’s farther away then she has ever been makes me think of her all the more.

 5/31 Edit: She called me today from a airport telephone. Seems to be the easiest way rather then paying massive long distance charges on a cell phone. We talked for a while, she told me that they have to wear rings to avoid being looked at as potential brides. There had been young men in turbans following their small group and the guides wanted to take precautions against suitors asking them if they were married. Haha! She said she would call me later this week if she could. Oh, Kitty, please come back soon.

– Murphy


My Compulsive Cleaning Rhyme


Working 6am till 7 at night, the summer sun is not my light.

I’ve polished mirrors, mopped, cleaned and dusted, even the hinges. (they were all rusted)

I know I get my dues at the end, but I think the job’s messing with my head.

You see, I fear I’ve gone TO long on this jolly cleaning spree.

Because even when I’ve been exausted at six fifty four, someone tracks dirt on my hardwood floor, and I suddenly feel the urge to clean SOME MORE!