No Lights, But elec”Tricity” is in Town
Posted by thedarwinexception on January 6, 2008
The dimwitted boyfriend and the Pregnant Thief, are in town, along with their passel of kids, including the newest spawn – “Tricity”. They are in town for a month “on vacation” which made me throw my head back and laugh, because I wasn’t even aware that Welfare gave vacation benefits. How in the fuck can you be “on vacation” when you’ve never had a job? Isn’t unemployment like an extended vacation, anyway? Although I must admit, if Welfare did hand out vacation benefits, Malone seems like the likeliest choice of a destination they would send you to.
Dimwitted boyfriend hasn’t been over to see us yet – I’m not even sure if he intends to stop by at all. I don’t think I’m his favorite person – and, you know, he *is* “on vacation”.
Paul says they aren’t really “on vacation”, that this is most likely just a money saving idea they had. You know, get their welfare check on the first, pay the bills, then shut the heat and the lights off and leave for a month – come back to smaller bills next month. Sounds like a good idea to me, I’m just surprised they thought of something so intricate.
And speaking of kids with stupid names – another one was just born this weekend. John P’s sister spit out a boy – and dubbed it “Traylor” – yup, just like the park. She explained it to Paul and I as “That’s Taylor with an R.” I told her I thought the name was Drumb.
I just don’t get it. What’s wrong with the good, old fashioned, tried and true names that never go out of fashion. You know, like Biblical names. Those never sound stupid. Somehow I just don’t see someone writing a new Bible 500 years from now and including :”The Gospel According to Traylor”. God I hate stupid made up dumb ass names.
Friday was interesting around here – we were without lights for most of the day. A transformer blew downtown, and apparently the whole village runs off the one transformer, because almost everyone was without lights including the whole of downtown and a couple of the schools. I hate being without electricity. I don’t know how the zombie lady manages it. It was the most boring ass day ever. I couldn’t sew, and I couldn’t watch TV or be on the computer. By the time Paul came home from work I was ready to kill something. Luckily it was nice out and I didn’t have to worry about freezing to death. That’s one good thing about the woodstove – even with no electricity it’s still warm in here.
So, do any of you play “The Sims”? I had bought “Bon Voyage”, the latest expansion pack, when it came out and never got around to installing it – never had time or inclination. I installed it this weekend and played with it a bit. I kind of like it, although I haven’t actually gotten around to taking any of my families on vacation. I’m still playing around with the “Pets”, since after I installed that one I hadn’t really bought any pets, and with “Seasons” since I never really took advantage of all the things you could do with that, either. Once I started playing it again this weekend, though, I realized how much I missed playing “Sims”. It’s addictive. Now I’m thinking I should dig out my Zoo Tycoon games.
But only after I finish the Furred out Hobbes Hoodie. I finished the left front and one of the sleeves, and you know, now that you guys mention it, I do kind of see the face of Jesus in it, if you look at it really close!!