Annoying Autobiographical Pause #300September 23, 2008 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
He has a shock of premature gray hair and everyday that he’s not on the road as a truck driver, he is sitting at Cadillac’s watching his “stories.”
We call him Mouse as that is his name.
The power went out Friday and so Badger, SQ and I went down for an early brew as well as some fellowship at the local tavern. He was watching Days of Our Lives.
I haven’t seen DOOL in roughly 25 years because it was my grandmother’s favorite soaper and I grew up, went to work and, quite frankly, forgot about it.
The old faces were still there. Hope and Bo (Hope looks like Skeletor) and even Julie was still around.
Apparently Stefano has come back from the dead roughly 20 times, as has Victor. Mouse was explaining to us what was going on which was primarily the same thing that was going on back in the day when I used to watch it with my Nanny. Badger and I stopped in again yesterday for just a second as we were out taking some photos, and he was at it again.
The kicker, the joyful blessing of our Mouse encounter, was this doozy of a line from the soap.
“My porn name is Misty Circles. My dad gave me that name.”
We laughed until we cried.
We asked Mouse about his addiction to his stories. He replied, “Everyone sleeps together and nobody works. My kind of life.”
We laughed some more.
As yesterday I was having an existential crisis about my very own psyche, my purpose in this world and walking through a bit of fear (which happens sometimes) I have to say that it was good to laugh.