I slept far too late today. I really intended to get up and mow a path through my house. It is seriously a pit (All of the other times that I have complained about my house, it was actual Home and Garden photo worthy compared to what it looks like today.) Did I leap out of bed and take on the world? No, I did not.
I woke up mostly on time and glanced at the headlines. There was another shooting. This time at the teen night held at a night club. There were a few other headlines on the old Huff Post that were reprints of previous editions and it took me a minute to realize that it is actually July 25, 2106.
So instead of jumping out of bed and shoring up some of the potential landslides in my house and possibly putting things away, I decided I would much rather build a blanket fort and cuddle with Batman.
The world’s problems didn’t go away but I did recover enough to get some errands done. I also listened to a podcast about H.H. Holmes. I did not know that after he left Chicago, he had every intention of building a second murder castle located in my home town. If it hadn’t been for a horse swindle gone awry, he would have built one here in Panther City.
Now my world is crazy enough without having a murder castle somewhere within driving distance.
Speaking about driving distance, I had a fantastic adventure last week. The driving part went ok, Batman kept the remarks about my driving to a minimum and we arrived at our Airbnb with perfect timing. We slept like the dead and wandered out to meet Actor Boy for an early lunch. I was thrilled and delighted to hear my kid’s voice come out of the radio and I actually squealed with delight.
Actor Boy looks healthy and mostly happy. He’s working really hard but loves his job. He and Batman are both smokers so they had that at least to talk about. Although you can smoke Marijuana in Durango, you cannot smoke a cigarette within 10 feet of any business entrance. This made the two of them a little growly. I have to say a ruckus was created.
Fortunately, no arrests were made and there were no injuries. Actor Boy got such a kick out of it, he invited Batman to do a feature called Liar Liar on the radio show.
After making arrangements for the taping, Batman and I took a stroll through downtown Durango and found ourselves at an Ice Cream Parlor. (Note to self, investigate why Ice Cream is considered company formal.)
We walked in and approached the counter. While I was noting that they were almost out of an almond blend with chocolate chips, the two clerks, both of whom were about high school age, making them thirty years younger than both Batman and I, perked up and locked their gaze on Batman. They offered him a taste of the fresh apricot ice cream . The more nubile of the two bopped around prepping the ice cream and asked if he would like a double scoop. (I definitely heard the entendre.) Batman, remarkably clueless for a superhero, said that he would like his second scoop to be vanilla. The nubile bopper asked which he wanted on top.
Meanwhile I am still standing there waiting to order. No one seemed particularly interested in what I would like and if I would be interested in a taste of fresh anything. I ordered quickly and when I got my ice cream I fished out some money to pay.
Neither cutie even made eye contact with me and if Batman hadn’t taken the money out of my hand to give to the cashier, I would probably still be standing at the counter, ice cream dripping down my hand. I have never eaten an ice cream cone before it was paid for (That is another story.)
This was the beginning of our adventure.
The Ice Cream was really good.