Saturday, November 27, 2010
Am I Fester Adams?
This was where my bad decision making came in. Never ask two brothers to chose an activity. I was doomed. They couldn't pick the same activity and they fought for literally fours hours over which movie to see, whether the movie was too girly, should they go swimming at the YMCA, was there another movie worth seeing. The fighting escalated and I could do nothing. I couldn't side with either of them as I never show favoritism. So I just sat down. I sat down and watched Confessions of a Shopaholic while my hair turned white. The day faded. The moment passed and it was too late for fun activities. My boys got over themselves and left to play outside and I was left with a moment of peace. I took a deep breath and put up my new garlands.
As I hung the first garland over the fireplace, it lit up. I stood there staring at it trying to understand why it lit up. I took my hands off the garland and the light faded. I checked the plug. It wasn't plugged in. The plug was still encase in those plastic things from the box. I was beginning to feel like Fester Adams. I probably look like Fester Adams today. I certainly have the black rings around my eyes. For many years now, strange things have followed me that I ignore or say, "it must be a ghost" with a laugh. Faucets turn on by themselves. The garage door opens and closes for no reason. I believe there must be a rational explaination for these things, but this event today got me to wondering if it wasn't just me. Am I Fester Adams? I certainly can't think of any explanation that makes sense. I love rational explanations. So if any of you have any explanation as to why the lights went on when I touched them please comment. Static electricity maybe? Maybe I just need medication? Maybe I was Fester Adams in another life? I guess that isn't rational. Maybe my house is just electrically challenged. I am open to all suggestions. For now, I am going to enjoy the quiet while my boys play and maybe have a beer and hope I don't go to crazy tonight.