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Brainy Babbles #6 – Pantyhose

It’s been 30 years or more since I last purchased a pair of pantyhose. That was back when I was a teenager, went to church, and wore dresses.

I wonder if they still come encapsulated in ostrich’s eggs.

~Vicki Robison

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Brainy Babbles #5 – Grandma Ran Out of Breath

Up until I was 10 or 11 years of age, Grandma only had three grandchildren and I was only known as “Vicki”.

Afterward Aunt Kathy had five more children and my name became Wendy-Kristi-Kathy-Connie-Vicki.

I don’t think Grandma died of old age. I think she ran out if breath.

~Vicki Robison

Brainy Babbles #4 – Being Me

When I was a kid I wanted to be a detective because Scott wanted to be a detective.

I wanted to be a chemist because Scott wanted to be a chemist.

I collected stamps because Scott collected stamps.

Basically the only part of me that was original was my fantasy world. In my internal world I could be anything.

In the real world I didn’t even know how to be me.

~Vicki Robison

 

Brainy Babbles #3 – Tarp

If you say the word “tarp” out loud about 15 or 20 times, it starts to sound like less of a real word and more like the sound a wounded animal might make.

~Vicki Robison

Brainy Babbles #2 – The Afterlife

I wonder if we have duties in the afterlife. If we knew what our deceased loved ones were up to, we would probably make it a part of our daily conversation.

“My grandfather is one of the tour guides. He takes all the new arrivals under his wing and shows them the ropes.”

“Oh yeah? Well, my mother is a part of the welcoming committee. She’s one of the first souls you see when you get there.”

It’s probably best that we don’t know. We’d probably fight wars over whose ancestors had the most glamorous jobs.

~Vicki Robison

Brainy Babbles #1 – The N-Word

I hate the N-word! I don’t care who says it! As far as I’m concerned, it’s one of the filthiest words in the English language. I know there’s a difference between the definition and the implied meaning, but it’s the implied meaning that counts. When people try to justify their use of the N-word by referring to the dictionary’s meaning, they just sound more racist.

~Vicki Robison