Just Another Tricky Day

As an update from last entry:

    Cooper was inspected today and passed with flying colors. A Safelite Auto facility fixed the ding in the windshield, which occurred on the way back from Mardi Gras, filling it in with epoxy, a heck of a lot cheaper than replacing the entire windshield; and the repair was good enough to pass inspection. Note that I took the car in on May 1st, even though the sticker’s expiration date was on April 30th, moving the state-inspection requirement thirty-one days henceforth for next year.

    My photo-license renewal took place this morning after the vehicle inspection. As expected, the photo looks incredibly worse than the last time, making me feel really apprehensive as to what the picture will look like four years from now, when I have to renew it again. I even got my ears lowered to look presentable for the event, but that didn’t work. The hairdo looks like a bowl cut with a part in the middle. Worse yet, my passport expires soon, and I’ll have to get a new portrait made to compare with the one from ten years ago. As my friends, the Rolling Stones, sang in one of their classics, “What a drag it is getting old.”

    Mike Slickster - May 2014

    Mike Slickster with Bowl Haircut – May 2014

    While the mojo was flowing, this perennial procrastinator even did the dreaded food-shopping, storing up on staples to last for the next couple of weeks, cutting down on sweets and fattening items from seeing how much my face has gotten fatter from the last photo-license picture. More exercise and less laziness are now on my springtime agenda. Losing at least ten pounds wouldn’t hurt either.

    And lastly, speaking of comparing pictures, Day 78 of the demise of my science project shows little change from the last time. No mold has shown up yet. A few more lesions on the grapefruit’s outer skin have appeared, but the orb looks still relatively stable. Perhaps leaving it outside of the fridge on the table or kitchen counter would hasten its decomposition, but the chance of manifesting fruit flies increases infinitely, which would be quite annoying to have them flying all around my flat.

    Picture of Grapefruit on Day 78

    Day 78

Quite an industrious day for this lazy-boned individual has also spawned this nonsensical entry. Hopefully you’ll find some humor in it.

About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at Lulu.com.
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3 Responses to Just Another Tricky Day

  1. Shirley Ann says:

    Getting old can be a drag but the alternative can be slightly worse I suppose. As long as the grey matter works the senses & you’re mobile it’s probably not a bad thing as there’s still a lot to discover and no doubt for most mortals to put right ! Happy May

    • Thanks, Shirley Ann for your comment. Btw, can you bottle up some of your delightfully positive outlook on life and send it to me? I could use a big dose of it 🙂

  2. Shirley Ann says:

    A positive outlook is there for the asking. It just takes a firm resolute talk to the inner self & an attitude of gratitude for all the blessings we have. If in doubt talk to someone who has a life limiting condition or someone whose liberty is constrained. But most important be kind yourself along the way .

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