Last night I wrote the funniest, smartest best post that I have ever written and blogger ate it..Well, the first part is a lie, but the second part is the truth...fucking blogger....sigh*..oh well, will try and reproduce it, but you know how that goes...here tis'..
Some folks wanted to know how I like my new apartment, and stuff...I love the new apartment, even if it does have shit brick gray carpet..There are certain things I am have to get used to..first the traffic..not the cars and buses kind of traffic..but the people walking around kind of traffic..At my old house, it was pretty isolated..and if I saw someone outside my window, they were coming to see me..here I see people all the time. Walking to the garbage, to get their mail, to visit other neighbors and doing the laundry...All these fucking people are walking around right outside my window..I like to keep the blinds open and one side pulled 1/2 way up so I can get sunshine(when we have it) and Annie can check out the world...Freaks me out seeing all those people out there...I think they are coming to see me...fuck!...I could stop the paranoid feelings by
shutting the blinds, but I won't because I like the sunshine...and to top it off, I am not used to the noises..not so much the ones outside but the ones coming from the heater and the refrigerator..Living in a house heated by gas, there was no noise..gas doesn't make noise..electric ac/heaters does...they turn off, they turn on, they run...noisy...and then the refrigerator I think is haunted..it makes weird moaning sounds..Annie will sit right in front of it and twist her head back and forth looking and listening to it make the moaning sounds..The lady that lived here before croaked..maybe she came back for her Ensure..This is two places I have moved into where the person that lived there had died.. That's about the only way you can get a place to live in West is for someone to die...You don't get measured for a coffin here, you get measured for a house...'looks like a 2-bed, 2-bath to me Anton.'...'ya, Orlan, but is she a detached garage? She's got to be a detached garage, I need me one of them detached garages.'...
Speaking of the dead...I was at the library the other day and the big conversation was about burials..to be cremated or not..and put in the ground if you have been cremated or have your ashes spread...Some little old lady was very very against cremation and being buried in a mausoleum..She said she had been to a cousin's funeral in Dallas and they put him in a mausoleum..she was very upset..said it reminded her of the post office ...said 'It looked just like one of them mail boxes at the post office and they just shoved him into one of them little slots..' This conversation about burials came from the little fliers that the 2 funeral homes in town pass out..When someone dies the funeral parlor they go to sends out a little flier to all the business's of West and it has their picture, age, where they died, when the viewing will be and when the funeral will be..They also have a website where you can leave messages for the family.
So when you go some place you automatically read the flier and if you knew them you are obligated to tell a story about them..if you didn't know them you probably knew some of their kin, which will do for a story..As in..I didn't know Mrs.Pustejovsky, but I went to school with her cousin Henry Zahurniak..you know the one that drank so much he hit ole Ray Mikeska's cow out on route 1831?..I love it when there is a flier out..get to learn all the dirt about their family..the expression 'never speak ill of the dead' hasn't made it to West yet..
Which reminds me of the two factor in West..There are two of everything...2 Funeral Homes, 2 Drug Stores, 2 grocery stores, 2 electrical repair shops, 2 Dollar Stores, 2-banks,2 hardware stores(well one is also a lumber co.)2 liquor stores, 2 auto-parts stores, and for every bar there is a church...It's very important in town that certain people go to the 'right establishment'...I of course go to all the wrong ones...I don't know which Funeral Parlor is the wrong one, but will make sure I pick it when I croak...
The weather has been beautiful the past few days and for the rest of the week and weekend we are promised more.. It's in the 60's and sun is shinning...life is good here in West, By Goddess, Texas...life is good..