Yesterday I had a visit by a good friend (see above). He showered up at about 13pm, and while I was brewing some coke, he asked me if he could sit around the kitchen table. I thought Huh ? How can one guy sit around a kitchen table ?


He laughed and pulled a fried banana out of his pocket. "That's the way !" he shouted, and I saw his eyes were getting wet. So I decided not to ask any more questions for the time being and started to count the spaghetti I was up to prepare for dinner. When I arrived, quite some time later, at the last spaghetti, no. 345, I quietly threw that last spaghetti away to make sure that each one of us has the same portion.


The chocolate-garlic-mustard sauce wasn't common to him, but after a 720° turn outside the front door he decided that his wife wasn't able to prepare such a good dinner, and he would never have married her if it wasn't for her thick hair on the back. In the meantime it was getting late, and after 3 bottles of vodka and 43 joints (mind you, no indoor grass) we tried to get up from the table and go to the pub for a last beer.


We stood and fell, got up again and fell again. So I decided to mow the lawn, which I did by crawling on the ground and pulling the mower with a string attached to my left foot. My friend was nearby walking in straight circles and yelling "Braar ! Braar !" endlessly, and when I asked him what that was good for, he snapped: "You have NO fucking idea ! Braar is the god of grass complaining about you mowing his hair, and I try to soften him by calling him !"




Funny guy, eh ? I mean, I hadn't seen him for almost 14'764 days, but the fact that he changed so much, made me think. I got back to the house, meanwhile he was braaring while standing on his head, no circles anymore there. So I sat down and started to count my fingers while wondering what happened to my friend.


Finally he decided to ask a passer-by where his apartment was, and when the passenger only shook head I started to count my toes and was happy that we had such a good day.


I don't know how he got home, though, because he said right at the start that his crutches didn't have a navigator installed. I can only remember his constant Braar ! yelling while he licked the pavement before making a step.


Tom C. Purcell Added Nov 5, 2017 - 12:23pm
He showered up at 13pm and sat around the table?  Spontaneous fellow from a strange time zone!
Stone-Eater Added Nov 5, 2017 - 12:24pm
Hi Tom :-)
Just some joke story LOL
Tom C. Purcell Added Nov 5, 2017 - 12:26pm
Oh, it was amusing for sure!  :)
Stone-Eater Added Nov 5, 2017 - 12:44pm
opher goodwin Added Nov 5, 2017 - 3:37pm
I've got friends like that Stone. Fortunately they don't come round too often.
Stone-Eater Added Nov 5, 2017 - 4:42pm
I once worked temporary in a mental hospital. Very good fantasy training there :-)
opher goodwin Added Nov 6, 2017 - 9:46am
Great place to be for a writer.
Stone-Eater Added Nov 6, 2017 - 11:52am
Sure is :-)
wsucram15 Added Nov 6, 2017 - 3:06pm
Look at you in a suit..boy oh boy... snazzy! 
I dont have many insane friends..I guess that would be me, kind of.  Im the friend that blows into town to see a show or concert, takes you to dinner and then to do something weird..like blow glass or take pictures of something odd.  Hike in the mountains.  Im going to drag you somewhere. 
Then I go home. 
Stone-Eater Added Nov 6, 2017 - 3:20pm
All ok, Jeanne, but NOT in a suit :-)
Tubularsock Added Nov 6, 2017 - 7:51pm
Stone, so he stopped by your house as well. Funny thing that. He had said he had other "friends" after Tubularsock wouldn't share the  chocolate-garlic-mustard sauce. Fuck him!
Somehow, Tubularsock has an array of bat-shit-crazy friends BUT it's not my fault! Cheers.
wsucram15 Added Nov 6, 2017 - 9:25pm
Hey..SEF, you never know with me.  Hell I never know. I like it that way too..it makes things fun.
Stone-Eater Added Nov 7, 2017 - 1:42am
Sorry. I'll invite you to an evening of rice grain counting !
Stone-Eater Added Nov 7, 2017 - 1:43am
That's what life is about. Do the unexpected and get people irritated LOL
Stone-Eater Added Nov 7, 2017 - 1:50am
You have friends like that too ? Good action, eh ? Expecially when cigarettes are making signs of getting bored.
wsucram15 Added Nov 7, 2017 - 2:20pm
IDK..I just get bored really easy. If I decide to go somewhere and I can pull together the cash to do so..Im gone.  I dont need much and I like to do stuff that doesnt cost me money. 
Im supposed to go to NOLA this spring for jazzfest. I cant wait for that. I had to pass up several trips for that. So I will be bored until then I guess.
Stone-Eater Added Nov 7, 2017 - 2:53pm
I'm leaving for Senegal on January 28. Just like last time, a work pal asked me today if he can join me for 2 weeks and come down with me, as he was never in Africa before.
That will be the third time a friend comes along, and my business pal and friend in Dakar just laughed and said: "When you carry on like that we'll open a guest house as well, because all these guys you bring here will make PUB for Senegal back home :-)"
opher goodwin Added Nov 7, 2017 - 6:54pm
Best of luck Stone. I'll drop in one day like your other friend did.
Tubularsock Added Nov 7, 2017 - 10:12pm
Wow, rice grain counting! Tubularsock will warn you right now, Tubularsock cheats!
Stone-Eater Added Nov 8, 2017 - 1:51pm
No sweat. I chipped each grain and can reprogram them :)