Smell is an amazing trigger of memories. I hadn’t read comic books in 15 or so years when I was rearranging stuff in my attic. I uncovered a box of my comics from the 80’s and flipped through a few. The smell of the newsprint brought back a vivid image of my childhood bedroom with me sitting on the bed reading that week’s stack of new comics.
Posts Tagged ‘fire’
When I first started going to see bands play at club shows I got very nervous about going through security. Even though I wasn’t sneaking in beer or video cameras my heart would start racing as we got close to the venue and didn’t stop until I got past the pat down. It’s funny now thinking back on how minimal a security check that was compared to getting on an airplane now.
Today’s Biff goes home.
That will teach you to not play with your food. Now go sit your charred skeleton down at the dinner table with the rest of the family. Sit up straight! Reattach your femur! You don’t see your brother dropping his bones on the floor do you?
Today’s Biff is awake.
On the bright side that dog won’t be digging up your flower bed next spring. Assuming whoever rebuilds the house puts in another flower bed. Do you think we get to haunt the new house or do you only get to haunt the original structure? Oh wait, is there going to be a ghost of that dog with us? Dang it, this ghost stuff is complicated.
Today’s Biff is not clean.
I really liked the original Superman movie when I was a kid. I still remember the restaurant we went to that night on the way home from the theater. I liked the idea of Clark Kent wearing the Superman outfit under his work clothes but thinking back on it now I don’t understand where his boots were supposed to be. Did Clark wear comically large shoes? Should I not worry about it because it’s just a movie?
Today’s Biff is going far.
Well over here we can observe the mighty phoenix! The phoenix is know for… oh… that was just a crow. I see. Oh look! A swarm of fireflies! Look how they spiral about and crash into the ground? Moths you say? Perhaps we shouldn’t be filming this during a forest fire.
Today’s Biff is riding high.
When I was a kid my neighbor worked in a room with lots of expensive computer equipment. They were apparently valuable enough that they has a halon fire suppression system in his office. So if a fire started he had to get out of the room quickly or get to one of the gas masks before being consumed by clouds of gas.
I like my food annoyingly hot temperature wise. Annoying because I have to frequently get up in the middle of a meal and heat my plate of food back up. Whenever we are having leftovers and my wife says something like “Just put that in for 90 seconds and you’ll be fine.” I know to instantly double her figure. I guess this kind of thing is the most troublesome in restaurants. The people in the kitchen have a knack for noticing people that don’t work there messing with their microwaves.
Our dog goes nuts for carrots. She knows the word, she knows them by sight, she knows the sound of the little plastic bag they are stored in the refrigerator. But unlike most everything else she is allowed to eat, we eat them as well. This confuses the heck out of her. “Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, now… what do you have there? Carrots? I didn’t realize it was snack time already! What a wonderful surprise! Hey wait what are you doing with tha… WHY ARE YOU EATING MY CARROTS! WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE!! WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS TORTURE!!!”