Notes from the Edge

 Notes from the Edge

Posted 04-19-2024

It has been a good week here. It was a week with a lot to do and it kept me away from writing for the most part. For the lesser part, though, I did get all of my ducks in a row. Therefore, Monday I will be able to jump in.

I will also try to get an Earth’s Survivors Book 4 preview out soon too. It is a good book. I think you will like it. Nevertheless, since it was written two years ago I had forgotten exactly how it went. I was shocked when I opened the front cover and realized which story it was. Cannot say more, but you will probably be very surprised. There is a small preview in the back of Book 3, I just need to get a longer preview done and get it into a PDF format and on, Geo, Jays, and Dell’s sites, and the Earth’s Survivors site too. I will get that in the next few weeks.

Rapid City: I gave a lot of thought to America the Dead, The Earth’s Survivors series that is not fully published at this time. It follows other characters from New York, L. A., a few other large cities. And also Rapid City.

Okay, a little humor concerning cats…

 I would just like to say I have a cat. It loves me. It is not a dog, but I do my best to overlook that, and, for the cat’s part, he seems to do a good job of overlooking my shortcomings too… Like not being very appreciative of the dead snakes, chipmunks, mice and birds, he brings me. He looks at me as if I am an idiot because, Hey! He has done all the hard work. Hunted it. Killed it. Bought it to me. All I have to do is eat it.  Therefore, I have a cat. I do not wish any harm to befall any cat. Please do not write to me and tell me I hate cats, because it would really hurt my cat to find that out…

I have often daydreamed that the cats have wandered off. Become lost. But then I think, how will I explain it to Mom when she gets home and wants to know where the cats are? Hmm. So, I came up with…

‘Excuses for why the cat is gone.’

It was past its expiration date, so I had to chuck it.

There was a terrible showdown between the cat and three mice. I think the mice were carrying knives.  It was bad. Yes, they may have been blind mice, but they were friggin’ mean blind mice.

I traded that cat for Volkswagen.

What cat? We had a cat.

Other Cat Stuff…

Used cats: You never see ads for used cats, you know, “Gently used cat. Very low miles. Will trade for good dog, beaver or camping tent.”

One of the things I have against cats: They have fur all over them, and since I am in denial about having evolved from some sort of monkey or other animal, it bothers me to know they may rise and take over the world someday. Funny? I will bet that is what the other monkeys thought about 75,000 years ago when Bob the different monkey shocked them all by fixing a hamburger and fries for dinner instead of insects and grass.

Whistling. If you whistle to a dog, they are coming. He or she will be right there. Whistle to a cat and they may flip you off, but they are not coming.

Things you never hear… “Brother, can you spare a cat?”

Famous Quotes:

“Give a man a potato he can eat for a day. Teach a man how to grow a potato and a cat will probably come along, dig up his garden and crap in it.”

Things I have not seen: Three legged cats. Cats with their suitcases packed (Do they have suitcases?). Cats with a driver’s license. Talking cats. Unpretentious cats.

From a real Social Website Commentary

The following conversation contains bad remarks about cats and cat like creatures. If bad remarks about cats or cat like creatures offend you, you should not read this. Also, no cats were harmed in the making of this commentary, nor do any of the participants wish any cats to be harmed for any reason… Except the ones trying to take over the world…

The conversation started in response to an Article about Cat Allergies…

Geo Dell: I am not going to read it. I do not want to learn how to get along with cats… Here is my theory of how cat allergies happen. I think the ACD Gene detects their presence and alerts you. Of course, we should pay attention, but we do not. I also have another theory. Cats send out a pheromone. This enters the brain through our olfactory organs and then is, unfortunately, absorbed into the blood stream. Suddenly, usually within hours, you find yourself liking cats. WHAT? You think, how in heck did that happen? Easy, that pheromone carried a destructive gene sequence that will attack and overcome the ACD gene. After that contaminated people are screwed. Those people will continue to like cats, and, unfortunately again, the cats will take over the world and make us their enslaved race of human pets… Or… When the ‘Fridge is empty… Pet Food…

Name Changed for protection: I had a dream like that once where cats had taken over the world and people had to worship them or be killed. lol

Geo Dell: True, sad, but true. It will happen. It is inevitable…

Geo Dell: Oh… ACD = A**hole Cat Detector

Geo Dell: Reasons to not like cats… They used to be ten feet tall at the shoulder… They used to catch us and take us back for the kits to chase around and learn to hunt… They are only tolerant of us… THEY WANT TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

Geo Dell: Every year thousands of people die in their homes and are eaten by cats. You never hear of cats dying in their homes and being eaten by us, do you?

Name Changed for protection: lol

Geo Dell: Old people are forced to eat dog food. Well, cats are cheaper.

Name Changed for protection: Hey, I think people forget they are living with animals. if you die, they will eat you. You are meat at that point.

Geo Dell: Yes, but I believe cats have secretly learned how to use the phone and call their friends over. Somewhat like a… Fancy Feast.

Name Changed for protection: “Hey Oscar, this is Simon, my food supply died… you wanna come over and help me eat him… Tell whiskers and the crew that dinner is on me this weekend.”

Geo Dell: Exactly. Now you are thinking. Rise up! Rise up, I say. And… Uh, well, I really don’t have a plan, but I would say start installing video cameras, keep track of these cats, especially the radical Pink Panther cats. Then, well, we will do something. Start a revolution or something. Sit around smoke pot, drink and say deep things that nobody remembers the next day. At least that is the way it was in the Seventies when we used to talk about revolution…

Name Changed for protection: lol


Okay. That is me this week. Forgive me for the cat remarks. I love cats. Okay, I don’t love cats. I like my cat though, and I wouldn’t let a dog eat him, and I really like dogs, so that’s a big deal. It is raining here in New York. It’s nearly 1:00 A.M., it seems it is always between 1:00 and 3:00 A.M. before I finally get the blog finished, and, lately, it’s always raining. This early morning it is appreciated though as it has been so humid.

Tomorrow is an episode of Naked and Afraid. If you have not seen it, it is a survival situation. They drop a man and a woman off in the middle of nowhere, a deserted island, the jungle, a swamp, you name it, naked and with absolutely nothing except they can each choose one thing, like a flint for fire, a hatchet, etc. Okay, obviously they drag you in with the naked thing, but the show is actually good. After a few minutes you forget about the naked stuff (Yes, it’s blurred out) and you get caught up in the saga.

What I have learned from this is that men talk a lot but they do not measure up to the ladies when it comes to actually getting things done. Three of the shows I have watched, if not for the women, the men would have been in deep trouble. If I ever walk off into the wilderness, I am taking a woman with me.

Okay. I hope you had a good week. See you next week…


Author: Dello

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