They taste a little bit like artichokes

I got to the writing cabin later than usual. It was great sleeping in, and the crisp morning air made it hard to get out of bed. Even the new puppy slept in.

The weather was so nice, I left the gyrocopter on the runway and walked in through the front door. Lisa* stepped around the corner to see what was going on. She wore some old school envelope jeans and a tiny Summer top.

“That doesn't look like office appropriate attire.”

“You were supposed to go fishing today. That means it's not an office today.”

“Oh, the wind blew the kids' tent over and they came home. Fishing's off. Tonight we have a houseful of grandkids, so I thought I'd stop by to get some things done. I haven't seen those fold over, envelope jeans since 1990. They were pretty hot back in the day. Where did you find them?”

“I think they're hot too, and they aren't easy to find.” She twirled in a circle to show them off. “eBay has them though. I planned on working outside, but that's okay. What are we going to do?”

“I think I'll catch up on some reading. You can do whatever you had planned. Is there any coffee?”

“I'll make some. Then I'm putting your mouse-eating house plants out for the Summer. It's nice outside now. <Snort> Mouse-eating house plants, they're mouseplants, get it?”

“Um, yeah. I'll be in my office, reading if you need me.” I dug into Naked Alliances by S. K. Nichols. This book hasn't been published yet, but you guys are in for a treat when it is. I finished it and really enjoyed it.

Lisa donned a big Summer hat and lugged potted plants out to the deck. She went downstairs and brought back a small bag of fertilizer.

I assembled a blog post for later this week, I love the scheduling feature on WordPress. I gripe about them, but I think they're still the best blogging option out there.

When I surfed through social media, I posted a picture of Otto on Facebook. He's pretty popular, and maybe he can bait a few people into following my Entertaining Stories page. Can you imagine doubling your size in two weeks and how that must feel? It's no wonder puppies take a bunch of naps and eat like crazy, they need the energy for growing.

I nearly started reading Wings of Mayhem, by Sue Coletta. I've wanted to read this one for a long time, and will start it before the weekend's over.

Lisa screamed, followed by a clanging of kitchen pots, running water, and slamming kitchen cabinets.

“What are you doing out there? Is everything alright?”

“Everything's just fine! I'm starting your lunch.”

“Sounds good, what are we having?”

“It's, um something new. Kind of a vegetarian delight.”

You know it isn't half bad, tastes a little bit like artichokes once you get past the teeth. Does anyone know if you can start a new mouseplant from a leaf cutting?

*Lisa is my robotic personal assistant. She's also the spokesmodel for Entertaining Stories and my writing career. She has her own Facebook page here.

I'm also looking for more followers on the Entertaining Stories Facebook page, if you're so inclined. You know you want to, there's a new picture of Otto and his pull toy.



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27 responses to “They taste a little bit like artichokes

  1. I keep hearing the Little Shop of Horrors song in my head now. Good question about the clippings. Plants with some animal features might be a gray area.

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  2. Terrific post. I was one of the Naked Alliance beta readers and enjoyed it then.

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  3. Your blogs are always so entertaining!!

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  4. Haha, yeah, you need a toothless cultivar! That picture’s worth 1000 words!

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  5. Enjoy the grandkids. We’re babysitting tonight too. The three year old and the one year old. Just got them both to bathed and to bed at midnight. What a chore. Gotta love ’em. They’re so cute. Four hands full. I love the plant on Easter Boyack Island. He looks cool there, like be sorta belongs for some strange and unknown reason. Thanks for the shout out about the book and for your help with the blurb. If you reread it now that you’ve read the book and have any suggestions, I’m open to consideration. What a tough job.

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  6. That was a lot of fun, and the new pic of Otto is over the top on the cuteness level (I hopped over to FB to check it out). I agree with Sue…he’s going to be so spoiled, but that’s half the fun of having a pet.

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  7. New picture of Otto? I’ve been scarce on FB lately. I’ll have to check it out, and I’ll share your page while I’m there to drum up some new followers (hopefully). Love Lisa’s new photo. The plant behind her is hilarious!

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  8. Fun post! Ha, ha! That picture summarized the story for me. Otto reads so cute!

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