Tuesday, March 31, 2009

2 Fer

Generally when someone says, "You are a peach," it's a good thing. Usually it means you are a stand up person of good heart. Maybe even generous.

I have not done much reading as of late but I wanted to participate in the Women Of Mystery's famed Two Line Tuesday this week. So I'm going to give you two lines spoken to me by my 6 yo old son this week.

LINE #1 "Dad you are a peach."

So far so good.

Line #2 "Because you have pits and are fuzzy all over."

Oh, the joys.

And two lines from my writing, of which I have done very little. These come from the creative non-fiction project centering around my experiences of being a teenage boy under the influence of a highly immoral boss at a Texas feedstore. By the way I'm cheating and giving you three.

In A Perfect World …

Jerry claimed he was going to see his mother over in Arkansas, but Doyle said that was a lie. The boss said people like Jerry were hatched in an incubator and had no clue who their mother even was. Doyle insisted Jerry would spend the entire week on his couch drinking room temperature cans of Busch beer while his herd of house cats looked on, waiting for him to puke so they would have something to eat.


26 comments:

Cloudia said...

Watch that boy! LOL
Aloha-

Miles McClagan said...

It could have been because you are orange and have a best friend called James...

James and The Giant Peach, still one of my favourite ever books...

Sepiru Chris said...

Lucky cats.

Travis,

I'm out of town next Monday, but an MTM will pop up 9am HK time, as usual, on China, the USA, and WWII.

Sorry for not simply sending you a link on the day, but I will be at a long, drawn-out (and fun) multi-day, multi-city wedding in India.

I think that means it will pop onto the web at 8pm Sunday night your time.

Would you mind collecting it and posting it?

Thanks, in advance.

Tschuess,
Chris

Angie Ledbetter said...

Oh, I soooo love cats. Particularly enjoyed this little entry. :)

Hope you're getting everything in the house done without problems.

Beth said...

Your son has an imaginative way with words - just like is Dad!

mrsb said...

Oh, I want to read more!

dizzblnd said...

I see a future writer in that son of yours! Too cute. You drew a very grotesque picture in my minds eye about Jerry.

OH didja read the Madlib?

Janna Qualman said...

Awesome. I love the things that come out of little ones' mouths. (Most times.) :D

Crystal Phares said...

I can't wait to read more, Travis! Hope all is going well with the new house. -- your cheerleader! LOL

Kristen Painter said...

Ew. That's gross.

Charles Gramlich said...

Apparently that boy has never heard the more famous two lines: "I brought you into this world. I can take you out." ;)

Melanie Avila said...

LOL, too funny!

Rocketstar said...

Nice, lol

Travis' Wife said...

Oh Traviola you are a peach. Pits and all!

I am just glad I know your mother and you were not born in a plastic box with a light. Cats...yuck!

Reb said...

Other people's kids are so cute!

Your lines were great, poor kitties! Of course, I was eating oatmeal as I read that!

Lana Gramlich said...

That 6 year old's going places, I tells ya!
Perhaps I should have skipped reading your snippet until AFTER lunch, though...

Barbara Martin said...

I can see Doyle is an earthy kind of guy knowing full well cats will eat anything.

Jerseygirl89 said...

Oh my gosh, I can see where he got his sense of humor!

Clare2e said...

Travis-

Sorry we went radio silent for the evening and didn't get your link up, but I love your boy's lines.

What is it about your writing and lousy bosses?!

Suzanne said...

I haven't been here in quite some time and come back to kitties being abused? Christ. Thanks. I'll remember this one.

Well, Mr. and Mrs. Shife are the happy recipients of a bouncing baby boy. Oh, I can hardly wait for the posts this year! Should be fun.

Nice to hear your voice dear. And always good to see your darling fish.

~The Vegetarian XO

G said...

Nice.

It's been a while since I had that kind of abbreviated, thought provokeing, head scratching brief conversation with my kids.

Thanks.

David Cranmer said...

Your 2 Fer may be the funniest 2 4 Tues ever.

writtenwyrdd said...

congrats on 2 years, Travis!

dee said...

actually I loved the line about the cats...probably because some neighborhood cat in heat has been driving the Labs next door crazy...so we've been listening to constant dog barking for DAYS...I've never wanted to kill a cat more in my life...

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