Monday, April 6, 2009

The Time Has Come

Most Esteemed Readers,
It is time for the next installment of "Choose Your Own Adventure"!!! I hardly need remind you that your timely voting will significantly change the outcome of this humble story, yes, and even the world.

Chapter 1

It all began last spring when I overheard a collection of old bats on lawn chairs refer to me as a "coot." A coot. I mulled over that word for days. A coot! And me only 79. I deeply resented the reference both to my age and my general appearance. And it got me thinking. I had a moment not unlike the one 25 years ago when I bought that ridiculous boat. What if this is what my life will always look like? Except now, I can count with my toes the years of my future independence. I shudder even now, at the recollection. That was a terrifying 10 minutes. I had the urge to escort each and every one of those self-satisfied, spectacled "school girls" to the front porch of THEIR decrepitude and encourage fresh introspection. And a made a decision. I determined a course of action, an "I'll show them" plan that dusted off decade old ambition. I decided to

a.) buy Wall Street
b.) find Nancy Ashton
c.) run Spain

10 comments:

Carissa Martin said...

a!

lori taylor said...

b. if Nancy Ashton is the girl that jilted him when he was 49, having been widowed 10 years.

Tara said...

Definitely c. The world probably needs more spontaneous dictators... :-)

ChefEric said...

I'm going with b. Need to find out who Nancy Ashton really is.

bret welstead said...

I'm going to vote C because I'm pretty sure it's a reference to You've Got Mail, and it cracks me up.

If I remember right, Birdie had a love affair with someone who ran Spain.

Anonymous said...

It was his job. He ran it.

Um...but b. Definitely b.

melissa

Andria said...

b

Kyle said...

b, please!

Miriam said...

b!

Ben Davy said...

c, please.