Tastes Like Chicken Water

Me: “Look, kids. The hotel lobby has ice water with cucumber in it. See the little green slices.”

Danger Monkey, age 9: “No thanks. I hate cucumbers.”

Me: “Well, I’m only assuming it’s cucumber. It could be slices of dead snakes.”

DM: “That’s completely disgusting.”

(pause)

DM: “I wanna try it.”

DM: (long drink)

DM: “Disgusting.”

DM: “Can I have some more?”

Looking for Adventure

Walking and running and standing and sparring all weekend makes for sore muscles, but great memories. It has occurred to me that I spent all weekend pretending to be someone else – and now, sitting all day at my cubicle, inside a cold building… I feel like I’m trapped in someone else’s life. Who is this boring desk jockey? I am a man of adventure.