Explosions

May 28th, 2008 by Editor B

My day started off with a bang. I’d just changed the inner tube on my bike because I ran over a screw the other day. First flat I’ve had in over a year, seems like. I pumped it back up, went to the sink to wash my hands and BANG. Really loud. Scared me. At first I thought the compressor on our new freezer had blown, or something crazy like that. It was the tube, of course. Had I simply over-inflated it?

So I drove to work. Xy didn’t need the car. I’m back on the java junk after six months or so of caffeine free living. But my second cup cooled off a little, so I stuck it in the microwave for a minute and BANG. Half the cup was splattered around the inside of the microwave. I’ve heard that can happen but never experienced it before. Later Janice noticed the microwave was not working any longer, so I unplugged it.

On the way home for lunch I picked up another inner tube. This time I checked the tire for any sharp protuberances. Didn’t find any. Pumped up the new tube. BANG. Again. Something about that loud noise makes the air look like it’s vibrating. I guess it is.

So I took the whole wheel in to my friendly neighborhood bike shop. They diagnose I need a new tire. So I get one, and I’m back in business.

Explosions. It seems like everything I touch today is blowing up.

But these incidents are nothing compared to the news that’s erupting through my computer. An old friend has been arrested. Another old friend’s dad died. Psychic explosions.

When I plugged the microwave back in, it worked.

5 Responses to “Explosions”

  1. rickngentilly Says:

    back when i used to be a bike rider the kevlar liners between tire and tube were a areal good investment.

  2. rickngentilly Says:

    beware : the following comment is in bad taste.

    Maybe you are just impregnating every thing you come near.

    you sir are the male version of fertile mertyl

    please free to delete this comment for bad taste.

  3. cherie' Says:

    And there’s also Betsy of Betsy’s Pancake House in MidCity, murdered.

  4. swampwoman Says:

    On the bright side, you didn’t have to buy a new microwave…

  5. Rachel Says:

    Holy crap!!

    On Tuesday, our car battery died, our cells phone wouldn’t work right, and then all the lights in the store suddenly blew out with a loud POP!

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