Sunday, September 30, 2012

31 Days of Mystery and Mayhem...heavy on the mayhem

*The lesson in today's installment is that it has been generally thought that Charles (or, as I like to refer to him, 'Chuck Baby') Dickens invented the cliffhanger.  Cliffhangers were important to literature in the 1800s, as books were first published in installments in literary magazines, and the only guarantee that someone would buy the next installment was to 'leave 'em hangin'.*
 
  
It was a dark and stormy night.  (Okay, that's not quite the truth.  Yes, it was dark, but we hadn't had any discernible rain in months, and the autumnal asters were looking kinda pitiful.  But it was dark, so there you have it.)



I was doing my usual post-supper workout, which basically consisted of cuing up the iPod and dancing around the house to the strains of "don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me" when I heard a weird noise, which wasn't easy due to the whole ear bud situation.  It wasn't the usual cat-created noise (which generally consists of random 'thunks' as they throw themselves at shadows like two suicidal moths at a flame) or mice-created noise (which the cats SHOULD have taken care of but didn't) or even the noise of the other human with whom I share my house.  (He was in his usual prone position on the couch in the sunroom, making old man noises from various orifices.  Or is it 'orifi'?)

No...this noise was different.

http://www.thenester.com/

16 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

do you know what i got out of this post?
the pussycat dolls stuck in my head. dontcha!

Jaime said...

Super cute probably doesn't work in this instance, but believe you me, I mean something quite similar. Can't wait to check in tomorrow!..... Dun. Dun. Dunnnnnn.

Marianne said...

Alright. You got me. Objective achieved. Do end the suspense soon now, won't you?

Kelly said...

Aaaaand that song will now be implanted in my brain for eternity. Was that your goal? :)

Anne Stub Civitano said...

Okay, I'll be back tomorrow to see where you're headed...

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

So excited to read along!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I'm intrigued.....

Eclectically Vintage said...

I can relate to those orifi noises emanating from the sofa! The plot thickens ...
Kelly

Connie said...

Love your funny and clever writing! Will be back tomorrow.

jeripond said...

"Chuck Baby"?? Oh, lord. I'm in love. Thanks so much for the laugh! This is a series I'll be following. :) Love it.

Alene said...

Love it!!!! Great series.

http://positivelyalene.com

stoneleafandcompany.com said...

Nice way to hook us and guarantee that we'll be back for more mayhem. Which I think is in itself mayhem. :) Love it!

Cheri said...

Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for the month!

Andrea said...

I love it already! (as since I am a bit behind,I won't suffer the cliffhanger just yet!)

Bliss said...

You know that dude from the insurance commercials the mayhem guy...... I think of him following you and I worry.

Thanks for linking up.

Bliss

~ Liz ~ said...

I'm hanging on...
Liz

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