Take a look at a castle. Any castle. Now break down the key elements that make it a castle. They haven't changed in a thousand years.
- Location. A site on high ground that commands the territory as far as the eye can see.
- Protection. Big walls, walls strong enough to withstand a frontal attack.
- A garrison. Men who are trained and willing to kill
- A flag. You tell your men you are soldiers and that's your flag. You tell them nobody takes our flag. And you raise that flag so it flies high where everyone can see it.
Now you've got yourself a castle. The only difference between this castle and all the rest is that they were built to keep people out. This castle is built to keep people in.
This will be the first night in recent memory that galinda822 is absent from our Friday night festivities that one of us or the other was not out of town. To prepare myself mentally for this new challenge, and after speaking at some length with the wife about this anomaly, we've decided to entomb ourselves in our edifice all weekend.
As dry as the evening may be without the gaiety of galinda's presence in our home, the prospect of a self-imposed lockdown has its pluses. Not having to shower or even get dressed...I love not having to leave the house! You don't have to answer the door, or the phone and you can do absolutely anything you want. Time has no meaning when you don't have to leave the house, life, it seems, has no meaning. And in this hectic day and age, who couldn't use a little more of that?
To further separate myself from the world, I plan to lock myself into my mad-scientist basement office all weekend and "make avatars." Likely I'll drag down a bottle of scotch and a roll of scooby-snack with me. Also, and this was to be a surprise, but the idea of "Two Old Men" Volume 4 has been rolling around in my head like a bb the last two weeks. Unfortunately, my trial of Comic Life has expired, and paying for something I so seldom use seems like a bad idea. I did, however, in anticipation of my creation, make a sidebar link named, "My Comic Strip" which will launch Volumes 1-3.
So wish me luck in my endeavors, think of me often, and I will emerge victorious Monday morning!
Thanks to celtmanx for this American Pie/The Phantom Menace crossover spoof.