Apgar the Sultan

I rolled the Scooby dice again.

I got a mummy, key, snake ring, street signs, someone dancing/holding up umbrellas, people sweeping/pulling a lever, hallway with doors, skull island Here is the story that ensued. warning this is political.

Once upon a time in a kingdom called skull island, there was a young king named Rex angujis (snake king). He got that name from the serpent ring he wore upon his finger for it was an heirloom passed down from generation to generation. The king was loved by the people. He made sure everyone had health care and could afford medicine. Jobs were plentiful and no one was ever left behind or unwanted. The children’s and college students could all go to school for free and  every  pauper was happy but the rich people were unhappy. They had to pay more taxes for programs to benefit the needy and they didn’t like that one bit.

So the council of elders got together and decide it was time for a change. Since Rex was so young and liberal, they decided to try electing a sultan to oversee things. There was Sultan Alexa she was the Queen and wife to the previous king. She wanted to continue the university and health insurance programs had enabled. Then there was Sultan Abgar. Abgar wanted to take away the university and health insurance bills for the common people  Abgar wanted to make it so the rich could use skull island and its assets to buy more stock in the form of bonds. He also wanted to build a wall around skull island to make it harder for any immigrants to come in.


Abgar scared the people by using propaganda saying that Rex’s programs were socialist and therefore linked to communism. In reality there is no link between socialism and communism and socialized health care and education can benefit the masses. He also got aid from the neighboring frenemy broken mountain.  They spread bad news about Rex and Alexa. They were a socialist country so Abgar kept his dealings with them secret. Abgar said they were the key to the election.

Most of the common people were sure Alexa would win the election, but when it came down to numbers Abgar had so much influence both legal and illegally he was able to convince many of the under-educated commoners to go to his side. He also got most of the rich islanders on his side as well and it was just too much for Alexa to catch up.

Soon after Abgar took his post as sultan things started to go array.Abgar advised Rex with laws and projects that were the exact opposite of what Rex believed and the people wanted. He began to fire all of Rex’s other advisors and replaced them the with people who followed his politics. As a result nothing was getting done and the negotiations between Apgar and Rex were at a stand-still. He began to take away all the programs that helped the environment in Skull Island. Soon there were horrible hurricanes, and blizzards with winds so high people couldn’t even hold onto their umbrellas. Abgar had convinced the people  there was no global climate change it was just a scam perpetrated by the country of Redding the Communist supporter of Skull island. Abgar dug into the cave of skull island trying to build the wall around skull island. .Despite warnings from Rex, Abgar started digging in the sacred chamber. Legend told of an ancient mummy in the hall with 100 doors. Abgar secretly employed children and the working poor in the mines where they would put bootie in the mining cars under the island and push lever it to the service to be sold to bad mountain and redding for repurposing. Finally after pilfering all the tunnels and doors, Abgar came to a street sign that indicates the location of the mummy . Abgar paid it no mind and ordered continued digging. They hit the mummy in the last tunnel just where the signs indicated. Rex pleaded to let the mummy rest but Abgar wanted to unearth it and perform chemical tests.

As soon as the first shovel hit the sacarphagus the light appeared from the broken seal. Then the tomb started to shake and the lid slid off. The workers all moved back as the first bandaged hand came up out of the casket. The mummy’s curse was said to bring ruin to anyone who dared disturbed him but the workers who dug him out were already so disenfranchised there was nothing He could do to him. So soon he started going after Apgar and Rex. FIrst, he took the  brainwashing that Abgar had put over the disenfranchised. He showed them how the new tax laws would make the royal court richer while cutting down the refund amount that the paupers received. He showed them how without Rex’s insurance plan many of them had the emergency room as an only option proving more dangerous and costing more than the socialized health care. He turned of over documents showing that Broken Mountain sabotaged the election.

Now that the mummy had unleashed his curse, people regretted letting Abgar take over. They didn’t want more taxes on a wall to keep foreigners especially since Broken Mountain was behind the whole thing. They wanted to overthrow apgar but it was too late. Apgar had so much power he just surrounded himself with only those who would agree with him, or be subject to his will. He fired anyone who dared oppose or expose him and sent them away Apgar was smug until Rex raised his serpeant ring and commanded the mummy to go back underground. He addressed the people and many of them wanted to change sultans and so a special election was held. Rex fully supported Alexa and she won. Skull island was happy again because the mummy may have cursed Abgar but it was Abgar who cursed the people and brainwashed them.





Got a cost of living adjustment
But they deducted food stamps from it
It’s so hard to get ahead
Trying to buy food and meds
Every time you get a break
Someone else is on the take
Waiting to hear from SSA
Hoping upon hope every day
Soon something’s gotta give
Or I can’t afford to live

The Chase

Looking back it could have gone either way. It didn’t work out, which makes it look like fate, or a stupid decision, or both. But at the time I did have a few things in my favor I had…

I had gotten out with the wind turbine. It was strong enough to hold off the Secret Service which allowed us a head start. We were riding in John’s “baby” a 1964 1/2 Mustang. There were only 12 on the road and John inherited it from his dad who won it in a poker game. I never understood why they didn’t sell it for the cash. The good news was it was fast enough to out run any car the government could throw it. The down side  was driving in a Candy Apple Red with silver chrome classic machine with the license plates “snap it” was more than a tad bit conspicuous. Well I thought, at least we can at least use it as collateral if we go to jail. Then again maybe we won’t go to jail maybe we’ll undergo some secret, ancient, Chinese dry drowning torture at Guantanamo  bay. Well we couldn’t go home so we drove straight to my best friend Lucy’s. We had to change clothes, ditch the car and figure out what the hell to do next. Just as we pulled into Lucy’s drive, I could hear the sound of choppers overhead.


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Get a Job



Get a job get a job

Don’t you dare steal and rob

I have had some of the worst jobs on the ticker

First job I had at 13 was to be a strawberry picker

Second job was detassling  corn

That one didn’t blow my horn

First REAL job was Burger King

Turned out it was not my scene

Finally got a job catering

Now I knew I’d found my thing

Serving the DePauw students and alums

Eating leftovers always fun

Once we got stuck on an elevator with food

We sampled it all  was really good.

Once we went to a haunted chapel

Delivered fritters made of apple

Once I had to serve Dan Quayle

His impression on me was a total fail

Snapped his fingers when he wanted me to come

Spoke to me like I was a right bum.

Finally went into business with my dad

Selling trinkets and festival fads

That’s where I learned the value of entrepreneurship

As my dad let me keep 20% plus tips

Road trip

Road trip

Get a grip

Look at signs to see where you are

Don’t you dare ask how far?

Little puppy in the back

Gotta keep your eyes on track

Having fun in the hotel

Even if it’s not too swell

Getting away from the mundane

Road trips help us all stay sane