Ten Days Of Dougie – Day 3
Socks, Fairy Tales and Creatures Of The Night
April 18, 2018
I had something that I was wanting to start this piece off with tonight, but damn if I can remember what it was. It was a great idea when I was chilling very briefly with my bro-son, but now, it’s gone and faded like sand through an hour glass… and so are the days of our lives. If I remember what it was, I’ll jump in with it before the column ends. Otherwise, never mind.
Condolences and prayers to former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush as wife and mother Barbara Bush passed away yesterday at age 93. Forget about the politics of her husband and son. Mrs. Bush was beloved by everyone and did an amazing job as the First Lady of the United States. She will be missed.
And let’s move on now and get straight to the “Magic Bag” and find out what topics are on the agenda for today, Day 3 of the “Ten Days of Dougie” series. Reaching into the bag, we have Socks, Fairy Tales and Creatures Of The Night. Another great set of topics to expound upon. Let’s do this.
We wear them on our feet to keep our feet warm and to provide a barrier between the roughness of the shoe and our tender flesh. And if they should by any chance, happen to get a hole in them, my friend Tian will literally rip them off your feet. True story. And what else? They make great hand puppets. Who can ever forget the legacy of WWE Superstar Mr. Socko? They come in many different colors and some even have different compartments at the end for the toes, like a pair of multicolored gloves, but for the feet. Anything else? Bill Clinton had a cat named Socks when he was the President and lived in the White House. And if you put drink cans or batteries inside them, you have one hell of a great weapon that can bash in a head pretty quickly. Socks, don’t leave home without them. And I’m going blank now so let’s move on.
So two gay guys walk into a bar. One says to the other, “Hey, watch this!”. And that’s how they begin, at least the homo-redneck versions. We all remember the fairy tales and stories of our childhood such as Hansel & Gretel, The Three Little Pigs and so on. There’s even a great television show about the fairy tales mixed in with the real world called “Once Upon A Time”. I’ve watched it on Netflix and it’s pretty cool. Of course, most of the fairy tales that we remember and know are just the highly edited and condensed version cleaned up and sanitized for our protection. The real versions are usually far darker, more gruesome and actually kind of frightining. Even worse than Detroit. But fairy tales are cool and a great way to entertain children when they’re winding down and ready for bed at night and just need that final push to send them off to the lands of sugar plums and candy houses.
Yeah, I’m just bluffing my way though here. Is it that obvious? When I dtarted on this piece, last night at about 1:30 in the morning, I was invigorated and ready to write and had a million great ideas in my mind. Then after the first couple of paragraphs, I made the mistake of stopping for a moment to check out something on my phone and that was it. And now it’s nearly 10:00am in the morning and I’ve slept a few hours and now I’m writing because this is a commitment and I’ve obligated myself to doing so. I don’t mean to half-ass it, but it’s happening anyhow. Well, I never said that they’d all be winners, did I?
And that thing I couldn’t remember when I started, but said that if I did remember, I’d mention it. It’s Gravity Hill. Anyone in Laurinburg knows of where I’m speaking of, down off of Stewartsville Cementary Road, where you can put your car in neutral and it pulls your car up the hill. A really cool place to be sure. Two guys came into the store the other night and wanted to know if we had heard of Gravity Hill and how to get there and more importantly, is is real? And the answers were yes, we have heard of it and been there, I could and did give them directions to the site and yes, it is real. I’ll do more about this on a solo topic piece. But that’s the thing I was thinking of, but couldn’t remember.
Creatures Of The Night
This could be the nocturnal animals that sleep during the day and we only mainly see once the darkness falls such as bats, owls, cats, possums, etc. This could refer to the supernatural characters such as vampires that don’t sparkle and other creepy and spooky ghouls. This is what Alice Cooper and Dr. Frank N. Furter refer to their minions and followers as. It’s the people who work third shift or prefer the cool air and darkness to that annoying and overly bright sunlight. For many years, it was me. Hell, in many ways, it still is. ‘Nuff said!
And there you go. Short and probably not as good as it could be, but it’s me, it’s real and it’s 1000% all Dougie. Thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts and anything else is welcome and appreciated. And now, I have to go do my part-time volunteer work and then come back and get ready for my real, pay-the-bills job. Until tomorrow, where we will do Day 4, I’m down and gone. Take care my friends. Love you.