Sunday, March 12, 2006
Worm Talk: So what am I doing in Detroit?
Bill Cosby (black comedian for those of you born yesterday) had a routine in his stand-up days wherein he had a conversation with God. I was reminded of this routine last evening because #1 and Mike went to the lake nearby and I said, "Buy me some worms while you're there!" It seems that worms come in different types (and I'm not even talking about the parasitic varieties). I didn't think to ask why #1 was questioned on her worm purchase, but she was told that the worms she bought were cold water worms (not to be confused with worms used for agricultural purposes...which is why *I* wanted worms). Instead of buying the 3 dozen I'd requested, she bought 2 dozen because Who Knew????? So, I put the worms in my garden and got to thinking about how they were cold water worms in an agricultural setting and how that was like a country bumpkin in the big city looking up at the tall buildings and how the other worms are gonna say things like, "You're not from around here, are you?" and that got me thinking of that conversation Bill Cosby had with God wherein God said, "I gave you that nappy hair so you could run through the jungle without your hair getting caught in the trees. I gave you that dark skin so you'd have protection from the hot African sun." To these statements, Bill Cosby replied, "So, God...what am I doing in Detroit?" These are the thoughts of someone who's just spent two hours (that I'll NEVER get back) googling "worm types".