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Zombies in Venice?

This morning I figured if I could stare balefully at a computer screen at home, I could do it at work. I took my eye gunk medicine, and headed out. Walking down the alley in Speedway, I glanced over at a scuffle going on. This is not unusual - while the vagrant population in Venice is mostly harmless if highly colorful, from time to time the peace is disrupted.

Two of the local denizens were hunched over something and sort of ...yanking it between them. For just a mad second, I thought it was a human arm they were gnawing on! I made my mental checklist - Zombie Appocalypose preparedness kit in the car - check! I'm closer to the car than home, and home wouldn't be terribly secure anyway - so head for the car. Where do I go from there? CRAP - I haven't thought this through nearly enough. I am, however, wearing an eyepatch. This is apropos of nothing in particular, but I figure - come the Zombie Appocalypse, I'm much more clearly a central character if I have some distinguishing mark like an eyepatch. But wait...what if this isn't pinkeye at all? What if it's the first stage of the Walking Dead Plague? Of course, by that time, I'd gotten to the car anyway. There were no other shambling hordes of the hungry dead, and in fact - quite a few people walking around as if nothing at all were out of the ordinary.

Ok, ok. I just went to work. But watch out zombies of Venice - i've got my eye on you!


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Jun. 13th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
So, my first thought was "of COURSE there are zombies in.....OH!". :)

Jun. 13th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
But watch out zombies of Venice - i've got my eye on you!

hopefully the one NOT covered by a patch...
Jun. 13th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
Well, that's why it's not EYES, right?
Jun. 13th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
*sigh* There's now an edited version of a Warren Zevon song in my head that's sure to remain there for days.

Out of curiosity, what's in the preparedness kit? I mean, other than the car itself.
Jun. 13th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
so far (it's not complete) Medical supplies, water purifier, a canteen, a hatchet, two flash-lights (one running on car batteries) duct-tape, thread and needle, seasalt (in case they're voodoo zombies) light-sticks, space blanket, whistle, fishing line and hooks, 50' of nylon rope and a crank powered short-wave radio. And it all fits in a neat box that's quite unobtrusive.
Jun. 13th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
You so really need to replace the flash light that runs on the car battery with the crank powered short-wave radio that is also a flashlight (that you can switch to actual flashing mode as well as full beam) and an alarm. It will save the car battery for better uses like driving the fuck out of dodge (or into a zombie, whichever is appropriate).
Jun. 13th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Which is why I have TWO flashlights - only ONE of which runs off of the car battery.
Jun. 13th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
I meant that neither should run on the car battery since the battery will probably have far better uses at that point. That's why I was saying that 1 should be powered in whichever way not including by car battery and the other one should be the crank powered one (if not both).
Jun. 13th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
Your opinion is duly noted. However, the car battery one illuminates things 3/4 of a mile away. Your hand crank thing do that? No way.
Jun. 13th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
Quite true. Then I defer to your expertise on that one.
Jun. 15th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
Christ on a pogo stick... you are the king of rancid eye diseases.
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