08 Jul SMALL VICTORIES AND, SOME, CERTAIN WINS: a big lesson on taking the moments of life slowly and enjoying the time that you, yo, spend together
“So I should stay in the steel cage”, Bilta replies in his waterproof.telephone, “there are five circling right now.”
“Yes, Bilta, yo”, I reply as I shrug, “it’s shark.fest–that is the point of it. We sent a small digital.signal into the water to attract a blue whale. Just hold tight and it will scare the sharks away–pretend like you are in danger and it will really raise the drama factor on this event. People love that and controversy. Punch digital.Bilfty2.1 in the face when the cameras are on you–it will look like there is discension in the ranks. I’ll give you a couple extra hotdogs at the cookout later today, if it’s a cock punch.”
“I would prefer not to do that, yo”, Bilta replies as the hits the side of the cage in the ocean in the water.
“I would also prefer if that did not happen”, digital.Bilfty2.1 yells through his digital.snorkel, “I just want a paycheck and to make a good impression. There’s a lady velociraptor that is staring at me–I want to be cool and shit. Maybe, after shark.fest #3, we can go grab a cold soda and slice of pizza.”
“Why do you always think of food, digital.Bilfty2.1?”, I reply into the telephone, “keep your focus on work and we’ll see what happens when it happens. Try to win this match, or delay until the whale arrives–just stay focused on that, one, mission. When the time comes for you to go on your date, then you will be on your date. You can’t spend time with someone when you aren’t; you can’t be where you’re not. Stay near the cage for protection and just start randomly punching into the water–it will scare the sharks and confuse the spectators.”
“That makes sense, yo”, he replies as also hits the side of the steel cage.
“Get at me, shark!”, he yells into the water as the great whites circle.
“Please, don’t be aggressive or egg them on”, I reply as I roll my eyes and shuffle on the couch in my living room.
“Yeah”, Bilta exclaims into the shark, “what he said–just be cool and keep the fight going without engaging with the noble beasts.”
I pause; I sip my soda; it’s more refreshing when you’re not in a steel.cage with great whites circling.
“So anyways”, I continue speaking into the digital.telephone, “you see the whale yet? It should be arriving shortly–from there, the great whites should leave, rather, quickly. That will be the end of shark.fest #3. Later today, when you two return here, we’ll have a cookout and there will be, some, potato salad.”
“That sounds delicious”, Bilta replies as he hits the side of the cage again.
Bilfty2.1 does the same.
I sip my soda.
“So, anyways”, I explain as I turn my head to the digital.TV, “it looks like the helicopter has arrived to film the action. This would be a prefect time for the dramatic whale resuce from the sharks. Bilta–climb on top of the cage in the water and start doing random karate actions. Consider, also, punching digital.Bilfty2.1 in the face when the helicopter gets close–that will get excellent ratings and be perfect for prime time news tonight.”
“Can I kick him in the shin, yo?”, digital.Bilfty2.1 yells into his snorkel telephone.
“You know”, I reply as I shrug, “just make sure there’s something that people are going to talk about; some memorable action.”