Monday, October 20, 2008

Shooting Star



I saw a shooting star on my way home from work tonight. It was around 4:45 AM Eastern Standard Time.

Initially I thought it was a shooting star, but then I thought it might be a bottle rocket. But that really didn't make any sense and anyone who'd be shooting off firecrackers at 4:45 in the morning on October the 20th has real fucking issues.

For about a split second after that I thought it might be a missile about to wipe out Kentucky, but since I'm still alive after seeing it I had to rule out nuclear attack.

After that brief moment of panic I remembered that a person gets to make a wish after seeing a shooting star and I wished for the the first thing that came to mind. I blame the Kentucky Lottery, the economy and my overhaul distaste for working on what I initially wished for.

Then I felt guilty about my wish because there are so many bigger things and more important things that I could use a wish for so I changed my wish about three or four times and I'm still going back and forth on what I should wish.

I hope there isn't any statue of limitation on how much time I get before I have to make an official wish or there might not be world peace anytime soon. I'm also scared that my first wish might be the one I get stuck with and I'll feel really guilty about the human condition as I'm driving down the street in my very own Bentley.

28 comments:

CRUSTYBEEF said...

OMG I'm first! That has NEVER happened here!!

Okay I must send this and then come back to comment on your actual post.
mmmK?

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CRUSTYBEEF said...

Okay, now that I got that under my belt..I hat to tell you but rules go it is the first thought that is your wish, don't you remember Ghostbusters? StayPuft? :)
I bet you'd be a cool stud in a bentley, PLUS, if you want, you COULD sell it to make some money and then donate a portion of your earned funds to a place different then Angelina Jolie's stomping grounds..perhaps a place closer to home?

You're stuck with your first sticking wish from your tactical shooting star..

E_ :)
barbed wire? hahahah.

Dana said...

Ummm ... a Bentley?? You could have at least wished for something that would stimulate the US economy!

furiousBall said...

I like the way you're thinking. I think I would make my wish to live every day like a Big Daddy Kane album cover, bitches, bling, bentleys, bubbly... awwwww yeah

Pimpin' ain't easy, dawg

fiwa said...

Eh, if you won lots of money you could use some of it to make other people happy. Just look at it that way.

love,
fiwa

Cheryl said...

Other people might be happy watching you drive by in your Bentley. You never know.

Jay said...

Enjoy your Bentley.

Michael Knight Rambo said...

Just watch how you word your wishes!
We all know those damn leprechauns and genies and shooting stars just love to mess around and give people twelve inch pianists and whatnot.

Anonymous said...

Watch the skies, and make many more wishs. The Orionid meteor showers take place from Oct. 15 to Oct. 29th.

willSIX said...

HERBERT!

The Lone Beader said...

Man, I so wanted to be the first comment! ;)

Anyways, I am jealous you saw a shooting star! They are so cool!

Alekx said...

So how many dancing girls was in your second wish?

Real Live Lesbian said...

Just keep looking for shooting stars! So you screwed this one up. All you need is one more to alleviate all of humanity's suffering.

Enjoy the Bentley(you selfish bastard!)!

Guilty Secret said...

Every time Baddie has to make a wish, I *know* he wishes for riches. Every. Frickin. Time.

Seriously, he should be more imaginative.

Like you.

Burfica said...

your time to wish is over when the star hits the ground. or burns out. hahahaha sorry to ruin your fun.

Chris H said...

And what the hell is wrong with wanting a Bentley anyway??? I would be wishing for a Toyota Landcruiser mate.

captain corky said...

Crusty: Yeah, barb wire might be a bit much in the home. ;)

Dana: That was like my third or fourth wish, but I think I may have included the entire world and a few parts of Mars. ;)

Furious: Next time I see one I'm going straight for pimp. It sums up everything I ever wanted out of life.

Fiwa: So far none of my wishes have come to fruition so it looks like I'm back to square 1. ;)

Cheryl: I think my mother might be a little happy for me if she saw her son driving down the street in a Bentley. ;)

captain corky said...

Jay: So far my Bentley is still a Ford Focus. LOL

Michael Knight Rambo: Good point! Those pesky leprechans are always fucking with me. LOL

Anonymous: Thanks for the tip. Kentucky has some pretty clear skies at night so maybe I'll head out to a field one night with a 1001 wishes.

Willsix: How come you space hippies are always calling people like Kirk and Corky, Herbert?

Beader: If you ever come out to KY you'll see some pretty amazing stuff in the sky.

captain corky said...

Alekx: The Spice girls have 5 members, right? ;)

Real Live Lesbian: Do you think the ladies will think I'm fly in my Bentley? ;)

Guilty: Sometimes us guys can't help ourselves. We're conditioned to love money, sex, rock-n-roll, drugs, and comic books. ;)

Burfica: I may have caught the tail end, but I'm not a cent richer so maybe I was too late. ;)

Chris H: Nothing wrong with wishing for a Bentley as far as I can tell. ;)

Biddie said...

Yeah, you could use it to make other people happy - the money, I mean.
You know, people like ME, for instance. Just saying.
Don't worry about guilt, it's over rated.

Princess Pointful said...

Initial wishes are always so frivolous, aren't they?
You better believe I would make a genie wait a while if I ever happened onto one.

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Did you make the "world peace" wish on your birthday after you blew out your candles? If so, don't feel guilty when you are out driving around in your Bentley.

dilling said...

at least we'll know who to blame

captain corky said...

Biddie: So far none of my wishes came true so it mush have been a firecracker after all. ;)

Princess: Next time one comes along I'll be ready! I won't be fooled again.

Lori: oops... I did it again. ;)

Dilling: Religion, politics and people are desperate to have someone else to blame. ;)

Heidi the Hick said...

oh man, I wish I had more time to read blogs... you are just as awesome as ever!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

ROTF... that's great! I never know what to wish for. Awesome blog!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

ROTF... that's great! I never know what to wish for. Awesome blog!

Palm Springs Savant said...

I love to see shooting stars, alway so magical! I say keep on wishing. Heed the words of Jiminy Cricket!

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you