And I Can't Stop Having These Visions

A look inside the madness of my mind--sports, politics or daily life--with humor and pop culture and music references embedded.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The story of October 20th... err 19th - Part 2

"I don't want to know your name..."

First off, I now realize that I used the wrong date. It was actually October 19th, but that is quite irrelevant.

*continued from the last entry*

So, now that Alex had successfully kept me from studying for my class by watching 'The Island' on HBO on Demand, and we figured out why my dryer wasn't drying well, it was time for him to head back to his apartment. Being that I wanted something from Exxon (which is next door to his apartment), I walked with him.

Now Shakespeare once said, "What's in a name?" And the lovable Eileen Bacha made us write a paper on it during our final week of Honors English 9 (which is another good story as well). And one of my roommate's name is Samuel, but he goes by Morgan. Not to mention the fact that Alex's real name is actually John. However, none of that prepared me for what was about to happen.

Alex goes inside to check his mail, and there is a single letter inside.

Ladies and Gentleman, do not adjust your set. Yes, that in fact is addressed to 'fizbang' A letter from 'The Drop Spot' addressed to a 'fizbang'. Not a Mr. fizbang, or some other wacky combination that just might make sense... but simply 'fizbang'.

Now, it may be a Federal Crime, but this looks mildly important, and no one is going to be able to find a 'fizbang' if we return it. So the only logical thing to do is open it. And what are we presented with but a...

CHECK. Yes, There is a check!... Made out to fizbang!... For FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

Somewhere around here I lose it and just leave. Words don't describe the ridiculousness that the past hour had been. First the lint, and now fizbang.

A day later Alex would call and tell me that through some internet detectivery, he hunted down fizbang and found him in California. Apparently the check was for designing a web site or something. If Alex is nice enough, he'll clean up the details in the comments section...

Well I kept it short and sweet because I wanted to finish the two-parter before I leave for Youngstown for the Thanksgiving holiday. I have a good story from earlier today that I'll try posting while I'm in Youngstown, and if you know me, you know there will be a Black Friday update, hopefully from my new laptop which I hope to purchase on Friday.

Anyone that has me on AIM, I'll probably be mobile all weekend since Lappy is broke. Feel free to AIM me since my phone is a computer anyway... Be back in Columbus on Saturday.

"I just want to bang bang bang"


  • At 8:35 PM, Blogger Drew Yates said…

    Hey, Fizbang is the name of a little consulting company I ran in college. Here is the website:

    I actually found this out because somehow the CFO from The Drop Spot found this site? He just now emailed this to me. Pretty funny!

    Just for the record, I did get the check OK.


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