Saturday, April 2, 2011
Hi Mum, It's Sammy (clone 47 - part 1)
I seemed to have arrived at a small house in a small town called Riverview. The house is cramped with only the most basic furnishings, a few things in the kitchen and a very cheap bathroom installed.
Being new in town, in my first couple of days, I did all the things you are supposed to do.
I was lucky, one of those vacancies happened to be in sports. So I went over to the stadium to try out. I made the first cut pretty quickly.
Then we all had to take a class in athletics. That was pretty tough, the girl leading the aerobics nearly killed me and she wasn't even breathing hard.
Then the coach put us through a few basic maneuvers. The two of us still standing after half an hour of that got the jobs.
Outside of the stadium was the Grisby family. I had a brief chat to Walter and said hello to his wife and daughter.
I probably shouldn't say this but the Grisby family is an ... interesting looking set. I didn't think humans came with such big ears.
She seems like a nice girl, we got along well.
I walked down the main strip, poked my head into the bookstore, the grocery store, and the day spa. Found that there is a small bar at one end, the local watering hole. Called, I think, the Water Hole.
Then I hoofed it over to the local diner. The food is probably no where near as good here but it's also far more in my price range.
My second day in town started with a work out session. I'll need to be ready for my job, the fitter I am, the faster that coach is going to promote me.
You wouldn't believe some of the stuff people discard in town. A few of the pieces are even usable, though they aren't in good condition by the time they've been outside for a few weeks.
I failed twice over. It's tricky going up one of those.
I finally made it up then slide back down. It's almost worth thinking about a career in firefighting just so I have a good excuse to do this more often.
Well, the tour was going well. But I got separated from the main group after I stopped to take a few photos of some of the more interesting sepulchres in the main chamber.
There was a branch in the path, I went to the right. That was a mistake, I walked into a part of the Mausoleum that wasn't part of the tour and wasn't regularly visited.
Yes, I had trod on the paw of a sleeping bear and it wasn't happy with me.
Well, it might have only been one or two bears but in the dark, I felt as though there were at least a dozen surrounding me. I was lucky to escape their den.
So I have no idea what bit me. But that bite is making me feel quite ill.