The Old Soldier is going to satisfy his craving for home fries. I marched into Little Italy this morning and bought a bag of potatoes, a green pepper and some other items. It was early. Armand’s was still closed. I pretty much had chilly, sunny Liberty Avenue all to myself. After all, it was Sunday morning. Before I left the apartment I made sure that I had plenty of virgin olive oil to cook my home fries in. I’ll cook up a mess of home fries tomorrow and eat off of them for days. I’ll just heat them up when I want more. I also have a stock pile of sardines.
As I lay on my back on the sofa with two fat pillows under my weary head and jot this post in my notebook propped on my up raised legs, I’m also listening to the Pittsburgh Pirates on the radio. The Pirates are playing the Yankees.
I haven’t reported much on the Pirates this season because I thought it was too early in the season to do so. And I’m a casual fan. I know plenty of hardcore fans of any sport look down on casual fans, but casual fans will always greatly out number hardcore fans. So, I try to give the viewpoint of the casual fan. And I have to tell you that the word on the street is, the Pirates may not make the playoffs this season.
What a revolting development that would be.
I get most of my sports news from a local radio sports show. The hosts of the show and the fans who call in are hardcore fans and they are worried that the Pirates have dug a hole for themselves that the team may not be able to dig its way out of. The last I heard, the Pirates were 12 and 20. But that was several days ago. I guess things have gotten worse. This afternoon the team is playing the Yankees.
I’ll have to start paying closer attention.
Hello, my brother and sister readers and writers of erotic flash fiction from all over the world! It’s a beautiful afternoon in Pittsburgh, sunny with a high around 60.
I’m really looking forward to cooking up a mess of home fries tomorrow. Ah, the simple pleasures of life. I’m still reading On the Road and I continue to tweak the magazine so that you will have a great reading experience every day. I’ll be publishing an erotic story of domination and submission by Donya Petrock later this week. You don’t want to miss that. It will be Donya’s first publication in the magazine.
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