Friday, April 19, 2013

Comfy Prison


Earlier today - visit from SWAT.

Now - 4:45pm on Friday, as I write - this is the damnedest thing. We're in what would be termed "lockdown" if this was a prison (which it fairly much is at this point, albeit a comfy one with the company of MY WIFE, good things to eat, TV, and I can get twenty minutes of sleep every four hours if I'm lucky.)

No traffic is being allowed in or out of Watertown. Nobody allowed out of their houses. The local police chief was on TV earlier saying that it could last through the weekend. Aside from the search for the bomber, there is a major crime scene nearby where the other one was killed. That will be examined with a fine tooth comb and God only knows how long that will take.


The important thing is that - despite the possible imminent danger we've been warned of - I don't feel especially threatened in any way (other than not having enough cigarettes or e-cigarette substitutes to get through this thing if it goes through Sunday, so they might have more than one madman on their hands by then.)

(Headline for Monday: "Irritated Smoker Shot Down By SWAT Team"  The Boston Globe reports that Jim "Suldog" Sullivan, the mad smoker of Watertown, has been gunned down by SWAT team members. He had last been seen climbing an oak tree, grabbing a bunch of leaves, and trying to light them. "It's really a shame", said Captain Nick O'Tine of the ATF, "I had a pack in my truck. He could have bummed one." Sullivan's spouse, known only by the code name HIS WIFE, is still at large and considered extremely dangerous. She was last seen headed for WHDH-TV, and it is rumored she was out for blood due to the fact that Family Feud was preempted the last three days while they showed the same loop of film that had previously been shown 708 times since the lockdown began.)

OK, I'm still way goofy from not enough sleep. Later.


22 comments:

Michelle H. said...

SLEEP! Or not, actually, because you are way too funny when you are sleep deprived.

Stay safe.

Jackie said...

Love... :))
There is always USPS. Could we send you something via that...or will all mail be inspected.
I don't know a thing about e-cigarettes, but I could become an expert and send you what you need.
Not joking...
J.

Kat said...

Haha! A sense of humor in tense times is a must. Well done.
Be safe!

Suldog said...

Thanks, Jackie - seriously, for being so serious - but I don't expect either mail deliveries or UPS will be allowed, either. No mail today, for instance.

Fi from Four Paws and Whiskers said...

I didn't realise you were in the middle of all this Jim- glad you are ok despite the looming nicotine withdrawal! Fi :)

Buck said...

That interminable loop is bugging the SHIT outta me too. That said... once again we're glad you're well and holding up under what others would describe as "unbearable circumstances." Hang in there, Jim... the worst is over, methinks.

lime said...

cigarettes and Family Feud...now there's a combo for withdrawal. Just glad you and YOUR WIFE are safe even if sequestered. I hope they find this creep sooner rather than later so you and all the other fine people of your area don't have to stay in your comfy prisons.

Kerry said...

I would find it difficult to nap just after being visited by a SWAT team. Even if they were smiling.

joeh said...

Michelle H. may be on to something.

Hey, what a way to get off cigarettes, forced withdrawal.

Keep safe my friend.

Stephen Hayes said...

Captain Nick O'Tine? At least your sense of humor hasn't been affected. Be careful out there.

OldAFSarge said...

To repeat my earlier comment, "Damn!"

And, "Welcome to Stalag Watertown. There has never been a successful escape from this camp. Tell them Hogan..."

WHO ISSSS THISSSS MAN!!!! (Major Hochstetter bellows.)

Cleary Squared said...

Since I commute back and forth to Watertown by the T (Mt. Auburn St), I had my own version of the comfy prison in West Roxbury, since the T was shut down while they investigated. I did my laundry this morning, which I normally do on Saturday.

But I cannot complain. The police from various agencies across the state, New England and elsewhere are doing a superb job.

Angela Christensen said...

So glad you guys are safe, albeit without cigarettes and with the TV loop. We're sending thoughts your way, as I said this morning, from Florida and the rest of your world of bizarre-o fans. Also: Michelle H. is almost ALWAYS onto something, but you guys probably know that, too. Stay safe and take good care of YOUR WIFE.

Jill akaSHE said...

Glad your vice didn't do you in! :-)

Jill akaSHE said...

I'm watching FOX and they keep going to an interview with a Mary Sullivan....please tell! Is this your other half?

Amanda Wagner said...

As long as you are writing and make wise cracks about your situation, it makes me feel much better that all is well with the Great and Powerful Suldog! Keep it coming!

Shammickite said...

Captain Nick O'Tine???? Give me a break!

Paula Wooters said...

Thanks for the laugh in the midst of reading about this nightmare! So glad you are safe and sound, despite the nicotine withdrawal.

Juli said...

Interestingly enough, they debated suspending mail service on the whole east coast of MA. Then, as with all other federal ideas, they dismissed it and sent the carriers out anyway.

Kind of like the way they handled the "exploded" package I had last week with the mysterious green sand. (turned out to be nothing, but it is still all over my equipment and the back of my truck)

Good news is, I'm so late in this comment, you've likely got all your bills today AND your publisher's Clearing house winning numbers! :)

Daryl said...

Toonman gets all cranky when the news replays the same footage for the zillionth time ...

Marilyn said...

Good to Laugh! Glad it's over. Appreciate the gallows humor. Keep on writing!

Marilyn said...

LOL! Thanks for the gallows humor. Much appreciated. Glad this episode is over.