March 17, 2007


As many of you know, I went to Claxton, Georgia, last weekend, to hook up with a bunch of rowdies researchers. ‘Twas a rattlesnake roundup, and the perfect place for us to test out our theories.

See, rattler poison affects the blood, and we figured to see the effects of rattler venom if we replaced our blood with alcohol. Unfortunately, or possibly fortunately, nobody got bit for us to see the results. A better group you'd be hard pressed to find: Eric, V-man, Zonker, Denny, Elisson, and Ric and Georgia, friends of the late great Acidman, and of us all. Probably a good thing nobody went and got themselves bit. Though it does suck to work so hard on the blood/alcohol exchange, and not be able to prove your theory...

You ask, "Why the hell would you go to such a place? Ain’t you askeered of snakes?" Hell fuckin' yes, folks. But I think it’s healthy to occasionally confront the little girl inside of us all, inform her that we are not buying her cookies, and kick her ass. I thought I managed to beat her down pretty good, but I ain't so sure...

Whilst at the festivities, we were a bit upset to find that there were no snakeses to eatses. No chili, no snake bites... nothing. Seems a bit strange, eh? We did get a few souvenirs, though. Rattler hatbands for Vman and Elisson, shirts, and a couple of actual rattles.

Have you ever heard a rattler? I'm not talking about movies, or television shows. I'm talking about out in the wild, just you and Ma Nature, and Mr. Rattler. It's a sound you never forget... it raises the hair on the back of my neck. When we went near the snake pit, loud as the crowd was, you could hear the rattles of the snakes over the crowd. I couldn't help my nervous laughter...

My aunt hates snakes worse than I do... she freaks out in a bad way. So I brought my souvenir in the house, and put it away so that she wouldn't run across it. Once stashed, I forgot it. Until this morning... I was moving some of my clothes, and I dislodged my momento.

I heard that rattle and about ran into the wall...

Posted by That 1 Guy at March 17, 2007 08:25 PM | TrackBack

All I could think was "thank gott spiders don't make a noise..." ::shudder::

Posted by: Richmond at March 19, 2007 09:01 AM

I think I'da still been runnin'...

Posted by: Jean at March 19, 2007 03:36 PM

Shoot first... Shake later.

Posted by: RedNeck at March 19, 2007 07:55 PM