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November 8, 2009

Chasing Humpty

Crossposted from Around Carson.

Coming into town this morning I saw a weird shape against the mountains, and I knew it must be a hot air balloon. A cold clear morning like this is perfect for ballooning. But it was strange, there were extra lumps on it, and it wasn’t until I got closer that I realized what I was looking at: Humpty Dumpty!

Humpty had caught a northerly breeze, and drifted across the Bryan Building, past the Capitol and downtown, and headed further north. I won’t spoil where he ended up, but close your eyes and imagine the most abusrd place in town to land a balloon.

Yes, Humpty touched down in the cemetery. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men were there, with their blue trailer, to greet him.