Monday, January 27, 2014

27 January 2014 Coconuts are waiting for you

Play me first!

Cassi Creek:  I had to drive into Mountain Home to have blood studies drawn so that they will be available when I next see my primary care physician. 
          We had some rain early this morning.  The temperature was around 46 °F when I took Loki out at 0700.  That predicted a  sloppy drive but also predicted that the heavily-salted roads would not be icy.    
          I drove off in relative ignorance, making good speed until there were suddenly many red and blue lights flashing just ahead of my position.  The road was closed.  The two volunteer firefighters at the blockade told me that they had been told it was due to a tractor-trailer accident The section of road just ahead is always of concern; most people take it too fast.  It is curvy, over-shadowed by timber, and always suspect to me. 
          I had to reverse course, drive nearly all the way back home, and plot a different course on county roads that delayed my arrival at VA.  But it also allowed the majority of morning blood draw patients to be processed and sent upon their way. 
          After leaving VA I made two more stops in Johnson City.  Then I began my trip home.  At the TN 81-TN 107 junction, a flashing sign indicated road closure on TN107 with no truck traffic allowed.  I drove down 107 until flagged and told to detour over the river and onto county roads once again, 
          Coconuts were definitely lurking this morning.

Lyrics to Killed By A Coconut :

He just had a stress test, and he was fine
His cholesterol level was down to 209.
He saved up his money, retired to the tropic sea
There he was resting contentedly underneath a tall palm tree

When he was... killed by a coconut
Killed by a coconut
Just when things were lookin' up...
He happened to be lookin' down.

Yeah, he was... killed by a coconut (and you could be)
Killed by a coconut (that's why you never should be)
Sittin' underneath a coconut tree
When the coconut come down.

After five years of beggin' and pleadin'
She finally said yes.
They slipped into his apartment,
She slipped out of her dress.
He lit up some incense, and unplugged the phone
And was just about to enter the twilight zone

When he was... killed by a coconut (oh, what a feeling)
Killed by a coconut (it came through the ceiling)
The people upstairs were havin' a luau
And one fell through the floor.
And you'll be killed by a coconut (if you ain't protected)
Killed by a coconut (they come unexpected)
So never be lyin' in bed at night with the one that you adore.

He got the promotion, he felt great.
He took everybody in the office out to celebrate.
He ordered up pina coladas all around,
And they made a toast, he drank it down and made a gasping sound.

And he was... killed by a coconut (a great big cold one)
Killed by a coconut (he swallowed a whole one)
The young bartender was just out of school
And put the whole damn coconut in

He was... killed by a coconut (it ain't no joke)
You could be killed by a coconut (gasp and choke)
So never be drinkin' in a bar at night
Surrounded by all of your friends

He came back from Vietnam without even a scar (guy was a hero)
Started drivin' them demolition derby cars
He joined the police force
Survived a shoot out or two (uh oh, I think I see what's comin')
Now he was heathily joggin' down the avenue

When he was...
Killed by a pineapple (they were out of coconuts)
Killed by a pineapple (felt just like a coconut)
The A&P truck hit a telephone pole and fruit went flyin' everywhere
So, if there's plans you got (big, big plans you got)
Just make sure you're not just not (just make sure you're not)
Joggin' down the road on a sunny afternoon
'Cause coconuts are lurkin' out there

And you'll be...
Killed by a coconut (what a way to die now)
Killed by a coconut (everybody cry now)
Fate has a way of makin' you pay for all wrongs you do
And all the plans you got (all the plans you got)
Ain't gonna mean a lot (ain't gonna mean a lot)
When you meet up with the coconut
That's out there waitin' for you

Yeah, the plans you got - will not mean a lot
When you take a shot - that don't feel so hot
And ready or not, you come to the spot
Your coconut's waitin' for you.
(Somewhere there's a tropical fruit with your name on it)

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