My friends cat has been missing since may 21st. She’s a pretty & fairly young grey blue cat with a white chest patch. Her name is Bindi. If you live the Wildomar CA area please keep an eye out! There have been a very small handful of supposed sightings but she’s yet to be returned home. Please help out this girl & her family!
Close Encounters Of The Alien Dancing Karate Dentist Kind
I can’t remember if I ever told this story here. And it was just brought to mind. So.
When I went to Wasteland Weekend the first time in 2016 I drove back in a rental RV with faithful co-pilot/lancer @fuckyeahisawthat It was sunday late afternoon. We just had 4 days of the most amazing, surreal, exhausting event of my life, and I struggled to sleep the entire time because I was jetlagged and it was cold at night, so reality was already being a bit weird for me. I think we were still in our Wasteland clothes? Or halfway there anyway.
Somewhere between Palmdale and San Fernando I desperately needed a coffee stop and we turned off highway 14. There was a very short turn at the end of the offramp. We ended up in the most surreal strip-mall type place where everything was closed except for the world’s tiniest burger drive-through. Just a small blocky building with a window on one side to take your order, and then you’d drive around to the window on the other side, where probably the same person would give you your order.
We parked and got out because I needed the driving break. There was nobody else there.
There was one of those plastic toddler swingsets, swinging slowly, creaking in the wind. This sign was visible across the road:
We marvelled over the karate dentist that dances in action.
We went to the order window of the little food place. There was an incredibly pretty girl at the counter, the kind of face/appearance you associate with magazines. I ordered a latte. Then I changed my mind because I remembered ice coffee existed, and asked to change to that. The girl had a LOT of trouble understanding my order change and we just… stared at each other noncomprehendingly. I’m an ESL speaker so maybe I was just.. incomprehensible? That isn’t usually an issue unless I’m very drunk or half unconscious though, and I think @fuckyeahisawthat was also puzzled. But, I was also out of it enough to need help operating my small change. American coins, man. Feh.
So it COULD be that I was exhausted and out of it. Or it could be that she was an alien put there for some reason and had no idea what she was supposed to do at a tiny burgerplace drive through window. The whole place had that feel of ‘Wasn’t here yesterday and won’t be here tomorrow’. I never could find it on a map afterward.
Here’s a photo of the food place. On the right, the drive through order window. On the opposite side, the collection window.
We’ve since taken a different route to Wasteland to avoid hairy traffic points, but I feel it’s probably best not to try to find this one again anyway. I don’t know what that alien was there to accomplish but I hope they succeeded.