Looking Out from a Lonely Room…

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And this is what the professor saw.

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It is rather amazing, you must admit.

Now, here’s the thing:

How high do you suppose the professor is?

Around 500 feet, I believe.

And then a lady came forward.

“Would you like to jump?” she asked.

“Not particularly,” this professor said. “One might splat then.”

“But imagine”–and she threw her arms wide–“the freedom one would have!”

“Right before the splat, don’t you know.”

She threw me a gaze of pure cruelty, I tell you. “Stop harping on that! Who cares?”

“Well, here’s the thing, I care if I splat, but if you want to jump, I’ll watch. And take pictures.”

“I won’t jump without a partner to jump with.”

“Why?” I asked. “Once you splat, you won’t care who you’re with.”

She stuck her finger in my face. “Say that again and I’ll–”

“Look here,” I said, pushing her finger away,”you’re quite welcome to commit suicide if you want, but I shan’t join you.”

“Your horrible.”

“That’s why I won’t jump.”

 

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149 Responses to “Looking Out from a Lonely Room…”


  1. 1 erinkenobi2893 October 2, 2015 at 20:40

    Very true… *hands the professor a parachute*

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke October 3, 2015 at 18:19

      I’ve always wanted to try this.

      • 3 erinkenobi2893 October 3, 2015 at 18:43

        *grins madly* Allons-y! *runs through the door, whooping with excitement*

  2. 4 rolerrol July 27, 2015 at 12:41

    I am always amazed at how you get into very interesting situations Professor. Do you go looking for them….haha
    Where do you find these people?
    Your disdain for splatting saved her life even though she was very rude to the Professor. Good on you! :)

    Rolain

    • 5 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:09

      I know! I think I just sorta walk into these situations. People attack me see. I should’ve thrown her out, huh?

  3. 6 Nancy Loderick July 26, 2015 at 17:17

    Hey Professor,

    The not nice part of me wants to say, “too bad that evil woman didn’t jump instead.” But the nice part of me says, “run, run far away from her. She is evil.”

    Nancy

    • 7 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:07

      *nods* She’s wicked! I should throw her out.

  4. 8 The Lite Rider July 26, 2015 at 14:23

    A brief moment of freedom perhaps?! Maybe while one was falling, and wishing one wasn’t. But then that’s not really freedom is it. SO glad you didn’t jump. I knew you wouldn’t though. It was too high up. ;-)

    • 9 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:07

      Too, too high, it’s true. The freedom isn’t really good, you’re right. For I’m sure 5 seconds in you start worrying about the splat.

  5. 10 lifeconfusions July 25, 2015 at 19:18

    Aaa I’m not sure if the lady you had conversation was even real….Were you drinking too much that night Mr.Professor?! ;)

    • 11 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:06

      The professor wouldn’t do that, would he?

      • 12 lifeconfusions July 28, 2015 at 15:19

        Mmm, I don’t know, you tell me?! ;)

      • 13 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 20:01

        Umm…umm…of course not! You told me not to.

  6. 14 L. Marie July 24, 2015 at 12:23

    What a beautiful view! But it was spoiled by that woman. Is she related to Amelia somehow?

    • 15 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:50

      Wouldn’t it be something if she was her sister? *gags* The view was spectacular.

      • 16 L. Marie July 24, 2015 at 21:01

        Oh my! That would be awful . . . and sort of sinister.

      • 17 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:01

        Very sinister. They wanted me dead apparently.

  7. 18 fauquetmichel July 24, 2015 at 09:10

    This woman is dangerous !! :)
    Looks like rhe devil tempting jésus at the top of jerusalem temple .
    In friendship
    Michel

    • 19 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:48

      *laughs* This woman needs cast down, I say! Don’t you suppose?

  8. 20 Simply Skeptical July 23, 2015 at 21:49

    Momentary freedom definitely not worth the “splat!” So, glad you’re discerning Prof!

    • 21 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:20

      I’m so educated, it is true.

  9. 22 Debbie July 23, 2015 at 20:09

    Lovely city view, Professor, but it looks like way more than 500 feet to me. As for that impudent young woman, whatever was she thinking? If someone wants to be stupid and end their own life, that’s bad enough. To try to coax someone to go with them, that’s plain NUTS!!

    Congrats on having the sense not to join her — besides the splat, there’s the pain, you know. Oh, and the finality of it all. Without you, there wouldn’t be a Punchy Lands — and I’m certain the world needs more of your charm, wit, and talent! Now, enough with the compliments — shouldn’t you be working on another video or something? An idle mind is the devil’s playhouse and all.

    • 23 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:20

      Quite right! She was batty to the nth degree, I say. More than 500 feet…you might be right. I’ll have to ask Nick.

      *laughing* Why thank you, Debbie! I appreciate it. But I fancy myself like spiderman. Methinks, I would’ve swung to safety. Yes, recording Fairest Lord Jesus tomorrow!

  10. 24 Jackie July 23, 2015 at 19:33

    You always find yourself in the most interesting predicaments!

    • 25 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:18

      Do you suppose people just attack me?

      • 26 Jackie July 24, 2015 at 00:20

        Have you checked your back? Maybe you have a bullseye on it.

      • 27 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:21

        Or a kick me sign!

  11. 28 John W. Howell July 23, 2015 at 19:33

    I can imagine the indignation of the woman when you wouldn’t join her in the swan dive. I think I would have said “Ladies first my dear.”

    • 29 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:18

      *laughing lots and lots* Okay, that is seriously the best comment anyone could’ve said!

      • 30 John W. Howell July 24, 2015 at 14:01

        You would only be a gentleman right?

      • 31 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:51

        Exactly! She would’ve had to jump!

  12. 32 Lady Dunamis July 23, 2015 at 19:10

    Good Job PVJ. If you jumped you would not be able to write this blog..unless you recovered.

    • 33 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:18

      Or…or…flew away like superman. Don’t you think I’m superman?

      • 34 Lady Dunamis July 24, 2015 at 00:20

        Your too sneaky to be superman.😄

      • 35 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:21

        I so am superman! Cause we both don’t have mustaches.

  13. 36 Princess Kick-ass July 23, 2015 at 18:38

    loved this!! “One might splat then.” One surely will.

    • 37 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:18

      Thanks bunches! But…wouldn’t you be just a bit tempted to jump, too?

      • 38 Princess Kick-ass July 24, 2015 at 05:23

        Just a little

      • 39 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:47

        Then let’s jump together!

  14. 40 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 23, 2015 at 15:34

    Thank you for not jumping, professor. Please excuse me while I go find that woman and slap her for even suggesting you follow her over the side of this building. Enjoy your day! (Thankful you see the beauty in living life your way. What a view.)

    • 41 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:17

      That’s from the top of that tower in OK, you know.

      Yes, slap her and throw her off, will you?

      • 42 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 24, 2015 at 04:10

        I wondered about that, Duke. So cool of you.
        Okay, I will.

      • 43 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:43

        *watches Audith murder someone*

      • 44 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister July 24, 2015 at 23:48

        *wipes hands and leaves*

      • 45 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:04

        *leaves too*

      • 46 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 6, 2015 at 23:37

        Smiles. You’re such a great support.

      • 47 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2015 at 20:33

        You okay, Audith?

      • 48 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 8, 2015 at 20:37

        I’m okay, Duketh. And no pickles. None. Never. *smiles*

      • 49 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2015 at 18:23

        Yes, I know where you stand on pickles! Ya sure?

      • 50 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 9, 2015 at 19:53

        Yes, we’ve discussed them, Sir. Yeah, pretty sure, anyway. Smiles

      • 51 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2015 at 20:33

        I’m not convinced, you know.

  15. 52 Valentina July 23, 2015 at 14:36

    Don’t jump, the woman is an illusion.

    • 53 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:14

      An illusion! How fascinating. But how did you know?

      • 54 Valentina July 24, 2015 at 01:06

        It’s the other side of us.

      • 55 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:43

        Fascinating! You’re good at this sort of thing, you know.

  16. 56 Susan P July 23, 2015 at 14:29

    I believe I would have declined myself. Unless I had a parachute.

    • 57 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:14

      You’d have jumped if you had a parachute?

      • 58 Susan P July 24, 2015 at 01:04

        It’s better than a poke in the eye with a pencil.

      • 59 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:42

        Ow! That would hurt.

      • 60 Susan P July 25, 2015 at 00:00

        Not if you have a helmet.

      • 61 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:05

        I sold mine, wouldn’t you believe.

      • 62 Susan P July 28, 2015 at 14:07

        That was a bad mistake.I suggest that you get a bagpiper and a piper to keep them away.

      • 63 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:10

        How much do they charge?

      • 64 Susan P July 28, 2015 at 14:13

        It doesn’t matter. You will get lots of money from the people who will give it to you to get rid of the piper.

      • 65 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 19:49

        Is the piper a plague in the end?

      • 66 Susan P July 28, 2015 at 20:04

        Only if it is a whining bagpipe.

      • 67 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 20:08

        Yes, that might get him shot.

      • 68 Susan P July 28, 2015 at 20:10

        Exactly. Especially if it is a Scot..

      • 69 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 20:11

        Now why is this?

      • 70 Susan P July 28, 2015 at 20:15

        Have you ever watched Brave Heart?

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2015 at 13:37

        Alas, I have not!

      • 72 Susan P July 29, 2015 at 14:40

        I’m sorry.

  17. 73 Heartafire July 23, 2015 at 13:43

    Surely the sense of freedom would be lost in the sheer terror of knowing that the splat is coming soon. Life is too beautiful, just look at the city down there. Carry on Professor, great post.

    • 74 Susan P July 23, 2015 at 14:26

      Only if they are not meditating.

    • 75 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:13

      So, you mean it was a great thing I didn’t jump?

      • 76 Heartafire July 24, 2015 at 12:04

        You are a wise professor, I have learned that even a towel safety pinned about the neck will not actually allow one to fly.

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:49

        Are you serious? I’m like disappointed. I want to find a way to fly, you know.

      • 78 Heartafire July 24, 2015 at 18:27

        It is my desire to fly, if you devise a plan I am willing to be the guinea pig.

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:00

        That’s the spirit! Rougher than Hector maybe!

      • 80 Heartafire July 28, 2015 at 14:36

        by far…who’s Hector?

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 19:58

        Well, Hector is that chap who fought in the Trojan War with me. He’s a hero, don’t you know.

      • 82 Heartafire July 28, 2015 at 20:03

        You sent me googling Hector. Now I have to put Homer’s IIiad on my bucket list! Thank you Professor!

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 20:08

        *ducks the blow* I’m sorry! You’re really going to read that?! *stares in wonder*

      • 84 Heartafire July 28, 2015 at 20:10

        I’m totally OCD…haha, not really.

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 20:11

        *laughing* You might be after that book!

      • 86 Heartafire July 28, 2015 at 20:12

        I’m would be affected…negatively. Ha!

      • 87 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2015 at 13:36

        Maybe you shouldn’t read it at all…what say you?

      • 88 Heartafire July 29, 2015 at 15:16

        I’m going to go with that, smiles!

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2015 at 19:24

        That’s the spirit. When you get to my age, you won’t like reading either.

      • 90 Heartafire July 29, 2015 at 19:37

        don’t be fooled, I’m just immature.

      • 91 Professor VJ Duke July 30, 2015 at 12:58

        *laughs* And I’m ancient.

      • 92 Heartafire July 30, 2015 at 13:44

        I have an ancient soul who loves to hob nob with artifacts *smiles*

      • 93 Professor VJ Duke July 31, 2015 at 12:16

        *laughing* Some say I’m younger, though, so you never know.

      • 94 Heartafire August 1, 2015 at 15:02

        Now I’m going to tell you in the strictest confidence because I know you can be trusted (I wouldn’t want this to get around, the over the hill jokes and all) I turned 40 in March. shhhh.

      • 95 Professor VJ Duke August 1, 2015 at 22:00

        Shan’t tell a word. You’re young! Younger than Beethoven! I shall seal my lips, madam.

      • 96 Heartafire August 2, 2015 at 15:21

        younger than Beethoven, that is encouraging! Smiles!

      • 97 Professor VJ Duke August 4, 2015 at 12:09

        Isn’t it? Cake all around!

      • 98 Heartafire August 4, 2015 at 14:19

        Cheers!

  18. 99 walt walker July 23, 2015 at 13:35

    She’s right abou the freedom, you know. However, it wouldn’t last very long. Hardly worth the effort, I say. Plus, there is the splat to consider, as you rightly point out. And it’s rude to make such a mess if you’re not going to clean it up.

    • 100 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:12

      *laughing* Exactly. Splat all you want, I say, but only if you have the common decency to mop up.

  19. 101 masgautsen July 23, 2015 at 13:28

    Wow what a view!

    • 102 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:12

      Isn’t it something?

      • 103 masgautsen July 24, 2015 at 06:06

        Sure is!

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:48

        Makes me giddy.

  20. 105 FictionFan July 23, 2015 at 12:37

    Well! I’m so glad you didn’t jump! Splatting is soooo over-rated! It was typical of the Professorial gentlemanliness to offer to take pictures though – always so thoughtful! Clearly the lady had allowed her chocolate levels to run dangerously low… *shakes head sadly and sends over emergency reserve supplies*

    • 106 Susan P July 23, 2015 at 14:27

      You are so generous. Next you will be sending over Mr. Darcy.

      • 107 FictionFan July 23, 2015 at 14:30

        Oh, now that would be taking things too far! But she can have Wickham if she likes…

      • 108 Susan P July 23, 2015 at 15:57

        How will that work out do you think?

      • 109 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:17

        I will take Wickham and deal with him every so severely.

      • 110 Susan P July 24, 2015 at 01:05

        What did the lad do to deserve that?

      • 111 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:43

        Didn’t he try to marry George?

      • 112 Susan P July 25, 2015 at 00:01

        No. George is busy making sure the Mikki bird doesn’t get more attention than he does.

      • 113 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:05

        Mikki bird! I love that name.

      • 114 Susan P July 28, 2015 at 14:08

        He is not fond of GB I can tell you!

      • 115 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:10

        Does George hunt him?

      • 116 Susan P July 28, 2015 at 14:14

        He said he would but I never let him out of the cage.

      • 117 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 19:50

        Can he fly still?

      • 118 Susan P July 28, 2015 at 20:05

        He has his own plane.

      • 119 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 20:09

        Are you serious to me? I must needs have a ride, the sudden.

      • 120 Susan P July 28, 2015 at 20:11

        He might get you into a Dog Fight like ‘Snoopy.

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2015 at 13:35

        I would fight Snoopy in a dog fight, don’t you know!

      • 122 Susan P July 29, 2015 at 14:34

        Do you not like Snoopy?

      • 123 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2015 at 19:19

        I like his ears only.

      • 124 Susan P July 29, 2015 at 20:19

        Tough for you then. I’ve got it nailed.

      • 125 Professor VJ Duke July 30, 2015 at 13:00

        His ears?

      • 126 Susan P July 30, 2015 at 13:37

        Ears only get pulled.

    • 127 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:12

      I’ll intercept all the chocolate you send to her, you know, you know…

      So! It was the chocolate levels. Such a pity. I thought it was nice of me, too, to offer pictures. Imagine that mess! You’d be cleaning up for years and years.

      • 128 FictionFan July 24, 2015 at 16:52

        That’s so mean of you!

        Yucketh! Not me! That’s man work…

      • 129 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:54

        It’s what you taught me to do! It goes into your stash after all.

        But you should be lady enough to offer to help me!

      • 130 FictionFan July 27, 2015 at 12:22

        Ooh, are you keeping a stash for me? Send it over quick!

        I will! I’ll make you a nice cup of tea once you’re finished!

      • 131 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:08

        Well…I would…but…

        What sort of tea?

      • 132 FictionFan July 28, 2015 at 18:28

        But…??

        Scottish blend, of course!

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 20:06

        Well…it might not survive the trip.

        Oh, I’d love that! Put a cherry on top, please.

  21. 134 PorterGirl July 23, 2015 at 12:00

    Fabulous pictures! But what a strange lady. Maybe she had hidden wings, or something. Good job you didn’t jump with her, I say.

    • 135 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 00:11

      Imagine if she did have wings (and maybe a tail!). She was probably setting me up, then. The brute!

      • 136 PorterGirl July 24, 2015 at 05:05

        If she had a tail I would cut the bugger off in a fit of jealousy!

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke July 24, 2015 at 17:47

        *laughing* Then, you’d wear it with pride!

      • 138 PorterGirl July 25, 2015 at 12:20

        I certainly would! Ah, all I want is a tail…

      • 139 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 14:06

        *laughs* But remember the bobcat!

      • 140 PorterGirl July 28, 2015 at 14:25

        Quite right! I would be a superb bobcat!

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke July 28, 2015 at 19:57

        And I’d want to be a cougar!

      • 142 PorterGirl July 29, 2015 at 04:16

        *laughing lots* you would be a super cougar!

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2015 at 13:42

        *laughs* I’d have a tail finally.

      • 144 PorterGirl July 29, 2015 at 13:52

        Finally! There is little better than having a tail, you know.

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke July 29, 2015 at 19:14

        I know. *stares at Lucy’s jealously*

      • 146 PorterGirl July 29, 2015 at 19:34

        I did say you could share.

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke July 30, 2015 at 12:57

        I know, dadblameit!

      • 148 PorterGirl July 30, 2015 at 13:10

        *swish swish*

      • 149 Professor VJ Duke July 31, 2015 at 12:09

        *laughs*


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