Friday, June 02, 2006

... A Murder Suspect

Last night I became a suspect in a murder. Sir Roger Watersdown, my employer, was murdered in his own home after inviting 8 acquaintances to be his weekend guests at the Watersdown Mansion in Yorkshire, England. It was 1936 and each of us had a motive... and a secret.

I won't say which suspect was found guilty, but I will say we all agreed to a toast for our friend Rob who just returned home from being out to sea. Welcome Home Rob!


Bethany said...

Oh this looks like so much fun. Might have to try it on our next SUPPER CLUB that we are the hosts for. :)

Ashleigh said...

What fun!

sevej said...

Gonna be playing "Rog" tonight (Sir Roger's son), and was looking for inspiration. Got my Khaki's and axe set!

OT: Regarding your response to the "water in the ear" question, I was reminded of a similar problem I had as a boy on vacation in Germany. After swimming one afternoon, the sound of water sloshing around in my ear was driving my crazy. My father told me the story of what he and his friends would do after swimming in their favorite waterhole in Arizona (circa 1949).

He said that, while walking on the dirt road back home, they would keep their eyes open for small pebbles that would fit into their ears. After finding some appropriately sized specimens, they would insert one pebble into the outer part of each ear canal. The pebbles, hot from the sun, would evaporate the water.

Since, Germany is not known for its hot, desert, dirt roads, I went into the garden and found some likely pebbles. Bringing them inside, I washed them off, careful that they didn't go down the drain, and selected a couple that fit perfectly.

I then placed them on a hot plate and carefully brought them up to a temperature. I remember that the sensation was quite pleasant, and that once the stone had cooled and I removed it, it was damp from condensation! After a couple of repetitions of the process, my ears were dry, inside and out.

<Legal disclaimer: Insertion of anything “smaller than an elbow” into ones ear is neither suggested nor recommended. Your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited by law. Do not operate heavy machinery until you know how your body will react.>