Zombies Don't Skate
Have you ever found yourself lying in bed, awake, with your eyes still closed? You know you're awake, dreading the day ahead so much, you feel like if you can keep your eyes closed, you can put it off indefinitely. That's how I feel this morning. Today is one of those days. I have made the decision this is the day I venture out into the world for the first time in seven months. I'm not a shut-in, and I'm not an agoraphobic. I am however afraid of zombies, and zombies are outside.
Let me explain the situation here in Austin. About nine months ago I was watching television and saw a report out of western Africa of an outbreak. A particularly nasty virus was sweeping across the continent. And like the rest of the world I thanked god I didn't live in western Africa. Mainly because it seems all nasty viruses get their start in Africa. But also because, this particular nasty strain is a hellish rendition of all things evil, ripped right off the screen of a horror movie.