Friday, May 30, 2008

Proposed Addition to the Westbrook Dictionary

I modestly suggest the addition of the Westbrook Wake-Up to the (unofficial) Westbrook Dictionary, alongside the Paper City Picnic and Paper City Trifecta.

For the uninitiated, the Westbrook Wake-Up requires a three-pronged definition: First, you must be rudely shaken from your slumber by your neighbors yelling at each other on the tough street that is Rochester at 5:29a (alas, a precious minute before your alarm clock is set to erupt). And second, the loud neighbors must also be swinging an aluminum bat at one another, as well as a small log that was once another neighbor's lawn ornament. And third, Westbrook's finest must be called to make an appearance. It's a very specific definition, so the phrase itself is a ten-pointer.

Now, I could be a braggart and paraphrase Tony Bessey by saying it's just a slice of my ordinary day, but this is actually the first Westbrook Wake-Up I've had.

In a while.

- John C.L. Morgan


Anonymous said...

What about: Haskell St., 12:25 AM, a woman being drunkenly chased and swatted from her apartment to her car by a man roughly three times her size, along with a compulsory appearance by the venerable WPD? Does that count as a Westbrook Wake-Up?

Westbrook Diarist said...

Let me consult with the editors of the Westbrook Dictionary...yup, that qualifies.