Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Okay...I had planned to write tonight, but WoW called my name.

I will write tomorrow.  Might not be Bug & Cheese, but I will write and post tomorrow afternoon sometime!


Friday, November 12, 2010

The Adventures of Bug and Cheese

“Tell me again why we can’t go with you.”  Bug threw himself on to the bed in the middle of his father’s clean laundry making himself as big an obstacle as possible.  He knew his parents were packing for a trip and he just wanted to make their work that much harder by just being a kid.

“You guys can’t go,” sighed Bug’s father as he pulled a now wrinkled dress shirt from beneath the boy, “because we only have two plane tickets and two cruise tickets.”

Bug knew exactly why he and his brother weren’t going on this trip.  The Caribbean cruise was to be like a second honeymoon for his folks.  This meant no kids.  “Okay, I get that, but why do we have to go to Grandma Annie and Grandpa Lee’s house?  We could just stay here and Gammy Ann could check in on us from time to time.” 

Dad gave Bug an odd, raised eyebrow look.  “You are ten and your brother is seven.  You barely know how to use the microwave to make instant oatmeal.  What would you eat?”

“If you leave us money, we can order pizza.”

Dad barked a loud laugh.  “Right.  Two weeks of cheese pizza, morning, noon and night.  Your Mom and I would be in prison before the first delivery guy hit the front door!”

Bug sighed dramatically and began sorting through the suitcase, totally destroying his father’s progress.  “I just don’t know what we’ll do for two whole weeks.”

“You know you love staying with Grandma and Grandpa.  You guys have a great time playing in the woods, fishing in the stream and helping out around the farm,” he said as he rolled a pair of socks into a tight ball and dropped them into the big suitcase.

“But you’re gonna be gone two whole weeks!” whined Bug.  He wasn’t really all that upset about spending time with his grandparents, he just enjoyed seeing the vein in his Dad’s forehead start turning purple when he was being a pest.

“Listen, why don’t you go help your brother pack if you’re finished?  I’m sure your Mother would love to have the help.”
The Adventures of Bug and Cheese
Character Reference 1-0

    Bug is a typical, if above average 10 year old boy.  He enjoys video games and television as well as several outdoor activities like soccer and fishing.

    Cheese is Bug’s 7 year old brother.  He likes many of the same things as his big brother.  He can be a bit of a tag along, but he is starting to stand on his own.  Cheese tends to be a bit hard-headed, but Bug can usually soften him up.

    Leo is the boys’ father.  He doesn’t show up much in the story.

    Anna is the boys’ mother.  Not sure yet if she’ll make an appearance.

Grammy Ann
    Grammy Ann is the boys’ maternal grandmother.

Grandma Annie      
    Grandma Annie is the boys’ paternal grandmother and their host for their two weeks.  She is happy to have her grandsons, but she doesn’t really want them under foot or sitting around watching television the whole time.

Grandpa Lee

    Grandpa Lee is the boys’ paternal grandfather.