"We've been wandering in the desert for forty years. But he's a man—would he ever ask directions?"
"So, Slim, where did you learn to shop like that?"
Tags:slang, cowboy, cowboys, cow boy, cow boys, wild west, west, western, westerns, old west, wild wild west, horseback, horses, horse, pony, pony express, ye olde, modern, modern life, modernity, yehaw, cowboy hat, hat, 10 gallon hat, ten gallon hat, price, prices, sale, sales, low price, frugal, frugality, shop, shopping, discount, discounts, coupon, coupons, store, frugally, frugal living, skill, savvy, savvy shopper, shopper, shops, stores, desert, cacti, cactus, consumer, consumerism
"I'm starting to get concerned about global warming."
"I'd like to report some bad guys."
Tags:old west, wild west, western, westerns, film, films, mid-west, midwest, regional, cowboy, cowboys, rancher, ranchers, ranger, rangers, desert, deserts, middle of nowhere, middle of the desert, report, reporting, victim, victims, calling 911, 911, calling 999, 999, pants, trousers, bad guy, bad guys, stolen, robbed, robbery, robberies, call, calls, crime against fashion, fashion crimes, fashion, fashion victim, fashion victims
"Up gets you nowhere."
Tags:desert, deserts, lost, crawl, crawls, crawling, survive, survives, survival, surviving, escape, escapes, escaping, run away, runs away, running away, supernatural, overheat, overheats, overheating, flee, flees, flees, fleeing, supernatural, fly, flies, flying, magical realism, help, seek help, seeks help, seeking help
"Go with two-iron, Kemosabe - distance in desert not what it seems."
Tags:tonto, kemosabe, caddie, caddies, caddying, golf, golfs, golfing, golfer, golfers, desert, deserts, tip, tips, coach, coaches, coaching, sidekick, sidekicks, two-iron, two-irons, club selection, golf club selection, recommendation, recommendations, recommend, recommends, recommending, golf club, golf clubs, western, westerns, old west
"I suppose you think this is boring!"
"Water...water...and maybe just a tiny piece of pie."
Tags:water, thirst, thirsts, thirsty, dehydrated, dehydrate, lost, desert, deserts, starve, starves, starving, pie, pies, dessert, desserts, greed, greedy, greediness, nosh, noshes, noshing, snack, snacks, snacking, nibble, nibbles, nibbling, pudding, puddings, pud, puds, sweet tooth, entitled, entitlement, sense of entitlement
"The message here is 'Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!'"
Tags:desert, deserts, skeleton, skeletons, hydrate, hydrates, hydration, gazelle, gazelles, thirst, thirsts, thirsty, warning, warnings, warn, warns, message, messages, warning sign, warning signs, lost, lesson, lessons, learning a lesson, learns a lesson, starve, starves, starving, learn, learns, learning, parent, parents, parenting
"I don't know what we'll do when our adjustable-rate mortgage resets."
Tags:mortgage, mortgages, adjustable rate, adjustable-rate, desert, deserted, shack, house, houses, country, countries, home, homes, economy, housing market, real estate, finance, finances, money, worries, worrying, desert, deserts, adjustable rate mortgage, repossess, foreclose, foreclosure, useless, pointless, pity, pitied worry, crash, foreclosed
Next Stimulus 20 Miles
Tags:highway, highways, freeway, freeways, motorway, motorways, boring, bored, boredom, road trip, road trips, caravan, caravans, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, road sign, road signs, car trip, car trips, car journey, car journeys, desert, deserts, american west, west, the wild west, stimulate, stimulus, stimulated, sign, signs, signage
"I'd like to report a cloud."
Tags:sunshine, sunny, sunny day, sunny days, desert, deserts, desert life, desert living, warm climate, warm climates, hot climate, hot climates, hot weather, warm weather, cowboy, cowboys, cactus, cacti, cloud, clouds, cloudy day, cloudy days, blue sky, blue skies, sky, skies, emergency, emergencies, police report, police reports
"Half Empty. Half Empty. Half Empty-"
Tags:pessimist, pessimism, pessimists, pessimistic, half full, half, full, half empty, empty, desert, deserts, lost, wilderness, wasteland, desert, deserts, cactus, neet, quit, quits, quitter, quitting, give up, giving, up, giving up, determined, determination, mirage, ignorant, ignorance, ignored, ignoring, perfectionists, perfectionist
Good News / Bad News
Tags:good news, bad news, bearer of bad news, stranded, strand, maroon, marooned, castaway, deserted, deserter, deserters, desert, desert island, abandon, abandoned, rescue, rescued, death, dead, die, died, dies, dying, murphy's law, murphys law, sod's law, sods law, grim, grim reaper, reaper, doom, doomed
The Wicked Witch of the Southwest
Tags:wicked witch, wicked witches, witch, witches, witchcraft, witchery, villain, villains, villainy, southwest, south west, desert, deserts, stereotype, stereotypes, halloween, halloweens, colorado, utah, nevada, broomstick, broomsticks, coven, covens, american southwest, southwestern state, southwestern states
Reassigned pending an investigation.
"How long did you live in Santa Fe?"
Tags:santa fe, new mexico, adobe, adobe house, adobe houses, adobe architecture, adobe slat, adobe slats, adobe rafters, pueblo, pueblos, pueblo style, house, houses, home, homes, clay, desert, desert life, desert lives, southwest, southwestern, four corners, four corners area, architects, architect
"Rescue be damned! Our conservative principles will see us through."
Tags:desert, deserts, conservative, conservatives, republican, republicans, desperate, desperation, refusal, refusing, politics, political, right, right wing, principle, principles, conservative principles, conservative principle, trump, donald trump, gop, grand old party, heat, sun, lost, thirsty, despairing, misguided, wrong, parallel, comparison, compared
"Quicksand or not, Barclay, I've half a mind to struggle."
"That's it... Keep moving... Almost there... Don't look at me... Just a little more... Atta boy... Not far now... Don't look at me."
Tags:stranded, abandoned, abandonment, desert, deserts, dehydrated, dehydration, starve, starving, starvation, fish, goldfish, pet, pets, pet fish, pet goldfish, fish bowl, fish bowls, fishbowls, fishbowls, tempted, friend, friends, friendship, care, caring, caregiver, duty of care, self denial, selfdenial, enticed, entice, enticement, distract, distraction, encourage, encouragement, vegetarian, vegetarianism, vegan, veganism, animal right, animal welfare, lucky escape
No Layoffs Next 200 Miles
Tags:desert, deserts, warm, sun, sunny, desserts, dessert, food, ice cream van, ice cream vans, ice cream truck, ice cream truck, van, vans, truck, trucks, dead, death, skeleton, skeletons, salt, salt shaker, salt cellar, salt shakers, salt cellars, thirst, thirsty, bad business ideas, bad ideas, bad idea, bad business idea, doomed to fail, failure, fail
"O.K., if you make this on, that means he'll call, and if you miss—you call him."
Tags:cowboy, cowboys, west, western, westerns, the west, american west, desert, deserts, target practice, target, targets, shooting, gun, guns, six shooter, six shooters, target practice, random luck, luck, decision, decisions, decision making, making decisions, chance, 50/50, fifty-fifty, dating, dating life, phone call, phone calls, call, calling, calls, waiting for a call
"Quit worrying about corroborating your sources - it's not as if anyone's going to take all this literally."
Tags:sarcasm, sarcastic, religion, religions, religious, jesus, jesus christ, bible, scripture, scriptures, desert, deserts, religious fanatics, bible belt, scroll, scrolls, god, no evidence, no support, documentation, proof, no proof, evidence, verify, verification, interpret, interpretations, extremist, extremists, extremism
"You are, without a doubt, the worst publicist I've ever had!"
Tags:publicist, publicists, writer, writers, author, authors, book, books, book signing, book signings, signing, signings, bad publicist, bad publicists, marketing, advertising, publicity agent, publicity agents, agent, agents, publicity agency, publicity agencies, pr person, pr agency, pr agencies, public relations, desert, deserts, middle of nowhere, bookstore, bookstores, bookshop, bookshops, book store, book, stores, book shop, book shops, bookseller, booksellers, book seller, book sellers