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Perswayssick Radio: Unearthly Comedy

Vicki Sola

Escape into the bizarre fantasy sci-fi dimension of Perswayssick County as author and radio personality Vicki Sola breathes life into its madcap inhabitants. When earthling Sola morphs into alter ego disc jockey Nicki Rodriguez and clashes with zany extraterrestrial canine-humanoid Gneeecey (and the evil aliens out to get him), the fun and laughs begin!
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One Mo' Thang
Yesterday
19 mins
One Mo' Thang
“One Mo’ Thang,” Episode 17Nicki has shrunk to the size of a matchstick due to extreme dimension burn caused by her travels between Earth and Gneeecey’s wacky Perswayssick County. She finds herself living inside the canine-humanoid’s debris-filled T-shirt pocket—not a pleasant place. Gneeecey quarrels with his double, Ebegneeezer Gesundheit Eeeceygnay. The nasty, more sophisticated canine-humanoid had unintentionally transferred himself from his Planet HyenaZitania to Perswayssick County as Gneeecey and Nicki attempted to escape his clutches. Ebegneeezer is staying with Gneeecey until he can find a way to return to the double-sunned planet he rules.  Inside Gneeecey’s T-shirt pocket, a spindly green grinning spider shows up, and Nicki’s life flashes before her. Then, one of the commuter jet-like insects that plague Perswayssick County—bugs that have mutated as a natural defense to appear to be high-flying planes—swoops into the picture. What would just be a pesky mosquito-like bite for a normal-sized human could prove fatal for someone Nicki’s size. She grabs a cracked wooden toothpick to defend herself.  The buzzing, living airplane attacks the arachnid. A vividly colored bloodbath ensues. Shaken, arm bleeding, Nicki scrambles inside an envelope. Evil alien Markman gangster Blond Big-nosed Mark shows up. Gneeecey owes these creeps money. Lots of it. The Markman informs Gneeecey that boss Bob is demanding a “down payment.” Gneeecey reaches into his pocket and hands Blond Big-nosed Mark an envelope containing a thousand-dollar bill—and Nicki. After the surfacing of this terrifying memory, Nicki heads for therapist Ingabore Scriblig’s office. Thanks to Gneeecey, that doesn’t go awfully well—as usual. And Ingabore has to call for backup!Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey thank Marysol Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera, Diane L., and Toni Aponte, for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship and support more than words can say! https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)        Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Yesterday
19 mins
Not Now, I'm Watchin' Oprah
“Not Now, I’m Watchin’ Oprah,” Episode 16In this recollection, Nicki discovers that she possesses strange new powers after zany canine-humanoid Gneeecey invades her dimension—and her basement apartment. Ever since Nicki’s escape back to Earth from Gneeecey’s unearthly Perswayssick County, she’s been struggling to adjust to her old life. All goes from bad to worse when white-and-black furred Perswayssick County leader Gneeecey announces that he’s staying with her until his dimension burn clears up. After creating havoc in Nicki’s home, he gets her into big trouble with radio station boss Bill Fernández without even really trying. As if things couldn’t deteriorate further, a luminous pair of lime-green eyeballs float past Nicki’s face, out of her production studio, and into the dimly lit corridor. Muffled laughter echoes in the hallway. Shaken to the core, Nicki realizes that the murderous alien gangster Markmen have followed Gneeecey to her dimension.After many attempts, Nicki finally reaches Gneeecey by phone. After snarling that he’s busy watching an “Oprah” episode, the walking and talking Jack Russell dog slams the phone receiver down. After the surfacing of this disturbing memory, Nicki, trapped in Perswayssick County again, decides to consult with Gneeecey’s therapist, Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, Grandma. Thanks to Gneeecey, that doesn’t go awfully well either.Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey thank Marysol Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera, Diane L., and Toni Aponte, for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship and support more than words can say! https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)        Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Nov 23 2021
18 mins
Yellow Sneaker Laces
“Yellow Sneaker Laces,” Episode 15Nicki, who’d shrunk to the size of a matchstick due to dimension burn, had been living inside Gneeecey’s T-shirt pocket. That is, until he reached inside and unknowingly handed an envelope containing cash—and her—over to one of the alien gangster Markmen. The murderous thugs were constantly breathing down his furry neck because he owed them money. Lots of it.Hiding inside Markman leader Bob’s headquarters, Nicki begins to recover, growing to the size of a ten-year-old human. She manages to flee unnoticed and finds her way back to Gneeecey’s mansion.As a thunderstorm rages, Nicki bursts into Gneeecey’s Grate Room, determined to warn him about what she overheard in Bob’s office. Angry that she’s interrupting his favorite television show, Gneeecey shoos her away. When he finally agrees to hear her, his evil, more sophisticated lookalike Ebegneeezer Gesundheit Eeeceygnay walks in. Ebegneeezer, leader of Planet HyenaZitania, had accidentally transferred himself to the dimension of Perswayssick County as Nicki and Gneeecey attempted to escape his clutches.Nicki tells the two canine-humanoids that they are in grave danger. They argue and insult each other’s planets. Gneeecey refuses to believe that the Markmen pose a threat. He shows Nicki and Ebegneeezer a gift from them—a soccer ball-sized belchball (the ball used to play Zorgle, Planet Eccchs's and Perswayssick County’s most popular sport.)Ebegneeezer grudgingly agrees with Nicki that the ball is most likely bugged and that the Markmen are spying on Gneeecey. Furious, Gneeecey disagrees. Nicki and Gneeecey tussle with the belchball. It crashes to the floor and cracks open. Zillions of purple plastic flashing insects stream out. Legs clattering, they scatter in every direction, with supersonic speed, emitting high-pitched electronic sounds. They ascend Gneeecey’s spiral staircase. Nicki, Gneeecey, and Ebegneeezer are unable to catch them, and they disappear from sight.As Nicki searches around in a tiny utility closet for a broom to sweep the trash out of her minuscule “guest room,” a thunderous noise rocks the mansion. Nicki suddenly finds herself locked inside the unlit sardine can of a storage room—with company. Gneeecey, Ebegneeezer, and Gneeecey’s half-motorcycle-half-cat Klunkzill had scrambled in. This door cannot be unlocked from the inside. And it is not pleasant in there. Someone doesn’t smell good. And some warm liquid sprays Nicki’s ankles.Furniture crashes and glass shatters, endlessly. Someone must be inside the mansion, trashing it. Gneeecey whips out his cellphone and calls superhero pal Sooperflea, only to get his voicemail. He leaves a panicky message. Ebegneeezer advises Gneeecey to call law enforcement. Gneeecey says that’s not such a good idea because the Markmen have infiltrated the county police force…. Should Nicki and Gneeecey make it out of the locked utility closet, they’ll have lots to tell therapist Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, “Grandma.”Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera, and Diane L. for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say! https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-bSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Nov 16 2021
30 mins
Floating in Ice Crystals
“Floating in Ice Crystals,” Episode 14After fleeing from Perswayssick County’s murderous alien Markmen, Nicki and Gneeecey find themselves trapped in a celestial no man’s land—a surreal, freezing dimension with no up or down or end in sight. Floating helplessly in the ice crystal-populated haze, the two argue. When the Markmen tried to kill the two of them, a desperate Gneeecey had shouted four magical words he believed would transport himself to Earth and safety. Because Gneeecey was clinging to Nicki when he uttered those words, she believes that they’ve ended up stranded in some intermediate zone. (You’re never supposed to speak those words aloud unless you’re alone.) Gneeecey wonders if he and Nicki are dead, like his childhood pet eft, Screwball, eaten by family dog Wrecks. Nicki and Gneeecey debate whether they are in the hereafter or the whereafter.  An exasperated Nicki demands answers from Gneeecey. Why did he almost get them killed? An unrepentant, greedy Gneeecey finally comes clean, letting an astounded Nicki in on his zany, multifaceted plans for her, himself, his Planet Eccchs citizens, and the Markmen.  Nicki’s leg, which had been slashed by Blond Big-nosed Mark, begins bleeding profusely. Gneeecey empties the cash (that he owes to the Markmen) from stuffed bear Yammicles into his T-shirt pocket. He then ties the limp teddy around Nicki’s limb, stopping the hemorrhaging. She feels oddly touched.  Nicki advises Gneeecey that they must make a decision—they can’t keep hovering in frigid space. They’ll have to chance saying those four all-powerful words, having no idea whether they will end up in Perswayssick County or Earth…or worse…. A ferocious force separates Nicki and Gneeecey, flinging them in opposite directions. Gneeecey disappears from Nicki’s sight.   Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera, and Diane L. for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say! https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Nov 9 2021
39 mins
Hypoopnotized
“Hypoopnotized,” Episode 13Nicki recalls the night before when Perswayssick County leader Gneeecey unexpectedly barged into her basement apartment at 3 a.m. Since returning to her own world, Nicki has been dealing with dimension burn and is struggling with memory problems. Zany canine-humanoid Gneeecey informs Nicki that he too is suffering from dimension burn and intends to stay with her for a while. She replies that he cannot.But, alas, he does. He sleeps, clutching his teddy bear Yammicles, in Nicki’s bottom dresser drawer. Nicki sets her alarm clock for 5:30 a.m., an hour earlier than usual, because she must get to her radio station early to complete work on a commercial. Gneeecey is already up—the dresser drawer is empty. Nicki races to the bathroom, where the tiles are plastered wall-to-wall with wet toilet paper. When confronted, Gneeecey says that according to the package, it was “bath tissue.” And he used the last roll.Things go from bad to worse. Landlord Rico knocks on her door. Nicki begs Gneeecey to hide in the bedroom until she gives him the green light to return. Refusing, he calls out to Rico, “C’mon down!” Amazingly, Rico sees walking, talking dog Gneeecey as being just another human. Gneeecey introduces himself as “Jack Russell” and tells Rico that he can come down anytime to fix Nicki’s shower faucet—he’ll be home. Rico tells a flabbergasted Nicki that Gneeecey can “hang out as long as he likes.”Gneeecey complains about the breakfast Nicki has prepared. When she asks him why Rico sees him as a “regular person” and not a dog, Gneeecey claims that he has the power to “hypoopnotize Earth people.” Whenever he visits Earth—which he claims is quite often—he uses the name people whisper when they see him: Jack Russell.Nicki is horrified that Gneeecey doesn’t have any of his medications with him. And despite getting up earlier, she’s about to be late. Leaving, she warns Gneeecey that she expects to find the place exactly as it is when she returns. He laughs.Nicki, presently back in Perswayssick County, feels the need, after the surfacing of this memory, to talk to Gneeecey’s therapist Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, “Grandma.” As usual, Gneeecey interrupts Nicki and offers a longwinded excuse but no apology for his lateness. Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say! https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)       Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Nov 2 2021
27 mins
Ig's Got a New Roomie
“Ig’s Got a New Roomie,” Episode 12Nicki, attempting to adjust to her old life on Earth, is thrown for a loop when Gneeecey unexpectedly barges into her basement apartment in the middle of the night. She hears loud banging on her door, which seems to open all by itself—and there he is. Since returning to her own world, Nicki has been dealing with dimension burn, struggling to remember things. When the zany canine-humanoid shows up, memories come flooding back. Gneeecey accuses Nicki of stealing his teddy bear Yammicles, plus a thousand of his dollars. She suddenly panics, suddenly wondering if the evil alien gangsters chasing Gneeecey have followed him to her dimension. Back in Perswayssick County, the creeps tried to kill Nicki and Gneeecey several times. Gneeecey informs Nicki that he too is suffering from dimension burn—indeed, his skin is purple beneath his grungy white fur—and he insists that he must stay with her for a while. She replies that he absolutely cannot.Gneeecey also demands that Nicki decipher the secret codes he believes she has hidden away in a manuscript. This information would supposedly enable him and his fellow citizens stranded in Perswayssick County to travel back to their native Planet Eccchs. Nicki has no idea what he’s talking about.The rude dog jumps into Nicki’s bed, makes himself all too comfortable, and notifies her that she will be sleeping on the floor. Furious, Nicki eyes a tall tumbler sitting on the bedstand next to him. She fantasizes about how she’d love to dump its contents on Gneeecey’s head. Quite suddenly, it levitates, pouring ice-cold liquid onto an enraged Gneeecey’s noggin. Perplexed, Nicki denies having any part in this—it appears that the vessel acted on its own. Little does Nicki realize, she is in the process of discovering something new about herself.Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say!  https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Oct 26 2021
29 mins
Sports in Outer Space (A Little Celestial Cross-Training)
“Sports in Outer Space (A Little Celestial Cross-Training),” Episode 11An exhausted, overworked and demoralized Nicki Rodriguez finds herself sailing through space atop a diaphanous oval spinning golf course. A gleeful Gneeecey, golf bag slung over his shoulder, skips down the celestial fairway, mocking the planets in Earth’s solar system. He is intent on destroying each orb systematically. Nicki begs him to stop, but to no avail. She is incredibly distraught when Gneeecey turns his attention to her planet and the sun.After that nightmare, Nicki schedules a solo therapy session with veggie meatball maven/licensed therapist Ingabore Scriblig, AKA “Grandma.” When Gneeecey crashes the session, and Grandma advises him that he must schedule appointments with her, he says something that, as usual, makes sense only to him. Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say!  https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)       Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Oct 19 2021
25 mins
Airplanes in His Pants...And Other Embarrassing Moments
“Airplanes in His Pants…And Other Embarrassing Moments,” Episode 10Stranded earthling Nicki Rodriguez recalls embarrassing moments in zany alien canine-humanoid Gneeecey’s life, including when she finds him running in circles shrieking, “Airplanes in my pants!” He claims that the propellers are slashing up his underpants. Nicki becomes concerned for herself as she thinks she can hear faint sounds of prop engines herself.She calls Gneeecey’s neurologist, Dr. Idnas, who is treating him for Redecoritis, an impairment that causes him to believe that trees, chairs, and other inanimate objects are stalking and chasing him. Gneeecey’s speech impediment is related to this disorder, which is caused by exposure to mierk. Mierk is the toxic, goopy manufacturing byproduct that coats the Perswayssick River’s banks. It has seeped into just about everything, from prefabricated goods to foods. Dr. Idnas advises Nicki to give Gneeecey an extra half-dose of his med, Bumpex. And she recommends that he sit on an icepack for fifteen minutes. Nicki and Gneeecey argue about the impact that mierk is having on Perswayssick County’s citizens. They both become alarmed when suddenly, she shows symptoms of ooglitis.  Nicki also remembers when she and Gneeecey spent an evening under house arrest on Planet HyenaZitania. Gneeecey had been swimming in some unearthly vapors, and that night his perceptions seemed altered.  As usual, Nicki and Gneeecey arrive late to his session with meatball maven/licensed therapist Ingabore Scriblig. She prefers to be called “Grandma.” Discussing Gneeecey’s time management issues, Nicki tells Grandma what caused Gneeecey’s latest tardiness. As usual, Gneeecey refuses to engage, stating that he must leave. Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey want to thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say!  https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)      Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Oct 12 2021
26 mins
Catchin' Up Wit' My Tail
“Catchin’ Up Wit’ My Tail," Episode 9GAS Broadcast Network’s micro-managing owner (also a doctor and Perswayssick County’s director), Diroctor Gneeecey, interviews Nicki Rodriguez’s alter ego, author Vicki Solá on his weekly WGAS-TV public affairs program, “Catchin’ Up Wit’ My Tail.”   Solá has authored two comedic Sci-Fi fantasies, You Can’t Unscramble the Omelet and The Getaway That Got Away, detailing Nicki’s adventures in Gneeecey’s wacky dimension. Solá’s stories do not offer a flattering portrayal of greedy, zany canine-humanoid Gneeecey. Throughout the interview, the walking, talking Jack Russell-lookalike makes little attempt to hide his disdain.  Meanwhile, show producer Autumn Raines supplies commentary, as needed, for this radio adaptation of Gneeecey’s television show. Things go from bad to worse when Gneeecey’s therapist Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, “Grandma,” walks onto the set, unaware that producer Raines has accidentally double-booked guests for the broadcast. Gneeecey is not happy. Raines panics. Gneeecey and Grandma have a falling-out, on air.  Vicki, Nicki, Grandma, and even Gneeecey want to thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say! https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)      Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Oct 5 2021
20 mins
There's Always a Way...Sometimes
“There’s Always a Way…Sometimes,” Episode 8Nicki and Gneeecey have inadvertently traveled to Planet HyenaZitania, ruled by Gneeecey’s evil, more sophisticated double, Ebegneeezer Gesundheit Eeeceygnay. The two find themselves imprisoned in a cold cell in a medieval stone tower. Chanting zombies mill about in the courtyard below, chomping greedily on orange and grape flavored gelatin brains.Petrified and shivering, Nicki and Gneeecey realize fully that they’ll end up down there with the walking dead if they don’t come up, by daybreak, with answers to Ebegneeezer’s nonsensical questions.The planet’s two suns set, and Nicki and Gneeecey, consumed with worry, can’t sleep. Nicki swears that she sees a red electronic light blink overhead but questions how this could be possible in such a primitive structure. She and Gneeecey take turns confessing deep, dark secrets to each other. After Nicki recalls that adventure, she’s more than alarmed that she can’t remember how she and Gneeecey got out of the whole jam. Nicki and Gneeecey arrive at their therapy appointment with veggie meatball shop owner and licensed therapist Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, Grandma. Nicki needs to discuss the memory problems that plague her. Gneeecey interrupts her immediately and goes on to hog the session, claiming that he’s more important than Nicki. He brags that he’s the one “wit’ all the stinkin’ issues, not her!” He complains to Grandma about nightmares caused by watching monster movies before bedtime. Afterward, he’s too scared to get out of bed when he needs to use the bathroom. The results, he says, are not good. When Grandma advises Gneeecey that he’s watching too many scary movies, he suddenly has to leave.  Vicki, Nicki, Frank, Gneeecey, and Grandma want to thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say!  https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)      Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Sep 28 2021
32 mins
Purple Daze
“Purple Daze,” Episode 7Nicki struggles to cash her first actual WGAS Network paycheck. Prior to this day, her earnings were so small, that Gneeecey paid her literally from out of his T-shirt pocket every two weeks, flinging a few singles and coins in her face. Today, she’s caught up with some of the “debts” he said she’d owed him, and he announces, with great fanfare, that she’s getting her first real check. It’s the season of Blirg, where time runs backward due to Perswayssick County dimension’s annual axial reversal. There’s a constant high-pitched primordial hum and it never truly gets dark. Day and night, a fluorescent purple glow permeates even solid structures. Gneeecey catches Nicki and her WGAS co-worker/friend Cleve Wheeler mocking him, and she knows she’ll suffer big consequences at work and also have to face his fury when she returns home to his mansion, where she has the misfortune of residing. She uses her lunch half-hour to drive down to Stummix Bank, located in Perswayssick County’s Stummix District, a confusing tangle of one-way similarly named streets. Her old 1975 Splodge is snorting, backfiring, and overheating, and she becomes hopelessly lost. Having left work at 12 noon, she knows she’ll never get back to the office a half-hour earlier, by 11:30 a.m. She finally finds the financial institution and succeeds in collecting her meager monies. The skies break open and it begins to pour. As she slogs back to her car, an evil alien Markman motorcycle cop is planting a $200 parking ticket on her windshield.  “Have a nice day,” says the Markman. Later, Nicki takes Gneeecey to his therapy session with veggie meatball shop owner and licensed therapist Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, Grandma. They discuss Gneeecey’s perpetual tardiness. Gneeecey advises Grandma that her advice to plan ahead the night before and set his alarm clock fifteen minutes earlier on work mornings is “lousy” and “stooopid” because then he can’t sleep in.  Vicki, Nicki, Frank, Gneeecey, Cleve, and Grandma want to thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say!  https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperbacks!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (right here, our Buzzsprout website w/episodes & transcripts!)    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Sep 21 2021
42 mins
Championship Football Game (First Down on Nicki's Face)
“Championship Football Game (First Down on Nicki’s Face),” Episode 6Licensed therapist Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, “Grandma,” phones Nicki to ask her to make sure Gneeecey arrives at his session on time later that afternoon.This particular morning that Nicki recalls, she feels a bit queasy as she and Gneeecey travel to work at his GAS Broadcast Network in Gneeecey’s thirty-two-door white, fully articulated, really stretched limo. Their driver is Culvert, a six-foot-tall albino duck dressed tastefully in tweed.Culvert double-parks on one of Perswayssick City’s main drags, Murgatroyd Avenue, so that Gneeecey can do a couple errands on his way to his office and studios on Edgar Vompt Boulevard. Nicki and Gneeecey step out of the vehicle and onto the sidewalk.Gneeecey’s cellphone rings. It’s one of the evil alien Markmen—Redheaded Broken-nose Mark. The gruff gangster informs Gneeecey that he wants to place a bet on a football game—he likes the red team. Gneeecey replies, “Sure thing, Mark.”Despite the blinding sunshine, most of the bustling, briefcase-toting pedestrians are holding giant black umbrellas over their heads. Guess they all heard Gneeecey’s stupid pre-recorded weather report saying it was pouring—raining cats and dogs—on WGAS radio that morning.  Evidently, none of ’em had the good sense to look up into the bright blue skies. Gneeecey is on his way to pick up his repaired-but-not-cleaned lucky socks at Gus’s Sock Repair Shop. When Nicki steps forward, a tiny football bounces off the bridge of her nose and hurtles straight into her left eye, point first. Nicki stands there on the sidewalk, in pain and stunned. A crowd gathers around her, including many kids on their way to school. They start chanting, “Dee-fense! Dee-fense!” Referee whistles blow. Gneeecey warns Nicki that she must stand perfectly still and allow the birds scrimmaging on her face to continue play. “It’s stinkin’ chaaampionship mini-sparrow football,” shrills Gneeecey. “Ya gotta stand still till they complete play!” He adds, “If ya move, ya can get fined for interference—”  As Nicki protests, Gneeecey warns, “County ordinance BS 396.3—which I wrote my stinkin’ self—clearly states that birds may use people as goalposts an’ playin’ surfaces, wit’in city confines as they determine fit, durin’ all post-season play—play-offs an’ championships.” He then threatens to make a “snitizen’s arrest” if she does not comply.  The red team makes a first down, then with their white-uniformed rivals fly up into the skies, presumably to continue play on someone else’s nose. Gneeecey tells Nicki that she’s lucky—sometimes the fine-feathered footballers poop on you. The two arrive late, (Gneeecey’s fault, as usual), to Grandma’s office. And as usual, Gneeecey benefits little from his session. Grandma remarks that he’s succeeded in “turning the Golden Rule green” when he states that he has learned, “Do unto others what’cha don’t want ’em to do to you!” Vicki, Nicki, Frank, Gneeecey, and Grandma want to thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Solá, Sal Solá, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate their sponsorship more than words can say! https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (Please support us with a one-time gift or monthly sponsorship amount—various levels available—to help keep us coming to you via BuyMeACoffee.com! We’ll shout you out during our podcast episodes and in our show notes here, plus supply you with more fun perks!)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our Gneeecey/Nicki e-books and paperSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Sep 14 2021
14 mins
Shopping at Home With GAS
“Shopping at Home with GAS,” Episode 5 Gneeecey and Nicki arrive late to his GAS Broadcast Network—again. As usual, it’s his fault. As usual, he blames her.  The  “Shopping at Home with GAS” home shopping show airs on GAS-TV after lunch. Brown-nosing donkey-humanoid intern Stuart Pitt scurries about multitasking. An office shredder hangs from his necktie. He’s setting up show items—Digital Drapes that display the time, and a one-wheeled BlabbaFlabb exercise bike. There’s no seat, just a detachable chin rest with thick rubber bands dangling from pulleys. Stu warns a vexed Nicki that it’s not professional to be late for work, especially in the broadcast biz. He brags that he’s transformed the room into an on-location studio, complete with wind, rain, and snow—all controlled by a red lever. Gneeecey blusters in, ordering Stu to come in tight with the camera at the end—he’ll be using the opening and closing display drapes to send someone a matter-of-life-and-death “Horse Code” message to one of the evil alien Markmen that's been intimidating him.The show begins. Gneeecey hawks three-legged pantyhose and other junk. Stu squirms with excitement, unaware that another BlabbaFlabb’s rubber bands have wrapped themselves around his legs. Gneeecey attaches an assembled machine’s bands to his jaw, hands, and feet. He resembles a malfunctioning windmill. Gneeecey pounds a fist on the table piled with drapes. It collapses. His flailing limbs become entangled in the display curtains. They open and close behind him, tumbling to the floor, along with Gneeecey. Arms and legs revolving, he screams. Stu lunges forward to help but is snapped backward by the bands circling his legs. He flies in Gneeecey’s direction, shoots sideways, then grabs a red lever. A ceiling trapdoor opens, dumping a half-ton of snow on Gneeecey’s noggin. …Later, Nicki takes Gneeecey to visit veggie meatball shop owner (and licensed therapist) Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, Grandma. And, as our Frank Grillo says at the very end of each podcast, “It’s a Gneeecey thing!” And Vicki, Nicki, Frank (who contributed to this episode), Cleve, Gneeecey, Grandma, and even Stu want to thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Sola, Sal Sola, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate your helping to keep us afloat, more than words can say! And thank you again, Sam Leviatin, for your awesomely funny musical contributions used in this episode! https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (our Buzzsprout website, episodes, transcripts)  https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (BuyMeACoffee.com to support this podcast)    https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our books!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Sep 7 2021
41 mins
Wampum Physics
“Wampum Physics,” Episode 4An exhausted, overworked Nicki can’t sleep. Across the hall, Gneeecey and his canine-humanoid buddy Sooperflea are rehearsing for a big concert. Gneeecey’s violin shatters glass and teeth, and Sooperflea is tone-deaf and rhythmically challenged. The “music” stops abruptly when Gneeecey screams that Mister Tree outside is stalking him, watching his every move. It’s laughing and coughing, too!In the midst of all, rotten Redheaded Broken-nose Mark calls to intimidate Gneeecey, who becomes angry when Sooperflea states that Mark and his alien Markmen floating eyeball buddies are not really friends—they’re after something.Sooperflea asks Gneeecey how he knows the tree’s really a tree. And if it coughs and nobody’s around to hear it cough, is it really coughing? Furthermore, what if it can be either a wave or particle, depending on whether or not it’s being observed?Gneeecey grins. “Wampum physics?” At 4:30 a.m., Gneeecey declares that if he doesn’t think of Sooperflea, he won’t exist. Sooperflea heads for the door and seconds later howls to be let back in. “Tree is movin’!” he shouts. “Dancin’—wit’ a buncha floatin’ eyeballs!”Gneeecey dives under the kitchen table. Nicki sprints to the door and pulls in a catatonic Sooperflea. The following morning, a dog-tired Nicki meets Gneeecey outside. He “gives” her the old wreck of a car that his protégé mouse-humanoid Altitude used for Gneeezle’s deliveries. Gneeecey states that the traffic court “just regurgitated Altitude’s license.”Gneeecey informs Nicki that he’ll deduct a little from her paycheck every week to pay it off. Nicki replies that then it’s not really a gift, plus she only gets paid every two weeks. Gneeecey tells her not to brush a gift horse’s teeth and explains she’ll pay it off twice as fast.…Later, Nicki takes Gneeecey and Sooperflea to visit veggie meatball shop owner (and licensed therapist) Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, Grandma. And, as our Frank Grillo says at the very end of each podcast, “It’s a Gneeecey thing!”Special thanks to Sam Leviatin for co-producing this episode! And Vicki, Nicki, Frank (who also contributed to this episode—think squawking monotony birds), Gneeecey, Sooperflea, and Grandma want to thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez, Sandi Sola, Sal Sola, Marcellina Ramirez, and Rick “El Molestoso” Rivera for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate your helping to keep us afloat, more than words can say! https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (our Buzzsprout website, episodes, transcripts)  https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (BuyMeACoffee.com page to support this podcast)   https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our books!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)
Aug 31 2021
24 mins
Welcome to My Humble Abdomen
“Welcome to My Humble Abdomen,” Episode 3 Dimension burn shrinks Nicki to the size of a matchstick. She’s living in his debris-filled T-shirt pocket. Things go from bad to worse this morning. Gneeecey hightails it to his Electronic Water Cyclone 3000, a high-tech commode boasting three thousand cyclones per flush. “Sorry,” he apologizes, “but when nature calls, there ain’t no voicemail!”Gneeecey’s ready to flush. Nicki imagines her matchstick-sized self swirling helplessly in a tumultuous three-thousand cyclone whirlpool. She braces herself.He flushes. Only a few hollow clunks and a weak stream of water follow. Rotten alien  Redheaded Broken-nose Mark calls, and Gneeecey’s more sophisticated lookalike Ebegneeezer Eeeceygnay saunters in, making a series of snide remarks. (Ebegneeezer, who has unwittingly traveled from his planet HyenaZitania to Perswayssick County, is an unwelcome guest in Gneeecey’s mansion.) Gneeecey calls Supersonic Latrines. He lets loose on technician Adam. The pleasant-sounding young man asks Gneeecey to supply his service tag (located underneath the lid). Adam inputs the info and finds that he’s speaking with Gneeecey, Grate Gizzygalumpaggis of Perswayssick County!  Adam instructs Gneeecey to punch in digits and letters, in rapid succession, on the tank’s control panel so he can take remote control. Then Gneeecey needs to sit back down quickly.  Once in, Adam states that the problem’s worse than “we” thought. Gneeecey must remain seated until it’s resolved.  “As you are presently indisposed,” volunteers Ebegneeezer, “perhaps I might entertain myself by taking an informal tour of your humble abode.”Gneeecey shouts, “Perhaphoops you’ll stay stinkin’ right here where I can watch ya—an’ rememboober, yooou ain’t even welcome here in my humble abdomen!” Ebegneeezer strolls out of the room…. …Later, Gneeecey visits veggie meatball shop owner (and licensed therapist) Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, Grandma. And, as our Frank Grillo says at the very end of each podcast, “It’s a Gneeecey thing!”And Vicki, Nicki, Frank, Gneeecey, and Grandma want to thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez and Sal Sola for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com, and for their suggestions! We appreciate your helping to keep us afloat, more than words can say! https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (our Buzzsprout website, episodes, transcripts)  https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (BuyMeACoffee.com page to support this podcast)    https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our books!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)And much thanks to disproportionately cool artist Jay Hudson for our podcast logo! https://yojayhudson.com/
Aug 24 2021
27 mins
Double Header: The Two K's & His Turn to Bring Sandwiches
Food’s the common theme here! In “The Two K’s,” Gneeecey attempts to educate his protégé, mouse-humanoid Gneeezle’s employee Altitude. “I’m trynna teach ya ’bout the two K’s—cookin’ an’ cleanin’,” Gneeecey advises the hapless rodent after he nearly burns down the eatery. (Gneeecey had slapped some jackass burgers on the grill and ordered Altitude to watch them. Watch he did, as they went up in flames.) Nicki, working there part-time, expresses alarm that the blobs inside the establishment’s lava lamps seem hyperactive. Gneeecey, on his way out, instructs her not to look at them. He adds that during Blirg (a season where time runs backward due to Perswayssick County’s dimensional “electronical gravoovitational disruptications”), the lamps may be hungry. If so, Gneeecey warns Nicki that she’d better run for her life.Two evil alien Markmen, Redheaded Broken-nose Mark and Blond Big Nose Mark show up and intimidate Gneeecey.Perswayssick City Councilperson Verna Vlott drops in to order lunch. She tolerates Altitude’s rudeness until he repeatedly asks if her order “is for here or to stay,” even though she keeps stating that it’s to go.Enter Gneeecey, applying a size thirteen high-top to the mouse’s scruffy backside and apologizing to the Councilperson. Pitying Altitude, Verna stuffs a wad of greenbacks in his palm so that he can afford a last name.In “His Turn to Bring Sandwiches,” Gneeecey supplies refreshments for his Brain Surgery Club. Delighted colleagues happily gobble up Altitude’s two-week-old vegetative-matter-leaking finger sandwiches while they study wall-sized images of partially resected brains. Present is Gneeecey’s nemesis, his more sophisticated lookalike Ebegneeezer Eeeceygnay. Ebegneeezer and Gneeecey nearly come to blows until Nicki intervenes. …Later, Nicki takes Gneeecey to visit veggie meatball shop owner (and licensed therapist) Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, Grandma. And, as our Frank Grillo says at the very end of each podcast, “It’s a Gneeecey thing!”And Vicki, Nicki, Frank, Gneeecey, and Grandma want to thank Marysol Cerdeira Rodriguez and Sal Sola for being generous supporting members via BuyMeACoffee.com! We appreciate your helping to keep us afloat, more than words can say! https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (our Buzzsprout website, episodes, transcripts)https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (BuyMeACoffee.com page to support this podcast)    https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our books!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)And much thanks to disproportionately cool artist Jay Hudson for our podcast logo! https://yojayhudson.com/   Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick)
Aug 17 2021
33 mins
Kiss My Left Foot
Kiss My Left Foot, Episode 1 Our protagonist, radio DJ Nicki Rodriguez remembers a particular day of her life in Perswayssick County. The bizarre locale is run by the elbow-high, walking, talking, zany Jack Russell-type dog Gneeecey. Trapped, broke, and suffering from dangerous dimension burn, Nicki’s living in Gneeecey’s pigsty of a mansion and working for him.  On her birthday, Nicki finds her cash-filled portfolio case, which she’d been searching for desperately. Now, when her purple-tinged skin and weakened legs heal, she can finally attempt a perilous return to Earth and her old life, which doesn’t seem so bad now.Only Nicki has to get through today. Gneeecey is taking her out for a birthday lunch at the exclusive Tricycle Club, where, unbeknownst to her, diners eat while riding bicycles. Nicki squeezes into Gneeecey’s tiny Porsche. He hits trees and houses. Watching a TV embedded in his steering wheel, then driving with a cookie box over his head, Gneeecey smashes into a milk tanker. He jumps out to dunk animal crackers in the spilled moo juice, then leaves the scene. The two arrive at the Tricycle Club, making a grand, glass-shattering entrance.Not much on the menu appears edible, and Gneeecey informs Nicki that he said he’s taking her to lunch but not paying. Gneeecey eats so gluttonously that food literally pours out of his ears onto his shoulders. Then, an evil alien spots him……Later, Nicki takes Gneeecey to visit veggie meatball shop owner (and licensed therapist) Ingabore Scriblig, AKA, Grandma. And, as our Frank Grillo says at the very end of each podcast, “It’s a Gneeecey thing!”https://perswayssickradio.buzzsprout.com (our Buzzsprout website, episodes, transcripts)  https://buymeacoffee.com/Perswayssick (BuyMeACoffee.com page to support this podcast)  https://www.amazon.com/Vicki-Sola/e/B07J29RVMQ (Amazon Author Page, check out our books!)https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-vicki-sola/ (Interview with Vicki Solá)And much thanks to disproportionately cool artist Jay Hudson for our podcast logo! https://yojayhudson.com/
Aug 10 2021
51 mins

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