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  • Writer's pictureRobert Hightower

The legend of Scottie Ottie Ottie

Scotty Ottie Ottie was a man who was never content with the mundane aspects of life. He always sought out adventure and excitement, no matter how crazy or dangerous it seemed. And so, when he came up with the idea of riding his bike to the moon, no one was surprised. "Are you serious, Scotty?" his best friend, Jerry, asked him when he first shared his plan. "How do you even plan on doing that?" Scotty smiled and said, "With a lot of determination, Jerry. And maybe a few snacks." With that, he set to work preparing for his journey. He knew it would be long and complex but was ready for the challenge. He spent months researching and gathering supplies. He packed his backpack with a spacesuit, oxygen tank, water bottle, a map of the moon, and of course, his favorite snacks – peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a bag of gummy worms.

His bike was specially designed for space travel, with solid tires and a sleek, aerodynamic frame. It looked like something out of a science fiction movie. The day finally arrived, and Scotty donned his spacesuit and strapped on his backpack. He climbed onto his bike and pedaled away, leaving behind a trail of dust as he soared toward the stars. Jerry watched in amazement as Scotty disappeared into the distance. "He's crazy, but I can't help but admire his spirit," he thought. Scotty's journey to the moon was a challenging one. He faced challenges every turn, from dodging space debris to avoiding curious aliens. But he was determined to reach his destination, no matter what. He spent hours pedaling through the vast emptiness of space, the only sounds being the hum of his bike and his own labored breathing.

But he never lost his sense of humor, cracking jokes to himself and singing silly songs to pass the time. "Fly me to the moon; let me pedal among the stars," he sang, grinning. As he approached the moon's surface, Scotty felt a sense of awe wash over him. The moon looked even more beautiful up close, with its craters, mountains, and glowing, otherworldly landscape.

He landed his bike gently on the moon's surface and took a deep breath, feeling the crunch of moon dust beneath his boots. A tingle went down his spine as word protruded from his mouth:

Pedaling through the darkness of space

On my trusty bike, at a steady pace

The stars above twinkle and shine

A vast universe that's all mine

I ride through the void all alone

No sound except the hum of my bone

But still, I feel a sense of peace

As if the universe's worries have ceased

Fly me to the moon, I sing out loud, My bike gliding through the starry crowd

I smile at the thought of where I'm going

To find enlightenment without even knowing

The journey is long, and the challenges are great

But I won't let them slow me; I won't hesitate

I'll keep pedaling through the cold and the heat

Until I reach my destination, my mission complete

So here's to the moon, my new frontier

A place of peace, with no need for fear

I'll find what I'm looking for on this dusty ground

And bring back hope and peace for all to be found

He wiped his moisture-filled eyes and began to pedal. He explored the moon for days, marveling at its serene beauty. He could jump higher than ever on Earth, and the silence was comforting. He even played a game of catch with some moon rocks, tossing them back and forth. But Scotty wasn't just here to play. He was on a mission to find enlightenment and discover the meaning of life and the universe's secrets. He found a secluded spot on the moon's surface and set up his yoga mat. He closed his eyes and began to meditate, focusing on his breath and the stillness around him. As he sat there, something began to happen. He felt his mind expand and saw the world in a new light. He realized that everyday life's worries and stresses were insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

The universe was vast and beautiful; he was just a tiny speck in it.

Scotty sat there for hours, lost in thought. He felt a deep sense of peace and contentment that he had never experienced before. And he knew that he had to share his newfound wisdom with others.

He packed his backpack and climbed onto his bike, ready to return to Earth. But he had one more challenge: surviving in space until the next lunar landing. He dug a hole in the moon's surface and made a shelter from moon rocks. He used his bike to help him collect and stack the stones, creating sturdy and functional protection. He also used the hole he dug to stay protected from the harsh lunar environment and keep his food and supplies cool.

As time inched by, Scotty was running low on supplies. His water bottle was empty, his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were long gone, and he had only a handful of gummy worms left. But he didn't let that discourage him. He knew he had to survive until the next lunar landing.

He set to work, using his bike as a makeshift generator to power a small hydroponic garden. He grew moon carrots and other vegetables and caught space fish in a nearby crater. Days turned into weeks, and Scotty's supplies continued to dwindle. But he refused to give up. He was a man on a mission, and he was determined to make it back to Earth.

Finally, the day arrived. He spotted the lunar lander in the distance and knew his rescue was at hand. He climbed back onto his bike and pedaled towards the lander, his heart pounding excitedly.

As he landed back on Earth, he was greeted with cheers and applause. He had become a legend, a hero who had accomplished the impossible. But Scotty didn't let it go to his head. He knew that his journey to the moon had been about more than just personal glory. He spent the rest of his life sharing his message of hope and grit with others. He inspired people to chase their dreams, no matter how crazy or impossible they seemed. He taught them to never give up, even when going was tough. And his message spread far and wide. People worldwide took up the cause of hope and grit and began to achieve things they never thought possible. They started businesses, wrote books, and climbed mountains. They overcame adversity and achieved great things. Scotty Ottie Ottie became a symbol of hope, a shining beacon of what could be accomplished with determination and grit. And as he looked back on his journey to the moon, he knew it had all been worth it. To this day, whenever Scottie is seen, you can hear people screaming:

Scottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie Ottie.

And occasionally, he'll turn around, grin, and do a little shimmy followed by an off-beat 2-step to let you know he loves you too.

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