Since we're half way through 2008 I thought I might drop a line and say that so far it's been a pretty good year. I started out the year with a birthday (big surprise there, I think I've done that every year so far). I got my first Corporate world bonus check which was extremely nice. I bought a new laptop, a new camera, and an iPod. In March I headed to California for Marianne's wedding. I've already been down to North Carolina this year too. I recently doubled my dating average from last year ('07 - 2; so far in 'o8 - 4), with a date planned in August, (that's right, I plan these things in advance) when I go for my yearly Utah trip. At the end of this week I'll be officially moved into the new house. And right now I'm drinking orange juice, in fact I think I just drank more OJ while typing this then I did in all of 2007...needless to say my orange juice kick is a new one. Maybe I have a vitamin deficiency.
One of my greatest victories in 2008 so far as been to have sympathy for a squirrel. I know, weird, I mean, with my past experience with them I should be the number one advocate for their extermination. I was headed down that path before one day I looked out my window to see one squirrel that would change my heart. He's not all about attacking people and from what I have observed he's got quite the personality, as squirrel personas go. He's the S.T.S. (Short tailed squirrel). As you can see from the picture he seems to have lost his tail, maybe he was born without it, maybe a larger animal got a hold of him. Either way, it's got to be hard to be a squirrel without a big fluffy tail, can you imagine adolescence for this guy? I got this picture the other day, since this squirrel has a habit of spying on me it wasn't hard to snap a photo. When I started to go towards him he ran off, but not in a straight line, he hopped from one side, then to the right, back to the left. I wonder if the lack of tail makes it difficult to maintain balance. Anyway, I think he's cute and I'm going to miss him when I move.
Other things that seem a little off...
I pulled into my driveway today and passed by this car, but I didn't even notice anything wrong with it until I had already pulled into the driveway, I saw it in my rearview mirror and decided instantly that I would have to take a picture of it and blog. So you can thank this odd looking van-truck for today's blog. ...What do you think he does when it rains?
And as if I wasn't already random enough today...see if you can tell who the injured kid is in this clip from one of my favorite old school shows, Freaks and Geeks.