Friday, June 6, 2008

Doth Mine Eyes Deceive Me?

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.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Hey it's that kid from Holes! Oh D I LOVE reading your blog. That van car truck thing was...weird. It's not even cool. Why in the world would you drive that thing. I bet it dosen't get good gas mileage.
And I must admit when I saw that picture of the squirrel I was expecting another horror story of your encounter with the squirrel, I mus say you surprised me. Good for you. :)

Holly Golightly said...
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LilDonbro said...

Well he (the squirrel) kind of does look ready to attack, but he never has...that I know of.
About that van/truck thing...detail that came to light after the blog, there was a little head in it, like the size of a tennis ball hanging from the rearview mirror.
...McCreepy.

cassie said...

So I am a little disappointed I have lost one member in the war against squirrels, I still think they are despicable things as they try to invade my attic, GRRRR.

Hey that kids from disturbia too, I know you might be suprised that I actually know some pop culture, because I really don't it's my hubby- he can rattle all the movies off, I just remembered one from all that he said, watch out, because he's almost as good as you are.

And since we are on the topic of disturbing, let's bring up the head in the van, I almost stuck up for the weirdo, but now it's time to pack up and move away from that guy, and his creepy me out car or whatever.

LilDonbro said...

You haven't lost me - I'm not a squirrel lover, I just love that one. The rest of them can go...you know. I'm still training my dog to go after them.
In fact I was walking up to my parent's house yesterday and one actually flew out of a bush towards me. I should have drop kicked him. Little devil.

As for creepy head guy, he didn't live in the neighborhood, but he mows the lawn for the neighbors...AND I've moved now anyway :)

Sarah said...

I don't hate squirels, but I have never had any encounters...let alone bad ones. But my brother Hyrum got his bb gun out to shoot one today, Mark was going to help him skin it too, but he ran away.

Nick and Marianne Hudson said...

Why is Shia so awesome? ...oh, and I love that you THINK that you've had a birthday every year you've been alive...

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