What a day, so far.
Coming back from dropping off the kids, I witnessed a car accident and boy howdy, it was loud. Came home to wake Eldest up to take her to the dentist, and after dropping her off, saw a herd of cervines (deer, in case you wanted a new word of the day) running across the highway, bringing traffic to a screeching halt. Went to get gas, only to find that the gal in front of me in line was short to pay, so I paid the remainder, earning brownie points from the cashier. Came home to walk the dogs, who had to be restrained when they spotted a tiny rabbit running across the median. Went back to pick up Eldest, and take her to get her learner’s permit with the required 1,003 proofs of identification and a unit of blood.
Life stopped moving for about an hour at this point.
Once that was done, took her to lunch, came home to gather her school stuff, dropped her off, and went in search of a thrift store, where I scored a Blue Ball jar (Shut. Up.), old hardback, and nine paperbacks for ten bucks. Go outside to find a freakin’ hawk on my vehicle, calmly return inside until hawk was done stalking the poor rat that didn’t have a rat’s chance.
I must admit, it was rather awesome to see the hawk take off, dive and grasp the rat in its talons. I hope PETA is offended right now.
Once again, go to my vehicle, and begin the drive home, enjoying the fighter jets landing at the base. Come home, and squeeee about the jar again, and now it’s 1:40 PM, and time for me to get busy.
Life does move pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. 😉
November 28th, 2012 at 2:53 PM
…or end up getting steamrolled by it. Life can certainly be a cold, impersonal SOB when it wants to.
November 28th, 2012 at 2:55 PM
Remember to SMILE 😉
November 28th, 2012 at 8:20 PM
As brother rat learned from brother hawk.
November 28th, 2012 at 8:22 PM
Hm, good point 😉
November 28th, 2012 at 2:58 PM
SMILE: Shoot, Move, Ingest Large Enchilada?
November 28th, 2012 at 3:20 PM
If the enchilada is moving, you need to A) change your eating habits, or 2) stop sniffing glue 😉
November 28th, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Note the commas (pretty close to comas, but not *quite* the same)…..so you Shoot, THEN Move, THEN Ingest Large Enchilada. And the fact that my braincell, especially today, was able to come up with that whole thing I attribute wholly to off-brand superglue.
November 28th, 2012 at 7:12 PM
Hey, nothing wrong with generic superglue.
More for your money!
November 28th, 2012 at 6:31 PM
Thanks for the reminder, Ferris. Now I need to go listen to Wayne Newton… 🙂
November 28th, 2012 at 7:13 PM
Danke Schoen….darling 😉
November 28th, 2012 at 9:05 PM
Geez…I can’t even imagine the amount of speed I would need to keep up with you…I often go to work just to relax. *snort*
November 28th, 2012 at 10:07 PM
November 28th, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Making me want to play Yello! Gotta love it!
November 29th, 2012 at 6:51 AM
Wow, you remember the artist! Awesome!
November 29th, 2012 at 7:40 AM
If PETA finds out that hawk isn’t a vegetarian, they come out and shoot it. That’s how idiotic they seem to me.
Also, if you want your life to really slow down, for 15 minutes to seem like 4 hours, you can have my job. I work at The Place Time Forgot. Ha! Unfortunately the weekends are a blur. But maybe that’s the gin’s fault. I don’t know.
November 29th, 2012 at 8:07 AM
I’ll pass on the job, and pass you the gin 😉