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Sep. 16th, 2006 @ 12:43 pm Spontaneity
Current Mood: chipperchipper
As of yesterday it was decided that we're going to the Smokies for a week. Will be leaving (hopefully) within the hour.

Poke me and I'll try to post pictures when I get back.
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Aug. 23rd, 2006 @ 03:46 pm Psycho Killer Raccoons
On a slightly more upbeat note, we have this:

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Aug. 23rd, 2006 @ 03:04 pm Another Unfortunate Little Dude
Current Mood: sadsad
I'm not sure what it is about our place that attracts them, but this showed up in our yard sometime last night:

It's breathing but pretty much comatose and has been since it was found this morning. Neither the rehabilitator I called nor the woman from the DNR thinks it has a chance, but we can't just shoot it. So for now he/she simply remains in a box on our porch. What to do with a comatose fox?
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Aug. 22nd, 2006 @ 08:01 pm Anyone want to think up a caption?
Current Mood: amusedamused
And now for the latest insanity from the Franks menagerie:

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Aug. 20th, 2006 @ 01:23 am Arrrgh
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
"Last Call for the Desert Restoration Corps"

"Thank you for applying for the SCA's Desert Restoration Corps. We are near the end of our selection process and would like to see who is still interested in the DRC in order to set up phone interviews. Please contact us immediately if you are still interested."

Do I want to spend eight months giving my sweat to the desert? And how long does "immediately" give me to decide? What about Chaco Canyon? What ever shall I do??
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Aug. 12th, 2006 @ 02:00 am Wooot!
As of yesterday, I have a llama!

A friend of my mom's is trying to move to Madison and so is trying to unload all her animals. Naturally, about half of them have been offered to us. Three dogs already suffice and we don't need more cats, but a seriously, who would turn down a free llama? Not me, certainly. I'm already scheming to steal his fleece every year and make things out of it. :D

I must try to post photos ASAP, as my new llama is BADASS! He's definitely cool, but also rather scary: not only is he ugly as sin, but I can't "read" him like I can most animals. When a horse wants to kick my face in, he tells me loud and clear, but with the llama I can't tell if it wants to be my friend or is about to spit on me. Training should be fun.
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Jun. 29th, 2006 @ 11:07 pm Poor Little Bastard

Still not sure how he got in the house, or how he was stupid enough to end up in the fly paper (if you can echolocate a mosquito, I would think you'd be able to avoid a hanging object). Perhaps it would have been simply helping natural selection to let the little bugger die, but alas, I am a softie. We managed to unstick him with a combination of mineral oil, a kitchen spatula, and manual dexterity. And it still took three people to do it, after which we deposited him on the back porch.

But the bat saga doesn't end there! The little guy was still on the back porch the next morning, still covered in goop. So it was Briana to the rescue again! Never mind that I was already twenty minutes late for work. A bat rehabilitator was located and a day's pay forfeited to get him there, but the bat lives!

Too bad I didn't name him...
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Aug. 23rd, 2004 @ 01:46 pm Not There, But Here
Current Music: the sound of the Olympics being announced in Estonian
Well, I made it to Estonia. Blah, blah, blah.
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Aug. 8th, 2004 @ 07:08 pm Whee, Endorphins!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Ben Folds Five - Mess
"Because they are naturally produced by the body, endorphins are possibly the best (and most legal way) to achieve a natural high."

Chili peppers + chocolate + 7-mile bike ride = a tired but resounding WHEE!

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Aug. 7th, 2004 @ 04:05 pm Contemplating Hibernation...
Current Mood: coldand fluffy!
Current Music: none
I found that I rather like cold(er) weather--thermometer reads 60 degrees in mid-afternoon--but only when armed with fuzzy warm socks and a sweatshirt. And yes, it is a sweatshirt not a "hoodie." I refuse to bow to peer pressure.

I've also found that I can really think about my impending doom without freaking out too much if I don't really think about it (don't try to understand me). Today dad and I went over boring yet important stuff about passports, airplane tickets, prescriptions and money, I convinced my mom to let me take the History Testness on Monday, and I procrastinated studying once more. I believe a nap is now in order (that would be the hibernation part).

And that would be all.

No idea why I did all that in italics, and this in bold, but I rather like html (HTML?) (Does it matter?). *Yawn*

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