February 3, 2005

The Old Man is Snoring

It's rainy here, it has BEEN rainy here, no one has seen the SUN for 36 hours, and everyone is getting confused.

The pop-up image proof is here.
See? Macaroni and cheese. That's LUNCH. That thing should be awake.
And here is my YARD at 2 PM yesterday. More pop-up proof.. That thing should be ASLEEP. (Also, that thing should not turn its head all the way around backwards. UGH! Heads turning around backwards is UPSETTING.)

Head-on-backwards-ness aside, I am rather pleased to have a GIANT OWL in my backyard. He is perhaps the universe's STUPIDEST owl -- it's 2 in the AFTERNOON for goodness sakes, and he must have ordered his nocturnal inctincts clock off the back of a box of Fruity Mouse Puffs. But he is sleek and fat for all that. This is not an owl who is missing lunch most days. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for Simon Michael’s rodent-y brethren...hopefully BEFORE they get in my house and run their foul, hanta-coated bodies all along the wainscotting.

Posted by joshilyn at February 3, 2005 6:15 AM

1)Oh, puh-leeze. Do you realize how many people would KILL for an after-lunch nap?
2)So, the groundhog stuck his head out, peeped the huge appetite with wings and lit a shuck. "What? My shadow? My shadow's on his own, man, I am outta here!"

Posted by: David at February 3, 2005 8:33 AM

Maybe this makes up for the refusing-the-nap thing she's been doing for a while? At least she's not yelling "help help!" at the neighbors ;-)

Enjoy having an owl in the backyard. We had a snowy in my backyard one Christmas break and had a blast watching him. They actually do move around more during the day than we're taught to think. But I love the Fruity Mouse Puffs box!

Posted by: Kestralyn at February 3, 2005 10:07 AM

Your new blog look is MOST appealing, Joshilyn. Whenever I feel gloomy about California rain, I remind myself it's below zero Back East. (Up North? Wherever. That freezy place.)

Posted by: Martha O'Connor at February 3, 2005 2:17 PM