Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
I'm visiting my dad in Florida for his 80th birthday.
Met the new neighbor this morning.
The alligator is a small one, and won't be moved out of the lake (in a residential condominium complex) until it gets to be about 6 feet. Meanwhile, dog walkers beware.
I took a video of him, although my camera wasn't so steady. He started to lift his head, which is a sign he's about to take some action--I at least learned that from my high school years in Florida.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Not one minute of slow down while back in the McCracken Zoo. But while I monkey around with nieces and nephews, graduations, sisters, childhood friends, shotgun weddings, too many bongs (not mine!), mom's mooching lodger, and a fellow guest at the B&B who hula hoops in the rain, here's a look at a more orderly zoo. This little clip was shot at the Vienna Zoo about a month ago.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
So I'm at dinner at the Benbows last night and Eileen and I are talking to her two little girls about who they want to marry, prompted by Ava announcing that she was minister of a playground ceremony that involved a blushing bride and a runaway groom.
Davon and Dion are out of the question for 6 y.o. Ava, and Trey and some other kid are options for Ella, the 8 y.o., although she won't admit it and gets flushed and anxious when both names are mentioned as future grooms.
"Olivia. I'd marry Olivia," says Ava.
"And then I wouldn't have to join the Army."
At which point I'm brought up to speed on an earlier discussion about the U.S. military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, which we now see can be masterfully manipulated.
Posted by Patti McCracken at 6:21 PM
Monday, April 14, 2008
After my transatlantic flight I've decided that if I had any sort of money I'd use it to start my own airline. The key would be that each passenger would be allowed to fly only by consensus of the other passengers. This would eliminate or cut down on the following:
Monday, April 07, 2008
I took Remi "hunting" for several days in a row, since I wanted her to hunt before the human hunters are back in action on May 1st.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Aaah, my achin' back. Aaah, my achin' neck.
Posted by Patti McCracken at 11:12 AM