Hope Springs Eternal IV | 02/24/09
The Cubs start Spring Training games today in Arizona. It's not my favorite day of the year but it's certainly up there.
I've been getting a lot of mileage out of the "Time Machine"--a year ago today T-Chris was celebrating the completion of his dissertation and we were at Gil's throwing back a few in his honor. I was only a few days away from moving out of Tallahassee and complaining about the weight of a particular box. A box that now sits behind me that I have not opened since I moved here.
Four years ago I bought my mandolin and learned all of four songs on it before retiring it. You need carny-small hands to play that thing (sorry John Paul Jones, I tried) and sadly my enormous, masculine hands can't quite be precise enough to reliably hit all the notes necessary.
Chompy also caught and killed a squirrel (yesterday). I don't know how squirrels have survived evolution with a defense mechanism that is only "don't move". I didn't actually see the fatal bite but there wasn't a whole lot of commotion after the running so I'm guessing it died pretty quickly. Chompy has had her rabies shot and is acting normal and now the squirrel is gone. I wonder if one of the big birds picked it up and carried it away.
This random entry was brought to you by a lack of sleep.