All I Need is a Door Mouse
Today was chore day. First on the list: Cut the grass. Usually not the most interesting way to waste time. Unless the ground starts moving on you. I was cutting the back grass, when the strip I just mowed over started moving. While I'm having flashbacks to Tremors, what should pop it's head out but a baby bunny. Seems our resident rabbits dug a hutch under my brother's disused basketball hoop. We're talking newborn here; about half the size of a Twinkie and eyes still closed. For a second I thought I had loped the head off one. Turns out he's fine, and had four siblings. So now I have 5 small fluffs of fur in my backyard. I hope the mother only left them here for the day, I don't want to think about my dog finding them.
Out Damn Spot
Next on the list of things to do was wash out the bath tub. Seems Comet is a wonderful little product. Cleans porcelain, and the automotive paint I spilled on my hands earlier that day. Not much of a story, but a useful hint none the less.
Stranger in My House
For the past few weeks, I've had the strangest feeling of being followed. It's happened mostly at night; I'll be driving alone and have the sudden urge to look over my shoulder, or see what appears to be someone on the side of the road. Now that it's been happening during the day, I'm more than slightly worried about it. I hope to get down to Jesse's soon to talk to him about it.
Another Officer Beams Up
James Doohan passed away a few days ago. I knew he was in poor health, 84 and stricken with Alzheimer's. It's still a sad passing, as I can honestly say Scotty has always been my favorite character of any Star Trek series. He always had an upbeat outlook on things, on-screen and off. And I can honestly say he had the best lines, my favorite follows below. The story at CNN.com has quite a bit of info. I didn't know He was Canadian, landed in Normandy on D-Day, and was hit 6 times by a machine gun, one of which took off his middle right finger.
My favorite Scotty line comes from "Relics", the Next Generation episode where Scotty is rescued by the Enterprise-D. It's a bit of a motto for me.
Geordie: "Scotty, it's crazy!"
Scotty: "Geordie, I have spent my whole life trying to figure out crazy ways of doing things. I'm telling you, as one Engineer to another, it'll work."
PBS is getting weirder and weirder.
As I'm setting here typing this, an odd little British show, "My Hero" is playing. It's sort of a British Superman. Except the hero is played by Ardal O'Hanlon, an Irish comedian. <Blink Blink> Who apparently can warp around the world. By BATHROOM. That's right, by some kind of toilet physics, he can warp around the world by loo. Crazy Brits.