Thursday, July 12, 2018

Follow Up: The Woodchuck Conversations

I thought I would share some of the conversations/comments prompted by my woodchuck adventure.  So here goes:

Arriving to work late, I show my supervisor my finger and tell her I had been bitten by a woodchuck on the way to work.  Her response (with a completely baffled expression),  "Why was your finger anywhere near a woodchuck's face?"  Ok, that's a pretty legitimate question


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck chuck?

Yesterday, on the way to work I was sitting in 3 lanes of traffic at a light.  There was a cement truck next to me and cars all around and in front of me.  When the light changed, just as cars barely began to move, a bird hopped out from under the car in front of me to the right.  It stood, uncertainly, on it's delicate little legs and I immediately identified it as a fledgling grackle.

Fledglings either hop around or fly in low short spurts for a few days until they are fully ready to fly for real.  This little guy is clearly not going to do well in this situation.  I had to make a decision and the only truly sane and reasonable one was to continue on, even knowing the little guy was doomed.  I had cars on every side of me and to stop and get out at that moment, just as traffic was beginning to move, would be beyond stupid.  And so, I drove.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Pickle Epiphany

Recently, I had an epiphany involving my authority issues.

It's not that I am unaware that I have issues with authority. I am well aware.  I simply had no idea of how stupidly deep it runs.  Let me share with you this personal and painful revelation:

It starts with medication and ends with a pickle.

A week or so previous to the important part of the story, I began taking a medication that the doctor warned should absolutely never, ever, be combined with alcohol.  Not for the usual reasons but because, she told me, I will get very very violently ill. Ok.  Cool.  I can do that.  Alcohol is a 'whatever' kind of thing for me anyway.