Good Morning!! Rabies anyone??

June 22, 2011 at 10:31 am (Day to Day, Rabid Sqirrels) (, , , , )

That grainy picture is of a desperate, little, raggy, rodent, squirrel that was trying to get inside the house a few minutes ago! WTF?? I assume it has rabies because they generally don’t come right up to the window like that. It looks really beat up too, like something was chewing on its tail. At least he will be easy to identify.

I heard the scratching on the screen and just assumed it was a bird. They like to sit on our ledge and chill. But no, I got up to look and it scared the crap out of me. Especially since I first thought it was a mouse. I yelped and it did NOT move. ?? Then I talked and it scurried to the side of the house, where it  just sat there, even after I went outside to yell at it. It finally jumped off the ledge into the driveway and ran away. I was so surprised that I didn’t even have time to take its picture!

So, how then, you say, did I get the shots anyway? Well, that is because IT CAME BACK AND TRIED TO GET IN AGAIN!!!! I could not believe it. I was actually on the phone when I saw it creeping back toward the house. Crawled right up to the ledge and started scratching at the screen. Rabies for sure. So I took that picture. Not great, but you can see it. And then I went outside where it let me photograph it some more sitting on the legde. I guess it was deciding if it should attack me now or wait until I go out later. Like an ambush. It chose later. This time it crawled all the way around the house on the ledge as far as it could go , then jumped off and ran away to the front.

This squirrel is either really brave, really hungry, really SICK, or really dumb. What I really think is that it’s just a baby and doesn’t realize you STAY AWAY from the people!  That old saying is true. Youth IS wasted on the young.

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Some stuff is just funny…

July 14, 2009 at 4:50 pm (Video) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Especially if you don’t eat all day (nerves) and then drink a beer.

I literally had coffee and a low-fat Quaker Granola Bar (Oatmeal Raisin–not my fav–but it’s the only one the kids left behind–90 calories) for food today. That was at 7 am.

And I’m not saying that one beer makes me drunk. But it does put a nice, calm, on everything.

And this is funny:

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It’s Official!

July 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm (Day to Day, School News) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Just checked the website and the scores were posted for the Final Exam I took today. I was sure I was in the “A” category, but not positive. I am not above making a read-back error (although I will strive to never do that in my professional career).

I worked real hard for this. Just like all my classmates. The mood was serious and intense. We were all first-course nervous.

The professor posted a message saying a few of the questions were reviewed and modified for accuracy. You may have an additional point or two on your score.

Click over to the grade section…yes! Official! I am now solidly in “A” territory! What a boost for the next semester! Longer and harder I hear. More intense. We’ll be getting right into the good stuff. I have to keep up!

Thank you, all, again, for the suh-port! It helps when you know you have people out there pulling for you!

Thank you professor! Now I can say how awesome she was without sounding like I am sucking up.

Good luck fellow students! If any of them might happen to ever stumble upon this: I hope you are just as happy as I am!

I feel like I took a marshmallow pill or something. I’m getting all soft and gooey.

Drink time! I’ll make it a beer. We only have one in the house so it will be a short celebration, but it’s all mine!

I’m going to go outside, fill up the bird feeder, take a seat, watch the wildlife and soak it all in enjoying the moment. Talk later.

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