August 17, 2006

Well, now.

That's out of the way, what do you want to talk about?

Update 1, for Kathy: Yes, we had a very good anniversary, but of the kind that married couples who both work and have four kids in school and have a Wednesday evening church service have. That is, one so busy and full of other things that the various "I love yous" flew back and forth somewhat like someone having a water balloon fight. It was fun whether they connected with the intended target or not. In any event, Miss Reba did greatly appreciate her roses and earrings--they made her get all mushy and girly and stuff; emotions which I hope lasts long enough for me to be able to manipulate to serve my admittedly more base desires.


Update #2 for Janis: Thank you, I think. And far be it from me to mention it, but isn't it a bit early in the day to be hitting the bottle? (Glad to see y'all are finally getting some rain!)

Update #2.1 for Janis: Ooops. I seem to have misunderstood the lack of vowelliness for an abundance of corn squeezings. Readers will be glad to know it was only coffee. As for what the message said, I thought the last part of it said "we're drowning up here," which I took to mean that it was raining. I zipped over to the National Weather Service site and called up the Soopr Doppler 15 MILLION and it sure looked like it had been raining, but it might have just be lots of blue pixels, which the TV meatologists call "ground clutter." So, you know, ummm, well, you know.


Update #3 for Steevil: CRYPTOZOOLOGY!! My fave! Steevil refers to reputed death of the Maine Mystery Hybrid Mutant Beast. Sez the article:

[...] The animal was found near power lines along Route 4 on Saturday, apparently struck by a car while chasing a cat.

The carcass was photographed and inspected by several people who live in the area, but nobody is sure exactly what it is.

Michelle O'Donnell of Turner spotted the animal near her yard about a week before it was killed. She called it a "hybrid mutant of something."

"It was evil, evil looking. And it had a horrible stench I will never forget," she told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. "We locked eyes for a few seconds and then it took off. I've lived in Maine my whole life and I've never seen anything like it." [...]

Possumblog photo stringers have been unable to see the carcass, but do report having seen the animal in question several years ago when it was briefly captured by an Arkansas hunter.


We cannot vouch for the veracity of this photo however, and have some suspicion that it is nothing more than a clever Photoshop forgery.


Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 17, 2006 09:45 AM

Did y'all have a good anniversary?

Posted by: Kathy at August 17, 2006 09:54 AM

Sry abt nt gttng t ths ystrdy, bt w r drng p hr.

Hpy nvrsry.

Posted by: Janis at August 17, 2006 12:24 PM

How 'bout the mutant Maine critter?

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at August 17, 2006 12:41 PM

I am not hitting the bottle. I'm drinking iced coffee.

And what rain are you talking about? You must be talking about the big front that edged around and went west the other day. Not a drop here.

And nothing in the forecast for days ahead.

Wednesday our temp gauge showed 103 degrees.

Posted by: Janis at August 17, 2006 01:24 PM

Sorry--I got hit in the head with a shovel and blacked out.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 17, 2006 01:33 PM

Tim Blair had a link to an image of the Maine critter --

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at August 17, 2006 01:39 PM

I question the timing of all this. It's obviously a deliberate effort to destroy Nedrenaline.

As for that picture, it sure is ugly. But something's hinky with it, if you ask me. The upper part of the skull looks to be part of one photo, and the lower part from another animal. Also kinda gotta wonder why there's not more of the animal shown, and shown in context of its surroundings. And where does this woman fit in to all of this?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 17, 2006 02:00 PM