Sunday, August 31, 2014

somewhat Rochester homicidal

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful: yourself. (Alan Alda)

By now you all know I tout the rabbit as a perfect house pet, based on ONE out of four I've been the keeper for.  One was my ideal apartment single-gal-in-the-city pet I had for seven years, through several apartments, a marriage, and the birth of my first kid.  He was wonderful, my best confidant who I 'treated' with mini chocolate chips.  The next rabbit, acquired several years later, was also wonderful but as a baby, fell out of my BIL's arms and shattered his back leg.  After casting and waiting for healing, he became infected and we had to put him down.  The next two-  OMG...  Amelia would sit in her cage and growl at us, if we would let her out to hop around she would attack whatever moved near her.  We finally gave her to the bunny farm up in NH, and had a choice of bunny from her first litter.  That was Lily, and Lily turned out to be even larger and more intimidating than her mother.  We really gave her a chance, but what good id a pet you can't pet???  She went home with my cleaning woman never to be seen or heard of again.  I hope they lived a happy life.  ALL THIS is the buildup to this August 30th anniversary today:

   FedExed a box to myself with stuff I've been throwing in for the last week, nothing important, just a bit here a bit there.  I got pushed for time and didn't get it as full as I intended but my ned trip will have to be an empty suitcase trip and I'll fill it with the rest of the stuff I want to drag down.  The trip to Fed Ex was fraught with difficulty-  the 1st of September is moving day in Boston, all the leases are keyed to that date.  And the college kids are back, all 57,000 of them and their ratty U-hauls clog every street anywhere near their schools.  Moms and Dads are rampant, wandering around like deer in headlights.  Dad wants a beer and sandwich, mom wants to coordinate the kids bedding so there wasn't a family unit I saw that wasn't looking pretty stressed.  
So, we are almost halfway through the Labor Day weekend and I am on the hour countdown to leave.  Today I ate crackers with old chutney on them-  emptied another jar and it's sort of a tiny victory.

So-  lets celebrate with another couple of pictures of some related stuff-  I had fun finding it since the computer was tied up of days now.  I almost feel normal again~

Mile Long Hopscotch in Mile End!  It goes for blocks through a neighborhood in the city of London.

Aakash Nihalani's urban architecture

                                  Squirrel fun---until somebody gets hurt...

1 comment :

Mary Beth Frezon said...

"video not found" tres sad... hope you've had a jolly ride home.