WTF Wednesday, Skittle Squirrel

Last night was once again a success.  Hank the dog who normally wants to bite the face off of any stranger who comes to the front door turned into the charming King of Halloween per usual.

Hank

Boomer unfortunately feel asleep shortly after donning his peacock costume.

Peacock dog

The peacocks in the neighborhood were very confused by the whole situation and kept coming to the front door to check out Hank who was on post.

Dog and Peacock

My favorite costume of the night was a young man in a suit with a hello my name is tag that said ‘sorry’.  He took one look at my face and could tell I was confused when he said, ‘I can tell my costume is perplexing to you.  In case you’re wondering, I’m a formal apology.’

Punny costumes rock!

This morning as Mom and I walked the dogs we saw candy wrappers everywhere.  Most of them were empty, except for one, a pack a skittles.  We only noticed because a neighborhood squirrel was ripping the package open and having an eating frenzy.  When we got a little too close he ran up the tree with his skittle package and little skittles falling from the sky.  It was hilarious!  I’m going back to same area later to see if he has a sugar high.

halloween squirrel

TRICK OR TREAT!

Have you ever worked with people that drove you crazy?  Have you ever wanted to quit a job so badly it just drove you nuts?  Well, so did Syd Hardy, who worked for Nippybus.  This is a portion of the email he sent to his employees:

“There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough,” the note continued. “I have had enough and realise I cannot work with you, the people I employ, a moment longer.  There comes a time in any relationship when you just have to say ‘Fuck it’, say goodbye and move on. This is my time! I am quitting to pursue my dream of not having to work here.

The gates are now closed and will not open so you can stay in your scratchers and have a lie in.”

Call me Syd, you’re the type of guy I’d like to have a beer with!

I was watching the Wendy Williams show yesterday when she passed out.  Did any of you catch that?  And if you did, did you think it was part of the show at first because I did.  That was crazy. I hope she is okay and doesn’t push herself just because she has such a strong work ethic.  Maybe she could take a day off and hang out with Syd…

One more thing, I had my appointment with the sports therapist yesterday.  After an hour and a half I walked out feeling great, not because of the session so much but because on my list of ‘homework’ to do, the second thing was ‘run’!  Hell yes, this is my kind of therapist.  I should probably fax his orders to all the doctors who told me running was bad for me and I just might.

WTF, it’s Wednesday, and in spite of all the things going on in this crazy world, I hope we can all have a laugh and enjoy life,  if only for a minute.  It’s good for your soul.

 

Five Miles is heaven…

I got a lot done this weekend.  A lot.  But not everything.   After working inside at my desk for a bazillion hours last week I couldn’t wait to work outside Saturday and Sunday and I got most of the lawn finished.  I cleaned up all the broken limbs from the hurricane that wasn’t, I raked up all the leaves from the sweet gum tree and I swept off all the patios areas.  I re-mulched all the mulched areas and replaced some of the beat up pavers and I cleaned off and mopped up the entire lanai.

I cleaned most of the inside of the house but before I could finish the weekend was over and I didn’t even get to all of my personal paperwork that’s been mounting on my desk in the bedroom.  I was so tired that I had to ask MacGyver to take the trash cans down to the curb when he came home from hunting which prompted him to ask me if I had also had time to clean up the garage for him.

Seriously

Do you want to repeat that? Are you sure? Think about it….

Yeah, he is crazy.  He’s still alive too, barely.

You may remember that my nephew and his family were in town last week.  My nephews wife is very much like me in the sense that we are both ‘Dr. Doolittle’s and tend to speak to the animals or rather they speak to us.

This is probably why I don’t find it odd at all when I hear that she’s been speaking to deer or chickens, and I don’t think she finds it odd to hear that I’ve been feeding a peacock or a turtle, by hand of course.

Anyway, a few days after they arrived at our Nokomis house she called to tell me that she had rescued a squirrel in the backyard because his momma had been mean to him and wouldn’t take care of him.  She tried to release him but he had already imprinted on her and now he was hers.

I sent her a video of me feeding the peacocks the day before they left to head home.  I wanted to send one of Charles watching TV because I’m positive he asked me to turn the channel but I missed it and didn’t get it on video, I only got a picture and I didn’t think it had the same impact as a video would have besides who believe that a peacock prefers football over fishing but I swear he does.

peacock watches tv

I was wrong about the impact of photos obviously because when my nephew and the family left on Sunday they sent me the following photo as they were driving home with their new family member and it was then that I realized a picture is worth a thousand words.

Squirrely gets a new life

Goodbye cruel world, I’m going home!

I ran almost 10 miles total last week y’all!  I didn’t run at all over the weekend because I knew I had a lot to do and I didn’t want to push it and that’s okay.  I’m running again and that’s all that matters.  Last week I I had a total of 34 miles, 10 of those running and 24 walking.

Can you guess what I had planned for this morning?

dachshund

Yes, that’s it, that’s what I had planned.  But Hank would not cooperate.

Okay, that’s not what I had planned.  Actually I planned a five mile run.

Five miles baybee.  And I got up and got it done.  It wasn’t the easiest five miles and I struggled a little toward the end but it wasn’t horrible and I did it.  I. did. It.

And after today, only 8 more days until I see the gastroenterologist!  And I cannot believe I just got excited about that.  Such a weirdo.  I have an excuse though, I was dropped as a baby.  No really I was….

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Have a fantastic Monday.

Did you run this weekend?

Did you know that peacocks like football?

While out running today, I got hit on the head!

This morning I went out for a 6 mile run. It started off fine and I felt great. The weather is not as cool as it has been but even at 94% humidity, 64 degrees feels pretty darn good in the morning.

I ran the first 3.5 miles in a loop and then headed down the road for an out and back and that’s when it happened.

shocked

 

 

It felt like someone grabbed the front of my visor and ripped it down as my head was pulled toward the ground. It was so quick I barely had time to react but once I realized what had happened……………………. I laughed out loud.

And then………I kept going until I finished my 6 miles.

After finishing my run I came into the back door and yelled out to MacGyver.

Me: You’ll never believe what happened to me this morning.
MacGyver: What happened to you this morning?
Me: A squirrel fell out of a tree and landed on my head.
MacGyver: What? Are you joking?
Me: Seriously. It fell out of the tree, landed on the front of my visor, slid off, and then ran across the road.
MacGyver: Good thing it didn’t get stuck on your ears. Those things are like roadblocks.

Well played MacGvyer, well-played.

I must say that a squirrel falling onto my head is the absolute strangest thing that has happened to me while out running.

What’s the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you while running or walking?