Going On An Otter Hunt
In eighth grade my English teacher had everyone write down their most positive attribute. Some kids wrote "Beauty." Others, "Athletic Ability." As a contestant for the "Most Likely To Succeed" title in the year book, I felt confident enough to write down "Intelligence." I lost the title a day later to a German girl whose parents believed we'd been dropped off by aliens as a science experiment.
But I wasn't bitter...
To this day I've always believed myself to be a smart person. I read a lot, I watch the news, and I've accomplished a fair amount of goals for my age. That is... until I was outsmarted by an otter. Every morning, as I pull into the driveway at work, I see an otter splashing around in our holding pond. As a lover off all things cute, I decided to go out and get a picture of him this afternoon. So out I went, camera in hand and a coworker for company.
Our mission was easy. Sneak up on otter. Take picture. We walked around for 40 minutes. We saw tons of gutted fish and at least four dens. But no otter. "Maybe he's sleeping," my coworker mused. "Maybe he's warming up somewhere," I thought. I mean seriously, what the hell do I know about otters? So we made the long, cold trek back to the car. As we got in, I looked over the glistening water and saw... the otter, standing on his back feet and looking at us. "I'll be damned," I said. I swear he was smiling.
Off he hopped, happily, toward the pond where we'd just spend our entire lunch looking.
Courtesy of Odd Mix:
The words for this weekend are...
Daily Hoop Conversation:
Tink: Do you know what I secretly hope?
Hoop: What's that?
Tink: I hope Tom and Katie Cruise get divorced and she writes a tell-all book about their lives. I bet she's going through some freaky shit.
Hoop: Even if she gets out, she'll never be the same.
Tink: And now the Scientologists are trying to make Tom their "Jesus."
Hoop: That reminds me, we have an appointment next Friday.
Tink: For what?
Hoop: We have an interview at the Church Of Scientology. Apparently they run you through a bunch of tests and questions before they accept you into their religion.
Tink: Ha ha, very funny.
Hoop: I'm serious.
Tink: Well I have a dentist appointment on Friday. I'll be too drugged up to go. But that shouldn't stop you. Take plenty of notes for me.
Hoop: Drugged up? Even better! They prefer you under the influence. The mind control works easier that way.
Daily Hoop Conversation 2:
Tink: Aww! I just saw a bunch of baby cows. There were running around and butting heads.
Hoop: Mmmm. I think I'll have veal tonight.
Tink: You're awful.
Hoop: They're just cows.
Tink: But they're SO cute!
Hoop: They're stupid animals babe. An average cow thought is, "Grass. I like grass. Hey, why's that guy playing with my nipples? Grass. I like grass."
In Other News:
P.S. Does anyone know how I can make my arrow look like this? I can't stop reloading the page so I can play with it!
P.P.S. I'm working on another chapter of TT. Look for updates Monday afternoon.
Have a great weekend!