February 7th, 2008 / Categories: Alaska
, Moose Nuggets
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Because she asked so nicely (well, she told me to, anyway) here you go – a meme for Batty.
The 123 Rules:
1) Pick up the book nearest you with at least 123 pages. (No cheating!)
2) Turn to page 123.
3) Count the first five sentences.
4) Post the next three sentences.
5) Tag five other bloggers.
I don’t trust newspapers, don’t like them, usually wouldn’t be caught dead reading them; but this was different.
This time I was outside the official circle of information, and I needed a starting point. I was going to do something about Ginger Watkins’ death, jurisdictions be da***d.
From J.A. Jance’s Injustice for All
Yes, I have deeper books, but this was the closest to me if you don’t count Cruden’s Complete Concordance – which doesn’t have complete sentences. It is right next to me, but doesn’t count for this meme.
As for tagging someone . . . nahhhhhhhhh – y’all play amongst yourselves nicely and if you choose to do it, let me know.
Off to work now – off to face the frigid winter air – it IS warmer today, however – clear up to minus 7 degrees!!!! It is virtually BALMY out there – compared to the minus 20s we had earlier this week – and DEFINITELY compared to the minus 70 degree temps they are having in the Interior region of the state.
February 1st, 2008 / Categories: Family
, Moose Nuggets
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It’s so cold that the moose have frost on their faces, too! I caught this cow moose as she tried to cross the highway. This is at the corner I turn towards work.
At first she and her calf were on the road I was going to turn onto, then a car came and scared them up into the snow next to the road. She stared at me while I waited for traffic to clear so I could make the turn. Since she was posing so prettily I grabbed the camera and got a shot of her. Her calf ran off the other way.
After I made the turn, mama moosie ventured out onto the highway and on across. Baby crossed afterwards, I’m sure. (they have a way of either finding mama or making their own way – at this stage they are able to make it by themselves if they have to.)
No it’s not an optical illusion – they really are bigger than cars. That’s why it’s so dangerous to hit one – they come up and over the top of the vehicle, often tearing off the roof of the car – or at the least, denting it in and breaking out the glass of the car, injuring the folks inside.
And, you sure don’t want one to still be alive and on top of your car – those hooves are dangerous!
But – they are fun to watch. In fact, Lessa tells me that her dog woke her up at 3:30 this morning because one was in her window.
And, the grands called us this morning to let us know they couldn’t get to our house for breakfast because there was one in our driveway. So Paw-Paw Moosie drove down to pick them up and bring them back here.
He’s a softy like that.
If you want soft and embarassing and sickingly sweet (hahaha) go on over and read Lessa’s take on her parents. Sigh!