My friend Lisa in Kentucky has a squirrel that keeps pilfering goodies from the bird feeders at her family’s place. A whole group of friends on Facebook is involved in a running joke about Marauding Squirrel. We may laugh, but I must defend the little guys. Squirrels of all sorts work so hard at what they do, poor things!
Sometimes they’re forced to solve puzzles devised by cruel human beings:
Sometimes they just need to relax. Can you blame them?
After a week of looting and pillaging, Marauding Squirrel needed a trip to the spa.
This is what Jorte looks like on my HTC Amaze 4G's homescreen.
What’s the best thing about Jorte? The full-month calendar widget rocks! It has add-ons that give you extra fonts and colorful icons for events, but I prefer the clean look of it without them:
However, When I saw this, all I could think of was the unforgettable The Silence of the Lambs and creepy Jamie Gumb, the cross-dressing serial killer masterfully played by Ted Levine, holding his poodle and peering into the pit at his captive.
Who can forget his detached voice intoning, “It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again”?
Not for the faint of heart, that movie, but so good!
While we’re watching, have a laugh at these two TV clips referencing that famous scene. First, Craig Ferguson’s monologue:
And here’s a clip from Live! With Kelly, featuring Science Bob and Neil Patrick Harris:
I just heard a voice say, “It starts its work. It starts its work!”
Sometimes the wanteds on Freecycle are amazing. As a friend said, “she thinks Santa is on Freecycle”. Who knows, perhaps the Jolly Old Elf really is. We’re all having to scrimp these days, right? Ooh, maybe Santa’s regifting!
I have overextended myself by buying a house. Therefore, I require everyone to give me lots of stuff to fill its rooms, because I need to have stuff. Lots of it. For free. But I’m particular, especially about coffee tables.
I’ve coined a hashtag at Twitter: #greedcycle. If you have examples of greedy or funny Freecycle posts, post a screenshot somewhere (blurring identifiable info, please!) and link to it in your tweet. Be sure to use the #greedcycle hashtag.
It is high time for me to pass along the cackling horror honor bestowed upon me by Joanie many weeks ago. I thought I’d published this entry, but alas I did not!
Today I am paying it forward, finally. Are you ready for the Zombie Chicken Award, people?
The Zombie Chicken award’s rules are as follow:
“The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all.”
Here’s my contribution for the week, this time a sedum sporting lovely pink blooms. If anyone knows which sedum this is, I’d love to know. I got it from a friend. This shot was taken a couple months back, June 18, to be exact.