Sunday, October 21, 2007

fluffy bunneez

We've recently had some little fluffy bunnies move into our courtyard. They are not the little wild brown ones with the white tail, they are the colorful domestic kind. I contacted some rescue operations in the area and they don't seem to have the capacity to take them. I kept on getting referred to other agencies who kept referring me to other agencies. The last one helped me by telling me how I might catch them and keep them as pets. With 2 cats? No way. I'm afraid if I call the humane society to pick them up that they will just be put to sleep. So for now they are happily hopping around my yard. My neighbor feeds them all sorts of yummy food, so they are doing quite well. Here's a picture of the most brave one that will come up to take food from you.

This one is black with a little white dot on his nose. There's 3 others: a white one with gray ears, a full white one, and a really pretty brown calico with really big ears.

Well, that's good to know

Being the librarian I am, I can't help but to look up information on new or interesting things I encounter. If you read my last post, I wrote about the suicidal gecko on my car. I had never seen that type of gecko before, so I wanted to try and look it up to see what kind it was.

I searched the web and found a really cool website on geckos. GeckoWeb. I browsed for geckos by region and quickly found a picture that match the little guy on my car perfectly. I started reading about him and found this out:

"They are quick to bite when annoyed, and a big adult is capable of drawing blood."

Great. And I was trying to capture this thing with my hands. Maybe it was a good thing that he ran away and hid.

Anyway, if you are a dork like me and interested in finding more out about him, here is some info on him.

Friday, October 19, 2007

suicidal geckos

I don't know if the world of geckos is going through hard times, but I've seen a few geckos doing some really crazy and suicidal things. Wednesday morning I heard Milo meowing at something in my living room and recognized it as his hunting chatter. He had a little house gecko cornered up by the ceiling. As with any creature he might trap up on the ceiling, he thinks if he meows at it and asks nicely it will just come down and let him chew it up. I tried to rescue the gecko, but it managed to hide. I had to go to work, so I let it fend for it's self. When I got home later on in the night, Milo was in my bedroom staring at the same gecko. I didn't know who was more cruel; Milo for terrorizing the little gecko all day, or the gecko for teasing Milo and giving him a sore neck from looking up all day.

Last night I was going outside to the laundry room and a huge house gecko ran right in. Milo noticed him immediately and went into hunt mode. This time I was able to lock Milo into the bathroom while I caught and released the gecko. Happy ending on this one.

Then later on last night I got into my car and went to the gas station. As I got out to pump gas, I saw this little brown gecko clinging on to the roof of my car for dear life. I tried to catch him, but he hid in a little crevice by my windshield wipers. I had to let him go and get on my way. When I got to about 45 mph the little guy decided to run up my windshield and and leap off. I was near the grassy median, so I hope he made it.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Yes, I am a bitch... A bitch with a blog - Part 2

This post is a little delayed, but I just had to write about this one.

Let me tell you, people just don't get it. I give people ample warning. I mentioned several times to these girls that I have a blog or two, and I like to post. Every time I made one of these comments, all I got from them were some blank looks and some comments to each other asking why this weird girl keeps on mentioning her blogs.

Because I'm going to write and tell everyone on the internet about how stupid you are acting. Geez.

Anyway... A couple of weekends ago, we went down to my friend's house in Homestead for his birthday bash. The original plan was to spend the weekend on his boat for Columbus Day Regatta, but windy weather and the threat of thunderstorms kept us on land. So we altered our plans to just spend the weekend at Leslie's house and celebrate his birthday with a party.

Normally when we go down to Leslie's house, there is quite the assortment of personalities. Some of these people are not normally the type I would choose to spend time with, but generally most everyone is friendly and hanging out with them for a weekend is not a problem.

This time was completely different. To make a long story short, there were a total of 4 girls in the group I went down with. There were 3 other girls there who decided that we were the mortal enemy. First of all they acted like we were out to try and steal their boyfriends away and they needed to protect them. Sorry ladies, let me tell you how much that is not an issue. The other problem they had was this whole territorial thing. It's like they laid claim to Leslie's house and even Leslie himself. It really reminded me of a bunch of dogs lifting their legs and pissing on everything.

Here are just some of the things that they were doing: Giving us the stink-eye or just plain staring us down, rushing up to their boyfriends and hanging on them whenever one of us was in a 5 foot radius, pretending to have a violent cough or sneeze while actually shouting out quick little comments like "I hate her", or just plain making rude comments about one of us out loud whenever we turned our backs.

Please girls, try acting your age. All this catty behavior was ridiculous. It's completely unnecessary and all it does is creates a hostile environment for everyone around you. Just because we were the intended targets, don't think that it didn't effect the majority of the people there. I even went so far as to ask one of the girls what was going on. I got a response that resembles what I normally get out of the middle school kids that I work with. "What? Huh? I haven't noticed anything. Oh... I'll have to have a talk with her. I haven't done anything." Ok.

The whole reason I'm writing this is to just try and remind people to act civil. I'm not asking you to put me on your Christmas card list, I'm just asking you to treat other people with respect and act like adults.

And now I will hop down from my soap-box. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Any day now!

Here's my latest update from Ravelry!

Found you!

* You signed up on August 30, 2007
* You are #30079 on the list.
* 418 people are ahead of you in line.
* 14748 people are behind you in line.
* 57% of the list has been invited so far

Just one more way for the computer to suck up my free time. Drat.

Monday, October 15, 2007

2 DAYS!!!!!

I am so excited I can hardly sit still! 2 days until IKEA opens up around the corner. Well, not exactly around the corner, but 10 miles isn't so bad!

I can't wait!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

hee hee *snort*

I know that this really isn't that funny, but I can't stop laughing. I'm watching the evening news and they flash up this shot from a security camera. The story went something like this:

"Police need your help identifying a suspect. The man seen here in this picture taken from a security camera is wanted for questioning. The suspect went to a drive-thru of a local McDonalds and ordered over $7.00 worth of food. He refused to pay the money, insisting he only had $1.75 and that's what he would pay. When the employees refused to give him the food for $1.75, he then pulled up to the drive-thru window and forced it open. He started waving a gun around and tried stealing his bag of food. He only got away with some ketchup."

Ohhhh... Geez. I'm still laughing. I've always said that the evening news was the most entertaining thing on TV in South Florida.

My favorite!

He might not be an AH for everyone else, but he's my favorite AH!

Let's hear it for Zach Braff!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

And we have a winner!

Here is my latest contribution to the AH contest: Zachary Levi.
I think this guy is too cute. I'm a sucker for the slightly geeky :)

Monday, October 01, 2007

great book

I just finished one of the best books I've read in a long time. And it's a YA! That's a teen book for you non-librarian folk. If you like super-natural/vampire stories at all, check this book out.

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

Rather than write a big long review, I'll leave it to you to pick up. Right now I'm going to get back to reading "New Moon", the second book in the Twilight saga!

And I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Stephenie Meyer will start writing for adults!