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Monday, February 19, 2007

Squirrels

On Monday afternoons I work for a RD out of her home office. Her office is affectionately referred to as "the casita" because it has the feel of a small house even though it is a converted garage. So I was sitting on the floor this afternoon, next to the sliding glass door, going through nutrition resources when I heard a strange sound outside. I looked through the screen and saw two squirrels chasing each other down the tree. My first thought was, "Wow, I haven't seen squirrels chase each other since I was in Northern CA." So I continued to watch them as they ran down the tree, chased each other in circles across the grass and then, the squirrel being chased, ran straight into the screen door next to me. After shaking his head and recovering, the squirrels ran off around the casita. At which point I got up to close the front door, the door without the screen. As I did this I saw the squirrel walking slowly, stunned, down the driveway. He took a look at me as I was closing the door as if to say, "Boy am I glad it was a screen and not the glass door."

It was so funny I burst out laughing. If the screen door had been open I would have had a squirrel in my lap, then what would I have done?

On a completely unrelated tangent my name was the 17th most popular female name the year I was born. In 2005 it fell to 138th. Want to find out about your name? Click here.

3 comments:

K.S. said...

Mine was 192 - then really unpopular in the mid-1990s - and now 140! Still pretty unique I guess. My full name (with an "a" not an "e") has become tremendously unpopular - down to 859 from 306! However, without my special spelling, my full name's in the top 50...

K.S. said...

Wow! And look up Stacey. Nobody's named Stacey anymore.

Brian said...

Speaking of squirrels... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZwhsD5XMC8