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Friday, August 16, 2013

You better knock

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This morning.

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Last night.

* Illinois State Fair butter cow last year, then this year (scroll down).

* Asian carp corndogs?

* This morning on the way to work, about 100 feet ahead of me, a squirrel crossed halfway across four lanes and stopped. The traffic wasn't heavy, but it wasn't light. If there had been no other cars, I could have and would have stopped to wait until it figured out what to do. And so, as squirrels will do, instead of going all the way across, it turned around and went right under my tire. I felt it. I heard it. I don't know why I looked in the rear view mirror, but I wish I hadn't. What I saw crushed me. The squirrel was crawling, on its elbows, slowly, tail dragging, back to the curb. That image has been with me all day. Make it go away.

* Knock on wood.

Posted by Marie at August 16, 2013 10:19 PM