Thursday, September 29, 2011

two other things about yesterday

1. While driving on the freeway yesterday afternoon, a van driving in the lane next to me had a blowout. Big ole' loud explosion right next to my door. I was certain the van had hit me and in that instant, thought:

--What the hell?
--What just hit my car?
--When does the spinning begin?
--This is it for me. I'm done.

Yes, that's a lot of thoughts for a split second. But that's just how I am. Cat quick in the brain.

Luckily for us all, it was just a blowout on some other vehicle. No apparent debris flying into the recently painted side of the little car. No spin out on the 201 ramp onto I-15 at 60 mph.

Yes. All good.


2. During dinner last night, I thought I saw something with black on it dash by the door, but as usual, I didn't have on my glasses, so I couldn't tell what it was.

Let's just say that usually when that happens, that seeing something dashing or scurrying by without being able to register it accurately in my brain, it always--always--turns out to be a mouse.

In fact, I said to Jack and Jr, "I think I just saw a big black mouse on the deck." And they made fun of me for thinking Gus's nose was a mouse.

But see, now I'm thinkin' that was no mouse. It was no dog.

It was one of those freakishly big frightening raccoons. Probably checking out the spilled dog food stain on the deck.

Crap. I'm not going to be able to go out back anymore. Such a waste of a good garden.


Joey said...

We had a raccoon climb up our power line once and execute himself. That's one way to get rid of them.

Lisa B. said...

Once I've seen one mouse, for weeks I will think I see them all. the. time. It is annoying.