Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Domestic -- Duck, Duck, Goose (Gray Duck..)

I'd love to be able to honestly title today's post "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck", wich is what the rest of the country improperly calls "Duck, Duck, Goose" -- you can always tell if someone shares my home-state because they'll get it right and the rest of you will be wrong...

Anyway,

Today I saved the lives of (i.e. avoided running over) the following waterfoul:
3 Canadian geese
1 pair of mallard ducks
1 Mommy mallard duck and a whole swarm of ducklings.

The geese and the pair of mallards were in parking lots and residential streets -- it wasn't hard to avoid hitting them. The Mommy mallard and her brood were trying to cross a 4-lane HIGHWAY. I wasn't far from my exit when I saw mommy duck on the shoulder of the road -- she was trying to cross taking at least a dozen little ducklings with her. I braked kind of hard (thank God there was very little traffic) and she turned around, leading her brood back to the side of the road.

I really hope she figured out they need to be able to fly before they cross HWY 52...

Of course, all of these heroics were after a day mostly about MEEEEEEE --

This morning I made the following calls / reservations..
1) Confirmed and finally managed to pring flat state reservations for the trip home. Best Western's website hates my PowerBook,...
2) Airline, car & hotel for casual mountain conference (Any of you doing Teaching for a Change??? speak up!)
3) Haircut appointment at my favorite salon in the WORLD in Omaha -- as we are staying across the street from there on Friday night...
4) Eye appointment & pedicure appointment for today --- I needed sunglesses and new toes...

After my flury of reservations / future spending money... I got my new sunglasses (hang on a second, I should go get them... I'm on the porch!)...ahhhh I'm back... I'm not sure I can see the screen better, but when I look out it is better...

I also got a pedicure and some good stuff from Bath and Body Works...

The End of Semester-stress disorder has now officially entered phase 3... Phase 1 was resless cleaning and throwing things away, Phase 2 is spending money on yourself, Phase 3 is ---- hmmmm I don't know -- I usually have to start planning my summer courses about now... hmmmm. I'll let you know.

3 comments:

Teri said...

hmmmm - it's duck, duck goose to me, too. It never occured to me that it might be anything else... I must be sheltered, or something.

Seeking Solace said...

It's duck, duck, goose to me too. But we have a ton of Canadian geese in Lake Effect Snow Central!

MMM love pedicures!!!

App Crit said...

Yes! Phase 1, 2, 3. I never broke down the pathology, but that's what it is!

Cheers.