June 28, 2007

Blogging, Squirrels and Gators

No blogging tonight and tomorrow may be light. I’m off to Pensacola for a week, then on to do our tour of the South, just me and the boys for the last half. It is always fun and relaxing.

I hit 200,000 hits this morning at 3:47AM on the old blog here. Some person from Austria googling for a picture of a squirrel. Alas, I think it might be better that he was googling for a squirrel than my 200,000th hit be for ‘boy pee jello’.

Speaking of squirrels, do they have them in Europe? I don’t remember seeing them when we lived in Taiwan, although we had a mother load of HUGE rats, I don’t remember squirrels. Do they in Europe? Is this why I get googled for their image all the time, someone wondering what one looks like?

Of course I have these images as Eric is an easy target. I get googled for squirrels from a post I put up taking a pot shot at him. He takes things in stride… always open about the things he hates (squirrels) and is afraid of (zombies) hence I think most of this inner blog world has posted at least once a zombie story directed at Eric. For me its squirrels.

And then there is easy targets and people who take things in stride… poor Jimbo. Good Grief. I truly never mean anything malicious. He too is open about the things he’s afraid of (gators) and I occasionally post about things he’s afraid of (gators) since I live in the ‘things he’s afraid of’ (gators) country.

And so this morning, I made a right hand turn into the development upon where my gym is located and had to stop short as a 6 foot gator was making its way across the road from one pond to another. I was pretty shocked, I mean we see gators, but its not often I have to stop to let one cross. But my first thought was, “Oh crap! Where’s my camera? Jimbo needs to see this!”

Alas, there was no camera, so my 2nd thought was, “OH! I have his cell number!” and so I picked up my phone and called him only to get his voice mail. Luckily according to the voice mail I received from him later, it was intelligible. I was worried. I think it sounded like this… “Jim *laugh laugh laugh* this is Bou *laugh laugh laugh* …” Heh. Although I did think later, “Oh, geez, I wonder if he knew who it was.” It is not uncommon as bloggers to relate first and foremost by our blogger name and I used my correct name on his cell phone.

I still laugh when I think of that gator. And I looked in my rear view mirror and the guy driving the truck behind me was watching this whole thing, and I swear his eyes were bugging out of his head. Meanwhile I just kept thinking, ‘I have to tell Jim!”

Posted by Boudicca at June 28, 2007 02:54 PM | TrackBack

Hmmm. We need more water and soon!

Posted by: vw bug at June 28, 2007 03:32 PM

... if anyone ever makes a movie about zombie squirrels, I think I'll lose my mind.... .

Posted by: Eric at June 28, 2007 07:04 PM

Tree rats tastes great fried.

Posted by: Catfish at June 28, 2007 07:27 PM

Gators? Zombie squirrels? What the hell is going on here?

Ah, well. At least there are no evil clowns. Jim hates those, too.

Posted by: Elisson at June 28, 2007 10:40 PM

This gator did not sport a "farookin' great head of hair" did it? Just wondered...

I think 99% of the world's squirrels live in my yard. Really. Haven't seen any zombies squirrels though.

Posted by: Teresa at June 29, 2007 12:42 PM

no, Teresa, you have half, the other half are in MY yard.

Posted by: caltechgirl at June 29, 2007 02:47 PM

CTG - you have the west coast squirrels and I have the east coast. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at June 29, 2007 05:28 PM

Yes, they do have squirrels in Europe

Posted by: unkawill at July 1, 2007 05:51 PM

Fried squirrels make the best gravy in the world! Don't know much about fried "gators".

Posted by: MissBirdlegs in AL at July 3, 2007 05:53 PM