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February 9th, 2006

8171 - Scotto hears a Who!

I saw an owl on the school fence, walking home from the bus stop last night. It was super cute... a tiny thing, maybe the size of a can of soda-pop... I was a little shocked, because I think of Owls as big birds of prey The bird looked like a brown and white feathered capsule, with huge yellow eyes and long skinny legs. I stopped in my tracks and admired it for a moment and then went to take a picture. It took off before I could snag him, but I found a very close approximation... it was a burrowing owl! (The mascot of my old university) Apparently they don't get very large, so I doubt what I saw was a baby though it looked babyish to me at the time.

burrow owl

He flew off into this tree, outside of my view. The creepy yellow light looked nifty and I had the palmtop out, so I took a picture.


It's odd... I think of owls as these huge predators, but this guy would've had trouble with a rat, I think. Maybe an anole or a mouse is more his speed. I'll be coming back to see if I can spot him again. I really love living close to this sort of wildlife.

That Space piggy picture got well over 3500 hits over the course of 12 hours yesterday...that's more hits than my coverage of the hurricane back in October, and I thought that was nuts. I wonder if someone else linked to it, because only a couple of dozen bounced through my journal-site to that page.

Made plans to go see Wicked with Danny some time in the weeks ahead. I'm looking quite forward to it, though I wonder how much he'll like it. It was his idea, so groovy. Yikes.. I wonder how much he'll balk when he finds out they're between $109 and $225 per seat? I suspect I might be flying solo. A bit more expensive than the $5 seats for Arsenic and Old Lace at his school.

Pretty Keen - estimate to price of any address.

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Moment of lyric (take your pick - mov, or youtube)

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Can you think of anything else that talks, other than a person?
Uh ohh... uh oh, a bird! yeah!
Sometimes a parrot talks
Ha ha ha ha ha !!!!
Yes, some birds are funny when they talk
Can you think of anything else
A record, record, record !

1 year ago - Rooster year, Kerby, palm doodle, nifty dolls, web-flowers, ljers who kill, machine gun vs katana, google maps, living with a corpse

2 years ago - RIP, J.S. , meme, Long distance , layers, GA success

3 years ago - tittles, palm pics, Pondering Newt getting pooch bro, incubus

4 years ago - bro email, morty the cylon, Emily Dickinson, Tulpas, links

5 years ago - More love issues, lj drama, loneliesGeotarget

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