Today’s prompt: ‘ect’
For decades home was the suburbs and I the family taxi-driver as residents
couldn’t walk to schools, stores or restaurants.
Twelve years ago I moved back to my hometown (population 16,000) and
later relocated to the historic district in center of town.
My apartment complex borders a park and I was surprised by the amount
of squirrels. They are such nervous critters and from my balcony it was a
source of enjoyment to watch them in action – eating and storing food for
the winter months.
And then along came the fox – several foxes which I assume are the reason
I rarely see squirrels anymore.
If that wasn’t strange enough in recent months town residents began to
catch sight of another animal wandering around – coyote(s), especially
in the historic district.
I’d viewed posted pictures and read articles written by both concerned
parents and pet owners.
And then it happened – a closeup of what looks like a wolf eyes on
me from a distance in the apartment complex’s parking lot.
I didn’t expect to turn around from the garbage bin and find a coyote.
Yesterday was one day I was sure thankful the main key to access the
building didn’t stick in the lock.
Twenty-five years of country living amid other forest animals never
once saw a coyote. I don’t wish to ever be that close in proximity again.
I learned a lesson ‘always expect the unexpected’ wandering thru town.
SoCS February 29th 2020
Today’s words: pillow – tiger – medal
Pillow talk (conversation)
Catch a tiger by the tail (idiom)
Put the pedal to the medal (idiom)
Three Things Challenge No: 160
30 minutes – race against clock – before Friday becomes Saturday on my calendar – GO!!
Wonderful I type go and the keyboard refuses to type. WONDERFUL – doubtful meet
- Where will you find a windlass?
Ans: in the weight room at the gym
- What’s the difference between a paddle and an oar?
Ans: the circumference of the pole
- How do you bore water?
- If 007 has a licence to kill, what do the previous 6 have licences for?
Ans: (in no particular order) – thought patterns documentation – intentional
deviations – graphing charts – tactics – immunity – seal of approval to chicken
- Why do we have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
Ans: Food storage in prep of long wait until Fat Tuesday a.k.a. Mardi Gras
- Why do we say something is ‘dog-eared’ if it’s shabby or tatty?
Ans: Sounds more pleasing to the ear and much better visual than
- What color are peacock eggs?
Ans: Various – depends on the painter
- What is the difference between the Big Dipper and The Plough?
Ans: The location – US/Canada versus UK/Ireland
- How do you make Sloe Gin?
Ans: Ask the bartender to shake well all ingredients for a fizz effect
- Who were The Goons?
Ans: Relatives of mine – actual considered alien due to RH Negative blood
Fibbing Friday: February 28th