September 28th, 2001

Yo Maniacal Tang

Attack of the Rabid Raccoons

Well, this is a change of pace...let's speak of my life!

First, a brief mention of you-know-what: I was walking down Main St. in Boulder Creek, when I came across a board outside of a crafts store with the actual FBI wanted poster for bin Laden. Aside from the "d'oh!" factor ("considered armed and extremely dangerous" you think?) there were stats you don't ordinarily hear on the his height and weight.

Hmm? Oh, it's 6'6", 160 pounds. For some reason I thought he would be shorter.

Anyway, after a successful day in town where I was able to get everything I needed for dinner and fixing the stupid PVC drain under the sink, I brought my booty home to finish cleaning the house in advance of Roni's visit this weekend. It's the first time in 7 months she's made it up here, and I wanted to at least have my room clean.

Last night, after Rob fed Mary (an outdoor cat that's adopted us against our will) there was a bit of excitement. Apparently a very large raccoon took it upon herself to eat Mary's kibble. Now, we've known Mary to consort with raccoons in the past (she and the 'coons love to torture Bijou, one of our indoor cats, through the french doors in the back), but this was obviously not a voluntary incident.

What surprised me was the sheer brass balls of this particular animal...normally a sudden movement would chase off most raccoons, no problem. Not this actually growled at us when we opened the front door. When it was finished and walked off, I opened the door to get the bowl and figure out how to feed mary sans coon, when the damned thing actually climbed back down off the tree in front just to stand on the deck and grumble at me like a pit bull.

Rob was concerned it might have some sort of distemper, or rabies. Once I heard it was seen earlier in the company of two much smaller kin, I sussed it -- she's a mom.

When I left the house this evening to pick Roni up at the CalTrain station, I couldn't help but look up nervously. Raccoon claws are NASTY.
Yo Maniacal Tang

Silly Survey's...

Ok, another waste of time, this time coming to me by way of K'shandra. It's particularly silly considering I've only been on LiveJournal for about three weeks now...still it's interesting to see what's developed in just three weeks.

Number of people on my lj friends list: 5
Number of people who aren't people on my friends list: 1 (firecat. which was a surprise...I don't think I know them. Fascinating that someone I don't know is reading my stuff!)
...whom I've met in person: 5
...whom I've met in person more than once: 5
...whose house I've been to: 3
...who have been to my house: 2
...whose precise geographic location I know offhand (city/state): 5
...whose full names I know offhand (first-last): 5
...whom I've followed/been in touch with for more than 3 years: 3
...who live outside my country: 0
...whose journal I consider myself "addicted" to: 2
...whom I've lived with: 3
...whose ex I slept with: 2
...who I've done: (I think they mean sex here ;) 3
...who I've done recently and will probably hopefully do again soon: 2
...who I'd do (and haven't yet): 1. They know who they are...unless they haven't noticed the drool that pours from my mouth whenever I'm within ten feet of them. Of course, they might not realize that I would...but I don't want come across as a stalking fool. Sometimes I wonder about my more primitive reactions to people.

It would be interesting to follow this up in a few months and see what happens.

Ah, and another watershed first three entry day! Woohoo!

Saw "Enterprise" last night (thanks be to TiVo). Not bad for a first episode. I remember not being very impressed with the first episodes of Voyager or Next Gen, but really enjoying DS9's premier. I have to admit DS9 is my favorite series to date of those three, so hopefully it bodes well for this new one.

Casting Scott Bakula as the captain was a stroke of genius -- the fact he plays it perfectly is no surprise (his work on Quantum Leap was incredible...he was wasted on Murphy Brown).
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