June 26th, 2006

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12:39 am - I wasn't ready for all this... nature
There was a nice little rainstorm last night and this morning. It died down sometime while I was having a late breakfast, though, and I noticed it was just that kind of lightly overcast that's really pretty and cool and comfortable to be outside in on what would otherwise be a hot bright summer day. So I decided to mix a drink, grab a new paperback and a cigar, and take a lawn chair down to the creek that runs behind my apartment building for a little quiet time.

The book was great, the cigar was truly fine, and I kid you not, an otter surfaced about ten feet away and swam by in my little rain-swollen creek as I was sitting there just enjoying my tiny little slice of nature. An otter! I did a double-take, looked close to make sure I wasn't seeing things - nope, no big flat tail, not a beaver (which would have been cool enough, really), it really was an honest-to-god otter! I said "hey there, little guy!" and he did a little 180, eyed me for a few seconds, and dove again.

This was a good day.


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[User Picture] From: electricia
Date: June 26th, 2006 - 07:53 am



That is all.

[User Picture] From: thesadpunk
Date: June 26th, 2006 - 10:58 am
Did you take this picture?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: June 26th, 2006 - 01:11 pm
Hahahaha, no. The creek behind my apt isn't anywhere NEAR that pretty; truth be told it's usually a sad little trickle through a big red clay ditch. But since we had all the rain, for the day it was several feet of fairly lively-moving opaque muddy water in a big red clay ditch. =)

I just wanted to have an otter picture with the post, that's all.

[User Picture] From: dixie_chicken
Date: June 26th, 2006 - 12:12 pm
Reminds me of the time a bunny ran across the sidewalk in front of me when I was jogging up in Oxford one time. Completely ruined the momentum of my workout 'cause I had to go crouch down by the azaleas and coo at him.

[User Picture] From: watermelonlife
Date: June 26th, 2006 - 09:06 pm
what are you reading?

i went to the old mill antique mall in west columbia today and it was anything but cool and comfortable.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: June 27th, 2006 - 02:54 am
A military sci-fi book, Ashes of Victory. I can't claim it's great literature, but good military sci-fi keeps me turning the pages for sure.

I definitely don't think I'd have traded my otter sighting for a trip to the antique mall. =)

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