|Actually this one is last week at the far end of Stony Run.|
|Only way you can get one to sit still is spot him on the OTHER side of the river!|
|"Where the geese are..."|
|Listening to the ice clattering in thew waves, sounds like a wind chime...|
|CRACK!! Oops, crap!|
|One of those moments the sun was out- the colors were so cool...|
|This tree shed all its bark over the winter.|
My friend over at Holly's hoots and hollers put up an "ABCs of me" thing. I told her I'd try it, but she might regret it:
A- Age: 51 in 87 days. Mind about 29, body closing on 76.
B- Bedsize: Queen, I guess. For the chunk Scrappy lets me have, it might as well be a twin.
C- Chore you Hate: Is there one I like?
D- Drink of Choice: Pepsi Cola
E- Essential start to your day item : the toilet, beyond a doubt.
F- Favorite color: blue
G- Gold or Silver: in what event?
H- Height: 5’4” when gravity's low
I- Instruments I play(ed)- No self respecting instrument would let me near it. The ones without self respect, like tubas and kazoos, I don't persue.
J- Job : After almost 10 years as a fabric cutter using primitive implements, I am now a fabric cutter using a computerized machine that's only about 5 years outdated.
K- Kids: No goats, just a dog. Oh, you mean children. Two of them, a girl and a drunk.
L- Living arrangement: an apartment, Townhouse style, with Laurie, who is the only woman who'd put up with me.
M- Mom’s name: Are you ready? Ursula. A name so difficult (apparently) that when she died, masses were said for her over the next couple months under at least three different misspellings, including Urusual.
N- Nicknames: Keek (Niece couldn't pronounce Chris), Popper (another niece's years-later mutation from Keek) , Tonar (some guy at school who thought I was a space alien), Superman, Underdog, Batman (big into comic books), Monty (my last name somehow metamorphosized).
O- Overnight hospital stay: Couple of years back I had surgery on a calf vein that somehow developed a huge blood clot on the OUTSIDE of the vein. Was off my feet (unassisted) from start of October till Christmas. Still paying those bills.
P- Pet Peeve: Either I have so many I can't distinguish them, or I don't have any.
Q- Quote from a movie: From A Time To Kill: "Yeah, I'm glad I killed them, and I hope they burn in Hell!!"
R- Right or left handed: Right
S- Siblings: Four- brothers 71 and 68, sisters 65 and 61. Yep, I was the youngest by ten years, and I've been an uncle since 5 months old.
T- Time I wake up: 5AM for work, 8-9 when it's up to me.
U- Underwear: clean at least 5 days of a week.
V- Vegetables I dislike: I like to think of myself as a friend of all vegetables. As such, I generally don't eat them.
W- What makes you run late: refer to E.
X- X-rays I’ve had: Leg, lungs, wisdom teeth. Sorry, no broken bones!
Y- Yummy food I make: Depends on whether it has to be yummy to anyone but me.
Z- Zoo favorite: Anyone who bothers to be awake when I'm there.