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By ana (Fri May 11, 2012 at 09:57:02 AM EST) (all tags)
Looks like I'll be in South Philly visiting on or about 22 June. Could possibly meet people for something before or after; maybe Sunday the 24th?

Also inside: Stuff! Things! Nonsense! Bunnies!

There's something big and bright and yellow in a most unnaturally blue sky. Haven't seen that in a while. Also, how's it gonna rain without all those low gray clouds?

Lessee... what else? Still trying to think through possible reasons why my work for the past couple years might not be useful, and if there's anything to do about it without reopening the matter of trap-map generation. I've really forgotten the details of that, so it'd be a major effort to check that in any significant way.

And I'm feeling a bit out to pasture over the issue. There's some relief, I guess, but I also can't just let it go.

Critter tale... Last night I came home and Calcifer (4 or 5 year old orange cat, named for the fire demon in Howl's Moving Castle) was acting oddly. He seemed very skeptical about going up the stairs to his usual feeding station, and kept staring up the stairs as if he expected zombies or something at any moment. So I sat at the top of the stairs, and if I was right there, he'd eat. If I went somewhere else, he'd run away.

There's some sign of ongoing construction next door, so I figured maybe the noise had spooked him. He was very cuddly on Saturday when the roofers were over there.

This morning on the landing halfway up the stairs, I found... a dead rabbit.

I have a theory: It might be bunnies.

I think he probably caught it yesterday during the day, brought it in alive through the cat door, and it got away, proving to be more than he could handle easily. He caught up with it again in the night, though I didn't hear any sounds of fighting.

This reminds me of the time (I'm sure we diarized it at the time, but I'm not finding it) that Rocky, the 70-pound viszla hunting dog, would not go into his room at bedtime, because, as it turned out, there was a baby bunny hiding under the futon he slept on. Boosted in, we think, by a different cat. Apparently indoor bunnies are monsters.

Spring is springing. It's probably time to dig grass and mint out of the garden, see what the compost heap hath produced, and think about planting veggies. Typically the last frost is overwith before Memorial Day here, and that's a-coming right up.
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hmm. by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri May 11, 2012 at 09:59:12 AM EST
i would prefer sat. the 23d, as there's something (well, two things) i'd like to do in the city on the 24th.

but i can make it down for this.

If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

I have nothing that I know of that wknd yet by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri May 11, 2012 at 10:06:12 AM EST
just keep me posted...
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
Ditto [nt] by mmangino (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri May 11, 2012 at 12:21:56 PM EST

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Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes by notafurry (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri May 11, 2012 at 11:00:58 AM EST
They got them hoppy legs and twitchy little noses...

I've got a theory. by Herring (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri May 11, 2012 at 11:26:21 AM EST
It doesn't matter.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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And what's with all the carrots? by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri May 11, 2012 at 11:57:19 AM EST
What do they need such good eyesight for anyway?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Watership Down by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #7 Sun May 13, 2012 at 10:03:04 PM EST
Changed my outlook on bunnies.

That weekend is not Fathers Day is it?
Ahh no, that's 17th.  I'll keep the date free, but no promises.


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