Thursday, September 30, 2004

I am terribly tempted to blurt out some question tonight like this one from an episode of the Simpsons:

Lenny: [at microphone] Uh yeah, I'm a
techno-thriller junkie, and I'd

like to know,is the B-2 bomber more

detectible when it rains?
Kent: Oh, what do you think, Tom Clancy?
Clancy: Well, the B-2--
Lenny: No, no, no, I was asking Maya Angelou!
Angelou: The ebony fighter awakens, dabbled

with the dewy beads of morn.
Moe: Maya Angelou is black?
Angelou: It is a mach-5 child, forever bound
to suckle from the shriveled breast

of congress.
Lenny: Oh, Maya, you're a national treasure!

Oh, I'm sure I'll be able to resist. But still.

[Reference: Insane Clown Poppy episode]

Found myself OWP again today, but it was just because I had such a run on peanuts yesterday. I was on campus in the evening, and in the (quad? diag?) found myself feeding 4 squirrels, 2 chipmunks and 2 bluejays--and a Northern Brown Flicker was lingering in the branches overhead. While I was feeding one squirrel, another came over and grabbed a finger on the hand I wasn't paying attention to. With his teeth, but not hard. It felt exactly like someone with long nails gently pinching my finger, except much cuter.

Oh, and the reason that I was on campus in the evening was to pick up the congratulatory flowers sent by Argotnaut & Frinkenstein! They smelled very woodsy and delicious. I realized that this is the only time in my life anyone has ever given me flowers! (Is that normal?) Anyway, I like flowers a lot, so it was very nice.

Well, better grade some papers and upload a new assignment.


Andrew said...

First time EVER?! T'aint normal Mistress Lizardo. Tell that Limey to shift his bloomin' (har har) bum and fetch you some flars occasionally! Or at least a bag of peanuts with a bow on it so you won't be caught OWP anymore.

liz said...

Well, no further flowers, but I *was* given a congratulatory book by an author I like as well as a Bush-quotes calendar. (I can't tell if it's really funny or really sad--the election outcome will tell that.)

These will most likely last longer than flowers, too.