Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Today was a good day...

Driving home from visiting Marko, the Munchkin, and the Sprog-ette, I was stopped by a school bus heading the other way. I took advantage of the pause to power down the top, which met with enthusiastic approval from the kiddies, and motored home under severe clear skies, 80F and dry, Heaven Or Las Vegas up loud on the CD player, and a half-case of Ruination IPA in the passenger footwell, having just left hanging out with a good friend and showing off the 1904-vintage Colt Pocket Hammerless I picked up at the gun show last weekend. The weather was so perfect that for the last bit of twisty road through the forest, I crawled along at about 10 or 15 MPH and just goggled at the woods all around me. I saw a wild turkey, too. It's days like this that I think it must suck not being me. ;)

I guess I'll go soak up the wonderfulness on the porch for a bit, since reality will be back to tread on my dreams tomorrow.

9 comments:

Jeff said...

Good idea.

triticale said...

Better than half a case of Wild Turkey in the footwell and seeing ruination by the side of the road.

Seriously, turkeys are about my favorite scenery animal. Only thing cooler is a stooping raptor. I saw one take out a pigeon in my back yard (inner city Milwaukee).

Tam said...

I nearly peed myself when I stepped out my front door (second floor) the other morning, minding my own business, and a big damn eagle launched himself from a tree branch not ten feet away and glided right past my nose, building airspeed...

phlegmfatale said...

Heaven or Las Vegas is such a fantastic album. I once was in a grocery store at 3am and heard the familiar tones in muzak - they did a muzak version of the title tune. Fantastic. If only more muzak were so cool. Yeah, that's some of the ultimate top-down music.

I think I'll get an ipod for my birfday in a few weeks and start it off with my Cocteau Twins box set. Good stuff.

Will said...

It's amazing how blasé one gets when you see/hear things on a regular basis. Every now and then I have to pause, and think about how odd this location is. I'm a couple minutes drive through suburbia to an eight lane freeway. I have a cattle ranch across the road, and often hear coyotes doing group sing-a-longs late at nite. Wild turkeys are common. Had a group stop by. 18 hens sitting on the back fence, three in the neighbors yard, and three toms on the side fence gazing at the ranch. Various types of raptors sailing around the sky, occasionally plucking fur/feathers while sitting in a tree (wish they would do something about this major influx of non-resident doves). No eagles, though. Hmm, just realized I haven't seen any hang gliders for some time. Wonder if they chased them out of the park up on the hilltop? Got the usual 4 legged critters cruising thru the back yard at nite. Possums, raccoons, skunks, etc. Deer wandering around peoples front yards at nite. Bobcat once in a while. Unbelievable how fast possums move during mating season!
BTW, this is Silicon Valley!!!

Tam said...

There's plenty of wild turkey around here, but I don't see them as often because back East we have these things called "trees". ;)

Jay G said...

Re: Wild turkeys. You can have 'em.

Up here, they are nothing short of a freakin' nuisance.

They roost on my kids' swingset.

If you think regular bird poop is bad, you ain't seen nothing like turkey poop.

I am just sooooo tempted to wander out back with the crossbow... ;)

7.62x54r said...

If the road is winding I'm generally doing my best to get the Bronco up on two wheels, wildlife be damned. ;-)

Tam said...

7.62x54r,

It's really more of a driveway than a road, and being a lane and a half wide and having three blind curves in a half mile, 25mph is risking a head-on with a neighbor...