Friday, April 03, 2009

Gooood morning, Knoxville!

I got into town yesterday about 4:30.

Boy, the drive south was like driving four weeks (and 20 degrees Fahrenheit) into the future. Back in Indy, the trees have just started getting the faintest fuzz of green buds on their branches, but dropping down into the valley here was a treat for the eyes.


The only thing of note on the otherwise uneventful drive was the odd roadkill I spotted (or hallucinated) on the shoulder of I-275 just before crossing the Ohio river; either y'all have some weird, spotted, shaggy, long-necked deer up there, or somebody's missing their llama.

15 comments:

elvistheoriginalterminator said...

I am missing my llama ......

George said...

LOL

Noah D said...

Considering the amount of llama ranches scattered around the state, that wouldn't surprise me.

DirtCrashr said...

Did it have wings? Maybe it was an ostrich.

Somerled said...

That drive reminds of driving south from Kansas to Tulsa for the spring gun shows. The pear trees bloom out nearly a month earlier down there. They can plant butter beans in February. Not here.

Mark Alger said...

That would be the llama.

M

Anonymous said...

Damn, you passed up llama roadkill? Elitist.

Them's good eatin if you fix em right.

You could have at least pulled over and sheared it.

Anonymous said...

Could it have been a unicorn? I still haven't gotten my unicorn. I'm thinking my unicorn fell off the mail truck and got busted up on the highway. That has to be what happened. Who do I write to for a replacement uni?

kbarrett said...

Llama = poor man's Elk.

You don't need a tag ...

Old NFO said...

Llama steaks and you passed it up? Well, actually don't blame you on that one... :-)

Brigid said...

Glad you've arrived safely.

You KNOW I have to add this now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbPDKHXWlLQ

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:14, llamas are not mailable--they exceed both the max weight and the height/girth regulation. Delivery has been held up until a sufficient Secret Youth Army can be drafted to lead them to you. That's why The One has been so secretive about why he needs his own personal army. It's a surprise.

The unicorns will come with a gold-chased halter, which, ironically, fits you just as well as it fits the unicorn. Efficiency.

markm said...

I hear that unicorns become extremely ornery when handled by non-virgins, so I don't expect O's youth army to have much luck delivering them.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was spelled Eunuch Horn. There's sure to be phthalates in that horn.

reflectoscope said...

I don't know about llamas, but if you ever get offered/threatened with the chance to ride an alpaca, think of it as a camel with shag upholstery...

Jim