Friday, March 1, 2013

This is my hood.


Ever think about that fact that everything has something to do every day and there’s a lot of repetition involved? I’m not saying things get humdrum. I’m just saying. It’s a fact of life. We have things we do and things we do again and more things we do again and again. Some examples...

Sharks: swim, swim, swim, swim, swim, stalk, swim, swim, swim, attack, eat, swim, swim, swim, swim, swim, swim, swim, swim, swim, stalk....

Trees: sway, sway, sway, sway, convert carbon dioxide to oxygen, sway, sway, sway, sway, sway, filter the air, sway, sway, sway, sway, sway, sway....

Moose: chew, chew, chew, chew, walk, walk, walk, stand, stand, stand in middle of highway, stand, stand, stand, stand, move off the highway, walk, walk, walk, chew, chew....

But then something unique happens. Maybe the shark encounters a thrill seeker in a barred cage with an underwater camera. Maybe the tree spots a feller-buncher approaching. Maybe a moose does a face-plant while crossing the highway.

That one surprised me.

You know the Spring potholes are bad when a moose stumbles into one while ambling across the highway. When I witnessed this I knew just how things played out in that moose’s head: wow, asphalt ain’t what it used to be.

True dat. It’s like concrete Swiss cheese out there. Be careful folks. Be careful.

12 comments:

Ken said...

A moose has a lot of face to plant on the highway!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That moose should complain to the municipality like everyone else!

Antares Cryptos said...

Hahaha.

"Covert" carbon dioxide conversion?

Tree: Pssst. Leafdropper, it's time to produce Oxygen. Pass it on.

Vinny C said...

Life's potholes often cause embarrassment, but they do have a tendency to shake things. Sometimes we need that.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Soooooooooooooooooo glad we don't get potholes in Arizona. Because we live in heat hell, the pavement never gets cold enough to contract.

Michael Burrows said...

Why are they called pot holes?

dbs said...

Great comments. Thanks for the editing work AC. And Michael, interesting question--maybe it more than the obvious shape? Hmmm.

Antares Cryptos said...

That was a great spelling error.
Sigh.

It would be too time-consuming to return the favor.;)

Jim said...

And I thought the Maritimes were the Pot Hole capital of the world!!
Great post post!

Al Penwasser said...

Spring potholes are bad when a moose stumbles into one. And disappears.
Yep. That's pretty bad.

wendy said...

OH MY GOSH...are you serious. That must have been a sight to behold. A once in a lifetime for sure !!!!

Chelle said...

We had a sinkhole here in Ottawa. It got its own twitter account. It ate a minivan.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...