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February 2, 2006

spiders, woodchuck and snakes

This is the #1 reason I could not serve in Iraq in any capacity. These "camel spiders" (Order: Solifugae) are just nasty. I can handle tarantulas (they're furry) but naked lizard-chomping spiders? That's just WRONG!

Everyone wish Rob a happy Woodchuck Day. Woodchucks are a mammalian subset of the whole Bear scene. A "Woodchuck" only has a hairy butt and legs, but no beard or chest hair. Rob is a Woodchuck with a Woodchuck Butt, and today is his holiday, and for others like him.

Jocko sums up the State of the Union Address better than I could. But there have been some improvements: at least W can say 'nuclear' and 'America' now, as opposed to 'nook-you-lar' and 'merca'. Clearly someone's been getting speech coaching.

What was up with the D.C. Crack Copter up all night? I heard the 'B-R-R-A-A-P!' of a semi-automatic in the distance at about Midnight.

Yesterday's grumpy/scandalous post removed...it was neither fair nor entirely true about recent dating experiences, and I worry that the nice cute furry date who made the nice dinner would get his feelings hurt if he read it. Not all men are turds, just like, three this fall/winter, and I shouldn't fixate on the bad ones.

Posted by jimbo at February 2, 2006 10:13 AM

Comments

This morning they had 16th St closed all the way up to Scott Circle for no apparrent reason, with the helicopters flying all around. Traffic was a mess.

Posted by: Tom at February 2, 2006 2:11 PM

I coudn't watch it because I was attempted to make a cookie and milk drinking/ dunking game out of it. Sadly, did not have the right cookies to pair with milk. The quickie mart does not stock oatmeal raisin!

Freedom- dunk one cookie take a bite
Democracy- dunk and drink milk
terrorists- drink
September 11th- drink
evil doers- drink whole glass
bi-partisan- drink
nuclear- eat cookie dry
America- drink

Posted by: Marie at February 2, 2006 2:29 PM

This is why I hardly ever talk about my dating habits with friends, much less post about it on the internets :)

Posted by: Dan at February 2, 2006 3:21 PM

16th street was closed for a large motorcade.

Posted by: Chip at February 2, 2006 3:53 PM

I would have been surprised if you could find enought milk and cookies to keep up with Georgie-boy anyway.

Posted by: Boo Augustus at February 2, 2006 4:18 PM

I guess I should point out that camel spiders also exist in the Mojave desert, are non-venomous, and are "only" 6-inches across with their limbs spread. Check it:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/06/0629_040629_camelspider.html

Posted by: Josh at February 2, 2006 4:50 PM

Ugh! I wish I hadn't watched that video! I will probably have nightmares now! (No, not the spider video, the State Of The Union one...)

Posted by: Bubala at February 2, 2006 6:55 PM

Have you ever seen Rob's chest? It is very much hairy. :-)

Today is also Setsubun Day, a day according to Japanese tradition that begins Spring :-)

Posted by: Dax at February 2, 2006 8:34 PM

Wow I have no idea that anyone knew about setsubun no hi - subarashii naa.

So question - what is an otter then? Up until I grew a beard I guess I was a woodchuck (which is fine by me - sounds a lot cooler) but people said I was an otter... what's the deal?

Traffic was ridiculous, I agree!

Posted by: TOS at February 3, 2006 1:12 AM

And these good people have some Spidey facts too: http://www.snopes.com/photos/bugs/camelspider.asp

Posted by: David at February 3, 2006 2:24 PM

i was wondering what happened to that post--i wanted to say that most of us guys from the south would hold a door open for you. my last date, i even took his jacket, put it on the back of his chair and helped scoot his chair forward.
guess some guys don't like polite--haven't heard from him since. maybe i made him feel like a grandma.

Posted by: jeremy at February 3, 2006 3:35 PM