It’s an unlucky town for snowmen, and look at some birds

I’m not even going to pretend to have food today. I’m so busy sometimes I feel like I can’t breathe. I think I owe every person I know an email. I desperately need to catch up on my blog reading. I’m down 50% compared to last year in the number of books I’ve read. Work is crazy. When will it end? I’ve been making quick dinners almost every night, but on autopilot. I will have a food post for you soon. In the meantime, here are some things that are going on.

This is an actual incident that I found in our town’s crime blotter:

A town employee reported at 10:28 a.m. Aug. 28 there was a snowman hanging from a tree with fake blood on it on the 300 block of Glyndon Street NE. The snowman was stuffed with beer cans where his lights were supposed to be. The town employee was able to free the snowman and took him to a place where he would be cared for properly.

You didn’t realize we live in such a dangerous neighborhood, did you? THAT POOR SNOWMAN! If it gets any dicier here, we’re going to have to move.

Actually, what worries me about this incident is I didn’t realize it was a crime to put fake blood on snowmen. It makes me a little nervous to share with you an incident that took place in my past:

When searching for the evidence of my apparent crime, I also found this related picture, which I found pretty hilarious. Tigger has laser beam eyes! I miss Tigger.

In less illegal news, I got some better, though not great, shots of my hummingbirds!

And I went to Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and saw some great egrets.

I later helped some baby bunnies.

And saw a two-headed raccoon.

Now I must eat and GO TO SLEEP, GLORIOUS SLEEP. Food soon, I promise.


  1. radioactivegan Said,

    September 7, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    For a second I was like “whoa, is that really a two headed raccoon??? that’s crazy!” and then I realized it more likely two raccoons very close together. Still adorable, though!

  2. Suburban Snow White Said,

    September 8, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    INCREDIBLE shots of the hummingbirds! I just bought a hummingbird “swing” for my stepmother’s birthday. I wasn’t sure if it would actually work or not, but they’ve hung it up and have had hummingbirds come to perch on it while waiting for a turn at the feeder. Such amazing birds.

    And the bunnies??? Is that an old picture or do you have baby bunnies at this time of year. SO cute!!

  3. FoodFeud Said,

    September 8, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    Wait, what? Was it a fake snowman? How did they care for it?? I don’t understand! But I do love yr bloody snowman. And laserbeam cat. And BUNNIES.

  4. Lisa Goldstein Kieda Said,

    September 9, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    Loved the two-headed raccoon! So I just finished an amazing book that I think you will enjoy – The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov. Here’s hoping that you get in more reading/cooking time! Take care. Lisa G/K

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