Monday, May 16, 2005


The trip away has begun, we're holed up in Alabama once again, for the first time since the wedding.

Hannah moans that she wants a cigarette. I said, "Hannah gets huffy / when she can't have puffy" to widespread acclaim. Someone giving up smoking doesn't tend to appreciate silly rhymes.

We played tennis in a good spot. Hannah made me buy a peanut bar, the implication being that we do not have peanut bars in Europe. I ate it as though I've never eaten a peanut bar before, saying things like, "Wow! What is this?" and "Damn, this is fine!"

Hannah was videoed doing her Terri Schiavo impression and we are now discussing whether this should be released on to the web. It is kind of amusing but obviously walks a dangerous line in its lack of taste. Perhaps I will trail a still from the performance and see what people think.

Steve has shot a few squirrels, he wants to cut off a squirrel tail and pin it to the antenna on Hannah's car. It's a noble aim, but so far the squirrels have been injured but not killed outright, so they keep managing to make it out of the yard. The yard is beautiful, all kinds of plants and a pond, too, with relaxing carp swimming around. Colorful birds land on the fence and use the feeder, butterflies do their flitting, the cats loll in the sun, it's idyllic (when Hannah is not sat nearby, moaning about wanting cigarettes).

I hope everyone else is having a great summer, too!


Blogger L said... should release it on the web! A lot of us LOVE tasteless stuff like that!

6:31 PM  
Blogger Claypot said...

Yeah, yeah, what L said!

12:32 AM  
Blogger HF said...

Yes! Please, please, please, please! At least some stills!!

I was kind of bemused how you seem to take the squirells' tragic fate for granted going straight to your pastoral descrpition of the yard. So if you zoom in between the plants will you find half dead squirrels in agony?

I would understand to approach varmints like rats with this disrespect, but suirells? Squirells are antic gentle creatures that are genarlly considered to be on the side of "GOOD" animals (as opposed to cockroaches, skunks, poisonous snakes etc...). Or is it a cultural thing in Alabama? Like bullfighting in Spain. Please explain.

6:02 AM  
Blogger HF said...

Oops! Just realised my dictionary failed me. "Antic" seems to be the wrong choice of words when it comes to squirrels. "Dinky", "twee" is what I meant...

6:30 AM  
Blogger kingfelix said...

The squirrel's fate does not conflict with the pleasure of being in the yard, that's why I merged the image of a wounded squirrel making a dash for freedom with the other elements. The yard remains a wonderful place to be, regardless, the occasional burst of gunfire and the wounded wobbling simply adding to its ambience.

I am working on the Schiavo clip, Hannah is a most reluctant blogstar.

9:58 AM  

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