Monday, April 26, 2010

Attack of the...squirrel??

An innocent trip to the zoo...a picnic lunch...a recipe for disaster??

The squirrel...Tyler tried to be nice and give it ONE of his bbq chips. The cheeky little bugger decided one was not enough and jumped onto the bench and grabbed the entire bag! Only, his plan backfired when the chips all spilled out of the bag as he was racing off.

He had to come back to get any of the food he worked so hard for :)

The carnage

Happy squirrel

Not-so-happy Tyler...he really likes BBQ chips ;)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Vertigo, baby

I have spent the greater part of the last week flat on my back. It's been lovely...okay, not really. After apparently injuring my ear on Sunday during a dive, I started having intermittent dizziness and lightheadedness on Monday which grew worse until Tuesday afternoon I was trying not to move at all for fear I would 1)lose my lunch, or 2)fall down and die. My dr. says it's not serious and it just has to wear off. I am feeling much better than I was and can now function somewhat normally. Why do I tell you this? As a preface to my next story. I think my spinning brain made me lose touch with reality completely! Even in dream-world, I am normally fairly mellow, and my dreams are based on what could actually happen. Not the other night.

My dream started off with me and a bunch of other people in a forest at night with torches. I could tell the people were squared off; one side against the other. Everything was tense, but not dangerous. Then, one side accidentally killed someone from the other side! In a flash, people were running around trying to kill/not be killed. After running for a while, I found a long ladder (think hatch rungs from Lost) and scrambled up. At the top, I found myself inside a very large space craft. It was well-lit, and lots of people were scurrying around trying to get to safety. There was a main hallway and thousands of little pods that attached to the main ship. I hurried to find an empty pod, but they were all full until I reached the very end of the spaceship. Here, I found the best pod of all. I think it must have been the captain's pod. It had potted plants and a piano and leather furniture. I was super happy to have been so patient (read: late) and staked my claim in this pod. As the buzzers were sounding that all the pods were going to be closed so we could take off, I see this guy racing around the corner. I stood in the way of the hissing doors so he could slip by to safety. After he caught his breath, he told me that he was the captain of this ship, but someone had radioed him that they had lost their sippy cup and he had to go find it. So, he had done that (it was a red sippy cup and the lid looked kinda like a transformer), but had almost not made it back in time. He then intruduced me to his droid helper/sidekick that I wasn't even aware was in the room. Then we took off and flew around for a while and landed in a tree. The pod doors hissed back open and I heard someone yell "Cut!" Then I found out I was actually on the set of/actress in the brand new Star Trek movie and none of it was real.

I don't even really like Star Trek.

Weird, right? Really weird. I guess that's what happens when your brain is messed up :)