Saturday, December 23, 2006

A Christmas Story

'Twas the night before the night before Christmas
When all through the office
Not a creature was stirring
Except for the rat
Who was busy gnawing and chewing
And leaving some scat

When I discovered this lovely surprise
I rubbed my eyes in hopes that they told lies
But there in the back there was the rat scat
And a little cozy nest made from the door mat

And so I cleaned and I screamed then carted it away
In hopes that the creature(s) would not return today
I patched all the holes with big chunks of wood
And found more and more scat, and thought, "Oh good"

So we all go to sleep with only a little to dread
While visions of virulent poops dance in our heads

Bear needs a blackberry

No not the one that grows on a prickly bush, the other kind.

Excerpt from a story on

... has discovered that bears hibernating under homes were not really hibernating the way they should anymore. They were continuing to wake up and eat -- on the weekly garbage day. Using tracking collars, he mapped lethargic bears moving from home to home following the garbage pickup schedules.

Monday, December 11, 2006

binary boy

As of yesterday, Max has barely walked a step without holding onto something.

As of today, Max is walking laps around our house. Go MAX!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006