You know it’s been hot when you comment about it not being so bad out because it’s cooler than the day before. And it’s still 100 degrees.
Because I am a crazy person I got up and went yard-saleing this morning and ended up with a couple of dandy items. Last night over pizza and Dogma I asked Daniel if he wanted to get up early and go with me. He just stared at me. I think he was waiting for the punch line. Because he was SLEEPY and planned on sleeping as long as humanly possible on Saturday morning. Both of us probably got about 4 or 5 non-consecutive hours of sleep Thursday night due to our exciting meteor shower adventures. We actually DID make it out at 3am to watch! I was impressed with us. It was quite an adventure. We just hopped in the car and drove East looking for a field or open spot to pull into away from the city lights. We finally ended up in the driveway to a field with just enough space between the gate and the road for the car. I spread a blanket on the hood of the car and leaned back to enjoy.
Then Daniel heard a noise and saw a flash of white in the field about 3 feet in front of the car. I saw a flash of black. (Does black actually *flash*?) I’ll give you a moment to imagine we might be seeing lumbering through the weeds.
Daniel started flashing his phone in the direction of the disturbance trying to catch a glimpse of what he thought was a cute little bunny. I on the other hand was grasping at every ounce of willpower I could muster to NOT scurry up onto the tippity top of the car. Because bunnies don’t lumber. You know what’s black and white and lumbers? Stumped? Here is a little hint….
When I was pretty sure I could concentrate on anything other than being totally, completely still, I begged Daniel to stop flashing his phone at the dangerous little critter and to please.stop.talking. I just knew I was going to have to have to call in “Stanky” the next day. I don’t actually get any personal or vacation days until October when I’ve been there 6 months but I’m pretty sure I could have gotten a free pass on that one.
Thankfully, Pepe Le Pew kept going on his/her merry jaunt through the pasture and I was able to go to work the next morning. Sleep-deprived but not in need of a tomato bath.