Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Three Little Minions

They do so love to play Totem.
Thought I'd just put this in for the nieces and nephews, as they sent these to me a long time ago, and I took pictures and I never managed to get them up on the blog. I call them, the three little minions. Normally they sit in an array on the window cell, but sometimes I need a place to lay out socks that the dryer has failed to dry (do no get my started on dryer failure) and I stack them to one side. For reasons unknown to me, this time when i stacked them, it sort of told a story. 

It appears the Hen can see everything, and Cow and Pig can't due to them having bellies in their eyes. Then I realized that it is in fact only Pig that can't see anything at all, because Cow, has a smiley face on the end of his nose. LOL! Yes, I'm easily amused, especially when I'm tired. 

Anyway, these guys were sent to keep me and another plushie company. I can him the Proboscis and he is supposed to the leader of the three little minions. However, he hasn't been over to check them out of late. I did tell him he had three minions and his response?

We are still unsure if the Proboscis is an exceedingly rotund mouse with a long nose, or an exceedingly small pudgy elephant.

Yes, Yes! This pleases the Proboscis!

Doesn't he look excited? I have absolutely no idea what he's planning, but we'll see.

Monday, September 23, 2013

... it's supposed to be spring....

Cherry (Plum???) Blossoms
It's supposed to be spring here, but I haven't seen any evidence of it yet. Well, not quite true. About 3 weeks ago, the cherry (possibly plum) trees on campus bloomed in a weeks period of time. This picture was taken on the only day that week with clear blue skies. That night, it rained, with high winds and thunder and lightening. It was fun sitting in my little cubby hole listening to howling wind, and feeling the room sway gently in the breeze. 

Please note that I'm on the 5th floor, and there are two floors above me. 

The result was that all the blossoms were gone the next day. All the leaves are gone from the Jacaranda tree outside my window. And it has continued to storm like crazy for nearly 3 weeks straight. Even the days where its not pouring down rain, it's overcast with gusts of wind that send the large rolling bins on a merry stroll down the sidewalk. They're on wheels, so I suppose it's not that surprising, unless like me, you were just about to turn the corner and get mowed down by an errant bin. 

Yet another rainbow
So, the skies look like this. LOTS of rainbows lately. Like 10 a day because of all the moisture in the air. I've lost interest in oooing and aaahing over them now. Although, it makes it easy to tell who is new on campus, because they stop and gawk, point, take pictures like crazy and then talk about it non-stop for about 15 minutes. It takes a while for them to realize that rainbows happen here if you sneeze in just the right direction. Ah, how indelicate of me. Apologies, but I've reached the stage in the semester where I've ceased to care how I do on tests, essays and people's general opinions. I call it the Apathy stage.

So this is what the skies looked like today for about 10 seconds, before a gale came up, blew all these clouds away and proceeded to dump half a gallon per minute, while the wind sent it sideways.

10 seconds of Sunset
The birds are soggy, yet still trying to impress members of the opposite sex. The girls so far have been unimpressed with the whole soggy affair.

Soggy Red Wattle Bird... Girlfriend was unimpressed
The storms themselves have had winds ranging from 75 to 90 mph at night, between the hours of 2 and 5 a.m., at which time it happily throws large metal object into the air, breaking all kinds of things in the process. Why? Because obviously it doesn't want anyone to have a good night's sleep. As a result, I look like this:

Original obtained from redpepperwallpapers
Hopefully the rest of you out there have been getting enough sleep, and aren't having to write essays that you've spent so much time researching: that you've lost interest in them and just want the whole thing to go away.