Two Tuesdays of having to do my Random Tuesday Thoughts on the fly while traveling was two Tuesdays too many. Well, not really, but it sure is good to be in mid-80’s weather instead of 112+ and if it’s too hot I can flip on the air conditioning and enjoy the cold blast. And this week I’ll get to
stalk visit all the other participants – I’ve had Random Tuesday withdrawal not being able to get around to as many players as I can. So I’ll get my fix today.
I forgot to mention the monkey we saw while on vacation…our friends have a neighbor that has a genuine pet monkey. They had been regaling us with stories about this monkey, making sure we kept a close eye on our dogs because their natural curiosity and the monkey smell might lead them over there. The monkey is apparently not so friendly with other animals – dogs he’ll tolerate, but they get too close he’ll pick them up and throw them out of his personal space (sometimes injuring said dogs). For some reason he has something against cats – he hates them with a passion and simply snaps their necks. I pictured this ginormous ape or gorilla and wondered how people would be allowed to have such a pet.
We wandered over there on the 4th and did the neighborly thing and asked the owner if we could take pictures – he was very nice and told me to take as many pictures as I’d like…so I did. He was a little shy at first – when he finally came out of hiding he wouldn’t look in our general direction:
Yes, he’s playing with a funky large green rubber ducky – he’d hold it up to his ear, squeak it, then make a face and bite it…over and over again. Then he just made faces at us because he could:We didn’t get very close, and made sure the kids stayed a safe distance… It was………. interesting. ‘Nuff said.
Moving on…I’m currently in a conundrum trying to figure out which camera to get…I’ve been poring over the reviews and specs and all that jazz…and I’m still waffling between the Nikon D5000 and the Canon T1i.
Every time I think I’ve made up my mind, I read a different review that sways me in the other direction. So if there are any camera aficionado’s out there, let me know which one truly is better than the other. Please.
Did you know that Spanish is the opposite of English? Me neither. I was busy in the Summer House reading blogs on Saturday when the intercom rang…it was the Princess Nagger:
PN: “I ate all of my sandwich – can I have an ice cream cone, now?”
Me: “Sure, why don’t you ask Dada to make it for you.”
PN: “He’s playing Jak & Daxter – I made it a little complicated for him…”
Me (snickering): “You made it a little complicated for him? How so?”
PN: “I changed the language to Spanish!!”
Me (laughing) “You did?! That’s funny!”
PN: “Yes, I decided to make it complicated…I thought about changing it to Italian, but I decided to make it the opposite of English and do Spanish instead.”
Me: (laughing and coughing)
PN: “I decided to make it more challenging and change the language so now everything’s coming up Spanish!”
Me (gasping for air) “That’s too funny!”
PN: “OK, I’m going to ask Dada to make an ice cream cone for me…loveyoubye!” *click*
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