Friday, June 01, 2007

Wildlife and Villains

We’ve been in our new place since August of 06 and we’re still seeing new creatures in the area. Today we saw a mottled tree snake so still that he could have been carved from wood. He allowed us to get within a foot or so of him without moving. We also startled a couple of Whitetail deer at the Wildlife Preserve about a mile from our house. It had rained a lot here over the past few days and the area was so flooded that we heard them splashing in the water as they leaped away. Then, when we got home, we found that we had bats sweeping through the air over our house. I always enjoyed watching bats of an evening when I was growing up, but this is the first time I’ve seen them here.

In other news, Stewart Sternberg, that arch villain extraordinaire, the blogosphere’s answer to Dr. Doom, the Metal Man of Mirthful Mayhem, needs your help. He seems to have gotten himself in hot water with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and needs bailing out. Why should you bail out an arch villain you may ask? Well just imagine, where would Austin Powers be without Dr. Evil, Sherlock Holmes without Dr. Moriarty, Sigmund Freud without Dr. Jung, Dudley Do-Right without Snidely Whiplash, Wayne Allen Sallee without Stewart Sternberg? To help Stewart, click on the following link.

7 comments:

Stewart Sternberg said...

Thanks for that delightful introduction Charles. Hopefully people will help me out of jail and reach lightly into their pocketbooks. It's for a great cause. And after I achieve my goal...I can go back to being the evil individual that I know I can be.

Sheila said...

ooooooooo! I love the austin powers movies!!!!! dr. evil is flippin hilarious. i wish i could see different animals all the time by my house. I love animals... i end up having to go to the zoo... on the bright side I got a zoo membership this year so me and a guest of my choice can visit free any time we want. I also get discounts at zoos and aquariums across the U S too. cool huh?

Bernita said...

Um...are you sure those bats are not living IN your house?

Charles Gramlich said...

No problem, Stewart.

Sheila, animals rock.

Bernita, could be, could be.

the walking man said...

So how was the rain, I heard it moved towards Florida?

Mr. Sternberg I'll write a ten dollar check to help make your bail when I get home. The wife doesn't let e have credit cards.

peace

TWM

Stewart Sternberg said...

thanks walking man..from one Detroiter to another. Or at least these days, from one Michigander to another.

Princess Banter said...

Aaaah... the lovely sights that can never be seen in the city. Makes me feel that I'm losing out!