I was standing out in the yard the other day, admiring a clump of clovers near the house while the dog was sunning itself cause I'm kind of lame like that, when a vulture slow flew directly overhead casting a shadow over me. The hair on the back of my neck stood up and it felt like electricity shot through my body as adrenaline started pumping through me. I've had the whole adrenaline dump experience before, but never from a freaking shadow. The lizard brain is real and it has unreasonable demands.
Another Short Story, Edited In
While Dala and I were walking the dog yesterday, we started talking about birds we've come across in the backyard that we don't normally see. She described to me a bird that she didn't know the name of and I told her the name of a bird that she's unfamiliar with how it looks. I told her once we get inside, we should start Googling them so we can better talk about them. She said to me, "You have that old reference book of North American birds, why don't you look in there?" The thought never occurred to me. The ease of the internet really does change how we do things.
After sharing a few sloth bear videos with Dala yesterday and reading more into them on Wikipedia, I'm a fan. I'm into Sloth Bears now. They're like the shaggy dog of the bear world. I mean, just look at this guy.
Is full of really wonderful people. I think I probably say that once or twice a month, but I don't think it can be said enough.