Speaking of rain, the weather was terrible when I flew out here; we boarded the plane at DFW and ended up sitting at the gate for two hours because of lightening. Needless to say, I got to know my seat mates very well during that time. I was in the middle seat - to my right was a grad student (from Duke) who was watching the basketball game on his smartphone. To my left was a nice woman named Joy, who decided to listen to some music...she was rockin' it old school:
Have Discman and CDs, will travel!
Loved seeing the span of technology with my seat mates...both were equally content with what they were using, too.
So, we came home one afternoon to see this on the sliding glass door off of the kitchen:
Speaking of birds, we had two encounters last week with Canadian geese that had us rolling with laughter. The first was when we were driving on a very busy, three-lane road. We were in the middle lane when all of a sudden the cars in the right lane stopped for no reason...we slowly crept up to the front, where we realized that there were two geese standing in the roadway, trying to cross it. They weren't afraid of the cars; they were just standing there, waiting for a break in traffic (or more cars to stop) so they could keep going. We busted a gut laughing at the absurdity of these crazy geese causing a long line of vehicles to stop, just so they could get across the road. I wondered why didn't they just fly? Then, a day later when we were coming back from Charlotte (Ikea, dontcha know), we'd stopped on the way home for a side trip to Starbucks, when we saw another pair of Canadian geese crossing the road! At least these guys were almost in the crosswalk:
Good geese, following the rules of pedestrian safety.
I never realized that Canadian geese walk so much. And where the heck are they going? Are they like tourists, wandering the city, slightly lost, so the locals have to be extra patient with them? Will they go back to Canada if winter ever ends, or is there a large contingent of Canadian geese living in North Carolina? Maybe they're not Canadian geese, but rather Carolinian Geese?? I don't know, but this whole thing both tickles and fascinates me.
With that I'll leave you for the day. I've got a lunch date with a fellow blogger, Rachel - although I've known her via blogging and emails for, gosh...at least four years now, this will be the first time we'll meet in person. Should be fun!