Saturday, July 09, 2005
Oh, yeah. Right. About the joke...I forgot it. Sorry. You'll never hear the funniest joke in the world now. But that's okay. there are more important things in life, like what happened in my life yesterday. You know how I've been working at my aunt and uncle's house? Well, I was yesterday and there are these little reptilian creatures running around the property. My uncle seems to think they're skinks, which as I understand it aren't lizards, but are very closely related. I'm not sure if that's correct, as I've been too lazy to look it up. Anyway, I was pushing the wheelbarrow to go get more rock and saw one of the little critters darting around on the ground. I noticed it because it was bright blue with a couple of yellow stripes down its back and there isn't much grass where he was. I immediately stopped and tried to catch him. He must have been a very young one because about a week earlier I had seen one about six times his size. When I was trying to catch him he ran up next to my boot. I went for him again and he crawled up my boot onto my leg. When I reached for him again he crawled down into my boot. Then I had to be careful because I didn't want to move wrong and smash him. So I just sat there for about five minutes and started tapping on my boot trying to coax him out. He came up just enough so I could see his head and the tips of his front feet. That was really cute 'cause he was so small. I finally got him out of my boot and tried one more time to catch him, but he suddenly disappeared. He was so fast I didn't see where he went. Later that day I saw the biggest dragonfly I have ever seen in my entire life. It must have been four or five inches long with about that same length wingspan. It was army green and black. The skink obviously transformed into a dragonfly and got a paint job. He missed me so much that he came to see me. Must be my animal magnetism. It's a gift and a curse.