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I had my first visit to our nation’s capital this weekend. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I did figure at the very least I would get to see the White House and maybe some of the cast from ‘The West Wing.’ Honestly, the White House seemed a bit smaller than I thought it would be. Otherwise, it was a pretty nice little city.
The one thing nobody told me about DC though (not that I asked) is that every single wrong turn you take feeds directly into Virginia. I’m not sure why they want you to end up in Virginia so badly, but they do. Not that there is anything wrong with Virginia, it’s just not where I want be. Pretty much ever.
From the Archives – Originally posted 5/17/2011
Yahoo had an interesting story about a bear attack today that resulted in one man being severely mauled and left in critical condition.
Perkins, a former Nome fire chief, was attacked on Sunday by a large bear that he and two companions were tracking by snowmobile in a hilly area outside of Nome, the Alaska State Troopers said.
Perkins was riding in front of his companion when the bear charged him, trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said.
From Urban Dictionary: Drive-By:
The other men in the hunting party shot and killed the bear and called for help by radio, she said.
I have to say I take exception to the fact that they keep referring to the bear attacking Mr. Perkins. I’m pretty sure if you’re tracking something in snowmobile to shoot it, you’re the one that’s on attack. You’re probably not really hunting either I think the technical term is a drive-by.
Okay, I wasn’t attacked – but this woodchuck was certainly eyeing me up for dinner the other day at work. Luckily I spotted the little bastard as he or she took up an attack position underneath the Chevy Blazer that was conveniently parked to my right.
Since woodchucks generally are busy chucking wood in the forest, it was pretty clear that man was on menu (and by man I mean ME) for this chucker – why else would he/she be in parking lot? There’s no wood in parking lots….
Anyway, it all worked out – I called in to work, advised them that I was sick. and drove home.