Thursday, 1 April 2010


This morning, my Hubby put a case of returnable soda bottles into our car while I was still getting dressed, hoping I would take the hint and get rid of them after work.

Then he came back upstairs, walked into our bedroom, looking as if something terrible had just happened.
He said: "I'm so sorry, but I just broke off the steering wheel! I don't know how this could happen!!"

While I was still trying hard not to get a heart attack, he gleefully cried: "April's Fool!"

Now you might think I'm rather stupid to have believed this outrageous story in the first place, but I'd like to point out that I was still getting dressed, which means that I was not yet awake.
On weekday mornings, I'm running on autopilot till I leave the house and start our car.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

creature feature


Strange things are happening in and around my workplace.

Today a collegue went past my office and held up his hands which were apparently cupped around something small.
He told me he had found a butterfly that had prematurely interrupted its hibernation, so he was going to put it outside where the cold would surely remind it of the season.
He said this would give the butterfly at least a chance at survival while it would surely die if left inside.

Not really strange, you say? Things like that happen once in a while?

Right, but this was only what happened today.

Yesterday evening, when I left the building to go home, I heard a "cheep, chirp" behind me and turned just in time to see a teeny tiny bird flitting away.
It was black and no bigger than my thumb.
Hm. As far as I know there are no birds around here that are that small.
And it can't have been a baby, as the breeding season is still a while off, I'd say.

Shaking my head, I went to my car, only to see a small black (and, alas, dead) lizard pressed into the snow.
In winter?

I think I'm going to have a nice lie-down now, thank you.