So...a certain someone called yesterday.
She's got a cat, and from time to time her cat leaves little "gifts" or offerings for her on the porch by the front door. Partially eaten birds. Fur balls. Other stuff.
Anyway, she called to tell me that the cat had injured a chipmunk and chased it into the garage. So, I headed over to help her find it and get the poor thing out.
When I got there she had found it, in the corner of the garage. It was scared, hiding behind some stuff and all you could really see was it's big eyes. I tried to lure it out to see how badly it was hurt and two things became apparent (1) it wasn't hurt and (2) it wasn't a chipmunk.
We had been at the mall sometime last year and they were selling these little squirrel-like creatures called Sugar Gliders. They're like small flying squirrels, and this little thing was certainly a sugar glider. Someone must have gotten one and let it go or something - they're indigenous to northern Australia - and they're expensive little critters.
Well, we were trying to get it out so we could set it free and the little thing suddenly lept directly towards a certain someone, flying thru the air, landing on its feet, and scampering behind some shelves. It all happened in a moment....it was so unexpected. I wish I had it on video....we're still laughing about it.
Anyway, it was just one of those things.
I was watching Forrest Gump a little earlier. I've seen it dozens of times. Maybe even 50, or more. It's an important movie to me for a number of reasons, including the fact that it always makes me emotional. Even now, after all these times. I turn it off as soon as Forrest and Jenny get married because watching more than that wrecks me for hours. Anyway - it's good to get your emotions stirred sometimes.
This is going to be a busy week. I head to the Washington DC area on Monday to talk at the CIA on Tuesday, then come back home on Wednesday. I'll be here for a day before driving up near Wilmington NC on Friday for a wrestling event where I'll be competing on Saturday. I expect to drive back to Charleston after the event, but depending on how I'm feeling I might stay there an extra night. Then I need to finish moving my "stuff". I'm not quite sure how it's all going to fit, but somehow it always does.
I'm not planning to talk too much about the wrestling thing until after it's over.
That's it for now. Lots to do over the next couple of days before things really get crazed. That's just the speed of life sometimes.... :)