Liz and I went together with the bunnies to Ness Exotics. Both were there to get a vaccination shot for a particularly scary disease, that has officially cropped up in Illinois: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease.
On the way home, I found myself one of the few (only?) passengers in my Metra car. Not just the one I was in, but the adjoining section to boot.
A favorite past talk of mine involved 100 Kazoos and a shot of tequila. I wanted a similar kind of audience participation, and ended up going with a similar tactic.
This time around? 100 ping pong balls. And also: a shot of tequila.
Hugo is a pretty chill rabbit, but it’s always funny to remember just how sizable he is (especially compared to Daisy). I feel like those ears could pick up stealth bomber activity, over the Eastern seaboard.
“Out of every hundred people
those who always know better:
Unsure of every step:
almost all the rest.”
It’s been a long time coming – but today, Liz and I put some time in the backyard to trim down a lot of overgrown foliage.
On our side, Tippi has gotten out of hand. And honestly, has been out of hand for several months now. While Liz was working on Tippi, I was working on trimming a lot of the tree branches that were bleeding into our area from the neighbor’s yard… and over-shading our garden boxes.
Whiskey and Serendipity: Teeling Tasting at Warehouse Liquors (Drammers Club), Dinner at Cherry Circle Room
Liz and I had an early date night planned today. Earlier in the week, we got an email notification, a kind of last minute invite to a Drammers event at Warehouse Liquors: a tasting event featuring Teeling whiskey. And a chance to sample tastes from two 30+ year old bottles!
“I’ve been in love, honey, you know it’s true
Well, since that day I first laid my eyes on you
Love is a crazy game, baby, it’s how I feel
It can make you, oh, so high, but it takes so long to heal”
I got a random message (through Instagram) from my friend Jamie, letting me know she would be in Chicago for a few days. “Friend” is an interesting word here. Jamie and I have known one another for a very, very long time. “Know” is also an interesting word here, as we met over two decades ago… back when we were both Flash animators and the Internet was just this very fledgling, shiny new thing we were all trying to figure out.
Waiting for the Metra train in to the city, I spotted this sign on the side of a car that was going the opposite direction as me.
Back again at the ophthalmologist, to get my annual eye exam. After a disturbing period of time where my vision was blurring back in 2021… I’ve gotten my eyes checked once a year.
Part of the exam process involve pupil dilation, and you get taken to a waiting area for the stuff to kick in. As I was settling down, I spotted this sign:
I know that when rabbits flop, it’s a sign they’re comfortable and at ease. Usually wary of predators, flopping on their side means they’re not concerned and feel safe.
There’s a part of me that wonders if it’s Daisy’s age getting to her, that she just needs more rest on her side. Either way though, it’s still lovely to see. And to get the sense that she feels safe and at ease with us, in our house.
We started to notice small drips of water, under the sink, over the few weeks. And then things got a bit more, and a bit more… to the point where we realized we needed a new faucet.
Up until now, we’ve had two different access points to this part of the house. With this furnace room now officially drywalled up… we only have one way in/out to the office area. I was describing this as us “going the long way around” from here on out.