No Problem Coming Up With A Blog Topic This Morning…
Every time I get to feeling like we live in an ongoing live-camera sketch comedy show here in the Such Is Life household, events suddenly unfold that have me looking for the hidden cameras afterwards.
Take last night for example. Mrs. That Dan Guy and I were just getting ready to retire for the evening, when we both decided to peek out of our TV room curtains. As MTDG was walking away, I looked out, and spotted what looked like a coyote, loping down the lane across the street. As coyotes often do, being such serial lopers.
As I proclaimed my theory, MTDG raced back to the window and peeked out, just as said coyote had decided to come back out of the back lane, and lope along the road – right UP OUR DRIVEWAY!
In her excitement, she hollered out “where’s the camera?” Dutifully, I raced to get it, and decided it would be even better to record the little critter from…outside. As I bolted out our front door, camera enabled and hot in hand – MTDG yelped out that he (or she – hard to tell from the haircut these days) was now in the neighbour’s yard. I was not aware that she meant the neighbour over to the left – I just presumed that she meant the one on the right, closest to our front door. I tiptoed out, camera raised and at the ready.
That’s when I heard an animal rustle, and bolt away into our neighbour’s yard – right about the same time I realized I was out on our front lawn in my house coat, with a camera in my hand – the sudden movement essentially causing me to bolt back into the safety of our home myself. With the mental image of a presumably wild animal close by feeling she (or he – even men carry purses these days) might be feeling cornered, therefore combative. Me, with the recent scent of a fine dinner of roast beef and gravy emanating from my pores… I may have just barely escaped a gruesome fate!!
Back into the house, I was soon illuminated on the error in my thinking regarding the coyote’s location. So I realized I had probably startled a rabbit, which had likely been doing his (or her) best impression of a garden gnome while the coyote had been snooping around our yard.
MTDG lost sight of the coyote, and I had to think long and hard about the possible perceived optics of someone out in the street with a camera and a bathrobe, at midnight.
I swear, we live inside a sketch comedy show…Chow for now!!