The day at the zoo was really awesome. We learned about Aye-Ayes (so sad!) and saw the lemurs groom and watched a hippo-po-tom-atus completely lose his shit. I shall give you pictures and captions, a-cause I have a fourth edit (there will be between five and six this November, if anyone wonders why my pace on NANOWRIMO is a wee bit sluggish) and a blog tour to write, in addition to more Jeremy Bunny who is, btw, breaking my frickin' heart.
But anyway… I thought first I'd tell you what a wonderful daughter I have.
Chicken is awesome. She and I get along very well pop-culturally, and she sends me things like THIS. In particular, she sends me stuff like THIS while I am IN THE GROCERY STORE.
And while I was gawping at THIS (and geawd, it just does not GET any less pretty, does it?) a nice man drove his little cart by, saying, "Are you looking at your grocery list on your phone?"
"Nnunoooo…" I stuttered. "My daughter just sent me a picture of a very pretty boy, and I'm recovering."
The man rolled his eyes and snorted. "Girls," he said. "That's girls."
Well, yeah. But I'm sure if someone sent a Playboy Bunny to flash across his windscreen, he'd crash his cart too.
| For the kids, the trip down to the zoo|
was as much fun as the Zoo itself.
|We called the black and white Lemurs "Steve lemurs for|
|Look at that! Isn't it fascinating! Trust me-- whatever it was,|
it was all fascinating.
|Mate said, "Look-- he's trying to hide!" I thought that was|
|Multicolored mandrill butt. |
Let the commentary commence.
|Zoomboy was self-acknowledged|
"King of the world!"
|The thing about this series of pictures|
|is that they were taken sequentially.|
|This hippo was not only PISSED THE FUCK OFF,|
|He was moving at "outtamywaybitch!" speed.|
|We're not sure if he wanted his food, or if he'd fucking had it|
|with all the frickin' people, or even if this was celebratory--|
|Maybe he was just in a good mood.|
|But somehow, we don't thinks so. If you ever see a hippo|
charging in the wild? GET THE HELL OUTTA IT'S WAY!
|There is no way to take a bad picture of kids on the beach|
at sunset. It's all beautiful, ephemeral, and joyous.
|And this was Zoomboy's souvenir.|
We think he chose well.
|And this is what I missed out on-- Bent Con, which, from all accounts, was a blast. (*waves wildly to Little Vampires people*) Sorry I missed it guys--but I think I was where I was supposed to be :-)|