These past two weeks, the city has been working on installing new water mains on our street so it's been noisy and sometimes dusty here during the day. This morning, doomsey
woke me up to tell me that he had found a flyer outside our door saying that they were shutting the water off during the day today. I had...oh...five minutes to take a shower before they cut the water. The city must have put the flyers out last night, but between all the confusion with me staying at my parents house until late and doomsey
meeting me out there for dinner, we missed it. Also, doomsey
and I usually go out back door so occasionally we miss flyers placed on our front door.
So...I scramble out of bed to take a shower. And was it a close call! The water ran out while I was brushing my teeth, which turned out to be not that big of a deal.
After feeding the cats and eating breakfast, I decided that I should get out of the house for awhile since the water being off was going to get annoying fast. I decided to go to the zoo because I wanted to pick up my member t-shirt (the coupon expires after a certain date, and I wanted one goddammit). I was also considering buying an over-sized t-shirt to use as a night shirt. The one I use now is holy. And by holy, I don't mean that it was blessed by the pope. It's full of holes.
A little before ten o'clock, I packed up my camera and headed out. I got my membership t-shirt and managed to find a cheap, oversized t-shirt to use as a nightshirt. Seriously, with the discount from the membership, it was only eight bucks: I would have paid more at Kohl's, which was where I was originally planning to go.
When I got what I came for, I ambled around the zoo for a couple of hours. The new Great Bear Wilderness is awesome! My sister and I are taking my nieces there in two weeks, and let me tell you that they're going to love it. They have this cool area where you can watch grizzly bears and polar bears under water. I snapped a couple of pictures of a polar bear diving under water. I'm going to sort through them and see if any of them turn out any good. If they do, I'll post them. Also, the wolves were active so I'm sure I got some good shots of them.
And here's a random conversation overheard at the zoo:
Father: (sees a male seal on top of a female one) Hey! That's what Hunter does!
Mother: No, that's not what Hunter does. They're wrestling.
Me: (thinking to myself) Yeah. Uh...huh.
What can I say? I guess they were just feeling frisky....
I also ended up chewing out some random kid today. The zoo usually have geese and sea gulls ambling about the park, and today I caught a couple of kids chasing a goose and her goslings. One of the kids managed to separate one of the goslings from the group and start chasing it. The poor thing was clearly terrified so I told the kid to knock it off. Dang...too bad none of those kids got bitten. They would have deserved it.
Towards the end of my stay there, I had a hot dog for lunch and then, because it was warm, I grabbed a smoothie. Then, I made my way back to the car. The annoying thing was that, as I was driving home, my eyes got irritated and they started to water. I had no idea what set that off. I must have been allergic to something. I was afraid that I'd have to pull over for a few minutes (that's how bad it was getting), but I managed to stick it out. I wonder if it was something in that neighborhood that was bothering me.
Finally, I made it back home and the water was back on. So, thanks to the water being turned off, I got out of the house and had a nice day for myself.