Monday, 7 June 2010

Grrr and Awwww!

So the Grrr! part is this: yesterday while doing laundry, someone in our building stole it right out of the machine! And no, it wasn't a misunderstanding, our bags were still on top, just the machine was empty. I mean, who steals laundry? So my hon talks to the super on duty and tells him about it; apparently this is an ongoing problem and there have been complaints from quite a few people but nothing is being done about it. He comes back to our apartment, tells me (and I don't believe him at first, cause really, who steals laundry?), we write up a posting to put in the laundry room and on the elevators. The super on duty comes up to talk to us some more, we show him the letter and tell him where we're putting it, he's all fine with that, wishes us luck. Not half an hour later, the regular super (his wife actually) comes up and berates us for putting up the letter in the elevator and that we can't write something like that, because people will be upset and see it as threatening, and basically sucks to be you but since I really don't like you I'll give you crap. What a joke!

Ok, so in order to not make this a rant and to see life in a more happy happy way, the Awww! part is this: if you live in the Kitchener/Waterloo area and have ever driven up Victoria towards Breslau, you may or may not have noticed on your right hand side a big ass nest sitting on top of a pole. It is an Osprey nest. They mate for life and usually come back to the same nesting site every year. This year, before they started building their nest, someone was thinking and put up a camera that looks down on the nest, so that we amateur naturalists can have a look at the pair and their babies. It's so awesome! So far 2 eggs have hatched with one more to go. The site also has links to other bird cams from around the world so that you can watch nature close up and personal. The link to the site should be included.

Sidebar: I love watching nature documentaries, but only the beautiful happy parts. When the music starts to get dramatic, I start talking to the TV, "Run, run poor bunny!" or whatever is going on. I know it's part of nature, doesn't mean I want to see it. I don't know how those film people can stand by and see poor baby turtles struggling to make it to the sea be picked off by hungry birds or whatever. I'd so be chasing those birds away!

So, some Grrr and Awww, because that's mostly what's involved in day to day life.

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