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It’s trying to EAT me!


My nephew’s first encounter with a lamb, back when he was a baby.



Can you see my right foot in the photo? Are you wondering why I am sitting in this awkward position? Well, let me tell you…

The lambs have all gotten too big to fit in through the creep openings. So, I have to let them in and out through the gate. The problem? The big ones are constantly trying to sneak in there and eat the lambs’ food. So why don’t I just let the lambs in and secure the gate? Two reasons. First, the lambs often want to come out mid-meal and get a drink, then go back into the creep. Second, some of the lambs freak out if they think they can’t get out. They will try to squeeze themselves through the too-small creep openings and get stuck. I’m always afraid they will hurt themselves, crack a rib or something. I sit next to the gate with my foot holding the gate shut. When I see a nose peeking underneath I know someone wants to come out. I take my foot off the gate to let it swing open while blocking the big ones with my arms and legs.

The adults drive me nuts! Hovering around like vultures, just waiting for their chance to sneak in. Such greed! They are willing to steal food from their own babies! How cold is that? And here’s the kicker…

Do you see that cute, fluffy ewe in the photo? That is Maggie Mae. She comes over to me, asking for scratches. She acts so sweet and affectionate. All she wants is some lovin’. Until that second that gate starts to crack open! Oh, I’m on to your game, Maggie Mae!

If you must use graffiti, learn to spell!


I know the photo is hard to make out. I only had my phone with me to take a photo. I was in a bathroom stall at work. The graffiti says, “No tolit paper in hear” followed by a frowning face. I am assuming “tolit” translates to toilet. If, indeed, the stall was out of toilet paper, it is truly a situation calling for a frowning face. I am also going to assume that the writer was lamenting the lack of toilet paper in the location of the the stall, here, and not the lack of the sound of toilet paper, hear.

I had two reactions to this. My first reaction is this is the same reaction I have to our Cheeto in chief; if you are going to make a public statement in writing, make sure you know how to spell the words you want to express! Coffeve!

My second reaction is this; wouldn’t it be more effective to inform a maintenance associate of the lack of “tolit” paper than to vandalize a bathroom stall? If no maintenance associate is available, perhaps a note (on a piece of paper) attached to the OUTSIDE of the stall door as a warning to the next potential toilet-user would be a better strategy. The next person who is likely to need to use that stall is already going to be in a position where the information written on the inside of the stall will become known too late.

With this graffiti writer’s method there will be at least one more person forced to drip-dry AND a maintenance associate will have to attempt to clean permanent marker from the wall. The company’s scheduling practices make it very likely that maintenance associate will be the ONLY maintenance person working that day. So while he or she is busy scrubbing your graffiti, there is a good chance a stall in another bathroom in the building will be running out of “tolit” paper. Honestly I would find it hilarious if you are the one using that stall!

Donald Trump Goes Berserk Over Charlottesville, Doubles Down on “Both Sides Are Bad” — Mother Jones

After being forced to make a statement condemning neo-Nazis yesterday, Donald Trump went berserk today at a press conference that he hoped would be about infrastructure. First up: Why did he wait so long to make a statement? I want to know the facts….As I said — remember this, Saturday — “we condemn in the…

via Donald Trump Goes Berserk Over Charlottesville, Doubles Down on “Both Sides Are Bad” — Mother Jones