Tuesday, July 24, 2007

More Fun with the Skunks!

Caught another one last night! This one was really big and PISSED OFF! The little bugger tried to bite me through the cage. I loaded it in the back of the truck and drove to work, planning on leaving him on the side of the road several miles from home. I am not sure what was in the air that day (other than skunk smell), but it seemed everything odd that could happen, happened. Including finding a twenty with a rolled up Crack rock in it where I happened to sit the trap down to release the captive skunk. I picked up the twenty thinking "Cool! Money!", and then thought, "Why is it rolled up?". I unrolled it and found the surprise. Ouch! I threw that hunk of crap so far away it was not funny. Then I Lysol-ed and de-crittered the money.

That was worse than finding a skunk in the trap for the third night in a row. To top it all off, my computer crashed while all of this was going on, and I came home to find a seriously FU' ed hard drive. Oh, and two distant relatives decided to pass away as well. At work, my employees were trying to strip some scuff marks off the floor, but ended up stripping the wax and everything all the way down. A five minute job turned into a 5 hour job.

Something was definitely amiss that day. My wife thought it was just Karma catching up with me until she realized it was happening to others as well.

Oh, it was also the 23rd, and Midsummer, of all things! Such is a day in my life.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Adventures in Chicken Ranching

I live in the country, and live a fairly organic lifestyle. We raise a lot of our own food to avoid purchasing anything from China Mart. As such, we have a small flock of chickens. We have lately been having some issues with a small family of foxes who decided to move in next door. Shortly after this I lost my entire flock of Black Frizzle Bantams, my "Voodoo" chickens, to the fox. I was rather ticked and decided to do something about it. After getting permission from the Game Warden, I set a live trap in the yard, in hopes of catching these sly little gray chicken thieves. The first night, they stole the bait. Every night after this, I have caught nothing but skunks. I had no idea our yard was travelled by so many different skunks. It is apparently a Skunkapollooza in my yard after dark. Have you ever tried to set a pissed off skunk free from a live trap? It is not very easy. Needless to say, the house has smelled like skunk now for days. It is becoming quite obnoxious.

I suppose I could try other means, but it has become a game between me and the foxes.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Art and Magick

I saw this on one of the forums I peruse on occasion. I like the thought behind it. Where do you stand?

"Magic is Art. If your magic isn't art... then you are boring. I'm not interested in boring.

Art is Magic. Always was. We painted on cave walls for a purpose. Art and culture are flows of affect that move across subjectivities. It isn't objective but it isn't "merely subjective" either.

Life is Art. Your life is a creation that you are engaged in creating right now. I hope you are creating beautiful and interesting things with it.

Life is Magic. Trying to live the best life you can where art, magic and fun are the same thing? beautiful. If not, why not?"

Originally posted by Fenris23