9.28.2012

Me time?

Mom sent an email today, wishing me a restful "weekend" off, and reminding me to get some "me time" in the mix. Yesterday's day off was One Of Those Days, where everything electronic I touched went to h3ll. I retreated into a pile of junk food and junk television, grumbling for the rest of the evening. I won't go into details - the tale of woe is long and mind-numbingly boring if you're not into Hackintoshes, DVD burning snafus, and Linux installs. I was a walking technology plague. Spouse avoided me accordingly. It could have been contagious.

Today is a new day. Decided to get the last professional pedicure for the season, then it's bare toes until Spring. "Me time" indeed, as I only get pro service a few times a year. So much nicer when someone else wields the cheese grater on my gnarly feet:



Then I come home to break up the second duck fight of the day. Same two girls, Queen Moe and one of the others, both on the tail-end of a molt and extremely crabby. Despite getting on the other's nerves, they're never far from each other. "Frenemies?", I asked Twitter. First fight was this morning, each had a beak hold on the other's chest, and didn't care that I was coming near. I picked up Antagonist #1, and held her in my arms until her heart slowed down and she realized she was in That Stinky Hominid's arms, and there was no going anywhere for a bit. The next fight, I picked up Queen Moe with the same strategy: hold her until she calmed down. She gave her thanks in that special way ducks do:



And that's my restful "me time" for the weekend.

7 comments:

  1. Hi-Lar-Ious!

    When ducks molt, are they in pain? Or is it a wacky hormonal thing that makes 'em cranky?

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    1. Not sure if the new feather regrowth is uncomfortable, or if it's just the fact that not having one's full feathering is annoying. The chickens get crabby and get this miserable look on their faces when they molt, so I've been assuming the same for the ducks. Perhaps I oughta do some research...

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  2. Whoa. Wait a sec. Chickens have expressions? They just always look, well, chicken-y to me. Like they've been to Chicken Day Spa and all got botoxed.

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    1. I kid you not. It's mostly in their eyes, and how they look around (or don't)..

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  3. Hey, with toes that hot, you can take on the world!

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  4. I just HATE when they give you their 2-cents worth, especially after you've put your clothes on just a few minutes before walking out the door to be the ' responsible caretaker' in their life!!!

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  5. I keep seeing "monster moon" and "harvest moon" referenced on Twitter. Maybe the girls are feeling out of sorts for fear of "harvest moon"? =)

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