Stepping back from politics for a moment (is that even possible?), I thought I’d post a nice moose picture. Why not? Snoskred, our wonderful Forum creator, has come to really like moose, and since as far as I know, they don’t have moose in Australia, I thought I’d post one. I took this picture from my driveway while in my car on the way to work the other day. He was very busily attacking a shrub with his antlers, shaking back and forth, trying to scrape off all the itchy velvet covering they develop in the spring and summer, to reveal the nice shiny antlers underneath. This apparently intimidates the guys and impresses the ladies, now that fall is here, and moose start the process of making baby moose. I caught him, however, at the embarrasing moment when it looked like he was wearing a crazy green headdress.
This morning, having breakfast, my spouse said to me, “I haven’t seen a moose in a while.” And I said, “Actually I saw one the other day crossing the road and going up into that yard with the steep hill. You know the one…” I was about to say, the one with the dark hair and the nice antlers.
“You mean, Brian?” Spouse thought I was going to describe whose yard it was.
Whereupon my brain froze for a moment….Did he really just call this moose “Brian“? Then, of course, I realized it was neighbor Brian, and I laughed so hard I almost choked on my canteloupe.
So, of course now, this moose has become….Brian.
But back to politics….(you knew that was coming) I got a message from someone who has my dream job. Mudflatter Matt is live blogging from the Ted Stevens trial in D.C.! No much happened today, but as the trial gets into full swing, it will become a must-read. The link is HERE, and I’ve added it to the sidebar.