Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Menanced by a Goose: Epilog

The goose disappeared.

We suspect a critter had him/her for a meal, because the goose had become too weak from chasing cars and occasional bicyclists. Perhaps the goose came to his/her senses and moved on to a safer location.

Hey Steve, did you get the goose video working?

I've wanted to photograph a Minneapolis man-hole cover for a long time. So I took this photo while standing in the middle of the street and was killed by a speeding car in the next moment.

I have nine lives.

Click on the photo to see a larger version. The covers are impressive. Many of them have been paved over and that's too bad. They remind me of giant coins -- lots of interesting details to examine, but when you take the time to examine a man-hole cover, you get run over. That's too bad. The wind was so bad yesterday that I discovered small rocks in my hair when I showered after my ride home. It was steady at 30 mph with much higher-speed gusts. It was fun except for the rocks. Wind is good and we don't get much of it in Minneapolis compared to other places I've lived.

To the mustache wielding idiot in the black Navigator: I hope your gasoline bill doesn't hurt too much. I bet you have to golf at a cheaper course these days. That's too bad.


Anonymous said...

Hey, I think I saw the Tom Selleck wannabe yesterday, too, on my ride home. Oh, but they're everywhere...

Did you say wind is good? Yesterday was brutal. Well, one way it was :).

red rabbit said...

I told the Mrs. about the errant goose and she used our Bolivian-shepard to rid you of the pesky fowl.

Too bad about sans video.

Scorpicon said...

Was this post written by you, or were you temporarily possessed by the spirit of Kurt Vonnegut? So it goes.

amidnightrider said...

Funny, the mustache guys are the most tolerant around here. But they are usually in pickup trucks with their names and telephone numbers on them.

rigtenzin said...

I'm not picking on guys with mustaches, just the guy I saw. His was so big that he looked like a cartoon character. It seemed like his eyebrows would have made decent mustaches on most guys.

Red rabbit: I know your Bolivian Shepard and the goose would have eaten her for a snack.

Matt_J said...

It was a Canadian, eh? Probably flew back to the Great White North.

Eclectchick said...

Consider the wind-borne pebbles as an exfoliant. That always makes it nicer for me. Free facial, woo.

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