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What I've Been Up To

Work has been busy, busy, busy, but hopefully all this hoo-ha is going to result in a finished product soon.

On Saturday, this hawk decided to hang out on our porch for about an hour or so. I think he (or she) has taken at least two birds in yard. Besides the incident I described before, I found an artful arrangement of blue-gray feathers in the snow next to our house. No other icky remains, but I think that might have happened elsewhere.

On Sunday, we braved the cold sloppy weather to go to Harvard Square for lunch at the Border Cafe, ice cream at Toscanini’s, and a little stop at the Harvard Book Store, which has the greatest remainders section ever. I got a little book of Walt Whitman’s poetry and a dictionary of classic mythology for less than ten bucks. Score ! And S0 picked out this one.

So, around 3:30 this morning, S1, who hadn’t got much sleep the night before, decided that it was a good time to party. We tried to get her to go back to sleep, but she kept on giggling and saying “happy happy happy.” Sigh. I just hope this night is a little more restful.

Oh yeah, UMaine beat UNH last night with six seconds to go in overtime. And ex-UMaine star Nikos Dimitrakos is playing in the AHL All-Star game tonight.

Next up on DVD: the rather odd Rex the Runt from Aardman.

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fairy
Feb. 3rd, 2003 08:45 pm (UTC)
WOW! That hawk is gorgeous. Do you know what kind it is?
rpkrajewski
Feb. 4th, 2003 06:59 am (UTC)
Well...
I think it's a Sharp-Shinned Hawk, but maybe it's small Cooper's ? Maybe the next time it hangs out I can measure it with a ruler.

The trouble with hawks is that most other birds will fly away when they come, which doesn't help when you're trying to gauge is relative size ;)
fairy
Feb. 4th, 2003 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Well...
Sorry, I didn't think you had to measure it to know what kind it was. I figured you got such a clear picture that you could tell from it.

When we had our hawk (in the yard) it would fly away if I even pointed a camera at it. The only pictures I got were from far far away, up in a tree...and people didn't seem to have a hard time telling me what it was. In fact, I think you were one of the ones who helped me identify it ;)
marm0t
Feb. 3rd, 2003 10:43 pm (UTC)
Future Raver
Oh yeah. I like the little one already. :)
josephbuck
Feb. 3rd, 2003 10:57 pm (UTC)
Dan Patrick interviewing Paul Kariya-
DP: Do you walk around proudly and say you're a Maine Black Bear?
PK: Yes.
DP: You do?
PK: Every day.
DP: Do you?
PK: Yeah. Keith Carney, a defenseman on our team, played for Maine. He left the year before I got there, so we always joke about how all we need is one more Black Bear, and we're guaranteed to win a Stanley Cup.


DP: Yeah, but don't you wish you would have gone to an Ivy League school or something?
PK: What are you saying?
DP: I just ...
PK: The University of Maine isn't the same as Harvard?
DP: Well, it could be. You know, for what hockey players probably took, your curriculum, maybe it's about the same.
PK: Hey, I know guys who went to Harvard, and they said it was a joke.
DP: As far as their education?
PK: Yeah. If you take rinky-dink courses at Harvard, you're going to get the same education as you do if you take rinky-dink courses at Maine. Basket weaving is basket weaving. It doesn't matter where you take it.
rpkrajewski
Feb. 4th, 2003 08:09 am (UTC)
Re: Dan Patrick interviewing Paul Kariya-
Basket weaving is basket weaving. It doesn't matter where you take it.

Such disarming honesty !

We go up there at least twice a season to the Alfond Arena; it's like a little church of hockey...
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