Last week we had a REALLY bad storm. When I woke up, we noticed a bird on the brink of death sitting up against our garage door. I gently placed it in the grass (needed to drive to work) and it had died before I got home. Sad to see that little thing die, but it looked sopping wet and such, so I called it a casualty of the storm. It was dark and crap, so I waited till the next day to clean it up. That's when I noticed a large amount of flies nearby. Sure, flies on a carcus, but this was a LOT of flies... and in areas of the yard the dead bird wasn't.... wait.... is that... ANOTHER ONE in the driveway? And two more in the flowerbeds? That's right... 4 dead birds in my front yard. One was mangled. This FLIPPED MY WIFE OUT. Especially cause she's 9 weeks pregnant (hello bad omen!). I cleaned up the mess and started mowing the grass...
My giant tree in the front yard is surrounded by a brush... kinda a vine-y thing that doesn't climb up the trunk and doesn't grown 'ouside' of its boundry (so I guess it isn't really a vine), but I started mowing around it when it moved all at once... I thought it was voles, but upon further investigation, it was 5 baby rabbits. Must have a burrow in the brush (hello GOOD omen). That helped the wife calm down (4 dead birds, but 5 baby bunnies). I still dunno about the birds, though. 4 dead birds sprawled out just in my front yard? A little freaky. Anywho, that's how my week last week was.
 As in, drains backed up in the basement, which left me to pinesol cement and tile while my wife and son took naps with all the windows openned so they wouldn't get a whiff of any fumes.
 That's the big news. Was thinking of creative ways to say it, but didn't have the time. Surprise!
 No, not University of Tennesseans, but little mouse/rat things that burrow in little holes around houses. Pretty harmless and eat bugs.
Oh, and sol reminded my of the voice contest. Cause of the new site, I don't have time to really do that, but if anyone else wants to accept the voices, randomize them, and host the contest, you can happily use my journal to get the people in and stuff, just email me (marotti _at_ gmail.com).