Well, my dears, the countdown has begun. I have two weeks left of work. ( Plus, next week is vacation- so three calendar weeks until I quit...) ANYway...the following serves to underscore how MUCH I will miss working there.
You remember Marci, right? ( HOW could you forget? Other than Brad and me, she is like The Star of this Blog!) Well, the other day she proceeded to tell me yet another true to life tale of Marci in the wilds of New Hampshire. I listened with incredulous ears...
Apparently, she was driving home from second shift at about midnight, when out of the dark night sky swooped...an OWL...which SLAMMED into her windshield. !!!! And bounced off. !!! Well! So what does she do? Keep in mind that this is the same woman who adopted a wandering fawn. Why, of course, she stops, gets out, wraps the bird in a towel, and puts it in the back seat. Naturally. Well, she's driving along at about 50 mph and suddenly the bird revives. I don't know what the towel situation is at this point...whether it's still swathed in the towel or what...but it did what owls do: it perched. However, it chose a rather unusual place to perch: Marci's head. So of course, she screamed! ( At this point, I was practically screaming too- just hearing about it!) I can only imagine...A bird perched in her hair, screaming down the road at high speeds. Soon after this, she got home, opened the back door of the car, and woman and owl faced each other. Eye to unblinking eye. Marci's words to the bird were as follows: " Dude! I'm so sorry! But you hit me first!" The bird looked back at her and tipped his head to one side- just like he understood. Her imitation of his head tilting back and forth, side to side was just...what else...a HOOT! Well, he was reluctant to fly away...but Marci was not about to be stuck with another refugee animal again. No WAY was she going to call the Fish and Game villains. Thankfully, the owl caught on and made a graceful exit. PHEW! UNNNN-BELIEEEEVABLE!
I was seized with inspiration this morning, found a copy of "The Owl and the Pussycat", tweaked it a bit, and came up with a New and Improved! version entitled, " The Owl and Marcia."