~Things I Like:
at my last garden centre/landscaping job there were these birds that were constantly singing about what sounded like "cheeseburger"... this made all of us hungry and longing for lunch break.
at the new job, in this new climate, there are birds that i don't know... and for the last three days i've been serenaded by a particularly persistent fellow who keeps calling me "cutie." i told him straight-up that i'm happily married and he doesn't stand a chance. but, he keeps after me... "cutie, cutie, cutie..... cutie, cutie, cutie, cutie!"
truth be told, i'm kind of flattered.
the koi in the ponds are enormous, and they kind of go nuts in the afternoon heat. yesterday they thought they were dolphins and were practicing their tandem leaping. some parts of the koi ponds are hung with nearly invisible criss-crossing wires. i kind of figured the owners were humouring them and their Catherine Zeta-Jones/Entrapment delusions... but, it turns out they're hung there to snare would-be theives... herons and small children, etc.
now i'm wondering if that is how the koi got so big... the owners trap unsuspecting birds/small children so the koi can practice their pirhana skills.
Things I Don't Like:
it's hot here... i'm the biggest wilted flower on the entire (16 acre) garden centre lot. if this is what April in Virginia is like, i'm not sure i'm going to survive July & August. good thing i'm going back to Canada for a good part of July :-)