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<< Jun 27, 2005 @ 04:19 >>

I only read craigslist for apartments and jobs, but tonight I decided I'd see what kind of things people would write about in the lost+found section. It is mostly about cats, though somebody did find an English Bulldog. Incidentally, if I found an English Bulldog I'd totally keep it. The real amazing thing is that somebody lost a red parrot in Minneapolis, and two days later somebody finds a green parrot in St. Paul. Maybe one of these two people is red/green colour blind and we ought to bring them together? It reminds me of that unsolveable story line from so many old NES RPGs where you talk to somebody on one side of town who is looking for their lost son, and then on the other side of town you find a kid with amnesia, but you can't get the two to meet.

I would seriously flip out if I saw a parrot in a tree anywhere in this city. I really would. I just wouldn't shut up about how cool it was to see wild green parrots in big bushy brown nests in the palm trees of Barcelona. I guess it isn't specific to parrots, though. I had a similar reaction to seeing yellow tangs and other common pet fish in the ocean while snorkeling in Hawaii. And, again a similar reaction when there was a show on NOVA about European wild cats. I just think that with a lot of pets it is easy to forget that they are an animal that had to be wild somewhere before humans decided to make pets out of them. Seeing a wild guinnea pig or neon tetra would trigger the same excitement for me.

For some reason it doesn't work with reptiles or amphibians, though. I think it is because I've known them as wild animals first, and pets only second.

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June 27, 2005 @ 11:36:43

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

Wild Guinnea pig? Hu?

June 27, 2005 @ 13:05:26

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

Sure... they roam free in Peru... or used to.

June 27, 2005 @ 13:32:29

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

They domesticated the guinea pig (one N I guess) for food in Peru. It is in the wikipedia.

June 27, 2005 @ 22:09:31

cmonster.pngChristy (monster)

You could see a capybara, maybe, if you went to the Amazon. They were my favorite animal because I liked the name, and then I saw them on a nature show and discovered that they're just like guinea pigs, only the size of a pig. I saw one get eaten from the inside out by piranhas. HAT! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capybara

There were lots of parrots at the Pride festival this weekend. No girls who looked like a darker version of Kirsten Dunst, though.

PS. That plot line with the man and amnesiac son bugged the hell out of me, always. I liked FFIII (or 6, depending on your nation of preference/level of geekdom) because you could resolve every one of those, and there were at least 3.

June 27, 2005 @ 23:13:33

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

Anaconda's think capybara are delicious!

June 28, 2005 @ 08:27:57

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

FFII all the way. Cecil be my lovah. Ya...

June 28, 2005 @ 08:29:17

marilyn.pngsith33 (#999)

And by FFII I mean FFIV of course, if you're a cool cool geek like the cool cool christy. Aww yeah..

June 28, 2005 @ 14:03:09

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

...excuse me ...sorry ...I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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