Log in

No account? Create an account
Chickens, counting of - Diary of a Necromancer
Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense, you're just not keeping up
Chickens, counting of
The census decided to run an extra day of training today to have us Fill Out Forms and get fingerprinted, which turns out to have been a good thing because it took six bloody hours. (Six bloody hours for which I Get Paid, so no serious complaints overall. Especially having remembered to wear black and not bring my knitting.) So now I am on file with the feds, I suppose in the event that some redneck census-resister dumps me in the river and it's the only way to identify my remains... I keep having these flashes of HOSHIT NOW THEY KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME, but then I suppose so does the Post Office.

Also, since the pool of enumerating talent is drawn from the neighborhood, the conversation while we were waiting (and waiting, and waiting) to have our prints taken turned somehow to the subject of OMG HAVE YOU HEARD THE FREAKING ROOSTER. So now I have Foul Ole Ron's address, which is "under the bushes in front of ($house on next block)", and the further information that he's a squatter and they would like him out but they haven't been able to catch him. From the description, it does appear that Foul Ole Ron was the rooster at large in my yard, and it's probably a good thing I shooed him out before he could get too comfy in the bushes outside my bedroom window, as I can hear him halfway down the next block in the mornings as it is. His origin is still unclear, although I have noticed a couple of live-poultry places since I've been looking out for them -- about a mile away on the other side of the river, though...

Wildlife sightings aside from Ron were a redtail, another turtle, and some little brownish bird with a cap of orange feathers that might have been a chipping sparrow, but I am not an ornithologist nor do I play one on TV. Other wildlife sightings from miscellaneous ramblings include a real-estate notice offering at $99k a unit that I know damn well has a river view... I should not be as amused as I am by this.

Tags: ,

1 response | moved to respond?
thinkum From: thinkum Date: April 23rd, 2010 12:47 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
but then I suppose so does the Post Office

I literally LOL'ed when I got to this. Too funny! :-)
1 response | moved to respond?