Yeah, damn it, I’m bored. That’s the reason I’ve been posting a bunch of crap every couple of days. According to my skewed reasoning, if I’m bored, others should be bored too. You Cycle365-ers have been chosen. I keep writing this stuff because I’m bored; You’re bored because I keep writing this stuff. It’s a lose-lose.
A couple weeks ago I really believed this self-isolation thing would be right up my alley. Normally, I just walk the dog, ride my bike, go grocery shopping, hang out with The Feeshko a little, and cook dinner. Very little social interaction is involved in my day. Well, I’ve come to learn that VERY LITTLE social interaction is a lot different than ZERO social interaction.
I think the thing I miss the most is my daily rides to the grocery store for the fresh meat and vegetables I needed for the evening meals. I almost always saw somebody I knew and we would chat in the aisle for a minute or two. That’s all I needed to fulfill my social needs and obligations.
With this bloody Covid-19 deal going on, The Feeshko made me go with her to shop for about two or three weeks worth of groceries. We filled up the cabinets and the refrigerator and the freezer. What’s a guy like me supposed to do?
All I can do is to ride my bike longer and then come back home and do my socializing on this website. (I mostly abandoned Facebook a couple years ago.) So you guys have to suffer along with me for now. I am sorry about that, but at least you aren’t forced to read this, whereas I DO have to write.
Moving on to the real part one, I’ll just show a few pictures from today’s bike ride. The weather was really weird. One minute it was sunny, the next it was cloudy, the next it was raining, the next it was sunny again, the next it was sleeting, the next it was snowing, then I heard a roll of thunder, then the sun peeked out again, then dark clouds covered it up. The only constant was a pretty strong wind with stronger gusts.
[After giving it some thought, this should have been Part One since it happened yesterday. But it would be too much trouble to change it now. I’ll just proceed as if nothing was unusual.]
A while back, one of our Cycle365 friends named Lednar posted something about one of his continent’s animals called a Kuokka. (Hope I got that spelled correctly.) He mused of creating a Kuokka documentary and, in jest, I bragged about creating an albino squirrel documentary since I had seen a couple of them around MY Town recently. Before I knew what the heck was happening, Lednar turned my little joke into an official CHALLENGE.
I try to never back down from a challenge, but albino squirrels are pretty rare. I never thought I’d see one again. So I ignored his challenge–until I saw one yesterday–and I wasn’t even looking for it. At first I was excited to just get the following picture of an albino squirrel up in the tree.
The video documentary is coming up next, but first I should provide some information I learned today. Not all white squirrels are albinos. Some of them are just plain white tree squirrels. Both, however, are pretty rare. You can tell the difference by their eyes. White squirrels’ eyes are black and albino squirrels’ eyes are pink. Maybe the camera on my phone isn’t quite as good as the cameras they use on the National Geographic Channel, because I couldn’t see the color of the eyes in the following documentary.