Friday, February 26, 2010

Lemon Girl Scout cookies may by stinky  |

Lemon Girl Scout cookies may by stinky  |

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A Week Late and a Zebra Short

OK peoples, I'm really sorry I've been slacking with my blog already, but really, slacking is the story of my life, so don't be so surprised. I am mad at myself though cause I actually had something really interesting to write about last week too! Oh well, here it goes now.......

So a week ago I was driving to my Thursday night workshop trying to get on I-75, but I noticed that the ramp to get on was more backed up than usual. Then about 2 police cars zoomed past me to get on the interstate, so I started thinking that there must be an accident. While this thought popped into my head, I also started to notice the helicopter noise. I look up, and there must have been at least 3 helicopters flying overhead. OK, I thought, they must be chasing a suspect (not to uncommon in the part of town I was in). Boy, were they ever chasing a suspect!

Turns out, the suspect was a runaway zebra from the circus who happened to run by my car as I was sitting there on the interstate. Now, there are a lot of wild things running the streets of Atlanta, but a zebra on the interstate? I definitely had to do a double take. This is not something you see every day.

After the zebra ran by, I saw a few officers on motorcycles and men on foot chasing this poor animal. He finally got caught around the MLK exit near Grady Hospital, after the police managed to box him in with their cars. It was such a crazy site! This is not something that happens in real life. This is something that happens in the movies, or in New York.

The funny part was how fast twitter is on it. I called my co-worker to tell her the craziness I just saw, and before I could even say anything, she answered the phone, "Did you see a zebra?". I was like, WTF? Me: "Yes, how did you know that?" Her:"It's on twitter".

So after I told everyone my crazy story of seeing a zebra running loose, I did some research and confirmed that he did indeed escape from the circus, which I assumed since I had just been to the circus that past weekend. It's funny though because apparently that zebra has quite the downtown Atlanta escapade before he made it to the part where I saw him.

I'm glad I was in the right place at the right time, cause that was definitely the highlight of my day. I am also the type of person who pays no attention to the news and what is going on in the world, so I probably wouldn't have got the memo about the escaped zebra till a few days later. It was nice to actually be on the frontlines of a breaking news story.

I searched again for an article about the zebra to link to this blog, so please check it out. It's the follow-up article about what happened with him. Apparently his name is Lima and he is recovering at the University of Georgia's vet school. Poor Lima. He had his taste of freedom, but only for a little while. I could't help cheering for that zebra as he ran by. After all, don't we all want a little taste of freedom too?


Before you ask, no, I wasn't able to get a picture of Lima. By the time I drove by him again, I had to drive and take the picture at the same time, and my camera phone is too crappy for that kind of live action photography. Sorry peeps, you're just going to have to believe me!

Zebra resting at UGA's vet school  |

Zebra resting at UGA's vet school  |

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Welcome to My Blog and Happy Valentine's Day!

OK, so I've decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon and try my hand at blogging. Why the hell not? I'm always looking for useful time wasting activities, plus I want to see if anybody actually cares about what I have to say.

I'm not really sure what the "theme" of my blog will be yet, but those of you who are nearest and dearest to me will know that I am a person who is never fully satisfied. I am always still searching for the perfect (insert word here), whether it be the perfect sushi restaurant, the perfect career, the perfect face wash, whatever, so maybe this blog can be a little bit about my quest for satisfaction. If had to pick a soundtrack for my life, you better believe that The Rolling Stones' "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" and U2's "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" would be on there.

But despite dwelling on my quest for something better, I could also use this blog as a way to be happy with what I already have, and to try to focus on all the positive in my life, and all of that cheesey goodness. Let's just see what direction this blog takes. Hopefully a fun one!

Happy Valentine's Day, Readers! I know many people hate this day, especially if you celebrate it as "Singles Awareness Day", but really, think of it as a day to celebrate ALL love, whether it be romantic love, family love, friendship love, puppy love, or love for chocolate. I think the world needs to have a day where we can focus on love and stimulate the economy at the same time. So if you don't have a special "boo", then celebrate with your family, friends, and pets. They love you too.

OK so let's keep this first post short and sweet, especially since a certain boyfriend is nagging me to get ready to go so we can visit his parents. I'm bringing over some Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt brownies that I just discovered today. Not bad for no fat.

Later Potators!

Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Not So Innocent

OK, so I know I already posted something today, but I'm so excited about this blogging situation that I wanted to say a few more things. Let's see how long it takes before the excitement wears off.

So let me just say that I am a little bit of a blogging moron cause I don't know how to add all the fun stuff, like pictures and junk. It might be a while before you see some pictures, but hopefully my witty insights will be enough to entertain you until I can post something shiny and fun to look at.

Also, I have decided that since this is a public blog, that I will not give out too many identifying details. This means that I will try very, very hard to never talk about my job, and I will also not use names of family and friends, hence the name of this post. Speaking of names, I hope ya'll like how I go by Shelly D. It just sounds so Jersey Shore, I love it!

If you are reading this blog, subscribe to it and be my follower please. I like the idea of having followers, it sounds like I am the leader of a cult :)

If you have a blog, let me know, I would love to join your cult. I've already joined 3. I'm still trying to figure out if there is a way to browse blogs to find other interesting people to follow, but like I said, this blogging moron hasn't figured out all the fancy stuff yet.

I am trying to get a certain friend to start her own blog. She wants to, but she is hesitating. You know who you are, friend. As Nike would say, JUST DO IT!

BTW, here is a disclaimer from my earlier post. My boyfriend is not nagging. He is the greatest boyfriend ever, and he doesn't nag, he just has the unfortunate job of being the one who has to light the fire under my ass when I need to get going :)