I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 3:33 AM GMT on November 23, 2013
Maybe 4 nights ago I got up in the morning and opened up the patio door to see what we had going on. The cool morning breeze blew feathers in my face. And in the apartment. Dutchie had been out most of the night, and evidently she was hunting. Three feet in front of the patio, in the grass, was KILL ZONE #1. A pile of feathers. Six feet off to the right, another pile of feathers. KZ #2.
Another 3 feet right, was the killed. A decent sized dove lay there, a little chewed up. Dutchie came in and had breakfast as usual, and immediately went to bed. Meanwhile, I went out and disposed of the carcass. Later I swept the porch. But there is no escape. Four days later the feathers continue to return, even gathering again on the porch. Kind of a reunion. There are a bunch of them out in the yard. The wind just re-distributes them. Every day they return. Mocking me.
Tonight I saw a nice sized deer out my back door about 100 feet away. He looked like he was going to jump the creek. Not a problem. He could walk across it right now. Just a trickle.
Today was very dreary. I went to run an errand and returned at 4 PM and it was getting dark! The temps have been nice the last couple of days, but COLD is due any minute.
Played poker with the boys a few days ago. It has been a long time since I did that. I was down and up all night. I always had something to bet with. I won for the night ONLY because I hit the last hand, the BIG one.
When I was still in Dutch, Doug (Gnu) was asking me if I was watching a certain show on TV. I knew the show because I have seen the ads. For a few years. I had never seen it. The general theme sounded funny. Then I kept hearing it was winning awards and had a lot of viewers. Finally I watched one show. The one where they rob the train of 1000 gals of methlymene. It was pretty good. Brutal. Well written. The show went for almost 6 years, and ended by its own choosing a couple months ago. I picked it up in season 5 and watched it to the end. The big finale. It was huge. The finale tied up loose ends and left you feeling good. Remember the finale of LOST?
So I have taken advantage of NETFLIX and started watching the whole series. The story continues from one episode to the next. They bring in major characters at various points, and major characters get killed off just as often. The plot twists and turns are as good as they get. Usually the first scene sets up a question that gets solved at the end.
BREAKING BAD. I know, it has been done over and over...Nerd science teacher in high school gets incurable cancer, then stumbles on a way to make a ton of money quickly where he can know his family is set for life.
Set up a meth lab! It is a high quality product and he makes a bunch of it, and has other people sell it. Nothing is glorified. It is brutal. People get killed. Lots of blood. Like I said, it was a hit!
So there are 61 episodes total. I have now seen around 52. I hate to see it end. Check it out.
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