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Twenty-six still alive

While V spent her first week of summer vacation in Ohio, I was in charge of Netflix, her new pet goldfish. She's due home in less than a day and Netflix is hanging in there. Whew! And I've also taken over her dog-walking for the next-door neighbor. Even though we came alarmingly close to a gigantic raccoon a couple of days ago, all is well there, too. As for myself: of course I'm here. But as I was going home tonight Fenton Street between Silver Spring and Thayer was completely blocked by police cars, and the sidewalk in front of the beer store was taped off. It didn't look good. I was already walking fast, but I walked even more quickly after seeing that, and when I got to Ritchie I stayed in the middle of the road rather than risk the darker sides. Even so, I encountered two deer (not together, one on Ritchie and one on Lincoln), neither of which was particularly inclined to move on, even when I waved my umbrella in their direction and yelled Hey Deer. You think deer are adorable until you get close enough to see the bloodthirsty glint in their eyes. Feeling fortunate.

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aramintamd
Jun. 20th, 2014 05:39 am (UTC)
Those deer and their drunken binges. Sheesh!

Hey! Are you here the whole summer? Monty Python at the UA Snowden Square on 7/24 if you are...
(Anonymous)
Jun. 21st, 2014 02:49 am (UTC)
I am, mostly, except when I am IN IRELAND next week WOOHOO! I'll try to keep 7/24 open, sounds great.
koralleen
Jun. 21st, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
Good grief
Yeah, that was me.
starfyrone
Jun. 20th, 2014 12:25 pm (UTC)
One of my brother's co-workers yesterday went out to the picnic bench next to the office, and encountered a bear.

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My brother works for the City of Rockville.

As for me, I'm still hoping/waiting for a resurgence of the eastern mountain lion to take care of the deer problem.
koralleen
Jun. 21st, 2014 03:00 am (UTC)
That should be a very interesting solution to the deer problem. I'm not sure it would solve my walking-at-night problem (depends how I define "solve", I guess).
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