Sunday, January 08, 2006

Eagle Days

As I sit here and listen to Eli Manning throw his third interception of the day, I thought I'd let y'all know what's been brewing here in Central Standard this past week: a whole lot of nothing, mostly.

We're getting ready for semester exams at school. They start on Tuesday, so I've been trying to get caught up on my grading before the essays come rolling in. I'm actually not too far behind, so I feel good about that. If I work my week right, I may get to enjoy a four day weekend! At worst, I'll have to go into school on Friday. I think, technically, I may be required to go in on Friday, but if I don't, I don't think anything too bad will befall me.

Yesterday, Monkey and I and a few folks went down to Lake of the Ozarks for the annual Eagle Days. Wow, was it crowded! Unfortunately, it was way warmer than it should be in January (about 60 degrees), so there were not many eagles to see (we saw one). When it is cold and the lake is frozen, the birds usually congregate near the tailrace of the dam (there's open water there). When it's warm, they spread out all over the lake (which is really big), and they are harder to locate. But we still had a good all-you-can-eat breakfast at Kay's on Rt. 54.

Here's a picture of me, showing that, even if a bald eagle has a longer wingspan than I, I still have a bigger head!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks as though someone has already found his Halloween costume! That is like the most adorable - I mean, ferocious! - picture ever! Except for the seemingly severed foot, which is just plain scary. Nice, Reda.