Monday, January 01, 2007

It's 2007 - Welcome Llamas!

Llamas were in this year's Rose Parade. They've been trying to get in for 15 years. The horses don't like them, so they've been excluded. This was newsworthy enough to be carried in the Washington Post. I first heard about it from my friend Unique who sent me the information in an email a week or so ago. Larry Brennan on Making Light was the only one who seemed to feel this was as important an observation as I did. He even brought it up again in a different thread, later. I think Larry and I may be kindred souls.

Well, I'm down to my last vacation day. Sadly the last 3 days I've had a nasty cold. There's just something completely cosmically unfair about getting sick during a vacation. My cold has also lead to snoring so stentorious that the hubby is forced to sleep on the sofa-bed.

I hope your 2007 is getting off to a good start.

5 comments:

Serge said...

"Comment or be doomed!"

If you're going to put it this way...

Back in 1992, when we were living around the Bay Area, my wife and I went on a driving trip around Oregon. Imagine our surprise, while on a country road, upon seeing, in a nearby field.. yes... llamas.

Cookie said...

Was there llama yarn? Or just llamas?

What?!

Dawno said...

Hi Serge!

My hubby worked on a llama farm one summer when he was a kid in Virginia.

As far as I can tell from the news reports, just Llamas. Sorry, Cookie.

Serge said...

They do look funny, don't they?

Odile S said...

Get better soon!
Another writermum that loves science. Just like me, except I send my get better wishes from the Netherlands. There are llamas in the Netherlands too, even in my village!
You may like my posts on thinking games if you have children that like science. (Now I am going to look for a link and get back)http://schmiodile.blogspot.com/2006/12/gift-ideas.html
and
http://schmiodile.blogspot.com/2006/12/puzzle-everything-is-illuminated-is.html
I would love to hear your comments on these. And if you have some idea for my kids I would love to hear those.