Tuesday, June 22, 2010
WCP #16: A pinch of grain lasts the wee beasties for a day*
On Sunday evening, Stephanie informed me that her friend had some chickens that needed a home. She's been talking about her desire to get chickens for quite some time, but I didn't think we'd really do it. After my class today, I'm off to the store to get stuff to build a coop & play area (wood, screws, chicken wire, etc.) They're actually pretty hilarious, & once they start laying eggs, we should be ready to eat the hell out of some eggs. According to Wendy (big props to her for helping us get set up yesterday), w/ the 4 we have we should expect about a dozen a week which is about what we go through now, but if it works out, we may need to get a couple more. Aiden named his Dempsey, a name w/ which I am totally down. Solstice went w/ Jar Jar because she (the chicken, not Solstice) is really fucking dumb... & here we are talking about levels of dumbness I've never experienced before... they're all pretty fucking dumb... they're chickens after all). Stephanie seems to be leaning towards Chewbacca, the Rhode Island Red, because it is bigger & browner than the rest (I know, "That's what she said"). For the 4th, I was leaning towards Zidane (or Domeneche), but now I'm rethinking it. I'll have to wait. These are the names in the running: Zidane, Domeneche, Shaft, Ming the Merciless, Dora, & Swiper (Isaiah seems a little afraid of the idea of one named Swiper though). I'll post more pics once I finish their new abode this afternoon or tomorrow. *[[The title has been changed because I had the quote wrong... we now have a different Montgomery Scott quote in its stead... & it's not really a very accurate claim because they eat everything.]]And now, what you've all been waiting for... your Visions of Ypsi Player of the Day! Spain clearly looked better than in their 1st match, & Villa's brace was nice, but Portugal's man-handling of N. Korea was something to behold. I 1st became aware of this guy 4 years ago when he won a "Leshlush Player of the Day" award, & Don S. was totally crushing on him. While he only scored @ the end, he dictated the pace of the game, got an assist, & generally proved why he's considered one of the best in the world. Of course, before he scored, he caught the ball on the back of his neck, rolled it down to his foot, & passed it into the net. The neck trap looked accidental, but still, it was pretty amazing. So w/o further ado, the 1st person to win the award @ two consecutive World Cups, Cristiano Ronaldo.
On his knees in celebration... of this award