Friday, September 01, 2006

Somebody get me a gun

I need to go hunting. They just upped the price per tail for nutria rats. You can get paid $5/tail for killing those nasty things. I know where there's a whole herd of them. FYI, nutria rats are about the size of a small house cat but shorter, sort of like a beaver, but with a skinny tail. They're bad because they eat marsh plants and destroy the marshy areas. There was a big campaign a few years ago to get people to eat them, supposedly they taste ok, but I'm sorry that's just disgusting! Ah, only in South Louisiana

Hmmm...apparently the administration at LSU has changed up some of the songs that the band can play at football games. They can't play Tiger Rag until after half time because the crowd yells explitives at the other team. And they can't play Chinese Bandits because it's derogatory towards Chinese people apparently, and I think the explitive thing comes in on that song too. I can't imagine that it's really going to help. I don't think you can switch up song choice and make a LSU crowd polite company.

I finally watched Mr Smith Goes to Washington yesterday. It was pretty good. I don't know why I put off watching it so long. I'm reading The Rule of Four it's also fairly good, but I keep falling asleep so it's taking awhile. Stitchingwise, I'm working on my Floral RR. I think it's going to come out cute.

Oh lovely, in the wake of Katrina they had a big problem with keeping track of registered sex offenders. So, now they have a plan. If you're a registered sex offender and you have to evacuate, you have to go to a specific place (I think it's that urban warfare training site that I went to a few months ago). That's nice, I feel bad for the people that live around there. Let's just dump a couple hundred sex offenders next door. Surprisingly, no where else would agree to take them. Gee, I wonder why?

I generally don't question other people's parenting skills, but I really have to wonder about my neighbors sometimes. One thing I remember is they were letting their little toddler run around a big bonfire they had started to burn leaves. Then they tear around the neigborhood with their kids on a 3 wheeler, not a 4 wheeler, but a 3 wheeler which has been banned for what like a decade because they're so dangerous? They've gone through 3 dogs at least in the last 2 1/2 years because they keep getting hit by cars. So yesterday we were outside and the mom comes over looking for her daughter who is about 1 1/2. She was playing with the girls, which I didn't even realize because she has blonde curly hair and she just blended in. So they went back home. Then both of their kids came over and like 10 minutes later the dad came over looking for them. They all sort of wandered back home. Then at some point the little girl came back and fell in our ditch. Thank God, I was out there. Now keep in mind her parents are in their front yard, probably closer than I was, but I'm the one that had to go get her out. She's now covered head to toe in MUCK, slimy muck. So, I bring her back home. Her mom doesn't even change her clothes. As I was standing there talking to her, I said half to my girls and half to her (the mom), that it was time to go inside. After a few minutes I get all the girls back inside, and we're starting baths and stuff. Next thing I know, the little girl comes strolling in our house, in her mucky clothes still. So, I bring her back home and tell the mom that we've gone inside for the night. She's just like "ok". She wasn't even looking for the girl! You'd think after all the dogs that have gotten run over that they'd be a little bit more aware of their kids.

Ok, I guess that's about all for today. I'm a little scattered. Can you tell? We have a birthday party to go to tonight. Ugh, these are kids we just met. A three year old girl and a five year old boy, what the heck do you get them?


Rani said...

Some people's parents! I can't believe they just let their girls wander wherever. UGH!!!!

Shalini said...

OMG. I can't believe they don't keep an eagle eye on their 1 1/2 year old!! And not changing her after she fell in the ditch? That's just plain neglect.

Kelley said...

You should call Social Services or something before the kid winds up dead! ( Sorry to be blunt but my sister is a social worker and has stories that will freak you out )

Terri said...

1 1/2 and she's wandering around the neighborhood! I think you should call Social Services too! But I do have to admit that I snickered when you said she just blended in!

Jenny said...

WOW! And I worried that I was being too lenient to let Alex ride his bike in the neighborhood by himself at age 7 or 8!

I used to have dreams when Alex was that small of me losing my grip on his hand and him running into traffic in a busy parking lot. That mom needs a good swift kick as my dad used to say.