Turtle Doves: Nature’s Little Procrastinators

I’m endlessly amazed by the lackadaisical attitude of turtle doves. They appear to be smaller, less bright versions of pigeons, and yet they have a remarkable ability to get out of the way at the very last available second. On the one hand they appear to be too stupid to realize when danger is approaching, yet have the phsyical reflexes to preserve themselves.

On a completely unrelated note, the mystery jar is gone. For the last week or two, there has been a shopping cart in the parking lot next to my office. This shopping cart contains only one item: a jar. A jar of what I had no idea, until I decided to investigate Wednesday on my way out. It contained a thick red substance I could only presume to be barbecue sauce. I wasn’t about to open it just to satisfy my curiosity. That’s how cats across the world get killed. The lid of the jar said “Joe.” Well apparently Joe or perhaps one of his agents came for the jar because now it’s gone. We have an old guy who digs around the dumpster sometimes; maybe he took it, although I’m not sure why he waited so long. Perhaps out of respect for Joe, wherever and whomever he may be.

On a yet more unrelated note, Jamie (who has a new blog, by the way) posted this on myspace and I found it clever and “Magic 8 Ball” enough to present it for your amusement:

Rules: Turn on your media player of choice, turn on the SHUFFLE option. Answer these questions with the (RANDOM) song titles as they show up. I added the artists’ names because my collection is pretty obscure at times.

how does the world see me?
Glasses and Braces (The Semantics)

will i have a happy life?
Leave in Silence (Depeche Mode)

what do my friends really think of me?
Shh (Fleming and John)

do people secretly lust after me?
Okonkole Y Trompa (Jaco Pastorius)

how can i make myself happy?
Oh my Golly! (The Pixies)

what should i do with my life?
Texas Funeral (Jon Wayne)

why must life be so full of pain?
The 2nd Law (Michael Hedges)

will i ever have children?
Je T’Embrasse (Jan Cyrka, translates as “I Kiss You”)

will i die happy?
Presto Vivace and Reprise (U.K.)

what is some good advice for me?
Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell)

what is happiness?
My Blue Heaven (The Preservation Hall Jazz Band)

what’s my favorite fetish?
Castles Made of Sand (Jimi Hendrix)

how will i be remembered?
L.O.V.E. (the Soft.Lightes)

My favorite was “The 2nd Law” which is a great answer if one considers the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which is the law of entropy.