I am feeling a little zombie like at present, I have had two nights now with very little sleep. The first I blame on too much coffee and too many thoughts running through my head. Last night, I think I have to blame again on too much caffeine, too much beer, too much excitement, and a noisy raccoon chattering away outside of my bedroom window.
This was my first ever encounter with a raccoon, other than seeing them at the zoo. I was lying there, in my bed, and I heard a strange squeaking noise from outside. I had no clue what it was was, so I asked my wonderful boyfriend, who thought it was a squirrel or chipmunk thing. I much admit I was not convinced, it sounded a little to big to be either of those. So I got up and peeked out the window, I saw the backend of a raccoon running away, avoiding the searchlights that were trying to locate it. Seems it had also got the attention of my neighbours, they were using a torch (or should I say flashlight) to try and locate the poor little fella. I was needless to say quite excited to see my first "wild" raccoon.
Picture taken by my friend mnt_goat_76
I then started to try and sing The Beatles song Rocky Racoon, but if you’ve read my previous blog, you’ll know by now that I can not sing, nor could I remember any of the words, other than Rocky Racooon, D'da d'da d'da da d'da d'da d'da d'da
While trying to find the words my wonderful boyfriend, told me Rocky dies… I didn’t believe him, I never remember getting the impression that he dies.. I know he gets shot, but I always thought he survived. How can such a happy sounding song be about a dead raccoon, just doesn’t seem write to me. (although I did comment to him, that is sometimes the case, I’ll be smiling and dancing away all happy to a song, then all of a sudden I’ll actually pay attention to the lyrics and realize its actually a very sad song… why must people do that!). So back to Rocky Raccoon, we listened to it in the car this morning. He still believes that Rocky dies, as “Gideon’s gible checked out”, the wbf believing that checked out means gave up and died, and I think he lived because:
“Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt
To help with good Rocky's revival, ah”
Checked out meaning, it worked out, like when your car checks out, or when you run a security check on a person, they check out… not check out like leaving the building. Plus, he had a revial… that doesn’t spell death to me…
I think this just goes to prove that my wbf is a cynic and the glass is half empty, and I am optimist, and the glass is half full.