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  • Have a Pleasant Weekend

    Posted by Jonathan on November 11th, 2005 (All posts by )

    Don’t become so focused on what’s in front of your nose that you ignore the big picture.


    14 Responses to “Have a Pleasant Weekend”

    1. wade Says:

      are you going to post the “after” picture?

    2. Verity Says:

      Is that little lizard squashed flat? Why? They’re lovely little things. They eat flies and mind their own business.

    3. Jonathan Says:

      Sadly, he is an ex-lizard.

    4. Wade Says:

      Good to hear, someone needs to stick up for the flies. He looks extremely bug-eyed – was he?

    5. Verity Says:

      This little creature was going about its life and got caught by the power of a human being to slam a door shut. I don’t see what’s funny and I don’t see why the wish to “Have a nice weekend.”

    6. Enoch Says:

      Talk about being (in) the wrong place at the wrong time —Sheeesh!!!

    7. Jonathan Says:

      -I didn’t kill it.

      -I can’t bring it back to life.

      -The point is not to get so caught up in one’s workaday routine that one forgets to enjoy life. We don’t know when it will end. “Weekend” is, thus, a metaphor. Or maybe it’s synecdoche.

      Deja vu.

    8. Verity Says:

      How do you know the lizard had not stopped to smell the roses? Poor little thing! They are so sweet and untroublesome and they eat flies.

    9. Moira Breen Says:

      Plus they make that endearing little click click noise – excellent housemates all ’round.

      (I’m assuming that ex-lizard is an ex-gecko…)

    10. Jonathan Says:

      I can’t tell about the species. Could also be an ex-anole.

      BTW, do you know where anoles come from?

    11. Anonymous Says:

      Moira – I love that ack-ack (not click-click, in my opinion) noise! They have a voice that is about 25 times the size of themselves. You can wake up, with a clutch of fear, thinking there is a sqwawking hawk in your bedroom and turn on the light, and it’s just a silly little lizard sitting on the windowsill with its mouth hanging open.

      I think one reason I like lizards, apart from the fact that they do hoover up flies, is they are silly. If you have ever seen an iguana “run” you will still be leaning against the wall laughing. They have to twizel each foot around before they can take a step (as though you had to twizel your wrist around before you could strike a key on your computer, which is why they can’t run very fast. Add to this that they have to also twizel their eyes around (separately) looking for danger, and you will see that these little guys can’t go anywhere in a hurry. This is why I don’t like seeing triumphalism when one of these little primaeval creatures gets slammed shut in a door.

    12. Verity Says:

      That was me.

    13. Wade Says:

      I don’t think he intended to sound triumphant – and in fact he is a bit of a herpetologist. I hear you on the iguanas – mine used to run on two legs with a rapid waddle, very comical. They look much more coordinated while swimming, like crocs.

    14. Jonathan Says:

      Did someone say “croc“?