Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Porcupine Tracks

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There was a big fat porcupine slowly making its way across the field when I saw these tracks (not mine, which are on the right) on the road, where it had likely crossed.

This doesn't look exactly like the track pattern in my trusty little manual, but ... I still think these might be porky tracks.

There were four dogs with me, and the one that loves to run actually listened to me when I told her (she was the only one who appeared to notice the porky) not to chase the porcupine. Maybe she remembers the time I had to pull quills out of her nose.


Does anyone here watch Californication? The other night the Duchovny character shit on the hood of his ex-wife's fiancé's car. Okay, I'm down with that (meaning, not that I endorse it, but it didn't kill me that someone in a tv show did it). But they actually showed the turd as he was dropping it! That was more than I could take; I was gagging and had to look away. Today I gagged violently while telling Everett about it. He thinks my discomfort is hilarious, laughed heartily and said, "That show really goes all the way, doesn't it?"

It goes too far for my liking. In the same episode they showed the guy throwing up. At length. Like, I don't need that, series director. Damn near threw up, myself, when he did it; I do not need to see people horking on TV, particularly when they show the actual spewage. For a long time. More than once. Blech.


  1. Porcupines! At one point I had to encase the tires on my little travel trailer [now defunct] to protect the rubber from porcupines. Over the course of the winter they would chew up the tires if they could gain access.

    I haven't seen the program, your description is not enticing. I watched enough of that kind of thing when the kids were little, diapers, vomit, ha, ha, ha, ha... no thank you.

  2. I doubt you'd like it Maggie. There is a lot about it that I don't like. The protagonist is an arrogant pig ("Well fuck my face!" he says to a hotel clerk when his credit card is denied; I kinda like the term as a descriptive - I'm nasty that way - but not that he would say it to a woman he doesn't know, in public. He's an ass) and let's just say the storylines are over the top.
    But they do live in a place with lovely foliage around their back patios. L.A. I guess.
    And our very own Callum Keith Rennie played a porno-film director in one season.

  3. 1. How do you know those are porcupine tracks? Well, really I guess I mean, wow!, I'm impressed that you even see the tracks, let alone recognize their maker. I'm oblivious to the wonders of nature---not deliberately, but I would just look at that and think it was an interesting design. I don't think I'd connect it to an animal.
    2. Duchovny was wonderful at the front end of his career, and I loved him in Zoolander but while I love the title, his being in Californication didn't help to make me want to watch him again.

  4. Porcupines, glad I don't have to deal with those. We just have skunks living next door, poor Lola has yet to learn her lesson about leaving them alone! Thankfully in the winter the snow is so high they can't get in the backyard. Now that springs around the corner I'm back on alert.

    I've heard alot about Californication but never had the opportunity to watch. Have you seen Mad Men, there's a trip down memory lane!

  5. Mad Men made me smoulder ... the sexist attitudes and all. Grrr.

  6. I haven't seen that show or even heard of it. I'd give it a watch if I could get it. Sounds a bit like Trailer Park Boys which I have only seen a few episodes. Pretty basic stuff.


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