Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Good Morning! 19 degrees in Fargo. Brrr! This might be hard to see--was difficult to get pictures even with zoom from my third floor perch--but we had gulls soaring around the parking lot yesterday morning!
No lie! Gulls! ?? Not something I have ever seen outside my window in South Fargo--especially with the fresh snow on the cars and roofs.
There were a couple of crows, too. Have seen them before.
They'd all circle the parking lot--which brought them right past my windows.
Gulls are so graceful in flight--almost elegant. There were only about half a dozen gulls but it was quite a sight. Can you see them on the ground at the end of the garage? They hung around for hours. Made me feel like I was up in Duluth--hehe!
I don't know why I love crows, but I do. :) Saw them all the time when I lived in Moorhead. I think they have quite a crow population there across the river.
Headache finally almost gone yesterday, but it was basically Zombie City around here. Just need more nights of decent sleep like I got last night--tada!
It must have been awfully quiet and boring--hehe! Karma even watched the first 25 minutes of a Planet Earth DVD--glued! Did not move for 25 minutes! She's never watched anything for that long. She can hardly stay awake for that long--ROFL!
Part of the fascination--snow geese.

I also watched The Brothers Bloom...
The Brothers Bloom made a name for themselves as the world's best con men. Now, the younger (Adrien Brody) is ready to retire on the millions the pair has swindled. But when his brother (Mark Ruffalo) lures him into one last job, he reluctantly agrees. What he hasn't counted on, though, is falling for their mark, an adventure-seeking heiress (Rachel Weisz). Robbie Coltrane and Babel's Rinko Kikuchi co-star.
...a curious, almost fanciful movie where you wonder what is real and what is a con--and I still wasn't totally sure at the end. The actors really drew me into this one.
And--yes--watched the next X-Men movie: X2: X-Men United...
Play Preview In X2, the sequel to the Marvel Comics-based hit X-Men, the group of humans who have mutated into superheroes band together to find out who's behind the rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment. Storm (Halle Berry), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Cyclops (James Marsden), Mystique (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) and Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) are back to battle the bad guys -- hopefully for the last time.
...which was okay, but I liked the first one and the new Wolverine movie better so far. I think I have one more to watch.
They're talking more snow flurries tomorrow and Thursday. This is crazy! 19 degrees and snow in mid-October. This is normally take-a-drive-to-look-at-the-gorgeous-fall-leaves sweater weather. *sniff sniff* My very favorite season was kind of skipped over and we were thrown right into winter. Oh well--can always focus on the holidays, I guess--ROFL!! :):)


Intense Guy said...

Between singing "Winter Wonderland" and "White Christmas" you are going need to dig out some other old favorites like, "Frosty the Snowman", and "Let It Snow".

And with the nature shows you are watching, you need to sing my favorite Christmas song, "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas"

:) I bet the cold weather drove the Gulls south lookign for some warmth and some food.

Leah said...

I heard it was supposed to warm up this weekend though, I heard 60's from someone here at work. :)

Rita said...

Hi Iggy!
Yes--I love all the Christmas songs! But I don't remember I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas! I had to go look it up on youtube! I'll post the most popular link tomorrow. Leave it to you to find me a new song! :)

Do gulls go south for the winter? I wasn't sure if they did or not. I certainly wouldn't blame them if they did--hehe! :):)

Rita said...

Leah, my dearest favorite daughter-in-law, 60's? Well, that's not what it says online--(not even 50 up till Sat)--but then the weekend is still far away and they aren't always correct, as we know--hehe! I hope it is not too cold for you gys for ValleyCon. LY :):)

Serena Lewis said...

The Brothers Bloom sounds very similar to the movie, Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels with Steve Martin and Michael Caine? Have you ever seen it? I thought it was a good laugh though the men weren't related but were con-men who kept trying to get the best of each other to win over a rich heiress with plans to swindle her. A good laugh ~

Gulls?? I only ever think of gulls as being near coastal areas. Mind you, a few months back, Aaron and I could have sworn we saw a group of pelicans fly overhead...we are about 45 minutes from the coast.

Geez....that's cold weather!

I love Karma's fascination with the snow geese.

Rita said...

Hi Serena,
Yes--Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has that same type of theme going on--who is telling the truth--hehe!

The gulls hung around for days! ?? If I were them I'd head south--hehe!

Cold for this early in the year--but it gets much colder during our winters. Brrr!