Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Musings from the Long Weekend...

Alternatively, this post could also have been titled: "Random Things You May Not Have Known"...

First of all -

Elephants in Georgia Are Red...
Elephants in Georgia Are Red


We had a chance this weekend to go to Zoo Atlanta, which was really pretty neat. We used to go to the zoo all the time when Schecky was just a pup, but it has probably been a few years since our last visit.

We were invited to go with friends to a "Behind the Scenes" Horticulture Walking Tour of the Zoo - which was very interesting, even though I know next to nothing about plants.
As we were looking at the elephant exhibit, I got amused because here in Georgia, the Red Clay Capital of the World*, our elephants are red. When I first started going to the zoo, it really bugged me. Now, whenever I have the opportunity to go to another city's zoo, I always think their elephants, the naturally grey kind, look wrong somehow....



Secondly,
Rally Cap
Rally Caps Don't Actually Help the Braves to Win...

We were also fortunate enough to score tickets to see the Braves v. the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Schecky announced his intention to root for the O's as we were driving to the game. (Seems he became attached to them during our Spring Break Trip.)
Scheck had the right idea, as the Braves lost (and deserved to) once again.

Oh well - it's a good thing that I like to go to the ball park to wander and people watch... It was a lovely evening for a ball game.

Home of the Braves





Schecky with Sno-Cone
Gratuitous Schecky Shot....


Just because. :)
You can see more pictures from the zoo and the Braves game at Flickr.




And the final random thing, which really is inexplicable....

When did I start loving "Jessie's Girl"?
Yup, that's right.... Rick Springfield - that "Jessie's Girl".

My word, I caught it on the radio this weekend, and was so excited. Now I'm listening to it non-stop... (Probably should not have admitted that one out loud, huh?)


*OK, I don't know for sure that we are. I just made that up....

4 comments:

capello said...

wait a minute, you're just now starting to like jessie's girl?

Editrix said...

You haven't really heard it until you've seen Melissa Ferrick sing it live. Man.

autum said...

How I wish that I had Jessie's girl...now that's stuck in my head. Thanks!
Hey, Rick Springfield was back on General Hospital recently as Dr. Noah Drake. He's not aging gracefully. (not that I watch GH... I just read about it somewhere... yea, that's it, I read about it)

manda said...

I always wondered how gorgeous Jessie must have been. I mean come on, she could have had Rick and she chose Jessie? (oh and thanks for that! I'll now be singing it all evening!).
Oh and Capello asks a damn fine question!