More Dead Birds in Arkansas

While JM and I were going to visit the Outback in Hot Springs last night, we ran across around a dozen dead birds. The birds that were in the sky were flying quite erratically. We decided to go on to the restaurant, and come back later. These birds were on the Garland-Hot Springs County lines. When we came back, around and hour and a half later, the birds were gone and there was a fish-game truck in the vicinity. We did not get a chance to document this, and it looks like the media has lost interest in the issue. Did anyone else see this anomaly? We will never again lose chance to document….sigh. This was on February 1st, 2011.

Okay, I am somewhat back…

A lot of stuff has happened the past couple of months. I have neglected this blog, which I will rectify now.

Living in Arkansas now. It is far, far different from Canada. There are some aspects of Canada that I miss, but for the most part, considering myself an Arkansan now. I actually love it here. The funny thing is that the past couple days have been very cold. Err well, cold by Southern standards, anyway. I keep wondering how I even made it in Canada, because now I think 20 degrees is too damn cold and not sufficient for life. I do miss the food in Canada, but hilariously, there is a Canadian restaurant in Memphis called Kooky Canuck’s that is suitable and has poutine. Well, sometimes they have poutine, anyhow…when JM and I went there, there was no cheese curds!! Grr. Hopefully, when we go back to Memphis, there will be copious amounts of cheese curds for the poutine. In the meantime, I gotta try to make it myself.

Been out and about a lot since coming back to the states. Is it different from a few years ago? Yah, it is, in some ways. I appreciate Arkansas for the friendliness factor. The people here are wonderful. East coast and Quebec attitudes don’t come close to what happens here. Always did appreciate the South for that.

Got to see one of my favorite bands on December 7th, Eyehategod at the Downtown Music Club in Little Rock. Goatwhore opened up, as did a grindcore band called Phobia. Totally unimpressed with Phobia. Grindcore just does not do it for me, and I don’t think they appreciated my Burzum shirt. Go figure. Goatwhore put on an incredible show, very much into the crowd. I was very impressed with them. Eyehategod…LOUD. Very LOUD!!! It was good, think they were wasted though…lol.

I caught a pretty bad cold at that show, I am convinced. I am not entirely used to the germs down here, and I am trying to adjust accordingly.

Went up to the Quad Cities to see my parents. My father is not doing well; in fact, he looks pretty bad. I don’t know what to do from here, but we plan on going back relatively soon. JM enjoyed his time in the QC; we went to the casino, he did well, I did okay there on the slots. Had good food and a good time, other than the terrible snowstorm while we were there.

I fell in love with Hot Springs, that place is awesome 🙂

Bear with me, not completely 100%, have been so sick lately.

I have a lot to plan for right now. Going to Vegas later in the month. 😉 I am a very lucky woman, and I know it, and intend on spreading some of this gratitude.

I hope y’all are good.

PS…my photos are on my flickr account, I have a pro account now. Please check them out 🙂

http://www.flickr.com/photos/heidilore/