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Personal: Crash 
12th-Jan-2006 03:47 am
I See You!
I've been too busy enjoying having crashed at the end of three weeks of travel and visiting to get to typing up the last of my Jackson adventures. It'll happen. In the meantime, I'll just include the tagline for the most unusual of the experiences:
Being in the middle of a herd of bison.
There you go. I can't do better than that.

My ScrapBook has the best of the shots from the break, including a killer aerial photograph I took that I highly recommend people add to their Desktop Pictures files. Cheers!

Now off to bed. I've been dizzy for a few hours. Weird. I don't feel sick, otherwise. I sniffed the stove and made sure I didn't have a gas leak, but I think that would make my head hurt, too. But it's a three-glasses-of-wine-dizzy (for me, that's really dizzy: skinny-boy metabolism and all) but without the pleasant buzz that the wine would give. Can't figure it out. But if I wake up dead tomorrow morning then at least this way I've said good-bye and left a clue for the coroner. Sorry about that, Mom: I know that was an awful thing to say. I have the best picture ever of you and Grace, though, so that should make up for it. I'm still not sure that I've cropped it the best yet, though. I'll have to keep thinking about that one.
12th-Jan-2006 11:24 am (UTC)
Nice pictures. My favourite is actually the bison head.

I was in Jackson Hole Sept 2001, there was a big drought everywhere that year, so no snow anywhere. It was a fun little town. We saw "Seven Brides FOr Seven Brothers" in the old style playhouse - it was brilliant!

In Yellowstone we saw elk and bison - I got seperated from the others by some bison at one point on a walk - it was pretty scary.
13th-Jan-2006 06:14 am (UTC)
The wildlife out there is incredible. And I just love how much of the state is open range. You never realize just how fenced in and fenced apart all of America is until you find these surprising stretches without the seemingly-endless barbed wire....
The land was broken; the land was fenced
Was it open or was it tamed?
The long Wyoming highways
Are really a narrow range.
But the sky was vast and conquering
Of every borderline
Life and Death, Time and Space
And maybe Yours and Mine...
13th-Jan-2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Nice poem. I loved who the animals had right of way in the National Parks, like we and our roads, are only there by their permission!
12th-Jan-2006 11:43 am (UTC)
beautiful photos! those mountains, mmmmm!

i hope you feel much better soon. the dizziness sounds very unpleasant.
13th-Jan-2006 06:21 am (UTC)

It was a very odd sensation. I'm glad it was gone when I woke up. Maybe I had too much mercury in my tuna salad last night?

It got even stronger as I got into bed, which was wild: I felt like I was on the Tilt-A-Whirl at the County Fair. Even though I knew I was just lying on my back in bed, it felt like I had to try incredibly hard not to fall out or to just go flying off into the ceiling as the room spun around me.

Actually, it was hard not to laugh through the whole thing.
13th-Jan-2006 11:24 am (UTC)
how weird! i used to love the tilt-a-whirl, but it'd be disconcerting to... oh wait, i felt a bit like that once. i had had some doctoring done up inside my nose, and that night i began running into walls, walking sorta sideways. it was scary. like you, i was ok the next day. mysterious thing, the human body.
12th-Jan-2006 03:40 pm (UTC) - Misc
Nice pics. Loved seeing L & J, alias mom and dad too. Give them my best. Love the "sisters" and the dancing pic.

Regarding your issue with dizziness, I would like to offer my health observations. Blood sugar or thyroid. Those two things seem to keep my part of our family a little light-headed at times. My son Michael can wake and it he stands too quickly, he can pass out too. TMI for everybody else, sorry.

The spoiler.

12th-Jan-2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
Being in the middle of a herd of bison.

*grin* This reminds me of the country song 'You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd'. More silly song titles at http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/catalog/extract.htm?command=search&db=main.txt&eqisbndata=0091882109
12th-Jan-2006 10:36 pm (UTC) - Funny Tune
There isn't a way to play those songs on the link. But here's one you can play. I highly recommend it to all musicians reading this!


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