Buns the mystery bunny

So, I drove home from work yesterday and the snowbank started moving as I turned on to my street. I wasn’t hallucinating, it was a big white bunny hopping around sniffing the snow. I was practically home, so I went up to my apartment and told Randy that I was worried about the little guy because he was just sitting around on the side of the road. He just said, “Oh, someone is probably looking for him. That is probably his yard.” Five hours later, Randy came home from work and the poor thing was still sitting there, so he brought him home.

We got him some rabbit food and made him a little bed, so he seems pretty happy, but we are worried because we have no experience with pets other than dogs and fish. We don’t know his name, so we are sticking with Buns for now. We put out an ad in the News-Miner and are waiting to see if someone wants to claim him. Buns is very well behaved, mellow and enjoys flopping on the floor and sleeping. He is gentle and will eat out of your hand or let you pet him, but gets kind of nervous when you pick him up. You have to kind of hold him close like a baby or he gets all shaky and scared.

To be honest, I am kind of worried about how Randy will handle it if Buns’ family comes to claim him. We’ve gotten a bit attached. Lol.

Here are some photos of the little guy:


Bun likes the presents



December 12, 2007 at 5:47 am 1 comment

It all started with a bear named Muhammad

A British primary school teacher spent over a week in Sudanese prison because of a teddy bear named Muhammad. Apparently Sudan is very persnickety about blasphemy and the teacher, Gibbons, could have faced a public lashing or up to six months in jail for allowing the bear to bare the name of the Islamic prophet. The Sudanese president found it in his heart to pardon her this morning and said she would be sent home to England immediately. I find it hard to believe that Muhammad would be terribly offended by the blasphemous teddy bear, but the school thinks the possible backlash from Islamic extremists is a serious possibility and has decided to close down until January. It’s a crazy world we live in.
Note to self: When in Sudan, do not let a group of seven-year-olds name the class teddy bear.

December 3, 2007 at 9:57 am 2 comments

Our streak is over

Well, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the Nanooks finally won a hockey game Friday night. The bad news is we lost again today. We are now 1-8-1 and second to last in the CCHA standings. Kind of depressing, but no matter what happens from here on out, we will always have Friday’s win. November 30, 2007 was a good day to be a Nanook.

A side note: Why were our other two goalies sitting by the pep band during the game? It was kind of funny to see Johnson and Largen all suited up and just chatting with the trumpet players during the game instead of sitting in the box. Random.

December 2, 2007 at 7:07 am Leave a comment

Giving thanks

I just made it back from my Thanksgiving journey to Anchorage and I am a little depressed at the thought of going back to school. I meant to write a post on Thanksgiving about the things I am thankful for, but as usual procrastinated until today, so here it goes:

1. My wonderfully crazy family who spent the entire weekend piling delicious food in front of me and shopping like there was no tomorrow.

2. My new apartment which is conveniently located 6 minutes from the university. Some people would see this as an opportunity to show up on time to my classes. I, however, see it as an opportunity to sleep in for an additional ten minutes before waking up and rushing off to class.

3. Day after Thanksgiving shopping, which actually makes it fun to wake up at 4 a.m. and stand in various department store lines all day because, by god, you are getting the best deal EVER.

4. Getting closer and closer to graduation, which means getting closer and closer to being a grown up and making some money! Okay, I take back that last part, I want to be a journalist so the whole making money thing is probably highly unlikely.

5. Global warming. Just kidding, but I am kind of enjoying the balmy above-zero temperatures and not having to start my car thirty minutes before I plan to leave in the morning.

November 26, 2007 at 9:06 am Leave a comment

Does Fairbanks really need another McDonalds?

Is it just me or is the new McDonald’s off of the Johansen Expressway completely unnecessary? I Googled it, and it is literally one mile from the Bentley Mall McDonald’s. Did the folks at McDonald’s figure that it was asking too much of us to drive that extra mile to get our McKinley Mac fix? I mean people in Fairbanks will drive 350 miles just to get Arby’s and shop at a decent mall, but they can’t go one mile out of their way for a crappy burger?

November 19, 2007 at 2:27 am Leave a comment

International oil spill month

Call me crazy, but it seems like the cost of oil might go down if we’d stop spilling so much of it into our oceans. It looks like Russia has outdone San Francisco for now, but there are still 13 days left in the month. Maybe it’s like they say, the third time’s a charm.

November 18, 2007 at 2:56 am Leave a comment

Crocheting = Therapeutic

I crocheted my boyfriend a hat today. In doing so, I decided that crocheting is seriously relaxing. I feel kind of like an 80-year-old woman when I sit down with my little crochet hook and a ball of yarn, but it helps me block everything out and calms me down. I just sat there in my living room for a few hours today zoning out as I listened to Modest Mouse and crocheted my little heart out. It was nice.

Randy modeling his hatThe almost-finished masterpiece

I also noticed that I go through these intense phases where I get in to painting or photography or baking or whatever and then out of nowhere I just set it aside. I have a half-finished painting sitting on the floor in my apartment that could probably be finished in a matter of hours, but I just don’t feel like working on it anymore. I sat there staring at the painting as I crocheted the hat wondering why I was starting a new project instead of finishing an old one. I came to the conclusion that I will get to it one of these days, but I am waiting until the mood strikes.

November 12, 2007 at 6:59 am 1 comment

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