Sunday, November 22, 2009

drama on the homefront

there/s a monkey that escaped about 2 weeks ago (or maybe a year and half ago, depending on who you asked). it/s been on the run since. it spent about two hours in my apartment complex this afternoon. i got some pics, but they/re with my cell so sorry about the quality. i also did not get any pics of the monkey because although they shot it with a dart (and missed two other times AFTER they had hit it once) it was still fast as lightning and my poor cell phone camera could not keep up with it.
i am not a monkey expert (and apparently no one else that lives in my complex is either, because the kind of monkey it is varied by who you asked) so although i saw it several times, i have no idea what it was other than a monkey. it was bigger than devyn, probably closer to kyle's size, for those of you that know him. it was about the same shade of gray as a squirrel is. it was really cute.
it got darted and fell off the third floor landing but then popped up and took off, actually running through the entry that our front door is in. eventually it got into the nature preserve to the north of our complex and the hunt was called off.
and in case any of you want to know -- the cops will threaten at least 14 times to put everyone in jail if they don/t go back to their own homes
before they change the threat to getting shot with an extremely poorly aimed tranq dart. no one went to jail (although a guy with a beer got kicked out of the pool) and no one got shot.this is animal control with a gun on the roof of the building beside ours
there were 2 firetrucks and about 6 cop cars that showed up
they put the ladder fdrom the firetruck up to the roof of the building

if you look close you can see a cop and one of the animal control guys. this is right before they shot the monkey and it fell
police helicopter -- didn/t really help them keep track of the poor thing. at one point they got on the bullhorns on the cop cars and were asking if anyone had seen it.
bay news 9 showed up and interviewed people. i/ll have to get online to see it though because since we have verizon fios cable, we don/t get bay news 9

Sunday, November 1, 2009

trick or treat

happy halloween!!!! we had a great time. and i know you still can/t see her haircut in these pics, and i still promise to post some soon. but vyn and her cousins were all 80s rockers.