Still Monitoring the Airwaves

on Monday, October 26, 2009

Dear friends, readers and wandering visitors,

You may or may not have been wondering where the squirrel has been for most of the last month. Either way, the answer to my disappearance can be summed up in one foul four-letter word; "WORK".

Even so, in whatever small slivers of time that I could scrounge, I have kept monitoring your various blogs. I was able to do this by applying the latest available satellite dish technology available to the squirrel kingdom (as seen below). This special program is called S.E.T.I. or Squirrels Eavesdropping on The Internet.


Realm of the Lone Grey Squirrel's SETI program


Well, here are a list of excuses for not posting that have been cleared by my PR team.
  1. I was overworked and have been working almost every day for the last month.
  2. I was overworked and I have been working some 16 hour days for most of the month.
  3. I was overworked and I was also traveling to places with no internet access.
  4. I was overworked and I preferred to use my spare time to eat, sleep and use the toilet.
  5. I was overworked and declared mentally unstable ("disturbed" was the term used by the doctor) and it is hard to type on the laptop while tied up in a straitjacket.
  6. I was overworked and I fell asleep on my laptop and drooled into my key board and shorted it out.
  7. I was overworked and so tired that it was difficult to type on the laptop as all the letters on the keyboard began to look like alien hieroglyphics.
  8. I was overworked and drank so much coffee to stay awake that I had coffee rings round my eyes which somehow made it hard for me to read the computer screen.
  9. I was overworked and distracted by all the tiny fairies and goblins that I was seeing all over the place.
  10. I was overworked and my mind was too confused to0 come up with good excuses for not posting earlier.

However, as I have said, my lack of posting does not mean that I have not been monitoring the blogosphere and keeping in touch with the latest in weird news from around the world. To prove this, I offer the following as a remark on two rather sad and strange recent incidents.


Well, fairly recent incidents. C'mon, give this overworked squirrel a break.

24 comments:

olivia said...

LOL, hope things are going to get a little slower for you!

Kathryn said...

Just enjoy hearing from you again. I posted some squirrel pics about 10 days ago. I love the one where he's on the deck on the 2nd floor wondering what the human is doing!

Hope you get a break soon. :)

geewits said...

Welcome back and may I suggest that you take a vacation?

Jelica said...

This was hilarious! I'm glad you are back and out of the straitjacket :)))

Marja said...

squirrel its time to slow down otherwise you go nuts

Joyce's Ramblings said...

Glad to see you are just a victim of this world's pressure but you made it through. This world needs squirrels. Sense of humor always helps and you have a great one. Hope things slow down for you soon.

Jo said...

Are you trying to tell us you were overworked? You had better take care of yourself. We don't want you to come down with the squirrel flu...!

Welcome back. :-)

cabcree said...

darn work. :)

Marja said...

Amigo ,about the xlarge pictures
Within Blogger Go to settings>basic>select post editor
see if you have selected updated editor Probably yours is on old editor
Hope this helps

Dr.John said...

Poor thing. So over worked. I feel sorry for you. I hope they let you stay out of the straitjacket

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Well, who told you to work so hard when you're supposed to be blogging? Well, it IS quite nice to see you back. So did you see Amelia out there?

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Olivia,
I do hope so too. Thanks.

Kathryn,
Thanks. I have to confess that I missed those squirrel photos but I will be over to check them out.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

geewits,
Vacation? That does seem to ring a bell. Does it have something to do with "fun"? Thanks for the advice. I shall try.

Jelica,
Straitjackets are not a very flattering nor fashionable look......and they only seem to come in one colour.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Marja,
Too Late!!!! Already "nuts"!

Joyce,
Thanks for laughing with me.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Jo,
Why can't someone pay me to blog? I am overworked and underpaid.....Saint Peter Don't you wait for me cause I can't go.....I owe my soul to the company store.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

cabcree,
"Darn" just isn't strong enough!

Marja,
Thanks for the tips. Size does count.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Dr. John,
Well, actually, being in a straitjacket is more relaxing than the hustle and bustle of pretending to do useful work.

Hearts,
Amelia did make a short appearance in a silver foil weather balloon when I was hallucinating about being attacked by pixies and fairies.

the walking man said...

As long as squirrel is OK then squirrel is OK.

Molly said...

Imma gonna post those excuses next to my computer.....Thank you Squirrel! That is one hilarious picture of the dog....such patient animals! Anything to make master happy, even if I end up looking like the biggest fool in caninedom!

Owen said...

Ahh, so if I understand correctly you were overworked because you were hauling 16 tons of nuts around to all the squirrel nut shops in southeast Asia ?

Glad to see you checking in, and hopefully in November you'll only have to carry 12 tons of nuts...

"WORK" is definitely a foul four letter word, for sure... well, keep that wicked gleam alight in those shifty black eyes of yours... just think of all the birdfeeders waiting to be raided !

secret agent woman said...

Sorry you've been so over-worked, but welcome back!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Mark,
Well, indeed the squirrel is OK but sometimes I feel like voicing those immortal words, "Would it ruin some vast eternal plan? If I were a wealthy mannnnnn.....!" (from Fiddler on the Roof). Oi vay!

Molly,
Say, that's a very nice picture of you next to your comment. as for the dog, I can almost feel its embarrassment and now i have added to its exposure on the internet.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Owen,
Thank you for reminding me about "raiding birdfeeders". I only keep sane by daydreaming about that while pretending to be hard at work. :)

Secret agent Woman,
Thanks. If it is true that you are what you eat, then I am in need of therapy. Is it still 5 cents a session like Dr. Lucy Van Pelt used to charge?

Lorac said...

Totally understood LGS! I too have been remiss in my blogging efforts due to overwork! It happens to the best of us. I love your SETI!

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