Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Squirrels, and Alligators, and a GIVEAWAY, oh my!

I have come across some pretty cool critters on this island. I ran across this squirrel who just wanted to check me out as much as much as I was checking him out. I know, I know, it's just a squirrel, but I thought the expression on his face was too funny.

Why are you looking at me?

Wassup! So you're still there huh?

You have no idea how uncomfortably (for me) close I was to this guy. He was unafraid.

So I was nervous being this close to a squirrel. What do you think I did when I saw this guy...

If you click on it you can see it bigger and see the sinister in his eyes!

That's right! I FREAKED. We were in the car and saw a crowd, and being the photo nut I am, I made my driver (Chuck/Nathan) stop. There was a guy out there who seemed to know what he was talking about and he said this looked like an 8-9 footer, that you can tell by the distance between their eyes and that would make him about 35 years old. WOW. I don't have a zoom on my camera so this is the best shot I have. If I had a zoom, I'm not sure I would have gotten as close as I did. Eeesh, just makes me cringe. I'm not squeamish, but an alligator will send me over the edge.

Ok, now the fun! My first giveaway! All you have to do is make a comment on this blog and I will choose one random commenter to get the prize!

What is it you ask? One sweet souvenir from Hilton Head Island, SC. Nothing great, think a step above a souvenir pencil, but still, isn't it just fun to win something? I'll draw a name on Thursday night at 10 p.m EST. I'll get it in the mail to you when I get back to reality!

Can't wait to do this! Woo hoo! Now, I am off to the SPA!!!!!!!!!!!

Later gators.... (real ones too)



  1. "One step away from a souvenir pencil." Hilarious!

    Glad you are having fun!

  2. But do you have a souvenir pencil? 'Cause that sounds pretty dang cool!

    There are alligators in the lakes around here as well. Methinks we will stick to the neighborhood pool.

  3. You crack me up. I want a follow up about your jean shorts post from FB... preferably including pictures of you and Nathan wearing jorts.

  4. Sure! I'll bite! no pun intended :)

  5. Is there really anything random about picking your favorite person? ME!

  6. HA! This is going to be awesome!

    Marcie, thanks for being my blogs biggest fan. You are a sweetheart.

    Kate, no worries, if you like souvenir pencils, you will be very pleased.

    Rachel, bought the shorts, don't have big enough ovaries to wear them yet. Receipt still in tact.

    Thanks Bekah, and yes, it is so crazy with all those boys, how you have 4 I'll never know. :-)

    Jess, of course your my fav, but I have to play Switzerland on this one. Or Missouri, which ever makes sense to you. :-)

  7. ***You're not Your. Ugh, don't you hate it when you are the victim of your own pet peeve.

  8. A giveaway? I love it! Count me in! One question though, blogging on vacation?

  9. well, what else am I going to do during the 3.5 hour naptime in the afternoon. Plus, I have all these fun things to talk about! But, yeah, you're right. :-)

  10. Squirrels...check. Alligators...check. Beach...check. Yep. We have all of those in Jacksonville. I've even heard that there's a spa or two. Not sure why you guys aren't here. ;-)

  11. I'm in. You crack me up. I think you should mail to the person who is the furthest from SC. Me, right?

  12. I wanna win! I never win anything. I'm totally farther than Kristin and I love you more.