Things you do not see every day: An otter preys on a alligator at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. The otter eventually pulled the alligator up on the bank and proceeded to consume it, as evidenced by crunching noises. They were no longer visible at that point, but the alligator was done resisting when dragged out of the water. Despite their disarmingly cute appearance, otters are the apex predator of many freshwater habitats.
Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
What the fuck.
What's your favorite scene in a movie, ever? (no pressure or anything)
I can’t think of any scene that is ultimately the best or my favorite, so here’s a few I like:
The scene where Tuco builds a pistol actually might be my absolute favorite scene ever. I don’t know what it is about it, but Eli Wallach is just fantastic in that scene and every Man With No Name Movie. Perhaps it’s the idea that every single moment in that scene goes one step further in explaining just how Tuco operates as a person.
Travisssss what are you up to these days? Roaming the country? Holding down a job? Thinkin' deep thoughts?
I am in fact holding down a job. I work for a law firm as an office assistant. I order all the office supplies, get the mail and run errands for the attorneys. Occasionally the errands are important, like making sure a certain document gets filed to the right court before the deadline. Most of the times, mostly due to a particular attorney, I run dumb errands like purchasing jewelry for their spouse or renewing car tags. I really shouldn’t say they’re dumb errands even if they are, because I absolutely love walking downtown.
Anyway. my job doesn’t pay much. It pays more than my old job did, but I work with people 20+ years older than I am, so it’s harder to enjoy their company. I wish it paid more. I wish I could afford to move out. I wish for a lot of things these days. I wish I was more driven. I have things in mind that I want to do, but I have no motivation to do them. I need to finish a story, I need to start an essay, I need to lose weight. I need and I want and I little else.
I really want to roam the country, but my job only allows me one week of vacation. I want to see Seattle, Chicago and Sequoia National Park. Or Redwoods National Park. I just want to see big trees that make me feel small and force me to contemplate my role in this world. My ultimate goal in life is to visit each and every National Park, though maybe not the ones in Alaska. Those are harder to visit.
How have you been these days?