Ever made non-microwavable popcorn?
I swear, it's the most delicious stuff in the world to me at the moment, and being the miser that I am, the price difference is beautiful. Like, you can get three packets of Butterkist for £2, or you could get the same for 40p.
The only thing was the melted butter. It somehow didn't occur to me that actually, melted butter is really really hot when it's just been melted. I went to spread it through the bowl with my hands, and yeah.
The dumb blonde here has a massive burn on her hand because she couldn't wait half a minute for butter popcorn.
Anyway, I was doing all of this, swearing at the world in general when I look out of the window, and a squirrel does like a massive leap from our apple tree to our bird feeder. They're a metre apart, it was pretty impressive.
It gets there, and I forget the pain, really excited at this squirrel, wherein it does this weird little move and falls straight off again, on to its back. Little freakin trooper gets up and does the same strange sequence five times before wandering away.
To cut a long story short, turns out my dad put a tiny electric shock on the base of the feeder to go off when the animal on it exceeds a certain weight.
In other squirrel news, I'm so excited for the black squirrel. In terms of adaptiveness, black squirrel > grey squirrel > red squirrel. Poor little subjugated red squirrel will have a different overlord, but grey at least will get a taste of its own medicine.
By now you're realising that I had absolutely nothing to say for a journal, so I'm just dragging out this squirrel thing. I don't even like them that much.