Way back in 2007, I wrote a story involving a merman. Since I’d recently been to Banff National Park, I based it on a couple lakes out there, Moraine Lake and Lake Minnewanka. So I had to laugh when I saw this article talking about a tiny ground squirrel who pushed himself into some tourists’ photos on the shores of Lake Minnewanka that has since gone viral.
Take a look here at some of the photos he’s since popped up in … What’s your favorite?
Oh, and link to this video was going around on Twitter. It was just too good to leave another week for next Sunday’s randomness. It’s rather long (7 minutes) but you really do need to watch the progression of the emails from curious to passive-aggressive to well, let’s just say her true colors come out. It’s written by a guy from Toronto who has a blog here.
In the sidebar on Youtube he says:
During the Summer of 2007, I had the opportunity to backpack around Europe for 2 weeks. I talked about it often before I left. My girlfriend however, although great in many respects, was not the world’s greatest listener. I left on Friday June 1st. Despite even calling her to say goodbye the night before, she never realized I left. When I arrived home 2 weeks later, I had several emails from her, waiting in my inbox…
Inspired by truth, written for fun
If that’s a true series of emails, he is SO much better off without her. (I’m curious – if you opened up your email and saw a string of emails and one saying “Open this first and don’t open the others” would you open them anyway? I know I would.)
And now I’m hearing plot bunnies thumping down the hall…