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Sunday, February 21, 2010
Monday Muse- Amusing Neighbors
"Alvin is that you"?
(Not sure how to zoom in on this little guy, as my camera was already zoomed in as close as it allowed.)
Not too long after taking this photo one evening I had been shopping at the market. I arrived home after dark. Carting in two heavy bags at a time and two trips in, a neighbor loudly called out my name. So, I walked over and began talking with her and another neighbor. This is something our little community does often. Gathering on the sidewalk to catch up on each others lives. We chatted for a few moments and then I said there were more groceries and items in the van, said my goodbyes, and told them I would talk with them later. One of the ladies must of glanced at my front door and saw it was ajar, as she announced excitedly, "E, hurry and get inside we have had chipmunks on a rampage in the area. They are getting inside the houses and condos"!
I calmly laughed and said, "Well if they know I am a chef who likes to play with flavors and new ingredients, and I do not come out after a few weeks. Please send in the chipmunk patrol, because they have me tied up and hidden all my knives". We laughed, and I went back to putting away my market finds. Thinking of my next conquest in the kitchen.
However, it did seem some new meat marinade I had purchased was missing a few days later...