Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Immediate Follow-Up

Okay, by now you must realize it hasn't been a while since I woke up.  Typing that previous entry was the first thing that came into my mind.

Also, you'll realize that I didn't die... And... That's a good thing... Right?

This is an immediate follow-up to my last post.  That was another delayed post intended for yesterday but posted today since I fell asleep the moment I stepped into my house.  I didn't even bother checking what time it was or taking my shoes off.  I just dropped my pack on the floor, fell flat on the bed and passed out.  Open door and all.

After I wrote that entry last night, I must have spent around an hour and a half more getting myself filthy.  My lamp surprisingly survived!  Apparently, I underestimated my battery!  The flickering was because my battery was improperly aligned inside as the support cap was loosened.  That was probably caused by the fact that I dropped it twice during my trip.  One short-heighted fall on a rock and the second was a long fall on a pile of dead branches.  I could have sworn I saw a snake on that pile.  Well, it didn't matter to me.  I probably saw more than 8 snakes total through the trip.

Anyway, from now on, I'm all for Energizer Lithium cells!

"Energizer!  Keep Going!"

Well, looks like I have nothing else to say about my trip.  And, duh!  I can't delve into more details about it so I might as well just shut up.  My head is revolving all around those details and it's so depressing that I can't say anything other than getting cut and bruised and scratched and spotting a really big rat with my flashlight.  Yeah, I did.  It was huge and scary considering I was in its territory and I had no one to scream to for help!  I feared the worst.  Seeing it conjured all sorts of different potential endings.  At one point, I imagined it calling its entire clan and inviting them to devour every bit of me.  But, no.  It ran away after 10 seconds of staring at me.  Thank goodness!

Do I have to talk about the snakes?  I think they're commonplace in woods.  Never mind.  There was nothing interesting about them.  They didn't attack me.  Heck, they didn't even stare at me!  Stupid boring reptiles!  And there was a huge monitor lizard, too.  It was resting on the roots of a huge bamboo.  For a moment, I actually thought it was an alligator.

What else?  Hmmm...  A couple of dead trees, a big domestic-looking stray cat eating a dead wild rabbit.  It probably got lost as a kittie and grew up in the wild.  I also knew it was a rabbit (even if it was half eaten) because of its ears.  You can't go wrong with those.  And, oh, I saw a monkey, too!

That's about enough already.  I'll see what I can come up with to write about today.