Saturday, June 09, 2007

The same stuff as usual

Well, a few weeks of summery weather have passed recently (punctuated by the occasional thunderous windstorm, like the one that made me half an hour late getting home last night), and that means that the sports car crop is beginning to show signs of establishing itself nicely for summer. Recently:

- a Ferrari 308 GTB (as far as I could tell), which my commuter bus actually managed to overtake on my way to work
- a few BMW M3s and a rather spiffy M Roadster, parked at the local Home Depot. I suspect that the owner was using it to pick up a bag of dirt or something similar.
- the ugly, but oh-so-expensive Bentley Continental GTC, looking even worse as a convertible than it does as a hardtop
- the tediously boring looking, but deeply expensive and horrendously fast Mercedes SL65 AMG
- the not-at-all boring, very stylish and still deeply expensive Maserati Quattroporte, as well as a Maserati Coupe looking all mean, dressed up in its best black tie and tails
- and today, a BMW 645ci, which is not by any stretch of the imagination the most lovely thing ever, but is probably pretty fun to drive anyway.

Sigh.

On the completely unrelated topic of birds, I saw a Robin and a Cardinal teaming up to chase away a Blue Jay, a species notorious for predating other birds' youngsters. Quite the rainbow of colours there, for a few seconds at least. And a few weeks ago, we had a very handsome little White-Crowned Sparrow for a day or two, migrating on through to wherever it is that they normally nest (somewhere north of here, I'd guess). Unfortunately, he was a) very small, b) far away and c) hiding under a bush, so no photos I'm afraid.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that, after several months, I saw the hawk again, being chased away by a flock of starlings. Poor thing.

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In other news, it would appear that I didn't win the University of Toronto Magazine Short Story and Poetry Contest (is anyone surprised? I'm not.) My poetic entry may yet surface as a guest-blog item over at Zoe's place at some undefined point in the future, so I'm not going to post it here. You'll just have to use your imagination.*



*I wouldn't waste a lot of time on this, though.

4 comments:

john.g. said...

Hi, Ricardipus, I have Bentley coupe near where I live with the rather smart number plate..130lOX.
He has closed the 1 and 3 up together. read BOLOX!

Ricardipus said...

Heh. Very clever.

Ugly cars. I wouldn't say "no" to one, though.

zoe said...

sorry to hear about your pome, r'pus. is it worthy of posting if it didn't win ?






->run.

Ricardipus said...

You can't run forever, you know. Belgium is a small place.

One day I will complete my epic about the Invasion Of Weymouth and you'll see what you're in for. Just wait.