Otterday! And Open Thread

The look on this otter’s face reminds me of a big cat.

a large-pawed otter standing at the edge of a rock, head low, looking very intently over the water, its mouth very slightly open.

Your open thread today has bonus flamingos! JUST BECAUSE.

two very pink flamingos standing in still, shallow water. Their necks cross, both of them dipping their beaks just into the water.

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

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  1. Ooh, there’s an intermittent light cool breeze this morning. That’s a most pleasant change.
    It’s a very low key festive season for us – minimal decorations, not going overboard on the calorific holiday foods. The actual family gathering will be food focussed, though, so I guess we’re just preparing our digestive capacity for next week’s onslaught.

  2. This is going to be the first Chrimble in a long while here in Perth where the temperature on the day hasn’t been over 35C (past few years, it’s been pretty much standard to have a 40C day on December 25 heralding in the summer heat wave). Given we’re having lunch with Himself’s parents (down by the seafront in South Freo) and then moving to have dinner with my folks (inland in Thornlie) that’s probably a Good Thing.

  3. Busy morning, taking a break here in the hottest part of the day for more busy this afternoon, and hoping it will be a bit cooler tomorrow. It was already ridiculously hot at 9. Got my swimmers out ready for Xmas.

  4. Hopped into the car to do a few errands this afternoon. Hardly any traffic – huzzah for school holidays! I thought to myself, and then turned the corner into the road leading to the local shopping centre.
    Traffic stasis.
    Once out of the Scylla and Charybdis zone,all was stilly again.
    We need detour signs at this time of year.

  5. Oh great we have another whiny @weareaustralia who makes comments that could be taken as transphobic then has a hissy fit when she gets called on her shit. She said that men who dress up as women aren’t cool. She then tweeted that included Dame Edna. I’m not sure if it was a backpedal or not. Now she’s all ‘can’t you take a joke and it’s just my opinion.’ Ugh.

  6. Grumpy about the reflexive “oh noes, it is raining!” take in the mass media. As the parent of a very active nearly 4yo I appreciate how much of a pain it is, especially for multiple days in a row but… once again, other than (pretty much) the Sydney metro area, NSW is badly in need of rain, and the Sydney metro area is not doing so astonishingly well for rainfall that we’d want to go the whole summer without a rainy day.

    • I really like rainy xmases. People tend to gather more closely inside and have better conversations and be more amenable to games, as well as all the other benefits of rain you mention.

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