Otterday! And Open Thread

Seeing as I was logged in and all, I decided why not revisit our rusty weekend Open Thread tradition. Here’s an otter eating a carrot, photographed at Whipsnade Zoo in the UK.

An English river otter hunched down on the side of a pond, holding a carrot between its front paws, with its snout raised up high as if praying.

Otter eating a carrot that some family was feeding to the otters right next to a sign telling them not to | William Warby on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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 great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

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5 replies

  1. 🙂

    Any positive vibes you can send my way will be very gratefully received. Six days to go until our election now… All you lot in the West Island should be able to check in and see whether or not I’ve made it to the Big House by about 6.30 / 7pm Sydney time.

    And in the meantime, I’m hoping that the right result comes out of the survey (good grief!) about marriage equality over your side of the Tasman.

    • Best wishes for your success, Deborah! Will definitely be checking the vote count.

      As for the postal survey, bleagh. Ours haven’t arrived yet, and I’ve seen multiple reports letterboxes raided to remove surveys, and poeple finding piles of surveys that appear to have been dumped by posties rather than delivered, and RWNJs posting videos on social media of themselves filling out multiple surveys with NO ticked. I’m not having a good feeling about this.

      • Update: our ABS surveys arrived yesterday, filled in and posted today. Still seeing reports of attempts to prevent surveys getting to voters though, which is unsettling.

  2. My first vote after i came of age was in the 1999 republic referendum. I was 18 and was so certain we would get a republic but republicans were outclassed and outgunned. Most Australians are not intellectuals and are not of high education. To wipe out the “soft” support for LGBTI people, all the “no” campaigners have to do is create fear, uncertainty and doubt, just as they did eighteen years ago.

  3. So happy to see the otter back. I could talk to you about my 17th career crisis this decade, but instead let me just promise that I will return soon with a post on how to help get out the ‘YES’ vote. I’m asking my Irish friends to give me the benefit of their successful experience.

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