Sunday, October 02, 2011

Day 2: Moose? I don't think they exist.

When I found out we were moving to Alaska, I was so excited to see moose in the wild. My friend Cheryl used to live up here and has a moose collection, and the stuff was so darn cute I imagined I'd be able to do the same thing.

Imagine my surprise when I have yet to see a moose. We've lived here two months now. TWO MONTHS. And no moose.

A couple weeks ago I was talking to my class (many of whom are my age, so they "get" my cultural references for the most part), and I was saying something about "these mythical creatures called moose." They were all warning me about them--they walk into the road and stand, the mama moose are super-crazy around their babies, that sort of thing.

I got a lot of laughs when I said, "Moose are like ROUSes. I don't think they exist."

(If you didn't catch The Princess Bride reference there, then I have nothing more to say to you today.)


Stacey said...

Love it! LOL What's REALLY dangerous is a male moose during mating season. They have been known to total cars. Be careful. ;)

Monika said...

I thought they were all over the place up there. I keep waiting for you to post a pic of your new pet moose. ;P

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