Posts Tagged ‘elephant’

Last night I went swing dancing with a friend- a hobby that I used to enjoy quite often. As Leeds spun me around, he asked the niceities: “What’s your name?” and “what do you do?”

The whole experience brought back amazing memories- one being that I would introduce myself to each new dance partner with a different name and story (because my real story bored me).

“Hello. I’m Susan. I’m a receptionist”

“Hello, I’m Mary. I work in HR.”

“Hello. I’m Kate. I’m a musician.”

None of the above got any sort of response! I WONDER WHY!? So I started going bigger.

“Howdy, I’m Jill. I’m new here- I live in Australia where I see Nemo all the time.”

“Hi! I’m Cathy. I just climbed Machu Picchu.”

“Sup? I’m Samantha. I’ve ridden an elephant. No. That’s not a euphemism.”

Confession: I was (am?) a little extreme/out of control at times. During this exercise I would spend all week thinking up different lies. Perfecting the stories that I’ve already created based on the questions that people asked me. Then I started using my own (real) name. Then I realized how stupid (sorry, Deva) I was because I lived a lie.

So a bucket list was created. And then carried out.

As Leeds and I kick up our heels to the Charleston, I think back to the last time I danced like this (at the Bogo “morale event” 10 days post-typhoon) and smile. Leeds asks me if I’ve been to Korea- and I tell him “No. But North Korea is in 2016.”

And my bucket list gets longer.

Moral of the story: As the cliche goes: “fake it until you make it”.

ep.03 Elephant Culling

Posted: August 13, 2014 in Podcast
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African elephants used to be endangered. Now they are protected and their numbers are climbing- but as their numbers climb, so does the number of farms they devistate. Since 60% of southern african citizens depend on their farms and land for survival, this poses a big problem.

So what do you do?

 

I discuss the various culling techniques that have been used/put in play and their outcomes.

 

What do YOU think should be done? Tweet @hydrix13 or email me at LN.Lurie at yahoo.com.

 

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Thanks to Dexter Britian and The Wistom Earl All Stars for their music contribution.

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ep2. Baby Elephant

Posted: August 5, 2014 in Podcast
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My family and I watch a family of elephants spray dirt and water on each other. Then a lion roars and they need to leave….. but run into trouble.

 

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Thanks to Leib Lurie, Barb Lurie and Josh Lurie for being the voice of this. Also, thanks to Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn for their music contribution.
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