It’s George’s birthday today. we’ve had a pretty good day featuring a lot of food (we got breakfast and packed lunch in a nice lil café, and went to a.. uh.. it was a creepy, dog themed, kind of like eating in someone’s mildly haunted house, restaurant for dinner. best food. weirdest decor.) and edinburgh zoo.
we made friends with some penguins and walked around in the rain a lot trying to find some (hiding, unimpressed) pudu. pretty sure a pygmy hippo dived underwater to avoid us. zoos.
Numbats are an Australian marsupial found in the continents west. They primarily eat termites, and as such need a well adapted tongue to do so. The Numbat needs to keep its tongue well coated in a sticky saliva, allowing them to catch up to 20,000 termites in a day.
THERE ARE MORE NUMBAT GIFS I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER
HELLO. we’re in a travelodge in edinburgh. I’m still weirded out by the fact that we just have a hotel room, because it feels a bit like having a flat without any of the responsibilities, and so we’re treating it like.. like we’re people who don’t have responsibilities or any desire to behave like sensible humans.
(Pizza Express gave George free “it’s [almost] your birthday!” prosecco. it is all gone, we have spent a reasonable amount of time giggling on the floor, and george is… pretending to be a penguin.)
OTHER THINGS ABOUT TODAY:
- we spent 8 hours on trains, because our train to edinburgh got held behind a broken down train for about 75 minutes. trains. - having said that, delays of over 60 minutes mean that you get a full refund on your train tickets. come back to me, cash money. come back to mama. - it’s hazel's birthday! for another hour! go say happy birthday to her and possibly play taylor swift's 22 at her because that's how old she is and I feel like she'd REALLY LIKE THAT. ahem. yay!!
there’s a bake sale at work tomorrow, and I’m a big doofus who decided to bake for it. and then my manager TOLD EVERYONE, so I panicked and made more things than I needed to and tried to make them stupid good and I think possibly what I’ve actually done is “stupid”. but fine. it’ll be fine. fine.