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I'm in Boston now for a few days. It's hot and muggy here too, as it was in Toronto. The rain this evening doesn't seem to have helped much.

maxineofarc cooked a lovely meal for hedgies and me, complete with fried chive flowers. As a garnish, they're lovely and elegant, but chive flowers certainly do taste extra-intensely of chives! I really like their apartment. It's spacious, with a beautiful garden outside, irises blooming in the sunlight, a porch, and separate spaces for computers and the living room. Also, I've met a hedgehog for the first time in my life. Pashmina is a cute creature with a nose that's constantly snuffling.

I'm starting to catch up on the Sailor Stars episodes I never saw, and I saw my first Invader Zim episode, which was very amusing. I could see it being prone to culthood.

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saffronjan
Jun. 10th, 2004 01:17 am (UTC)
Missed opportunity
Ooo, the blooms on my chive plants are a little past their prime now-- I had no idea you could fry them! Missed opportunity.

maxineofarc
Jun. 10th, 2004 05:14 am (UTC)
Re: Missed opportunity
You *can*, but I didn't. They were dried chive blossoms. :)
owlfish
Jun. 10th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Missed opportunity
I bet they'd be good fried though.
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(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2004 07:22 am (UTC)
Zimply Zany
Zim already *is* a cult. When I was at Anime North Hope and I wandered into the "Invader Zim" video room. As we sat down they were going through the opening credits for an episode and when they got to the title, "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy", everyone started to cheer: "Yes, *YES*! Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy!! HURRAH!!"

I haven't seen anything like that since the old Dr. Who chant of
"Oh no, not the Mind Probe!"

/spectrum@ca.inter.net
rhiannon76
Jun. 10th, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
hooray for meeting your first hedgehog! pashmina is a lovely name for a hedgie. :)

mmmm, chive flowers...
owlfish
Jun. 10th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC)
She's so cute! She has a long little nose, and she's a big handful of adorableness. I can certainly understand their appeal, although, even if her stomach is soft, I think I would go for a more pettable pet. Still, I was impressed to learn that they're quite resistant to poison. Talented little creatures...
(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
Hurray for HedgeHogs
I also extend my congratulations on your first Hedgey h'encounter. They are eminantly scalable pets: going from Pashmina size to the 50-ft "Spiny Norman" size of Monty Python fame.

/spectrum@ca.inter.net
(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
Re: Hurray for HedgeHogs
P.S. I also believe that, like hamsters, they were originally only to be found in the British Isles. At any rate, that's where all of the HedgeHog Hospitals and Hospices are to be found (eg. "Prickly Ball HedgeHog Hospital") when you google "hedgehog hospital".

/spectrum@ca.inter.net
rhiannon76
Jun. 11th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)
Re: Hurray for HedgeHogs
from what i understand, numerous species of wild hedgehogs are found throughout europe, africa, and central asia. the "african pygmy" hedgehog that is most commonly kept as a pet in north america is actually a hybrid breed of algerian (atelerix algirus) and the white-bellied (a. albiventris) hedgehogs of northern and central africa.
owlfish
Jun. 11th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)
Re: Hurray for HedgeHogs
Spiny Norman?
(Anonymous)
Jun. 13th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
Re: Hurray for HedgeHogs
"Spiny Norman?"? Don't they teach the Classics in school these days?

"Spiny Norman" was the 50 ft HedgeHog whom one of the Piranha Brothers was hallucinating (or not, it's always hard to tell in a Monty Python sketch). The Piranha Brothers were the subjects of a Monty Python "Investigative Journalism" report and were based on the actual lives of two real identical-twin gangsters whose lives were only occasionally less daft than their Python dopplegangers. Picture The Engineer and his brother as crime-lords.

To quote: "...at this time Dynsdale Piranha became increasingly erratic and convinced that he was being persecuted by a 50-foot high HedgeHog whom he called 'Spiny Norman'."

Latter on in the show, during a seemingly unrelated Terry Gilham cartoon, an enormous HedgeHog pops in from around the corner of a skyscraper. He menacingly intones "Dynsdale!" and starts chewing up the scenery.

/Spectrum@ca.inter.net
(Anonymous)
Aug. 15th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
hedgie in trouble...help
My boyfriend and I found a hedgehog last autumn. We gave it to my daughter as a pet. She is allergic to all other animals. He/She had been fine up until a month ago. X-Rays show no broken bones, but hedgie will not use hind legs...we are worried,but do not have finances to go the limit....any suggestions? We are in the USA.kelly-jj@ccomcast.net
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