I suppose I should appoint Humboldt Herald King of the Humboldt Bloggers now that he got highlighted, all by his little lonesome, in James Faulk's Bully Pulpit column today. I'm not sure I can, though, as I already gave Eric Kirk that honor earlier this year, didn't I?
I'll leave it up to Eric. When he gets back from his camping trip he can pass the crown to Herald, should he choose to do so. If not, Herald will just have to wait until next year.
Just thought I'd mention that since I didn't have anything else to write about this morning.
Being the paranoid guy that I am, I do tend focus on bad things happening. Naturally, with more and more stories of mountain lion attacks in the news over the years, I'm wondering if such a thing might happen to me?
Luckily, I don't work much out by wooded areas, except for one place. That place is on Herrick Avenue, over on Pine Hill in Eureka. It's got a kind of wild area outside the back yard overlooking Elk River where deer tend to frequent. I go out the back gate to dump grass there.
I've been thinking lately it wouldn't be too far fetched that a mountain lion might show up there. Never thought about it for years but now every time I go out there I make sure and take a good look around before opening the gate and leaving the yard. Then, once I'm done dumping the grass, I hurry back into the yard.
Haven't seen a mountain lion yet but it could just be a matter of time.