Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Things We Ponder in Belize

Maybe this is a sign that we have too much time on our hands, but here is an example of the types of things we ponder here.

Why do bats arrange themselves so neatly when they sleep during the day? Whenever we look at these bats, they’re always parked almost equidistant from each other. Sometimes the line goes around the corner, and then the bats around the corner are arranged with the same distance between them.

I don’t want to take my boot trees out of my good tall dress riding boots, but these boots need trees so the ankles don’t break too much. So, for the past week or so, I’ve been trying to figure out which liquor bottle is the best size for my boots. At the moment, I’m leaning towards the Caribbean White Rum. The One Barrel bottle is too fat, and the Bel-Mer wine bottle is too thin. It figures that the Caribbean White is the right size, because that’s the one type of bottle that we don’t save for the local beekeepers since it has one of those stupid dribble tops that don’t detach. Guess we’ll just have to finish another bottle of Caribbean White.


sandy A. said...

Birds do the same thing as bats! Next time you see a flock of birds on a power line, check it out. There may be one or two out of line, but for the most part they will be equidistant from each other too!
I think it has to do with wing spread.

Julian Foster said...

I think you are right... you need a new major project so you can't have to hunt a new way to justify another bottle of Caribbean White!

I can only hope that we don't have another post soon with another manufactured need for more rum... this is a slippery slope that you have edged out onto....

MoonracerFarm said...

Sandy - That makes sense, especially since I read that bats always take off by just letting go, dropping, and spreading their wings. Leaving room to drop and spread would be very important. I read that if they end up on the ground, they need to crawl up something so they can drop into flight again.

Julian - Too true about the slippery slope, but we're being careful! The Bel-Mer wine bottle is serving the purpose for the time being, so we're not in a huge hurry to finish a bottle of Caribbean White. We can wait for our next batch of guests to help us!