Lucky Coyote / Scottish Blethers / A Funnie and A Tango ...

Hi ! Meet the wiliest (and luckiest) of all coyotes ......

Hit by a car at 75mph, he was then embedded in the fender, rode for 600 miles - and he 'SURVIVED!' When a brother and sister struck a coyote at 75mph they assumed they had killed the animal and drove on. They didn't realize this was the toughest creature ever to survive a hit-and-run. Eight hours, two fuel stops and 600 miles later they found the wild animal embedded in their front fender - and very much alive.
Daniel and Tevyn East were driving at night along Interstate 80 near the Nevada-Utah border when they noticed a pack of coyotes near the roadside on October 12. When one of the animals ran in front of the car, the impact sounded fatal so the siblings thought there no point in stopping.
'Right off the bat, we knew it was bad,' Daniel explained. 'We thought the story was over.'
After the incident around 1am, they continued their 600 mile drive to North San Juan - even stopping for fuel at least twice.
But it was only when they finally reached their destination at 9am did they take time to examine what damage they may have sustained. At first it looked as though it was going to be quite gruesome.Daniel saw fur and the body inside the grill,' Tevyn East said. 'I was trying to keep some distance. Our assumption was it was part of the coyote - it didn't register it was the whole animal.' Daniel East got a broom to try and pry the remains out of the bumper and got the shock of his life. 'It flinched,' Tevyn East said. 'It was a huge surprise - he got a little freaked out'......

Well ' Jings crivens and help ma boab ' imagine that !!
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My P.C. has been acting up again folks, so heaven only knows what the blue blazes is going on with it ... I will however do my usual in this regard . ie. keep my fingers crossed and hope that it holds out for as long as possible...

I called over at June's place yesterday (the first blogsite on my list of blogging friends) and was very interested and impressed to see how the 'Aussie Government' are using their brainboxes and helping their citizens to cope with global warming in an intelligent way. I then read my newspaper which was half full of articles of what is happening or 'not' happening in this regard.... it's just typical of things in the land of the tartan.

Did you know that Scotland and specifically Glasgow is hosting the next Commonwealth Games in 2014 and just what has been done in this regard ??? Precious little .... there is 'some' movement but also apparently several building jobs still not even started yet ! It doesn't half get me dander up I tell ya ! As is normally the case the cost of putting on the games has soared by tens of millions of pounds and work on stadia is way behind . This is of course not unusual and has been the case in every games since these started.... you would think though that the folk in charge of the organisation of such things would at least be organised enough to know that this is what normally happens elsewhere and at least be a ' little' more prepared...

The million dollar question therefore is 'WHY IN BLUE BLAZES' are preparations not further ahead and underway ... In other words 'WHY ARE WE ALWAYS AT THE COO'S TAIL' ? (or in English - always lagging behind). The powers that be got plenty of warning and in order to have the honour of hosting these games a schedule was prepared and the offer to hold the games was made knowing how much it was going to cost and the 'folks in the know' knew that more sports arenas would be required and housing would be needed to house all the competitors etc.. I mean the people who made the successful bid for the Games are supposed to know what in the 'HELL' they are doing - well, aren't they ??

Uh ohhh ... realisation dawns, here am I ranting on in this same post about the lack of preparation in regard to the Commonwealth Games and I was yakking about keeping my fingers crossed hoping that it would all be OK with my PC. OOOOOppps.... Methinks, I'm just as much of a putter-offer as I'm blaming the Scottish government for being ... Mind you there's a lot more at stake with them.... I mean, the Scottish name for a start !

As is normally the case when I ramble and go off at a tangent I manage to fill plenty of blogspace - so once again I apologise for ranting on, though I must admit it feels great to get a 'load off' .. OK peeps, better shut my mouth and give you a rest . Oh hang it all - I never went on to tell you about Scotland's preparation for global warming.... Oh well, it'll just have to wait till another day......

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A wee piece of the verbiage appearing in our papers in this regard..

"Over and above the Games budget, a further £269 million is being spent on developing 15 venues that will be used for the Games and around £1.6 billion is being spent on improving transport infrastructure. These projects were planned before the bid and are not a cost of the Games. In addition, private developers are expected to meet the costs of constructing the Athletes’ Games Village.

Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General, said: “The Commonwealth Games is a major event for Scotland and attention to detailed planning at this stage is an essential part of contributing to its success. Our report highlighted a potential shortfall in the budget as a risk. Earlier this week the Games budget was increased to £454 million. In the current economic climate public sector finances are already under pressure and it is essential that the organisers keep costs under control. They need to continue to monitor and review the budget assumptions regularly."

Yadda, yadda, yadda... They don't live in the same world as us (hundreds of millions of pounds)? argghhh ...... Do they ?

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Whilst looking for a video funny to finish this blog I came across this funny and I must admit that while relaying it to Rob I practically burst a gut ... Enjoy !

Santa was very cross. It was Christmas Eve and NOTHING was going right. Mrs. Claus had burned all the cookies. The elves were complaining about not getting paid for the overtime they had worked making toys, and were threatening to go on strike. The reindeer had been drinking eggnog all afternoon. To make matters worse, a few of the other elves had taken the sleigh out for a spin earlier in the day and had crashed it into a tree.

Santa was furious. "I can't believe it! I've got to deliver millions of presents all over the world in just a few hours, and all of my reindeer are drunk, the elves are walking out, and I don't even have a Christmas tree! I sent that stupid little angel out HOURS ago to find a tree and he isn't even back yet! What am I going to do?"

Just then, the little angel opened the front door and stepped in from the snowy night, dragging a Christmas tree. The angel said, "Yo, fat man! Where do you want me to stick the tree this year?"
And thus the tradition of angels atop the Christmas trees came to pass...

Cheers from the land of the Tartan, Love Kate xxx..