Thursday, February 5, 2009
A few days ago we discovered that you humans will celebrate almost anything. When we Varnark are younglings, we were fascinated with our shadows. Actually, Thenal was scared of his for a while. Every time he saw his shadow he would take off running and wonder why a shadow is able to keep up with him. But that is a different story.
I discovered that on a particular day that humans use the shadow of an unusual animal to predict six weeks of weather. They call it ‘Groundhog Day;’ I think. It seems that each region has their own particular creature which predicts the weather. For instance, in a place called Punxsutawney, there is a creature called Phil – a groundhog – who if he sees his own shadow predicts that there will be six more weeks of winter.
When Thenal heard of this, he wanted to schedule a trip up there to blindfold the creature. Thenal hates cold weather. But then again, all us Varnark do.
Now, Stone said that in the Louisiana area they used a crawfish name Claude for forecasting the weather. If he comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, then it is six more weeks of winter. He also says that this crawfish is under extreme stress. If Claude the Crawfish predicts more bad weather, rumor has it that he may end up being boiled in hot water along with some Cajun spices. I sure don't want his job.
All this talk about shadows has rekindled Omman interested in his shadow. Though, he is not afraid of his shadow like Thenal. Yet, Omman experimented with his shadow.
Warning: By the way, don’t do this at home; if you do, make sure you have plenty of witness who need a good laugh.
Here are my observations of Omman's experiment:
- When he quickly lifted his right foot, he discovered that his shadow was connected to his left foot.
- When he quickly lifted his left foot, he discovered that his shadow was connected to his right foot.
- When Omman quickly lifted both feet, he busted his aa..., I mean the shadow is connected to his nazda.