Thursday, April 13, 2006

Turkey Lurky

So, I'm driving to work yesterday morning and I'm stopped at the light on the corner of Florida and Lincoln. It's a beautiful morning, and I'm looking around, enjoying some people-watching, window rolled down. And then I see it. I could have entered it on "World's Funniest Home Videos" or whatever the show is called now, if I'd had a camera on me, and the other cars weren't blocking the view.

There's a guy. Rollerblading along the sidewalk. Blue shorts and orange shirt (the UIUC colors). Followed by two wild turkeys, running along behind him, as fast as their little legs can carry them!

I swear, my jaw hit the steering wheel.

I'm not kidding! There were TWO wild TURKEYS chasing this guy. They even followed him around the corner. He didn't even look back. Were they his normal skating companions? Perhaps they were angry at him for skating on the sidewalk, when he should've been on a bike path? Maybe he was afraid to look back and acknowledge their presence? "Just keep skating and the turkeys will disappear. Man, I shouldn't have smoked anything before I went out this morning..."

I love living in the Midwest.


Full Metal Lunchbox said...

This supports my thinking that Champaign-Urbana is the college town equivalent of that island on "Lost" where weird things just happen.

pd said...

we have wild turkeys in Urbana Champaign?
how come i've never run into one my four years there? or have one run after me for that matter.... =p

hi jenn, peidi here.
used to work at the MRC desk sometime back =) pls help me say hi to Melanie and the rest of the gang.