Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas in Tucson - Saguaro-ho-ho!

If today is special for you, I hope it's special for you. Tucson looks like it's really straining to snow for our benefit, but I say Relax, Tucson. It's all good.


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I'm going to share a couple of webby things:

One of my job applications brought a phone interview for tomorrow. The job sounds cool and off-beat and maybe right up my side-street, if you know what I'm saying. Temporarily! 

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Saguaro skeletal remains. 





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One cactus is not like the others.



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Our first backpack sighting.
We don't understand how this works. In Ithaca, you look suspicious if you're not wearing a backpack.

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Wooden you?





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33 comments:

Merikay said...

Happy Holiday Season to my two favorite Vegan Quackers! You have been an inspirational element in my life.

The Good Luck Duck said...

What a sweet thing to say, Merikay! Happy Holidays to you and Craig, too.

Judy and Emma said...

I'm sure you know the saguaros are a protected species. Did you know one dude, a few years ago, decided to shoot one? Ha, It fell over on top of him and killed him. Just desserts... or is that deserts?

The Good Luck Duck said...

That's my kind of irony, Judy - thanks!

Pat said...

Happy Holidays. May 2013 be a wonderful year for your whole duck family. I thought we were going to have a white Christmas here in Phoenix, but it was just a bar that had thrown out a bunch of ice onto the curb. I did get your email and will respond soon.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Happy Holidays, Pat. That was a close call - a few minutes earlier you might have been caught in the storm. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sherry said...

A job up your alley. Oh Sigh.........you'll never come East again! Happy Holiday to you and all the cacti in your vacinity. This includes Annie who is certainly not a cacti.

The Good Luck Duck said...

You know I'd get bored with it before long. Annie and I make a prickly pair (get it? *snort*).

Bob said...

Hope your Christmastime was just ducky. Good luck with the J.O.B. (scary word)

Gaelyn said...

Maybe if Annie was using moose on her hair she'd fit in better with those cacti.

Good luck with the interview, temporarily.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks Bob. We didn't feel down (get it? *snort*).

Yes, some sort of product would aid in the camouflage.

Donna K said...

All this job talk...are you planning on settling in for a while or is this a temporary diversion?

The Good Luck Duck said...

It's temporary, Donna. Another tank of gas and back on the road again.

Kimbopolo said...

Here's to a quackin' good year ahead for your brood!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks, Kim! Back atcha.

JO said...

Beautiful pictures. Hope you had a great day.
Santa blew me off. Oh well life goes on and I didn't do to bad. Next year I will not be so good.

The Good Luck Duck said...

The payoff is not equivalent to the sacrifice. I say be naughty.

New Age Nomad said...

Merry Christmas! Where is this wonderful blm land ?

The Good Luck Duck said...

Merry Christmas, NAN. These pictures were taken in the Saguaro National Park, off Kinney Road.

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas! Please let us know about the job.

heyduke50 said...

hmmm a backpack without a person would concern me a bit...

The Good Luck Duck said...

Will do, Nancy. Merry Xmas!

HeyDuke, apparently it's a common site in southern Arizona near active border crossing sites. I actually don't fully understand the rationale, but I think they belong to Mexican nationals who are trying to slip into life in an American city. They travel in something else and carry inconspicuous clothes in the backpack, then leave the pack because it calls attention to them.

Desert Diva said...

Love the Tucson photos and hope you and Annie had a relaxing day yesterday. I hope the job works out and is something that you enjoy...

The Good Luck Duck said...

It was very nice, Cheryl - thanks! How was your day? Thanks about the job. I'm not hungry enough to do something I hate yet. I'd rather be poor!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Really great picture of you both. Merry Christmas!

Rick Doyle said...

Merry Christmas!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Thank you, Marti! Merry Christmas to you, too.

Merry Christmas, Rick!

Sunny said...

Nice photos! Planning on getting to see this! Thanks for following my blog and my FB page.

Elaine said...

Merry Christmas..looks like you had a wonderful day...good luck with the job interview..!!

Luci & Loree said...

Loved the saguaro's & NP...would have liked to be with someone, knowing we would have laughed uproariously, as i did by myself, have to admit.. they had personalities!!! and boobies and arms all akimbo, could make up stories about them and what they were doing, oh, No, they even had mouths, open in amazement. it would have been fun :)

intrepid-decrepit-traveler said...

Love the new photo (of you, not the saguaros)!

Happy New Year! Nickie

stillhowlyn said...

Oh those Saguaros; only in the Sonoran Desert! Enjoy Tucson, your new wheels and happy job hopes...Lynda

The Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks, Sunny, and my pleasure!

Thanks, Elaine!

Loree, they're hilarious, aren't they? We mocked their body language.

Thanks, Nickie!

Thank you, Lynda! I love the Sonoran Desert!

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