I made an amazing discovery the other day. I discovered that they actually have coloring books for adults! I thought I had outgrown coloring books years ago, but apparently not. Maybe the rest of you knew about adult coloring books all along, but I just found it. My daughter again rolled her eyes at me when I marveled at this discovery. Honestly, I did not know.
Not that I am going to be coloring in a coloring book again. No, in spite of what you might think, I was always OK with coloring between the lines; I just seldom had coloring books that interested me. I do have an old one someplace from when I was a kid, it was a coloring/sticker book on fish. There were color stickers of different fish to place on the various pages. There were also pictures to color. I can remember starting to color one of those pictures, one of a northern pike as I recall, but I gave up because the colors were not just right–they were not THE exact colors of any pike I had ever seen. I was a somewhat “anal” pointy-headed student of fish even back then. In the 5,441 crayon colors made by Crayola, have you ever seen a “northern pike green”? “A brown trout brown”? “A redhorse red”? No, I think not.
If you are into the whole coloring book scene, let me offer a picture you can color. Often when sitting in one of the boring meetings I have to attend, my mind wanders and I start doodling. My doodles usually include fish and fishing. Here is a walleye I sketched out, feel free to copy and color. (Maybe send me a copy of your finished product?)
There is one other thing that has been puzzling me this season. . . . I keep seeing vehicles driving around town with what I guess are supposed to be antlers rolled up in their windows. They are supposed to look like giant reindeer on wheels? I get that, and I suppose it is a clever idea, but in most cases the antlers look like little tree branches stuck in car windows instead of a respectable reindeer rack.
The other thing that really confuses me is that the nose goes on front:
But the antlers are always pointing backwards?????
That reindeer does not know if it is coming our going.
Must be a “non-typical”.
Or I am being too much of a somewhat “anal” biologist?????
Have a great weekend, everyone!