I stepped on a snake the other day.
It felt like stepping on a stick at first, but then it felt kind of rubbery, like a small garden hose under your feet. I didn't realize it was a snake at first (otherwise I would have totally avoided it), but something about the way it felt under my shoe made me turn around and look down. Then I was so shocked that I had a hard time getting my voice to work to shout at mom because I had just stepped on a poisonous snake! I finally managed to cry out "I stepped on a Copperhead!" and since she was close behind me, she ran up and began to scream "Oh, my God, did it bite you?!" and I managed to stutter (still wading through shock) that I was not bitten.
It was a cold morning, and it had just rained, so the snake, likely being stunned by being both cold and stepped on, just managed to flicker its tongue. Mom was blowing on a whistle at this point (kept for emergencies like this) to summon dad, to which shortly afterwards he appeared and mom's trying to inform him that I just stepped on a snake while still being in shock herself, where he gets a hoe kept by the gate I was standing next to (we keep the hoe there to combat the neighbor's vicious dogs) and whacked off the snake's head.
What a way to start the day!
For those of you that don't know what a Copperhead is, its a poisonous snake in America that while not always deadly, the bite causes extreme pain. Not that anyone should want to test that and see if they just get the pain and not the death.
This Week's Trivia
Did you know that there used to be folk remedies that involved snake venom? No kidding. They were, however, quite diluted, so that the active components of the venom only worked to relieve pain or heart troubles, rather than cause pain and/or stop the heart.
Last Week's Results
Ever had some piece of technology seem like a great bargain at first, and yet it wasn't?
- Third was not remembering. There you go again with that option!
- Second was alot of the time. Technology can be great, but it can also cause quite a few headaches.
- And first was sometimes. Definitely better than all of the time.
Would you like skills (i.e., like in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas) to come back in a future Fallout game, or do you like the way Fallout 4 does it?
- Third was prefering the new system. "Welcome, welcome! Everybody! Here's our Melee Weapons master!" "But I don't have any skills, ma'am." "What?! Then you're not a weapons specialist at all! You lied! Get out!"
- Second was a little of both. I personally would like to see how that would work out.
- And first was bring back the old system! Where the only way you could become a God was through strategic planning and maybe exploiting a few bugs and cheats.
Ever think that the Lockpicking skill had too few perks to choose from?
- Third was Yeah man! I always felt cheated when I looked at the perk screen and saw the amount of Lockpicking perks. =(
- Second was one or two more would have been nice. I would have liked a perk where you wouldn't have the picks break on you as much, or at all, like the perk in Skyrim. I've broken enough picks to build a house with 'em.
- And first was that it was just right. Not much of a "picker" are you? I spent too much time with Hard and Very Hard locks that I felt like taking the offending box and throwing it off the highest cliff I could find.
This Week's Polls
That's all, folks!
That's all for this week! If you have any ideas for me, leave them on my talk page!