Pay Attention! Otherwise You Might Be Eaten

At the ripe ol' age of 27, I figure it's time to place higher emphasis on staying in shape. I've been very good about getting up early the last few weeks and going for a walk before work. Yesterday, I walked further than I ever have on my own and, of course, was feeling quite impressive later when I told my coworker how far I'd gone.

She immediately stopped what she was doing. Her eyes grew enormous and she asked, "You walked there this morning?!"

I bragged about how the walk really wasn't very challenging and how you just have to make the time, even if it means setting your alarm for 5am. That wasn't why she was alarmed.

"Didn't you watch the news this morning? Did you hear all the sirens?"

Honestly, I had heard *something* when I started out on my walk, like the sound of a police officer talking on a megaphone the next street over, but I didn't give it much thought. My coworker asked my route again, then pointed out:

"There was a bear on the loose and they were warning all residents to stay inside!"


Come to think of it, the sidewalks did seem oddly deserted. I'm a lucky, lazy duck. My original plan was to loop back to my house, which meant walking down the bear street, but once I'd neared the corner I opted to turn back the way I'd come (gotta save those extra 5 steps!)

Best of all, I was talking to my dad on my cell phone during my walk. He does watch the news and surely had seen the bear warning. Thanks, dad!


  1. Well, look at it this way, if you HAD been eaten by the bear you would've been a much leaner meal than you were before you started walking! But I'm glad it didn't come to that and you survived. :)

  2. That is great. At least you weren't eaten. You did make me smile though. Is that bad? I mean since you could have been eaten?
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Hysterical! Glad you weren't a bear appetizer :)

    Stopped by from SITS today. Enjoy your SITS day!

  4. Love the diagram and glad you are safe. I am your newest follower, btw. :)))

  5. A bear on the loose?! That would be reason enough for me to never exercise again! Why risk possible death by mauling just so I can breathe when walking up stairs?


  6. I've always said you shouldn't run unless something is chasing you.

  7. Wow! That's a crazy close call.

    We have coyotes (they keep a distance) and cougars (which I have yet to see) in our area. And last year, we had a black bear. He was on our property watching me one night while I stood their and watched him (well, his eyes).

    Freaked me out at first, but he stayed in the woods and watched. I told my boyfriend it was Bigfoot.

  8. That's hysterical! Sounds like something I would do. I don't turn on the news much lately. You made me LOL. Happy SITS day!

  9. LOL That's something my Dad would have done. :) Glad you were okay!

  10. LOL! On one of the trails near my place I believe we have coyotes to worry about. I don't have any interest in running into a bear or a coyote.

    Happy SITS day!

  11. Wow! Glad you survived possibly being eaten by a bear. No bears in Los Angeles, but the pigeons can get pretty aggressive. Happy SITS day!

  12. Hahahaha, the best part is your Dad not warning you... ;-)


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