Thursday, May 13, 2010

Contemplative Goose = Frankie the Goose

Last time on the adventures of the contemplative goose: there's this goose near my apartment that likes to look at himself in the reflection of a window. A news story profiled a goose doing this at another location, and speculated that he thought the reflection was his long lost lover.

There are new developments! Mardi just sent me the following email:
My friend Andrew (@impressionone) made me look at your blog post from Podcamp because he thought it would interest me...and ohh it did! I was in love with a Canadian Goose that hung out at Museum London for the longest time (I named him Frankie), he stood at the front window every morning and afternoon staring at the gift shop...the wildlife people ended up moving him...and every time I see a goose looking lonely and pondering I think it may be him...but I think that you found him! Where is the picture taken!? Attached a photo! Just thought you would like this story!

I do like this story! I Googled for a while to see if staring at reflections is just something that geese do a lot. I found no other references to it. This leads me to believe that Mardi's goose, the goose on the news, and my goose are all the same goose, who we now know is named Frankie.

Frankie is us.

In other news, I may be absent for a short while because I'm going to Halifax. Or maybe I'll be inspired to blog, like when I wrote this post, which I rather like.

It's funny that was the first time I'd written in a coffee shop. Since then I've gotten sick of my apartment and office, so I practically live in coffee shops (a special shout-out to Coffee Culture on Dundas, which has a special place in my heart). Counterintuitively, the music and buzz of other people keeps me at the right level of distraction that I can focus on my work without feeling the need to fuck off and watch How I Met Your Mother all day.

Ramble ramble. Bye.





Update 10:12am: Never mind. Also, here's a London Free Press Story about this. I think Frankie is a much better name than Duck.

9 comments:

Blondie said...

I think I might be a little bit in love with Frankie.

Picard102 said...

There's a pair of geese that stare at windows near my place too.

Phronk said...

Blondie: Me too. I want to help him find a new girlfriend.

Picard: God dammit you've ruined this entire story. THEY'RE BOTH FRANKIE OKAY?!

Arina said...

I have exactly the same sentiments about coffee shops and distractions being just right for me to work. It's weird how that is though - because my house can be dead silent and my mind will be god knows where.

Also, the goose thing is pretty cute.

Hey Lady! said...

Are we sure that Frankie is male? And he seems happy staring at himself. Otherwise wouldn't be be out "mingling"? And if Frankie is male, he's obviously looking for another male, because thats what he's looking at in the glass, just sayin...

knitty_kat said...

i think you should visit your favourite coffee shop the first Monday of the month. I'll save you a seat!

carissajaded said...

WOW! Your duck is a famous one!!! HAve fun in Halifax, and we'll miss you!

Andrew said...

This is absolutely amazing. As soon as I saw Frankie in your blog about PodCamp I knew I had to show Mardi. What an exciting turn of events and a super-random connection. Leave it to Frankie to bring people together like this!

Katrina said...

Has anyone considered the possibility that Frankie might just be a narcissist?