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Typical Glaswegian

Posted by Jackie on June 22, 2008

One of the rooms in the glasshouse is set aside for lizards, frogs, snakes, creepy crawlies, a few birds and a few rodents (chinchillas, degus etc). I felt a bit uncomfortable at the birds and furry critters in particular being caged in rather confined, cheerless spaces to be honest. This lizard did make me laugh though – it reminded me of the human Glaswegians who pay good money to sit under a lamp and turn orange.

5 Responses to “Typical Glaswegian”

  1. Katya said

    Ha! My sister-in-law is one such person who sits under the lamps to maintain her “bronze-like” appearance!!! Me? Well, phooey, I am just one “Victorian” woman! My aunt used to taunt me, calling me “Lilly-White”. (my mom is a natural redhead…) So, I have the typical redhead tendencies. Namely, burning to a CRISP if exposed to sunlight, and (so undesirable!) freckles!

    I must tell you…looking at that photo sends shivers down my spine! It is a terrific shot. I just have a hard time with such critters. Many years ago, I went to a friend’s home. She had every sort of animal you could imagine…As I was changing my clothes later in the day, a dead chameleon fell to the floor from my blouse. I think I truly came very close to fainting and I still get goosebumps thinking of that bugger being that close to me!!! ewwwww!!!!!!!!

    Far more about me than you ever wanted to know! hehehe!!! Rest assured, if your photo wasn’t so wonderful, I might have forgotten about that colorful incident!!!!!

  2. What a funny thought 🙂

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    My Rheumatoid Arthritis hurts so I am using the same message for all.

  4. Bruno Reis said

    Very nice photo!
    I like lizards, they rocks.

  5. Kris said

    The tanning salon looks to be doing a roaring trade!

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