Completely offtopic, but I just don't feel like doing much this afternoon, and your post reminded me of a good story. So here goes:<br><br>TRUE STORY<br>A technician in the department here at UA had a cousin that wanted to get married in Tucson in May a few years back (bad idea already, way too hot). She and her husband live in the midwest somewhere, but they loved the desert foothills around Tucson and thought it would a beautiful place to say, "I do".<br><br>Anyway, they set up a very elaborate outdoor wedding at a fairly pricey resort here in the Catalina foothills. This particular family is also very fond of dogs, and they also worked it out to have their dogs present at the wedding. Seems a bit odd to me, but I'm not a huge dog person. Apparently, (I'd never heard of this one, but I'm also no big fan of weddings) at some weddings in the midwest people will give everyone at the ceremony a box with a butterfly cocoon in it and the company that sells them times it just right so that the butterflies hatch the day of the wedding and when the vows are finished the box is opened and all these beautiful creatures take off. Neat, I guess.<br><br>Well, what they didn't realize is that Tucson is very hot in May, often in the 100s, and as you might expect, the butterflies weren't too happy in their boxes. So, when all the people at the ceremony opened the boxes the dehydrated butterflies just sort of flopped around and couldn't quite take to the air.<br><br>Ahhh, now the good part. As any of you who have read or seen what real roadrunners are like, they are vicious birds! The "raptor" dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were clearly modeled after modern day roadrunners. Well, there are A LOT of roadrunners in the foothills, and when all those butterflies started flopping around the outdoor pavillion the roadrunners started coming out of the woodwork. Several roadrunners were racing through crowds of people to snatch up these butterflies, they didn't even care if people were in the way.<br><br>Then the dogs at the place went nuts trying to get at the roadrunners. So, you had the roadrunners trying to get the dying butterflies, the dogs trying to get the roadrunners and people screaming and trying to get the dogs under control because they were knocking down tables, chairs and people while chasing the birds!
<br><br>I would LOVE to have seen that in person, but the woman I know (the cousin of the bride) said it was complete pandemonium!
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