Bear-like creature in sci-fi

That was one of the clues in this morning’s Xword. The answer was four letters and the only thing I could think of was Mord. What does that say about me? That the big bear in Borne has totally usurped (in my mind) Chewbacca the *Ewok* from Star Wars. Ewok was the correct answer.

I am reading a dystopian trilogy with pizzlies and grolars. It is the third book in Margaret Atwood’s Maddadam trilogy, which begins with Oryx and Crake. I had mixed feelings about Oryx and Crake but the second book (The Year of the Flood) resolved a few of my issues. Now that I am in the third book (Maddadam) I am LOVING it. A ‘thopter crash in the MacKenzie Mountains up in northwestern Canada and a survivor meeting (and conquering) a bear and, well, read it. This trilogy isn’t necessarily as good in terms of literary value as “The Handmaid’s Tale” (which I need to read again) but I’ve been having a good time reading it and sometimes that’s all that counts.

Not that I didn’t like Star Wars. I saw the original movie in Sault Ste. Siberia when it first came out and I swear that for a couple of weeks, whenever I drove my cute little Ford Fiesta, every time I shifted into a new gear, I felt like I was taking it into overdrive. And no, it doesn’t take much.

I don’t have any pictures of what today was like but I spent a LOT of time trying to figure out how to keep the low-slung winter solstice sun outta my eyes. We schlepped over to the *new* Argus Farms location for a continental breakfast. Argus has been on Liberty for a few years, now it has opened a second location on Packard. We sat in the back so the GG could look at the ancient schoolroom map of Michigan on the wall and so we ended up blocking a New Big Brother from the toys. Of COURSE we re-situated ourselves but NBB didn’t really get into the toys until us baggy olds left. I sneaked a peek at NBB’s very new sibling, a very new baby brother snoozing in a new-fangled stroller. 💚

From there we took a slooooooow ride out to Our Hiking Lake (West Lake Preserve). We haven’t been there in sooooo long. This particular preserve provides a wide variety of terrain within a small area. Fields and kettle lakes and generally wooded areas and then there’s the actual lake.

We took a slow ride back to the Landfill via Trinkle Road (partly) and we kind of hung out at the Landfill for the afternoon.

2 Responses to “Bear-like creature in sci-fi”

  1. Pooh Says:

    I thought you went to see “Star Wars” with Mark and I at Moo U. It was certainly a memorable movie!

  2. Margaret Says:

    I don’t think of the Ewoks as being bear-like, so I would have been puzzled by the clue also. We read The Blind Assassin by Atwood in Book Club and I was a huge fan. 🙂