Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mantis, Meet Mantis

(I posted this on my other blog, so if you follow both, this will be a repeat.)

This year we bought a kiwi green Honda Element.  It was time, our old car broke down on Route 80 once, and it was the scariest experience ever!  We crawled home at 40 mph on a highway that has a 65 mph speed limit.  Grammie named our car "Mantis" because it's so bright green in color! Little did she know that this was an appropriate name for the car.  Continue reading below!
This weekend, we went to out to get pizza at Goodfellas.  The best brick oven pizza!  We order the chicken parmesan pizza.  Delcious!
I was so amazed how big the piece of basil was on the pizza.  Get a load of this!  It was almost as large as a slice of pizza!  Whoa!

After the pizza, we decided to get a beer at the Killmeyer's bier garden.  I love a good German Weisse!
As we were sipping on our beer, this little kitty came through a hole in the fence and hung around enjoying the atmosphere and the live band.  A very chill kitty.
When we left, we got in the car and noticed a huge mantis on the windshield of our car!  This is the first praying mantis I've ever seen in Staten Island.  I told my husband that she must have been attracted to our green car "Mantis".  Our car was like the mother ship calling her in.  She probably thought our green car was a giant plant! 
We had a paper bag in the car, so we scooped her into the bag and transported our little mantis friend to our garden.  We figure it would make a better home here than in the parking lot of some bar!


Angel and Kirby said...

We here a Praying Mantis brings luck!

Anonymous said...

Mantis is a PAWesome name and car! And that is so weird that a mantis was on your windshield!!! Furry weird! And that little kitty was just SO super cute!

Ayla and Iza, said...

That was nice of ya ta give the mantis a nice garden home for her golden weeks!

William said...

How cool is that? I love preying mantises! That reminds me, I haven't had one visit all summer! Oh well, sometimes they hang out when it gets way cooler, so there's still hope.

We like your green car very much! I think it would be very cool to have a car that matches my eye color!

caspersmom said...

Hi Sebastian, it's been awhile. Mom said I could visit for awhile tonight and I thought of you, so I'm stopping by to say hope things are going well with you. Wow!! What a pizza. Sure looks good. Mom had a small mantis on her rose bush out front, but it decided to go somewhere else. Sure do like your big "Mantis car."


AttieCattie said...

ew, ew, ew! i am scairt of that thingie. cool car though. and cool bar kitteh. i bet she likes jazz. guess what, we FINALLY opened your prezzie, come see!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Nom Nom Nom, says mom on the pizza and beer. And that is a cool mantis on your cool green car!

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