Awake from hibernation

Awaking from hibernation ranks somewhere between rising from the dead (Lazarus) and waking up from a nap (college-age me, most days, around 4 PM). You know what hibernates, and also therefore awakes from hibernation? Here's a short list:

This guy probably hibernates ( img src )

This guy probably hibernates (img src)

  • Bats
  • Bears
  • Bees
  • This blog

All very ferocious, all seem very impressive. Yes, this is a thinly veiled announcement that there will be new HTSI content. Get excited. Chris and I have figured out way more ways to make you seem more impressive. One of them will probably be delegation - Chris is delegating me to write most of the new content. Anyway, here's a continued list of things that hibernate:

  • Squirrels
  • Hedgehogs
  • Prairie Dogs (not actually dogs)
  • Hampsters
  • Deer Mice
  • Common Poorwills (it's a kind of bird, apparently)
The common poorwill. It looks like a cross between an owl, a pigeon, and a rock. ( img src )

The common poorwill. It looks like a cross between an owl, a pigeon, and a rock. (img src)

Here's the takeaway: being ferocious can seem impressive, but also being exceedingly cute and found in nature can also seem impressive.  It's kind of like the opposite of pick your poison. If you hibernate, you get to choose what kind of impressive you want to be.

Okay actually this is a dumb metaphor. How does someone metaphorically hibernate? Rhetorical question. Don't actually try to hibernate - although if you actually pull it off and sleep through a winter, let us know. That'd be actually impressive. Or very frightening. Maybe see a doctor first if that happens. Anyway, we're out of hibernation.