The triumph was that the shirt I wanted a month ago at old navvy was still there, in boys' XL, and now marked down to 3 bucks. WOOT! Now I have a dark polo shirt with purple stripes. I'm all studly and butch.
Pain was going on a "hike" and bike ride with Moomin and Rook at Bair Island. Wind got into Moomin's eyes. The path was too bumpy for his bike. When we left the bike, he worried about robbers.
Then I yelled at some guy for having his dogs offleash. "It's ILLEGAL. And ... the endangered nesting Clapper Rail." And he yelled at us that his family has been here for 4 generations and we should go back to where we came from. "Oh, like being born here makes you exempt from the law?" Rook was embarrassed; Moomin right up in the dude's face with me to protect the baby birds...
Maybe, also, I'm just a tiny bit afraid of big dogs!
The triumph after that: half an hour after the off-leash dude left, as we were leaving, I saw great blue herons mating. "That's funny, aren't they like, uh, solitary? and stuff? Why is that one flying right next to the other one? Wouldn't it be cool if they mated? But probably not, nahh.... oh man. Oh wow. They're sort of walking around with their beaks up. OMG that one just got on top of the other one. It's all flapping its wings like mad! They're mating! They're totally doing it!"
How great that I happened to have the binoculars pointed right there! I'm glad the herons were far enough away that they couldn't hear my rude sports commentary on their hot romantic encounter.