Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I went home for lunch and had to bury two birds. One had just turned up dead on Sunday, and the other one showed up at the doorstep this morning and died a short time later. The first one was a female sparrow, and the other was a young male finch. It was too hot to be digging graves.
Monday, August 28, 2006
I went to www.myfootprint.org to find out what part I'm doing to ruin the Earth. It turns out that sustaining my lifestyle requires 11 acres of land, and that if everyone on Earth lived as I do we would require 2.5 Earths to keep it going. Check it out! Let me know how you do.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
I was offered some freelance work, and I accepted it. So, I worked on it for most of the day. It feels like I'm still at work even though it's Saturday. Tomorrow will probably be the same. So, my weekend is turning out to be like a shriveled version of my workweek. I can't complain, though-- I almost made a normal week's salary in one day.
Friday, August 25, 2006
We created this dumb (but highly addictive) game at work where you try to bounce a rubber ball into the plastic mailbox right outside my door. I won't bore you with the details of scoring and whatnot. What's important for you to know is that I've seen this happen. It's even happened to me.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
There's only one computer at work with which I'm able to successfully upload images to me blog, and it's not mine. It's Devon's. Thanks Devon! This is dedicated to you, but it doesn't really have anything to do with you. But, that's probably for the best.
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I think these are the two most hackneyed cliches that come out of the "discussion" on global warming. A "wake-up call"? Really? Is the whole planet enjoying a pleasant stay at the Marriott? "Good morning Humans, it's 7AM and this is your courtesy call. Thank you, and enjoy your stay." I think it's more like a sledge-hammer to the kneecaps, personally. "Hey idiot, you're destroying your home!"
And, the "Jury." OK, maybe it appears that the "jury" is still out to some folks. If those folks took the time to open up the door to the jury room and check on the "jury" they'd probably find that the "jury" was washed away in record flooding, or burnt up in "the hottest July on record."
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
This is me drawing. I ought to spend more time on each one, but as you can see I'm under a deadline! Ha ha. This one's inspired by Hans Holbein's "Totentanz: The Dance of Death" woodcuts. They're so good. Go look at them. You'll see...You'll come back and spit on mine. I did mine with a sharpie, though...and in under an hour. Poop on you! Ha.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Friday, August 04, 2006
|You Are a Pegasus|
You are a perfectionist, with an eye for beauty.
You know how to live a good life - and you rarely deviate from your good taste.
While you aren't outgoing, you have excellent social skills.
People both admire you - and feel very comfortable around you.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
|Your Rising Sign is Taurus|
You are the ultimate rock - stable and centered.
People turn to you in crisis and count on you for calm.
Stubborn and strong minded, you can't be pushed around.
You are also tenacious, and you always will stick with something difficult.
A bit fan of nature, you're attracted to the beauty of the outdoors.
And sometimes, you find it easier to relate to animals than people.
Most of it sounds like me, I guess. Thanks to Becky for the Link!
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
So, here's the screw that flattened my bike's rear tire this morning on the way to work. I think you can still see some of the filth embedded in my fingers from changing the tire. Any palm readers out there? Should I have seen this coming? The best part is that I had stopped about ten minutes earlier to pick up and throw away yet another screw from the middle of my street. It's been a screwy August 1st, all right!