29 June 2011

Watson Hollow Critter


A rustle in the brush. A slight disturbance in the water… One of the raccoons that invade our neighborhood each night.

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28 June 2011

Not a Common Sight in June and the Goats


Rain clouds in June, let alone the end of June, are a rare sight in this part of the state. Though the respite from the heat is nice. Always count the goats on our walk. Have our own neighborhood goatwatch. A few neighbors keep an eye on the goats' health and safety. Several goats have had to have their heads extricated from the surrounding fence. I tried once but had to call animal control. Goat had pushed its head through two fences. Owner not home. Herd presently numbers 28-31. Hard to count due to tall grass and a deep gully. Eight years ago there were 13. Past year has seen new adult goats arrive and many kids born. Ah, the rurality. (It is raining now.)

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22 June 2011

A New Era of Space Exploration

Tonight's BBC World News on PBS left us thinking that the United States has no other manned space vehicle to take us back into space once the shuttle fleet is retired. They did not do their homework. NASA and Lockheed Martin have been working on Orion for several years. My brother-in-law has been working on procuring materials for the heat shield for quite some time.

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Dear Directv - The Egg or the Rooster, Fireman, etc.

First, apparently your ad agency and editor did not attend class when evolution was presented, or they were asleep, do not subscribe to the theory of evolution or don't understand evolution basics. Birds evolved from reptiles. Many reptiles lay eggs. Eggs appeared before birds. Your "rooster v the egg" advert is moot. 

Secondly, your "Hot House" (fireman falling through the floor) advert is in bad taste considering the recent loss of two firefighters in San Francisco and others around the world. It should have been pulled.

Thirdly, I will never return to your service. Stop the junk mail and save a tree. #directv

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21 June 2011

Jackrabbit Drawing

Started this drawing several days ago on white Stonehenge paper. (5.5 in. x 7 in.) Using Prismacolor, Faber-Castell and Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Gamsol. Hope to finish it this week.

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18 June 2011

Web users have better social lives, study finds. (Misplaced trust?)


Proud to be among the 8% that do not (no longer) use fookbace and the 13% that use Twitter. Can't believe that so many trust fookbace with their privacy. Talk about misplaced trust. See that fb is losing members in Canada and the U.S. (http://www.insidefacebook.com/?p=52528) Those ex-members must know something.

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Japan scientist synthesizes meat from human feces - Yahoo! News

So "Eat *&#@" is now an invitation to dinner?

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17 June 2011

15 June 2011

The Great Race

One of my brother-in-laws is again the timer for the Great Race.

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14 June 2011

Spring Cleaning

Finally deleted our fookbace accounts. Feels great. Now need to weed out tweeters I no longer read. There are only so many news, tech, etc. tweets I need to follow or need to follow me.

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04 June 2011

Chevron, we agree.

You need to pay for the mess you purchased in Ecuador. It is your responsibility. Stop wasting your money on advertising, pay your taxes and step up.

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01 June 2011

How to Use Rubbing Alcohol as Deodorant

It really works, so far. Can use cotton pads instead of spray bottle at home.

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