Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring in Austin

Ah, yes, the view of the pool at our gym this evening around 7:00 pm. Sadly, no clouds so no pretty sunset.

And yes, this is on the UT campus- the pool was paid for with student fees (that they voted for).

gratuitous behbeh plushy pics

Just because I never get tired of them. Wish I had more of Ripley though.

Maxx blogging!!

We haven't had memorial Maxx blogging in a couple of weeks, but don't think he's ever far from my thoughts.

It's funny how I've gotten so used to looking at Maddie and Ripley- Maxx looks so masculine to me now. Such a sweet boy.

dog blogging

Tbogg's little family at home. Seems like little Fenway is making himself right at home.

other critter blogging

Emperor penguins. Excellent!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

U can haz kittehs

I leans over dis waii....

den I leans over dat waiii...

Maddie!! stopz it!! U iz maeking me dizzeee!!

I be sleepies nao

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I can't look any moar

Seriously. America has become so absurd, so mentally constipated, so completely unhinged... I give up. As my dear friend Culture of Truth (see blogroll! and Oh Noes!!) regarding tonight's debate, "christ on a stick that was a fucking nightmare."

Concise and to the point.

So, let us look up to the skies instead. I give you- The Protected Sky:
Explanation: This sky is protected. Yesterday marked the 50 year anniversary of the first lighting ordinance ever enacted, which restricted searchlight advertisements from sweeping the night skies above Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Flagstaff now enjoys the status of being the first International Dark Sky City, and maintains a lighting code that limits lights from polluting this majestic nighttime view. The current dark skies over Flagstaff not only enable local astronomers to decode the universe but allow local sky enthusiasts to see and enjoy a tapestry contemplated previously by every human generation. The above image, pointing just east of north, was taken two weeks ago at 3 am from Fort Valley, only 10 kilometers from central Flagstaff. Visible in the above spectacular panorama are the San Francisco Peaks caped by a lenticular cloud. Far in the distance, the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy arcs diagonally from the lower left to the upper right, highlighted by the constellations of Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Cygnus. On the far right, the North America Nebula is visible just under the very bright star Deneb.
If we're lucky some mean aliens will come shoot us with particle beams and put us out of our fucking misery.


With delightful little haid spots.

h/t to GWPDA!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

more behbeh pics

Why must they grow up? why?

tiger behbeh

A little boy behbeh sumatran tiger at the San Francisco Zoo. Delightful!!

AP Photo: George Nikitin

Monday, April 14, 2008

Austin in the Spring

A couple of photos I took near the Lady Bird Lake jogging trail. Sorry res, no desert here.

This is near the Mopac bridge. A local running shoe store has tables set up here every single day with big jugs of ice water. Delightful!

A leafy creek just waiting for a hobbit, or possible a beaver, to wander by.

R U in withdrawal yet?

Unlike that wanker Atrios I haz to werk sometimes. Sucky but true.

Scratch scratch scratch

The EYE sees all

come closer I givs U beeg huggle

I keeps Ripley out of da baffroom kai nao U givs me scritches