Desert Cat's Paradise
"The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it." - Proverbs 27:12.
Monday, October 30, 2006
As penance for my worse than usual blogging lately, I offer this photo of a tropical butterfly, taken last spring at the Tucson Botanical Gardens:Comments
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Friday, October 27, 2006
Remember that dream I blogged about a couple months back? I had no knowledge of this book, but the excerpt linked below is...just a tad familiar.
Excerpt from THE AHRIMAN GATE
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Thursday, October 26, 2006
You ancient computer users may appreciate this:Comments
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006
she being BrandE. E. Cummings
Any clearer now?
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Often people who come to visit us are surprised to learn that we have more than a couple of cats. They rarely appear in any one place more than 2 or 3 at a time. And with company present, the majority of them hide.Comments
So this was quite a sight this evening. "Lookit all my catz!"
They love it when I open the front door, especially after it rains, noses all a-twitch.
Present here from left to right, top to bottom, is Max, Bob, Jasmine, Roscoe and Dolly. Missing from the pic was Sam and Oscar.
But here's a pic of Oscar the One-Eyed Wonder Cat!
He's looking a little uncertain, as if to say "what's that you're pointing at me?" After the flash went off, his fears were confirmed. "Dad! I've only GOT one eye!"
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Monday, October 23, 2006
Nuclear weapons no longer tools of the mightiest nations / North Korea, others want a few for strategic advantage:Comments
(Richard) Garwin (a former nuclear weapons designer and a senior government adviser for decades on weapons policy and arms control) said that, given nuclear proliferation, the increasingly attractive logic behind developing nuclear capability and the growing number of flash points that could produce a military misjudgment, it was becoming far more likely that, in one way or another, a nuclear weapon would actually be used.
Which is nuttier? Pretending that knowledgeable people aren't saying these kind of things (ostrich approach)?
Or taking active steps to prepare for the possibility?
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Saturday, October 21, 2006
clicka-clicka! (the full-size was too big for this page).
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Friday, October 20, 2006
Sometimes, only once in a very great while, I...I like listening to polka music.Comments
I know, I know. Have I no shame?! Well...maybe a little. But, confession is so *good* for the soul!
Listening to THIS STATION this afternoon, I am taken back in time almost exactly 25 years to a time I visited a friend at Concordia College, and we danced to some polka music at an Oktoberfest celebration. Or that is to say, she danced and I tried to. Awkward and embarrasing it was then.
But for some reason I've got a silly grin on my face today, remembering and listening to the warm happy sounds of the oom-pah.
Ah, how the distance of time works it's magic! It's all good, in the end.
Maybe someday I'll take up the accordion, learn to dance the polka properly, and make the ladies swoon across the dance floor.
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Queso raw, so raw
Whatever will be, will be.
E-Coli's not ours to see,
Queso raw, so raw.
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...on an insignificant blog.Comments
Visitor Number 50,000 was using a cloaking device, apparently.
Domain Name (Unknown)
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Thursday, October 19, 2006
Frozen chicken everywhere.Comments
18-wheeler flips on I-10, westbound traffic delayed | www.azstarnet.com
I'm tellin' ya, there's something wack about that stretch of freeway. Truck drivers oughta be praying to Jesus, fiddling lucky rabbit foots, wearing lucky underwear, yodeling to Allah, whatever suits your style, any time you drive through that spot.
Daisycat's taking the long way home today.
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...successful prototype tested.Comments
New Star Trek-style 'cloaking device' will make objects invisible
Zoiks! Imagine the possibilities, even with the current state of the technology. Radar invisible ICBM's, missles, and (currently) non-stealth aircraft. And once the visible light cloaking device is perfected, invisible tanks, invisible artillery emplacements, invisible troops even?
Invisible aircraft carriers?!
Invisible cars, invisible spies, invisible smugglers, invisible terrorists.
For my part, how about invisible citizens who just want to be left alone? Just call me Cheshire.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006Comments
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Sunday, October 15, 2006
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Friday, October 13, 2006
Wired News: Honey Remedy Could Save Limbs
k, are you reading this?
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No wonder I rarely eat breakfast! I can't just make myself breakfast, I have to have a breakfast *experience*!Comments
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Thursday, October 12, 2006
Nearly a week without a post. That's unusual for me. I've been occupied, and temporarily burned out on my recent rant.
So...I have photos to share.
Last weekend my job at the farm was to coat the roof of a ramada that had been very poorly constructed, in order to stop the leaks and prevent further damage, until I could give it a better slope.
It had rained overnight, and early AM there was fog. Of all things in Arizona! By the time I climbed on the roof with the camera, the fog had mostly dissipated. But the distant mountains had a blueness to them I rarely see in Arizona. That was the effect of the moisture in the air.
These photos don't do the view justice, unfortunately. There was no good way to capture the 360 degree expanse of that morning. But this is a taste, and a preview of what the second floor balcony on my some year future house will have for a view.
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I certainly seem to favor this location for photos of the valley. It's just that when I'm driving down to the lot and it is beautiful in the valley, this is the perfect spot to stop and photograph it.
An ambitious person could peruse my archives and gather up the various photos from this spot, and get a sense of the changing moods of this valley.
Labels: San Pedro homestead
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Saturday, October 07, 2006Comments
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I've got to. I'm buried in "schtuff". Things too good to toss, but taking up breathing room in my space.Comments
eBay: Electronic project box, components 12v 110v outlet used (item 120039919505 end time Oct-14-06 15:40:22 PDT)
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Labels: San Pedro homestead
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Friday, October 06, 2006
Lifted whole from Cowboy Blob
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Thursday, October 05, 2006Comments
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Wednesday, October 04, 2006
"At least I tried..."--Bill ClintonComments
"Do. Or do not. There is no 'try'!"--Yoda
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