Off to San Francisco

July 26, 2009

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Apologies for the lack of blogging of late – I’ve spent the last week or so caring for ill family and then being ill with some loathsome lurgy myself. I am now off to San Francisco for work for 4 days. San Francisco is my favourite city, bar none, and I haven’t been there for many years so I am looking forward to reacquainting myself with it.

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Darth Vader gets Owned

July 21, 2009

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From EatLiver


Garden Visitor

July 20, 2009

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This evening while watering the garden I encountered this fine fellow resting on the step of the conservatory.


Copy… Paste…. Wait…..

July 20, 2009

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I am a PC user at work (though a Mac user everywhere else!) so I certainly recognise this situation!

From xkcd.com – never less than excellent!


The Further Adventures of Cecil

July 19, 2009

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Cecil the Slightly Camp Garden Gnome has made a cameo appearance on this blog before when he went for a ride on a John Deere tractor, but now the show-tunes loving garden ornament has fallen victim to Rothmans, (pictured above wearing a very avantgarde pair of black sunglasses) who likes nothing more than grabbing Cecil from his usual resting place (out of sight of the house, as he is rather vulgar) and carrying him to her favourite lurking place outside the wendy house, where she will then sit and cuddle him for ages. What Cecil thinks of this isn’t known, partially because nobody has asked him, and partially because he is made of plastic.

While we are on the subject of Cecil, here he is showing a remarkably cheerful demeanor given that he is up to his waist in snow.

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Pet Bloodhound Rejects!

July 18, 2009

A superb mash-up from DMF here, blending the Pet Shop Boys, the marvellously filthy Bloodhound Gang and the All American Rejects into one track. Probably not to all tastes but I love this kind of thing.


More Invertebrate Horror!

July 17, 2009

Dosidicus_gigas.jpg First it was the ants, and now the Squid are getting in on the act. The Telegraph (among numerous other media outlets) reports that Humboldt (or Jumbo) Squid have been turning up off San Diego where they have taken to attacking divers.

It seems that the horrible tentacled brutes have been assaulting the divers, pulling at their gear and masks. One woman called Shanda Magill had her buoyancy hose ripped away and her light stolen by the sub-aquatic hooligans. Given that the squids in question can grow to 5 feet long and weight more than 7 stone, the safest thing to do is probably to give into their demands and hope they go away – particularly as they can hunt in schools of up to 1200, and can skim along the surface of the water to escape predators.

Still, it could be worse. If this lot get involved we will be in real trouble (artists impression below)

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