Being merely a infant in blog years, I have yet to establish what exactly this blog is for. Perhaps for pictures. Perhaps for tirades. Or perhaps for my own entertainment. I know for sure that this blog will be VERY random!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The force is strong with you, Hami-wan.

I bet you are wondering were I got this image! Well, I go it at the most addicting site ever, Cute Overload!

Be warned, your head will implode with the cuteness that is on this site.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Make Pillow Fights, Not War

A Valentine's Day Pillow Fight in San Francisco! I wish I could have been there. I am a master at pillow fights!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Kiss of life makes Boo Boo the chicken better

ARKADELPHIA, Arkansas (AP) -- This chicken had lips, just not her own.
A retired nurse saved her brother's chicken, Boo Boo, by administering mouth-to-beak resuscitation last week after the fowl was found floating face down in the family's pond.
Marian Morris said she hadn't had any practice with CPR in years, but she was interested to see if she "still had it."
"I breathed into its beak, and its dadgum eyes popped open," Morris said. "I breathed into its beak again, and its eyes popped open again. I said, 'I think this chicken's alive now. Keep it warm."'
She said she did not know how to find a pulse on a chicken.
Boo Boo's owners, Jackie and Becky Calhoun, put her in a large cardboard box containing a grain feeder and water. They also placed a heater nearby.
The chicken is called Boo Boo because she is easily frightened. The Calhouns thought Boo Boo was startled and flopped into the pond.

This article gave me a good laugh. By the way, the chicken in the picture is not Boo Boo. I just found that off a google image search. The article is from

Manatee Swim

This winter I had the opportunity to swim with manatees in the springs in Crystal River, Florida. The picture is of me having some fun with an especially friendly one. Even though it was about 50 degrees out and all I was wearing was a wet suit, it was one of the most amazing things I have ever done in my entire life! The manatees go to the springs in the winter for warmer water (hence the 50 degree weather), so there were about 30 of them congregated in the springs. They were such gentle giants. They would swim right up to you so you can give them a good rub down on their backs and behind their flippers.
The touring company my friends and I went with was Bird's Underwater Manatee Tours. On their web site you can find amazing pictures, info on manatees, videos, and the different tours they offer. I really recommend them. They even film you under water with the manatees. The dvd they make cost a bit, but we were lucky enough to get one free because we were in a huge group from the Pre-Vet Club of University of Florida. I think they wanted to get some free promotion!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Radio Sputnik

Today giddy astronauts on the International Space Station will intentionally jettison one of their older colleagues into Earth orbit.

It's no homicide, though. The "colleague" is a defunct spacesuit retooled to be one of the most unusual satellites ever launched.

The offbeat satellite will be released in the first part of a six-hour spacewalk on Friday. Astronauts William McArthur of the United States and Valery Tokarev of Russia will also conduct repair and inspection work on the station.

If all goes well, they will be using old space suits for satellite experiments. I like the thought of these space suits floating around earth. It gives me the feeling that I am being watched!

Here is the rest of this National Geographic article.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Aardman's Latest

I have been a big fan of Aardman ever since Chicken Run. I absolutely loved Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit! When I heard that they were choosing to use CG for their next film, Flushed Away, I was a little disappointed. One of the reason I love them so much is for their choice of stop motion. Movies are not all about the medium there in. So, I am going to be optimistic, because the other reason why I love them so much is for their story!

Some pictures were released along with a article.
There seems to be some great voice actors. They have Hugh Jackman, Andy Serkis, and Ian Mckellen. I am going to trust in Aardman that they will present us with another amazing film.

By the way, just a reminder, the DVD for Curse of the Were-Rabbit comes out Feb 7!

Happy Groundhog Day!

He saw his shadow, so I guess we have six more weeks of winter! Doesn't bother me a bit, but then again I do live in Florida.

By the way, who names a ground hog Punxsutawney Phil? I can barely pronounce that!

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