Saturday, May 30, 2009

Overheard at the shelter...

Man 1: ...I don't know, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Man 2: Well you know what they say. Hindsight is 50/50.
Man 1 (laughing): It's 20/20.
Man 2: What's 20/20?
Man 1: Hindsight. You know, like vision. 20/20 vision.
Man 2: That's stupid. 20 and 20 is only 40. It's 50/50. If you have 50/50 eyesight then your eyes are 100% perfect.
Photo of the day: Curves

I know what you're thinking, but this rather sensual-looking sculpture is actually of four birds. Even if I had photographed the sculpture as a whole it would still look like a nude. Somebody has a dirty mind.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Save Our State Parks
If you live in California, I urge you to take action to help keep our state parks open. The Governator has a brilliant money-saving plan that includes closing nearly all of our state parks. The SF Chronicle story gives more info than I can fit here. But the proposed closings include all but 5 Bay Area parks. Big Sur would close. As would Mt. Tam and Angel Island. And every state beach. Every one.

The California State Parks Foundation has an online petition you can sign, as well as additional information about how you can get involved in the fight to keep our local treasures alive. For those of you on Facebook, please search for California State Parks and join their fan club for news updates and more details.
Photo of the day: Still Life With Thing

Random, but quirky enough to be interesting. At least to me.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Photo of the day: Lily

Yesterday I talked to someone who has a dog named Lily. Today I hung out with a beautiful mama cat and her two rambunctiuous kittens, Lily (the other being James....obviously named by a Harry Potter fan). I also heard a woman call her daughter, Lily. And so this photo. Because, apparently, I am surrounded by lillies.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Photo of the day: Kitten in the Mirror

While playing around with reflected shots today I caught Cipher (The World's Most Amazing Cat, Screw You if You Don't Agree tm) in the mirror.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Catching up....
British couple celebrates their 81st anniversary. Who says love never lasts?

SF Gate's Pet Haiku Contest winners are in. There are some gems.

More from the BBC. Animals fascinate me. This video of rooks figuring out what tool will earn them the food is fascinating, as is the story that follows.

Goodbye cowboys, hello Simmie Knox. The Obamas changing the art in the White House.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was a firm believer in spiritualism. It may seem surprising for a man of such education. I thought this article was interesting, though too short.
Photo of the day: Litter Mates

Not the best photo I've ever posted, but possibly the cutest. These are two of a litter of five, about two-three weeks old and tiny. Their little legs are wobbly, their little eyes are unfocused, and their little meows are irresistible. I think I'm in love.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Photo of the day: Who Says Vinyl is Dead?

It's certainly not at KZSU where vinyl lines both our walls and our playlists. Long live the turntable!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Photo of the day: The 4:05 to Albuquerque

OK, it's not. It's the 5:25 train that brings Husband home after a long day of dealing with crap.