Saturday, July 25, 2009

No shoulder left to lean on

KLK did it again. He was at his grandma's (also again!), or, rather, outside Grandma's house, going for a run (intended, of course, to contribute to, not detract from, his health and well being) along the old, uneven, ill-maintained New Jersey sidewalks when he went *ss over teakettle and landed on the "other" shoulder - not the one that leads to the snapped end of his left bicep, nooo, the one surviving intact shoulder. The interesting yellow streak is not surgical iodine, it's the external evidence of the resultant internal injuries.
Nice little job on the elbow, too.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ok, I don't know why, but this makes me laugh out loud every time

Another one that REQUIRES you to turn on your sound...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

And now for something completely different

I spent the long Fourth of July weekend in Dallas (my first venture beyond DFW airport), enjoying the hospitality of my best girlfriend, LCB. Knowing that I need a regular Nature fix if I'm going to be happy, and overdue with my birthday present by about 6 weeks, she treated me to a day at the Dallas World Aquarium and Zoo. Here are some results of my photographic efforts, hampered in very large part by the low light and having the perfectly wrong lens with me. I hope nonetheless it will be apparent what a wonderful, diversely populated place it is. Click on the images for enlargements.

Guianan Toucanet

Toco toucan

Keel-billed toucan

Jackass penguins

Weedy Seadragon

Frog fish (dig the eyes of the guy on the left)

And there are human interest, and interested human, stories there, too.