Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Corn in maze, with human for scale

Corn in maze, with human for scale
Originally uploaded by wombatarama

There were actual ears of corn on those stalks. I know I am a dumb city kid, but this was sort of surprising.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Idiotic dilemmas of modern life

Idiotic dilemmas of modern life
Originally uploaded by wombatarama

After two years I finally took the perfect cell phone wallpaper photo of Lilly. Of course, then the phone started to die. I thought, no problem, because everyone told me, they can transfer the pictures.

Well, they can. But the new phone zooms and crops the picture when it sets it as wallpaper without asking me. So it's ruined.

I know, I should get a REAL problem. But I am SO CROSS.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Five pugs and a foot

Five pugs and a foot
Originally uploaded by wombatarama

We had a party of pugs last weekend and I forgot to mention it!
More pictures here and here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Power speaking truth back atcha

From an AP story about yet another recent demonstration on the National Mall, it doesn't really matter which one:

Rep. Barney Frank... said the marchers should be lobbying their lawmakers. He said the demonstrations are simply "an emotional release" that do little to pressure Congress.

"The only thing they're going to be putting pressure on is the grass," the Massachusetts Democrat said Friday.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The newspaper of record

From the New York Times:
Correction: September 22, 2009
A picture caption on Sunday with an article about the garbage crisis in Cairo, caused by the Egyptian government’s misguided campaign last spring to eradicate swine flu by killing all the pigs — once the city’s champion garbage consumers — misidentified the animals shown sampling Cairo street refuse with less gusto than the pigs. They were fat-tailed sheep, not goats.

I've written to the Washington Post in the past because they misidentified an animal and never seen a correction. It's nice that someone cares.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Spread out all over the Internet

I guess all the cool kids have one of these now:

It's kind of old school actually. Remember when a blog used to be links to other stuff on the web? Seriously, I swear I remember that. That's why they were called "weblog" and not "online diary" or whatever.

Anyway, that's what these seem to be used for, but now we have better technology, so fancier. I'm hoping it helps with my increasing unwieldly list of bookmarks - I can put things there instead if I don't need to visit them regularly - if nothing else.