Saturday, May 30, 2009

See this movie...

Friday, May 29, 2009


The other thing we did when Alyssa and Jessec were here was to play ID Vs Evolution. That game I bought yonks ago from Bookmans. Which in a cool round about way via Amanda got me connected with other cool Flagstaff folk. Thanks Bill for organising the Condor talk.
It was a team effort. Me and Jessec VS Rob and Alyssa. Battle royale!!
...sadly they must have had god on their side because they won. By only one stinking god made brain....I would curse them with shellfish if I thought it would do any good.

It was weird, some questions were easy.
'I take 18374793 muscles to seem like I'm happy and not gritting my teeth against stupidty. What am I?'
but then there were the bible quotes and what book they were from. If asked I could get "In the beginning..." cause I know that one and thats about it.
We got those 'Brain Teasers' far too often. Jessec had slightly more knowledge in that area than I did, but still we gave up far too many brains for my liking.
Though always pick Leviticus if you are stuck cause he seems like a right tool.
Then there were the ones which you knew what was right but fought with what was the answer they was a mindbender, an mind argument, a hint from the other side, a shrug and a hoot all at once.

' Did man and dinosuars coexsist?'
'....nooooooo but i ...must.... say ...yes get the ..points....aggrrhhh'

The things you will do for brainz

brains...i need brainzzzzz

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Friends, Alyssa and Jessec from LA drove up for the Memorial Day weekend and a good time was had by all.
On Saturday we went to a Condor Recovery Talk at the library hosted by the Nth Arizona Skeptics. The guy from the Raptor Recovery program was very interesting and explained and spoke about the topic very well.
Looks like there is high hopes for the amazing bird.

I took this at the Grand Canyon, was lucky to see about 5 of them roosting and soaring...

One of the problems facing them is lead poisoning from bullets, so the group got with hunters to work together with using non lead bullets and trying to not leave the guts around. Which are very nommy for the savengers but usually have high levels of lead bits. They capture, test, chelate and release the Condors on a regular basis.
Having a good relationship with the farmers and hunters seems vital to the continuing success of the program.

On Sunday we drove down the Sedona which was chocko block of other tourists, but A&J had not been there so its always worth the trip.
We did the short but steep Cathedral Rock Trail. It rained on and off which created the most amazing lighting effects over the valleys and rocks.
Top of Cathedral Rock Trail

The dogs did great, four feet better than two in some stretches, but we had to foil their games. Chasing, body slaming and wrestling on the side of the cliff made us all a bit nervous.
We all made it, nobody fell and the views were magificent .

Rob and Roo on Cathedral Rock Trail

Sometime on Saturday night, Plan B made his own plans by getting out of the cage, which we have put out on the balcony, falling two stories and running off to try to break into Toad Hall and drink all the Dandylion Wine.
Sunday morning before Sedona was spent swearing and roaming the areas near our house....
We let the next door neighbours know and hoped for the best.

Monday, still no sign and before we went to the family dinner, Rob made up some signs and we posted them around. About 8pm he gets a phone call from four houses down saying they had our ferret...YAY! and a mighty WHEW!
The neighbourhood network worked a treat. Even before we placed the signs, our neighbour was talking to the guy across the street and mentioned we had lost a ferret, he said he was talking to the other people down the road and they had caught a ferret.
We have lost ferrets before and somehow always seem to get them back. Demi for a week once till next door found her in a pipe.
Pups and Ferrets

The foster pups are doing really well, getting huge and very playful.

Foster pups

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Two new foster pups that were found after some utter bastard threw them into a dumpster.
You are too stupid, too macho, too unthinking to get your animal fixed so then it has offspring which you don't want and can't look after, so what do you do?
Throw them in a bin to die slowly. What mental processes does that require?
Not even leave them in a box in front of a vets, store or house to be found and looked after.
Not even have the balls to kill them quickly.
(I can deal with if that is the only option..which it never is but I'd rather they died painlessly as possible)
I generally believe decent people outweigh the wankers, sometimes though it seems to be a close thing.

Meet Salt and Peppa, two squirmy pooping machines.

Not my idea to call them that but every time I say their names I am driven, nay compelled to sass about the room singing 'Push It'

Monday, May 04, 2009


Ever since I showed Rob this ad in the mighty 'Sedona- Journal Of Emergence' magazine he has seen the light and started to gather the ancient wisdoms that can only be gained by laughing like Dr Horrible and going 'bzzzzzt' a lot.
He won't share with me the wisdoms, only looking knowing, (or a complete dork, depending on the light) and muttering something about my walkway to ascension is blocked by non converted auric field to the merkabah which is essential to optimally integrate with the Metatronic key.

So the best bet is to wait 6 hours for the gnat to croak it or attempt the dangously eldritch cleasning of the Beer and Pizza ritual. You know how hard it is to smudge a Pizza correctly without accidently opening up all 144 dimensional portals all at once.
Talk about brain chill.

This guy channels moss.
When I start up my scam to scam the gullible scam, I'm gunna channel T-Rex, the mighty yet disgusting three toed Sloth and that flesh eating Kangaroo.
sea sand, Sea Sand, SEA SAND....
I know what Blinky Bill would say.
'Sleeping for 23 hours a day is teh bomb and eating more than one food stuff causes all those icky Thetans to grope you"

Sedona, Sedona, Sedona...i love thee. Beautiful town. Less than an hour from Flagstaff. With views like this how can you not be in love with the cold heartless universe.

The views come with one of the biggest concertrations of woo meisters this feeble plane has seen.
Mt Shasta in CA is a close contender.
(The magazine is published here in fair Flagstaff but no excuses Sedona)

Friday, May 01, 2009


I sometimes think people whose work you admire should be kept in little boxes so they cannot spoil the illusion that they may be somebody you would like to have dinner with and keep reading/watching/listening to and not be total utter wankers.

Orson you just fell into the total utter wanker category. I knew you were a Morman, and was trying not to hold that against you. But this waffle goes beyond burning stupid.

Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books…to be used when necessary to send a clear message that those who flagrantly violate society’s regulation of sexual behavior cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable, equal citizens.

I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.

Blah blah blah....

Now I just hope Michael Marshall Smith, Charles DeLint or Iain M Banks aren't be shown to be baby eating republicans...
I'll run out of things to read.