The Wife Skitties

Here is a picture and video of the Wifes Kitties. We are trying to tame them so we can pet them and have them as outdoor cats. We can’t pet them even though we’ve been feeding them for months.
There is also sometimes another small gray one and a small black one that weren’t here this day.

Shooting Myself in the Foot?

Business has been slow. I started looking for a full time job. I have an interview today. Also, the above article has been written about my company and will be in the next Chamber of Commerce Magazine.
What if I get a job, and then business takes off at the same time?
If I get the job, I will give that job priority over the business. But I will keep the business going as a part time gig.
I hope I’m not giving up on myself too soon.

Birdsong and audio noise reduction.

Below is a video I took the other day of a bird singing. Listen to the background, you can hear all the West Bay roosters and faraway dogs.

Below is the audio extracted from the video. I reduced the background noise, so you can just hear the bird.
Birdsong,June 25 2011 by MarkD60

I have been trying to post this post since before 6AM. Blogger apparently cannot handle MOV video files. I had to change the format and reduce the video quality to that for a mobile device to get it to upload. I am feeling pretty crabby right now.

Modern Day Dinosaurs

Here’s a photo of live chitons I took yesterday on rocks in the waves. Click pic to enlarge. They are very common. I count five in this picture.Maybe there’s a half of one in the bottom middle left edge of the pic. I’m not counting that.
Below is a picture of a chiton fossil from taken from the internet HERE. Chiton fossils have been found that are 10 million years old. And their descendants are still alive today, virtually unchanged. Read more here, if you’re interested.
Here is sort of a naturally occurring bonsai tree. These plants barely eke out a living in the rock. Searing sun in hot rock, hardly any rain. I took this picture today as well, about 10 meters from the chitons. These are all over the place too.
No point to be made today (maybe), just sharing some photos I took yesterday!


Too Slow

This month, I have not had enough business to pay my bills next month.
This is the worst month yet since I started my business.
I have savings in the bank, and won’t die from this. But I have a bad attitude about the whole thing. Fear, anger, sadness.

Show and Tell

A long time ago, I got no less than an obsession to obtain and possess a can of Spam. This obsession was so great, that after a period of futile resistance, I finally succumbed and purchased this very can. Like I said, it was long long ago. So long ago that I can’t even remember how long. But if I had to guess, I’d say…. Ohhh…. I rekkon it was, Uuuuhhhh, Just guessing. Let me think……Off the top of my head…. Probably roughly about, ummmmm, April 19th, 1988.
The other day I thought of it, wondered if I still had it. I do, in the bottom drawer of my nightstand.
I can’t very well throw it away, now can I? What if I DID get rid of it, then someday I have a hankering for a can of Spam again? I never had any desire to eat the stuff. I had some once, in Hawaii. I didn’t think it was much good. I’m pretty sure this can would be OK to eat, as far as Spam goes, if someone did want to eat it. Besides, I might need it, if the “Big One” ever hits….

Anyway, I just figured, as long as we’re reading each others blogs, trying to get to know about each other, that you needed to know about my can of Spam.
I’ve embedded a Monty Python video about Spam. On a historical note, this video is actually older than my can of Spam.
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Actually I have thought about getting rid of my can of Spam. The only way I would get rid of it is if I found someone born on April 19, 1988. I’d give it to them.
I’m a little worried about this post, I worry that they men in the white suits might come and put me in one of those jackets with the really really long sleeves and toss me in one of those rooms with cushioning all over the floor and walls……..



This picture has nothing to do with the Solstice

Today, at 12:16 local time (That’s 5:16 UCT) Is the summer solstice. I wonder if “summer” is correctly part of the scientific phrase because in the southern hemisphere, it’d be winter.

It is the first day of summer, it is also the longest day. Since the days start getting shorter, Don’t you think this should be the middle day of summer? Doesn’t it make sense to have the longest day in the middle of summer?
Chris over at Diet Coke Rocks can be happy today, Although there it’s the first day of winter, today marks the beginning of the journey to summertime, with each day getting longer.

I notice that the plants notice the change in the length of days much more than I do.

I feel kind of mushy and sentimental today, I guess it’s probably my Wifes fault. When I met her I was tough as nails. Now I’m only tough as snails. She also softened up my killer attack dog, Ditto. He was a ferocious monster, now he’s “cute” and “Adorable”. Disgusting.


Action Needed

I finally got my materials list for the apartment back. Looks like the prospective builder was trying to over-charge me. Today I need to call him about starting the job. I have a great deal of worry about getting ripped off. I overpaid quite a bit when I had this house built in the first place.
There is an extension of the driveway going where the Toyota is sitting, and an apartment under the back porch.