Thursday, March 31, 2005

Cox Arena

This morning I had to go down to school for something, and I left by an unfamiliar route. I made a wrong turn and saw Cox Arena for the first time in the almost two years I've been here. I'd heard there was some kind of stadium over there.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Vogon poetry

See, see the anxious sky
Marvel at its big puce depths.
Tell me, Biker do you
Wonder why the horse fly ignores you?
Why its foobly stare
makes you feel drowsy.
I can tell you, it is
Worried by your vlegoromious facial growth
That looks like
A cream cheese.
What's more, it knows
Your pulcritude potting shed
Smells of paramecium.
Everything under the big anxious sky
Asks why, why do you even bother?
You only charm feets.

Friday, March 25, 2005


Some select wisdom of children:

I wanted to grow up and become a marine biologist, which seemed to me the perfect combination of studying nature and shooting people.

I thought cologne would make me smell better when I drank it. After having my stomach pumped I was told otherwise.

I used to believe that I could be anything I wanted when I grew up. That's why I wanted to be an airport. My best friend wanted to be a firetruck.

Saturday, March 12, 2005


Today I saw four spiders in all together within a couple cubic feet of each other, and to my eye, they all seemed to be different species, although maybe they were males and females of two different species. Two of them were jumping spiders, with similar colorings but different designs, and the other two were hiding-in-dead-leaf spiders, also rather different in appearance, one much bigger than the other. I couldn't get any good pictures of the hiding-in-leaf spiders, but the last picture here shows the leaf the bigger one was hiding in.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Shy Turtle

Shy Turtle
Originally uploaded by wildmansmee.

Tatu's herd

Tatu's herd
Originally uploaded by wildmansmee.
Tatu's long lost herd can be found in San Diego these days, grazing on marigolds (or whatever those are -- I'm afraid I'm not much of a botanist). You should come see them soon before they wander off like a herd of turtles or something.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

I really cleaned up this year

This year, I got four birthday cards (and one more I'm told is on the way), a voice mail, three emails (including one today from a friend I thought had fallen off the edge of the earth), my own very flattering birthday greeting blog post, and like, tons of loot, including several paper clips. I humbly thank all my loyal fans for a wonderful birthday.