Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sometimes, you bite off more than you can chew. When this happens, sometimes your bite can chew back.

It was a close battle, but Goober won, even though the grasshopper was about three times the size of the crickets he usually eats.

We also put a small frog in his water dish, and he tried to eat that also, but his tongue wouldn't stick to it.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Last night a group of us decided to hike the Y (a giant "Y" painted on the side of the mountain).

On the way up, we started noticing ring-sized neon green and blue boxes along the way. Curiousity finally got the best of us and we opened them. Each box would have the answer to the previous riddle, as well as a new riddle. Halfway up, we finally met some people who informed us that the boxes were part of a church activity, and the first letter of each answer spelled out the name of a "kidnapper," who turned out to have kidnapped a couple watermelons. It was a fun activity, even though we weren't even part of the group. :)
Killdeer are birds that have an interesting habit of building their nests on the ground. Note in the following picture how well the eggs blend in.

If a predator (or photographer) starts getting close to the nest, the Killdeer will start making a rucus and pretend to have a broken wing, leading the predator away from the nest.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Well, four hours later...

Did you know that if you really put your mind to it, you can think of plenty of things to do in an exam room while you're waiting for the doctor?
  1. Blow up a latex glove and play volleyball
  2. Play "Pirate's Dice" (requires the Pirate's Dice game)
  3. Invent new wheelchair tricks
  4. Draw face on inflated latex glove. Write "Release Me!" on the back.
  5. Take comment card, write "Help! We have been stranded in a deserted exam room for three days now. Have built small fire to keep warm. No food or water, living off of isopropyl alcohol" and hide inside wheelchair's removable handle grip.
  6. Attach inflated latex glove to 16" cotten swab, wave like a flag as you cruise hallways in wheelchair.
These things will last you about 20 minutes. For the rest of the 3 hours and 40 minutes, you're on your own.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Ah, the joys of modern technology...tempered, of course, by the fact that it's in the hospital emergency room that I'm enjoying it.

I have my laptop and I'm feeding off the ER's guest wireless while Child and I wait for the verdict on her injured foot. We were playing Ultimate Frisbee at a nerd-club (Quark) social when Child and some guy went up for the Frisbee at the same time. Child came down with it, but her foot was unhappy with the position it found itself in, and made the fact known with large, shooting pains.

So now Child's mom is reading a "Health" (what else?) magazine, Child is devising new excuses to take the bag of ice off her foot, and I'm sitting here wondering what you need a 16" cotton swab for.

I probably don't want to know.