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May 31, 2005 - Tuesday
From Beautiful Stuff comes this unofficial test. I spent almost all of my life in Alabama, but I had parents from Idaho. I guess I am a "General American."
May 30, 2005 - Monday
I had an unusual experience this morning. About two miles into my walk, I saw a Great Blue Heron. These beautiful majestic birds are often seen in Aldridge Creek, hunting for fish. They have a wingspan of 6 feet, easily. One morning, a heron flew right in front of me. I was awed by its size and grace.
Today, I saw one sitting in the water like a duck. I've always seen them standing or walking, but never sitting. They are very shy, but I took what pictures I could. The bird stayed there so I slowly walked a little closer and took more photos. The heron still did not move.
Finally, I realized that something was wrong. When I got right up close, the heron tried to stand, almost as if to show me that it's leg was stuck under the water. I watched the heron struggle to no avail.
This was breaking my heart. I decided to try a rescue. The heron was near the water's edge and I had a long umbrella.
Suddenly, I saw a nose come out of the water. The heron was being held down by a large snapping turtle! I began to throw rocks at the turtle. It finally let loose of the leg and the heron flew off. At least it still had a foot that looked fully attached. Darn snapping turtles!
May 29, 2005 - Sunday
Thanks to Jennifer C. for this link to a nice-looking family tree chart (free). It's easy to print out and fill in.
May 28, 2005 - Saturday
My friend, Chuck Bobo, is a
good joke-teller, mc and all-around conversationalist
(not to mention a great genealogist, publisher and
He and I are posting some of his jokes online. I wish I
had some way to record conversations directly from MSN
Messenger. I use Total Recorder, but it won't pick up
these kinds of conversations.
May 27, 2005 - Friday
TextAmerica hosts my photo
blog where I upload new pictures every day (so far).
They have a nice new trick. I can post access to the
entire site right here. (There' s a little arrow at the
bottom to cycle through the pictures.) I love this
except that I wish there was not so much wasted space to
the right in some of the images.
May 26, 2005 - Thursday
Here's another funny picture from Lil S. Those ghetto chics are up to no good.
Well, okay, I guess they are really ghetto ducks. It quacks me up. (Sorry! I could not resist.)
May 25, 2005 - Wednesday
Here's some unusual carved melons, a example that art can be made out of anything or an example of someone with too much time on their hands.
May 24, 2005 - Tuesday
Would you like to take a
world tour? First, you may want to brush up on what is
considered polite from one country to the next.
Here's a fun quiz
of 11 questions to test your politeness (thanks to Lil