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Yay! Party On!

Posted 2012.05.08 22.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology, Pointless Blather

Yay! More solder!

Yet Another Egg Clutch

Posted 2009.11.27 9.30 in Aquaria

When I found the first egg clutch, my reaction was “Yay!” but by the fourth, it was more like “Oh, crap…”

I’m going to have to start destroying egg clutches, I don’t have the resources to raise several hundred babies. Still, I’d like some coloured ones – the first two clutches produced nothing but gold / light coloured snails. And this newest clutch does look ‘darker’, making me wonder if it was perhaps laid by one of the other snails.

Clutches 3 and 4

On the left is the third clutch, now 10-days old. On the right is the fourth clutch, just laid last night.

Snails, Babies, More.

Posted 2009.11.24 19.30 in Aquaria

Just got home from a long, exhausting, stressful day at work, to discover that the second snail-egg-clutch was all busy hatching.

Lots of wee little snail babies in the breeding net. They all look like more golden babies, like the first lot.

I’m too tired though to get excited and take pictures and stuff.

More Obscure TV Trivia

Posted 2009.11.24 8.41 in Music/Movies/TV

Last night I had the TV on, providing some background noise, when I heard a commercial ask, “Do you have what it takes to run a TV station?”

I don’t know if they were advertising a new show, or a contest, or a video game, or whatever – after they asked the question my brain tuned it out as I immediately thought to myself, I have a wheelchair and a fedora – of course I have what it takes to run a TV station!

Then I thought to myself, woah that was an obscure TV reference.

So here we go:

  1. For 50 points, name the TV show I was thinking of when I thought I could run a TV station.
  2. A further 50 points will be awarded, if you can name the exact character on that TV show.
  3. Finally, there are 50 points for naming the actor who played the character on that show.

Ready? And…. go!

More Long Weekends!

Posted 2009.11.15 8.27 in Pointless Blather

I was just trying to figure out when the November long weekend was – I mean, the month is half over and there hasn’t been a long weekend yet.

That’s when it hit me – there is no November long weekend.

To me, this seems like some terrible oversight on someone’s part. I had to dig up a calendar and start searching, to find out what was going on.

  • In January, we kick off with New Years’ day – so the month and the year opens with a day off. I approve.
  • In February, we have ‘Family Day’ which it seems to me was just started recently, and sounds like the sort of phoney-baloney holiday that we need every month.
  • In March and/or April we get a day off to celebrate Eostre, or if you’re into that Christianity thing, they call it Easter. Still, one long-weekend between two months seems like a bit of a ripoff to me.
  • Then in May we celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday. (Technically it’s to celebrate the birthday of the reigning queen, we just call it Victoria day.)
  • June is appearantly overlooked, but I move that we institute a long-weekend to celebrate the Solstace. June 21 weekend anyone?
  • July is good, we kick off the month with Canada Day.
  • August is also good, we kick off the month with Simcoe Day. (I won’t refer to it as a generic ‘civic holiday’. When I grew up it was Simcoe Day. So there. Nyah.)
  • September too starts off good with Labour Day.
  • October is all set, with Thanksgiving.
  • November…. nothing. I move that we open November with a holiday. November 1st is All Hallows day, or All Saints Day if you prefer. It’d be nice to have a day to recover and sober up from the Samhain festivities on Oct. 31st.
  • And December, we get two days off to celebrate the Yule Solstace, though for some reason they always put the holiday on the wrong date.

I’m seeing the need here for 3 additional long weekends. All Hallows day in November, Summer Solstace in June, and then in March/April we should peg Eostre down in one month (how about march, for the vernal equinox?) and add another holiday in April.

Every month needs a long weekend! Right?

More Snails!

Posted 2009.08.19 8.19 in Aquaria

Yeah I’m addicted. I couldn’t resist. I adopted two more snailies, a pair of wee little golden snails. They’re somewhere between dime-sized and nickle-sized.

Smushed under a vacation feeder

This one was busy moving the plaster puck feeder when Speed Racer decided to bid a big friendly Welcome! by jumping on the puck and trying to smush the poor little gold snail.

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