Wednesday, May 30, 2012

mother chicken and other pictures

I saw this chicken from the balcony, there were several more baby chickens poking out but by the time I ran for my camera I couldn't see them anymore. They're underneath. In this cold cold weather, a momma has to keep her babies warm.
This is a pine needle covered dock I've been meaning to post for a long time. 
A coned dog at the vets that was very interested in the procedures going on in the examining rooms.

I posted this post yesterday, and was waiting for the images to upload when I ran out of time and had to leave. That's another gripe about the new blogger interface, it is much slower, and if you edit and rotate an image before you upload it, Blogger un-rotates it for you. I have to save it in a different folder in a different format to upload right side up. 

Today is hump day for Inner Space.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Inner Space Random Photos

 Rebreathers in a row

 The only time we saw the sun today was at sunset.

 All these tanks are on vacation, nobody uses them during Inner Space

Rebreather tanks full and ready to go!

I've been getting up early to go diving the past couple days, and will be for the rest of this week. Thereby interfering with my regular posting time. Like The Rainman, I like to do certain things at the same time every day. Now it's bedtime and I'm trying to get this post in real quick. Sorry I haven't been around visiting your blogs, but I will be back soon!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Inner Space 2012

Tonight the 9th annual Inner Space starts. I have been at each and every one.
This rainy cloudy weather makes it less exciting, I tell ya.
Have a good weekend! (did I say that yesterday?)

Friday, May 25, 2012

End Of The Week

Our rainy front window
Kids kayaking down flooded major street.
(Picture stolen from CayCompass website)
It has been raining FOREVER! I am tired of it. There is a five gallon bucket out front that was completely filled. That's what? 15 inches? Before I dumped it... Someone told me that we had 19 inches in the past few days. I read HERE we had "almost 13 inches in two days", and its been raining for weeks. 
Yesterday it got sunny for 5 minutes. I thought it was breaking up. Then it poured again. This morning it's all wet everywhere. I have had enough.
On the bright side, our favorite neighbor Paloma is back! She magically re appeared overnight. I gave her a carrot this morning.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Personal Disaster

My hard drive was almost full, so yesterday, I MOVED the contents of My Pictures to an external drive. This morning I find that all the lose files and folders moved, but all the folders are empty! I lost all the contents of My Pictures and every other folder I had in My Pictures. Damn, this is bad, really bad. Years of pictures, tons of files..... I gotta try to recover them.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rain or Facebook?

Facebook stock falls again. I think that's funny.The kind of person to buy FB stock is not the kind of person to be on Facebook. And every Facebook user knows that FB has been going downhill. I know several people who have left, and don't know of any new joiners. Hate to say I told you so! 

Hey Facebook! Wanna see the stocks go back up? UN DO that last "upgrade" you did. The one with the timeline that made Facebook look like MySpace. IT SUCKS!
It's still raining. Now we're getting some thunder and lightning so maybe this signals the beginning of the end of this weather pattern that's been here.
Nervous Goldie-Breakfast in a rainy thunderstorm
video
Amazing Video of water coming down the downspout! Six Stunning seconds! What have you go to lose? Dazzling!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Quite The Rainy Day Yesterday

Yesterday it rained all day, quite heavily. Not to mention reports of houses and roads flooding. Below are some pictures of our flooded yard, the flooded pool, and I tried to take a shot of droplets on a plant I had put outside to get some water. 
Today the forecast says 100% chance of rain, but it didn't rain last night and isn't raining now.
The yard was over 6 inches deep most places. It's deeper than it looks in this picture because the grass is very tall
The pool would have overflowed if I didn't keep pushing the lip down.
 Sooo. This didn't come out as cool as I had hoped...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Rainy Holiday

Today is a holiday here, the wife is off, and it's pouring rain. I mean pouring. It hasn't stopped since last night. The pool is overflowing, the yard is flooded and it is still raining. We were going to go diving today, but nobody likes to go diving in the rain. I have never figured out why. The obvious joke is because scuba divers don't like to get wet... I think it has to do with drying off after though...
I was complaining about the weather last week, and although it has been sunny for minutes, it really hasn't been sunny sunny in at least a week. We had to close the windows and turn on the AC, it was getting damp in the house. I put the houseplants outside and I'm worried about them drowning. We need sun!
Oh lookie, looks like Blogger switched back to their old photo uploader format. How nice!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Web Is Diluted

Perhaps I should say saturated instead of diluted. 
Yesterday I decided I wanted to watch some ZZ Top Videos. So of course, I went to YouTube and searched for ZZ Top. I got tons of crap. I wanted to see ZZ Top videos, made by ZZ Top. There was so much crap that I could only find a couple. Everyone and their brother has posted a post and called it a ZZ Top video.
First of all, a still image showing while a poorly recorded audio track is playing is NOT a video. YouTube needs to get rid of all of these. That would clean things up a lot.
Secondly, a video of some moron playing air guitar to a ZZ Top song in the bathroom is not a ZZ Top Video.
But it's not just ZZ Top. Literally everything I search for, I find so many BS results that it is difficult to glean the good stuff from the crap.
I was very frustrated looking for ZZ Top videos yesterday. Just like I was frustrated looking for a good skymap the day before...
And that's my rant for today. dammit!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

No Eclipse For Us.

Sunday, as you probably know, there is an eclipse. But not for us in Cayman. It will be dark here when the eclipse happens. Which is a shame, because as you know. I like stuff like that. Below is the best eclipse map I could find today. Click to enlarge. A week ago I found some really really nice maps, and thought "I'm gonna put those on my blog" Now I can't find them. Typical. However, the map below is very good. Maybe you will see at least a partial eclipse. 
I remember years ago I was laying on the beach, and a cloud passed over the sun. Through the clouds, I could see spots on the sun. I thought to myself, "Sunspots?" I got up and drove to the auto parts store and bought a replacement lens for a welding mask and looked at the sun again. Yeah, definitely saw black spots on it.So I posted a question on some astronomy forum or another about if I was seeing actual sunspots and the answer was yes, you can sometimes see sunspots with just your eye.
Of course,  you should never look at the sun with the naked eye, right? 
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND! Here it;s supposed to be cloudy for as far into the future as the weather map goes....

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Skippped a day

Me trying to go to sleep.

Me trying to stay awake

I didn't post yesterday, I was debilitated by my insomnia.... Two nights ago, I went to bed at 9:30, and woke up at around 1:30. I got up and was up most of the night, which was fine, because I wasn't tired. Night before last was different. I went to bed at 10, woke at 3 and got up. But I was tired, and felt  exhaustificated. SO I went back to bed and was wide awake. So I got up... Boom. Instantly exhausted.
Lay down, not sleepy, get up, sleepy. You get the idea. 
The dawn was strange yesterday because there was no growing glow from the east. Just an increasing grayness over the whole sky. There was a huge catfight downstairs, I went down to check it out and when I came back upstairs, I could tell it was getting light. Then when it got pretty light, I laid down for the zillionth time, and I think I passed out unconscious, because The Wife went to work without saying goodbye.
Last night I went to bed at 11:30, and seemed to sleep all right.
Anyway, that's my excuse for not posting yesterday. I like to post every day except only maybe on weekends.

Above and below are pictures of a bird from over a week ago. If you click on them to see the large view, you can see his amazing color. Dazzling.
Tomorrow is Friday. If you stay up past midnight tonight, it will be Friday, and it will be night. Friday Night. Then, after work Friday, it will get dark again and will still be Friday. You can get two Friday nights if you play your cards right!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Smithsonian, Metro and Roses

One day we took the Metro down to DC for an afternoon and went to the Smithsonian:
Underground at a DC Metro Station
A Bat Skeleton
Sea Turtle

A rose at my Moms. It was as big as a large grapefruit
Another big rose
I am not liking this new blogger interface. Maybe it's Google Chrome...Cant cut and paste pictures. Supposedly you can drag them but that doesn't seem to work. I spend most of my time in HTML view and every post takes a long time and is very difficult to post.. I would like to add more pics, but I fear the hassle and just don't have time to mess with it anymore.

Monday, May 14, 2012

I'm Back!

We got back from the US Saturday. Glad to be home. For the next few days, I'll be posting pics from the trip.
Above is a panorama view of the back of our house in Chesapeake Va. 
I thought it was in surprisingly good shape.
. Above is a panorama view of the front. And my Moms space ship car.
Above is The Wife and my Mom at the Mall.
AND above is a Crab from our vacation at Rum Point. You gotta love crabs. They are so tough. This guy is missing two legs on his left side and he is still ready to do battle with giant me. 

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Last Day in VA

Today is our last day in Virginia, tomorrow morning we head back up to DC. I haven't seen everybody I wanted to see, I haven't even taken many pictures, but the wife has. I am sure eventually she will post abunch.
Today down here in Chesapeake, it's supposed to rain. On the TV you can see the rain on radar coming toward us.
Below are some pictures:
Last Night we had dinner with my friend and co worker Steve, and his wife Chris.
This is a picture of our old house in Silver Spring Maryland.

Monday, May 07, 2012

USA MonDAY

The way I wrote the title, it rhymes.

Today we're heading down to the Virginia Beach area for a couple of days. Yesterday we hung out with the Mom and Jim, her BF, went shopping, and last night went out with a whole bunch of cousins.
This is going to be a quick n dirty post. I have L.O.C.I.B.D. and need to get working on that...

Sunday, May 06, 2012

In The USA

I'm in the US at my Moms house. It's the first time I've ever been here. We had a good trip yesterday.  Nonstop from Grand Cayman to Washington DC.
I posted a post from the airport yesterday but it got lost. It's not in my drafts. No real loss there though.
That's it! So far I've been able to get internet access without a problem.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Friday Post

Below are a couple of cartoons that describe how myself and blog topics interact in this universe. There is a simple formulae. When I am out and about, far from the computer, topics are abundant, when I sit down in front of the machine, they vanish.
Both pics above are from I F*cking Love Science, on Facebook.

Tonight we are going to see The Avengers movie, it's opening night. We've seen all the startups so I think it should be good. We're going early to get seats, although we already have tickets. 

Tomorrow, we are going to the USA for a week. As you know, internet access is very difficult to come by in the US, but I shall try to post posts as usual.

Anyway, I can't think of much more this morning. I hope you have a good weekend!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Third Honeymoon Photos

Below are pictures from our third anniversary Honeymoon. We went to Rum Point for a couple of days (and nights).
Sunset, our first night
My wife exploring Starfish Point
These red vines were very red.
Purple Anemones, when you get too close, they disappear fast! 
Purple Coral with Flamingos Tongue.
Closeup of Flamingos Tongue
Fish peeking at me from the safety of soft coral.

We had a great time! It was good for a couple of days to get away and play tourist.

Day after tomorrow, we head up to the USA to see my Mom, sister, fanily and friends!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Boring Assed Flower Pictures

Last week, one of our cactus's grew a flower. It took about two days for this giant stalk to grow our of the cactus, then in one night, the flower opened, and the next morning was wilted and dead. You could look at the flower, and then look again 15 minutes later and see a difference in growth. It was way cool.


This afternoon The Wife and I are taking off for a little third anniversary honeymoon vacation. Two days at an undisclosed location. However, I will be checking this blog, and if you DON'T leave a comment, I'll know about it!