April 2nd, 2006

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8283 - Walkies recap.

*grunt*... so, we lost an hour, eh?

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Walkabout was nice, but the tree zoo didn't have many photo opportunities... a lot of it is still being rebuilt post-hurricane season, so a there are quite a few braced or naked trees. After doing the path, I stopped off at the Rec Center in the park... pretty awesome joint, too. Air Hockey, Pool Table, ping pong, and foosball. TV was tuned to fairly oddparents. At midday, the only other people there was a father and son playing ping-pong (badly - the boy was about 5, and had no sense of spacial boundaries, but it made me feel good to see a pop and his kid spending smiley quality time together.) I cooled off in the A/C for a bit, refilled my canteen with ice-cold water from the fountain, and watched tv for about 15 minutes. I suspect I'm the only person in Deerfield who wears a canteen in the city... or if there are others, mine is the only one containing water. I wonder why the homeless I see don't have canteens, or at least some sort of giveaway water bottle on a strap?

I walked from the arboretum to the Deerfield Mall, saw there were no movies of interest on the marquee, and caught the bus to the library... I renewed my library card. Broward Library now has a "key fob" scanner card like the ones used by CVS and Winn-Dixie, as well as the standard ID. I wandered over to the young adults section, and sniffed out the graphic novels, scattered amongst the manga.

I read the first top ten story, and headed back out again.. made it home. Found a $5 on the side of the road. Sun was strong yesterday.

I got about 9 miles of walking in. (about a 15 mile route, including the bus)

Pictures in convenient icon thumbnail size - Mostly trees, insects and iguanas, with a dash of Newt. Click to bring to a medium size

treepano autostitched picture of the tree on Hillsboro blvd by the post office

RSCN0070 Little anole lizard on the power transformer behind the condo rec building

RSCN0054 A young iguana by the lake out back

RSCN0053 Bigger bull iguana

RSCN0052 "Big Red" - He's losing some of his Orange vibrancy, now the mating season is over.

RSCN0051 Another large bull. he was sunning on the sidewalk, but got up as I approached

centuryvillagestitchtest autostitch test of the view from the bus stop in front of century village

DSCN0082 the tree in an open field off of 8th and se 2nd ave. If I were to take a picnic somewhere off the condo grounds, I'd probably go here.

DSCN0074 Top Ten for the win! Nice to read for cool off moment #2.

DSCN0069 Footprints in the sidewalk around powerline and hillsboro

DSCN0068 Torquemada punishment bench on the heart trail. Painted dark brown, and bakes all day, unshaded. If I were touch that thing with flesh or fabric, *ignition*!

DSCN0065 Sad statement about most of the trees at the "tree zoo". After 2005's hurricane season, they have quite a few stumps, or trees lashed to stakes for regrowth.

DSCN0064 baobab tree from Africa. It looks like a good tree to plant around haunted houses..

ONE WAY The one, true way. It leads to the rec center.

DSCN0061 found a few butterflies amongst the plant life

DSCN0058 I thought of sedef when I saw it.

DSCN0057 Cheers to the desert Butterfly and her family!

DSCN0055 Dragonfly... wings like Herm!

DSCN0047 Groovy bus with flame down the side.

DSCN0042 Another angle of "Big Red"

DSCN0035Speaking of Big Red, Newt watches the blue jays outside.

I'm going to have to try out this "amazing circle" style graphic production, now that I'm using autostitch and a high-quality camera. Check out the flickr pool.

Dave's Gourmet Hot Sauce & Garden Spray is not only for spicing up food, but it's also to prevent deer and rabbits from eating your garden.

The product literature actually says, "We created this sauce to be a delicious addition to your food and a way to keep deer and rabbits from eating your roses and carrots."

And it comes in a spray bottle, which perhaps makes it the first "edible" pepper spray. Wasn't that a skit on Saturday night live?

Moment of Lyric - mp3

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Just as I thought it was going alright
I find out I'm wrong, when I thought I was right
It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all
I could say day, you'd say night
Tell me it's black when I know that it's white
It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all - that's all

1 year ago - dan hates my bucket-hat, day in the life, 3 doors down, bro issues,

2 years ago - CoH, squirrel, JG a blond/, man eating plants, thorax cake, free energy, reality settings

3 years ago - Iraq-o-meter, 100 greatest AFD hoaxes, train trip

4 years ago - office politics and people, modern major general, joe vs the volcano, boilerplate, bare necessities, text msg'ed, weather, reality gauge, newton the destroyer, black water mass

5 years ago - glowworms, school mascots, schwa, wedding / scotto job trivia, Murray Head, list trimsGeotarget