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What I was doing when I should have been posting here

August 29, 2010

Okay, so it hasn’t been all work lately. Here’s some things I’ve been doing and finding when I could have been posting here.

Local stuff

There was my favorite festival, the W. C. Handy Music Festival.  For one week you can find live music almost anywhere in town.  There are free outdoor concerts, live music at most restaurants and bars, live music at schools and churches, and an art exhibit.

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A sunset hike at Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge with a local group.

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Watching the hummingbirds chase each other around my feeder. Either there was a bumper crop of baby hummingbirds this year or they are migrating through or a little of both. I’ve seen as many as 5 hummingbirds around the feeder. (Click photo to embiggen.)

Web Stuff

This to That tells you which glue to use to glue anything to anything else (via How About Orange).

A funny video about spiders and drugs. (Make sure you watch to the end.)

Another video that’s not what it seems about a mouse, a mouse trap, and cheddar cheese by an animatronics and robotics specialist.

I’m not a quilter but the Victoria and Albert Museum has an online software that converts an uploaded image into a quilt pattern. It seems like you could also use it for other purposes, such as mosaics (which I also don’t do).

This Molecular Gastronomy Kit from ThinkGeek looks intriguing and a little scary when you look at the kit contents.

Awwww… Tiger kitten. Check out those paws!

Ferret Stuff

For those of you who wondered if the ferrets would go in the shower with the water running, the answer is yes.

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“Hey mom, did you know it rains in here?” – Dexter

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2010 2:35 PM

    That spider video was hysterical. Alas, the tiger cub video never loaded for me. But I know they’re adorable.

    • August 29, 2010 3:00 PM

      I love the spider video! Maybe the Flickr video is set to be viewed only by Flickr members. Just imagine a cute sleeping tiger cub with giant paws. 🙂

  2. August 31, 2010 10:31 AM

    LOVE the spider video! What a hoot. That’s a great way to clean your ferrets! How do they feel about bubble baths?

    • August 31, 2010 10:13 PM

      They don’t really like stinky things… well things that we think smell good, they think smell stinky. 🙂 But the showers do help keep them clean.

  3. September 5, 2010 10:25 PM

    Missed the Handy Festival events — it was an exceptionally hot week! I know, I’m a wimp.

    But we do want to go to the Key Cave Wildlife Refuge sometime. Have driven by the turnoff in our recent explorations but kept going.

    Hoping to get out to First Friday next time around.

    • September 5, 2010 10:39 PM

      I didn’t get to as many Handy events as I wanted. I probably would have gone to more if it wasn’t for the weather.

      It was perfect weather for First Friday this time. It’s the first time I’ve been since the brutally hot weather hit.

  4. September 10, 2010 3:21 PM

    So do you have a lot of wet, muddy ferret footprints to clean up when they leave the shower? My cats sometimes go in there after the water’s off, but I just can’t teach them to wipe their paws. 🙂

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