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Archive August 2009
Friday 28 August 2009
If I had a vehicle, I would want bumper stickers such as these.
I AM INDIFFERENT TO SOMETHING
RHUBARB RHUBARB RHUBARB RHUBARB
YOU ARE READING THIS BUMPER STICKER
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Tuesday 25 August 2009
I have a new favourite pet wildlife insect at our house, this is Bert the dragonfly.

Bert follows us around, probably because mosquitos follow us around and Bert likes to eat mosquitos.

I have never seen an insect look so gleeful as Bert holding a mosquito with his front legs and biting it to pieces. (not in this picture, though maybe that is a mosquito wing in his mouth?)


Also he is great because his face looks like a cartoon!

Other recent creatures include a red dragonfly and a black dragonfly, who are less friendly or cool than Bert, lots of little leaping lizards, some sort of creature which we can't find but at night it says "uh-oh" a lot so it's named Spaghettio, a horse escaped from the neighbours garden, tiny tiny grasshoppers about a millimeter long, stripey caterpillars, a great big fat spider of some sort that lives in a hole in the sand, and a swarm of fire ants that dug their network of tunnels assuming our fence panel was a hard bit of ground for their ceiling, only to be flummoxed when it was lifted and they had to hurriedly redig the whole colony. [15:41] [0 comments]


Monday 10 August 2009
I've just 'finished' making a Facebook application, but it needs a small critical mass of players for the game to really make sense. If you have a Facebook account, play Pick A Winner!

It's similar to "Family Feud" or "Family Fortunes" depending where you live, only instead of a survey being done in advance, there is one question per day, and you score points at the end of the day based on how many people shared your answer (and how many didn't). [20:12] [6 comments]


Friday 7 August 2009
I took pictures of one of our new friends at the house of doom. HERE ARE PICTURES. Click for big versions, or, in the case of the best picture, a super big version.



The face of Horace, our second-favourite grasshopper after Boris. Boris only has one rear leg, he wasn't around while I was taking pictures.





Horace by my finger, so you can see how big he is. About the size of my finger!




The best picture of Horace. Also it is very high-resolution if you click it. I like to think it was Horace that decided to ride around on my foot for several minutes when we were inspecting the well-paraphernalia.



Jessica's picture of a butterfly that was trapped in the meshy bit of our house. Not shown: the fact that the butterfly is about five times as big as any you'd see in England.

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