Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
A lovely display of bad parking. Apparently I'm not the only one with Bad Parker Attractant.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I have learned that driving a small car and parking it in a SMALL CAR spot means that when I come back to my small car, I will find it surrounded by SUVs. These SUV drivers don't seem to realise that they are NOT small cars and should consider driving the one or two more feet to find a spot in the NOT small car spots.
Remember the bank? I'm not quite sure what this guy was doing. He was actually handicapped - had the sticker and everything. Why he didn't consider parking in the handicapped spot is a mystery to me. Well, I guess he kinda did. A bit. Ten points for the creative parking angel there, bud! Even my four year old daughter thought you needed a boot to the head for this parking disaster.
This is my Toyota Echo, on the left. When I came back to my car, I found this SUV demonstrating, like many others before him, parking close to my car induces euphoria. I have hundreds - yes, hundreds - of pictures of bad parking. I need a new hobby. Until then, I'm going to keep using up these bad parkers' 15 minutes of fame here.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Posted below is my first Moon photo. I was trying to get a good capture of 'the Man in the Moon'.
I'm amazed with the detail you see even with a fairly inexpensive camera.
I was having a bit of a difficult time with this particular photo shoot because Weeb was just getting into EVERYTHING! Anyone with young kids knows what I'm talking about.
Still, I think it turned out well. And you just have to love Moon photos. I mean, how can you not?
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I was reading about a Gray Whale that had washed up on a Vancouver Island beach. The article also mentioned UBC recently acquiring a Blue Whale skeleton after one of these behemoths washed up on a beach in PEI. I wanted to know the difference in sizes between the two types of whales and found this diagram, which showed it pretty well. They're big!
For me, it's hard to really visualise how large these creatures can be. I've seen Killer Whales and Belugas up close-ish, but these are not even remotely the largest of the bunch.
How such enormous animals feed themselves on such tiny things (like krill) is amazing to me.
Pretty big, eh? Blue whales are as big as some of the ocean dwelling dinosaurs!
According to the Vancouver Aquarium, killer whales used to be terribly feared as ferocious monsters of the deep. 25 years of research have taught us a lot about these beautiful, misunderstood creatures. It's actually a pretty cool story about how the Vancouver Aquarium first started studying Killer Whales, but I can't find the tale online (in the five seconds I just spent) and am pretty sure I read it in a book I bought at the Aquarium, so I'll have to chat about that later.
CBC ARTICLE: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/04/07/bc-grey-whale-beached-starvation.html
FIRST IMAGE: http://www.orienthq.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/305d.gif
VANCOUVER AQUARIUM: http://www.vanaqua.org/
Thursday, April 1, 2010
If product is applied to face, we are not kidding about trying a small patch and waiting 24 hours to see reaction. Seriously, this stuff will burn the smile right off your face and you'll end up with a chemical burn and a bright red scar of stupidity above your lip instead of the Sasquatch mustache you're trying to get rid of. But don't heed the instructions, you go ahead and do whatever you want because you're clearly smarter than us. Go on and pile on a ton of this stuff above your lip and then wait 6 minutes instead of the recommended 4 because you clearly have stubborn lip hair as determined by an experiment on your legs with our product 20 years ago that didn't do anything for ya. No really, go ahead. Pile it on. Leave it on too long. Do a happy dance when the hair comes off. Then pout for the rest of the day (and a week or two to follow) because you're a freaking moron. But don't even consider writing a nasty letter to us because here's the warning in black and white. Idiot.