Monthly Archives: January 2008

How Sweet It Was; How Sweet It Will Be

This was the last time* we will have the great pleasure of listening to w speak a state of the union address.
Or listen to only the last 10 minutes as I was blessed with…really, how could I have forgotten so easily?

*Trust me on this: if you, I or anyone else hear w speak another sotu we are all in really deep shit and will be regretting that we did not pay more attention to exercising the 2nd amendment while we could.

Nasty Business

Ok, more than you might want to know….
It started out one evening a week ago with a slightly scratchy throat; no big deal.
The next night I was out, in bed, gone for 20 hours before I thought I was starting to get better. Ok, a major hit of acute bronchitis. The symptoms seemed to match.
After a day of seeming recovery, it hit again. Alternating fever and low body temperatures; no energy; no, less then no energy; aches; headache; etc. Now it was acting like a particularly virulent flu.
Yesterday and today getting slowly better. Still temperature problems and low energy, cough, and all the other symptoms of a cold.

Whatever the hell this bug is do not get it!

Friday Ark #175

We’ll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and….?

Visit all the boarders, Link to the Ark and check back for updates through Sunday afternoon!

You can find out how to board the Friday Ark at the Arkive page.

ALERT: Our boarding crew is sick…expect delays…

Alert Update 1/27 18:47 EDT: Apologies to everyone we have not boarded yet. Still sick… We will complete boardings as soon as possible.





  • The Backyard Arthropod Project: Snow Fly

Other Vertebrates

In Memoriam

Didn’t Make It

  • The Daily Kos: Marine Life Series – Megalodon boarded 1/28

Exceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)

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