Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cook's Tree Boa *in action*

Here's a picture of my son's latest addition to his growing menagerie. He loves reptiles and now he's a manager of a pet store. So, the net effect is he's working in a place where he can feed his habit at discount prices.

This fine specimen is a Cook's Tree Boa. It's healthy and fairly aggressive, too.

About the photo... It was taken by my son with his phone. He just got it. He asked my advice. The iPhone or the only other great phone on the market (IMHO since I don't do Blackberry)- the HTC G1 running Google's Android OS. I do like my iPhone but from what I can see, Android has a lot...and I do mean A LOT of potential. That's not to say it's crap now. Far from it. Google has actualized quite a bit of Android's promise already. I can't wait to see what they do with it. To me, it kinda feels like a modern version of what PalmOS should have become. So, in my house, every night, it seems, my son and I sit down and compare the size of our...uh..I mean, the new capabilities of our phones since the last time we talked.

iChalky for the iPhone

I've had iChalky on my iPhone for a while now. It doesn't serve any useful purpose, but, it is mindless fun when you need it. Basically, it's a stick figure that has a weight assigned to the arms and legs and dances around the screen in response to gravity as measured by the iPhone's internal accellerometers. I played with it for a while but stopped. They just updated it to allow you to assign a face from your photo library (or from the cmera) to the little guy. Suddenly, it's
fun again. I tried it with each of my family members before I settled on using Mojo's mug. I'm using the attached photo as my wallpaper now.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kylie snuggling with Mojo

Kylie was lounging on top of Mojo watching TV while he chewed on his peanut butter & treat-filled Kong. Amazingly...well, perhaps not amazingly, Mojo isn't fazed. He pretty much loves affection whenever and wherever he can get it so even though he has a treat in his mouth,
he still loves a good snuggle. Some dogs are protective of their treats and food. Mojo is not at all protective. We are always vigilent when she plays with him, and it's nice that he has never, ever, not even once shown anything but love and affection towards us all.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mojo and David watching TV

Here's my pit bull, Mojo, watching TV with my son, David. And yes,
Mojo does actually watch TV, though I don't think he understands it
all (especially the Simpson's).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cool costume

I took this picture today at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in Manheim, PA. This particular guy had the most detailed, probably the most expensive costume I saw all day. Full hide leather (not split), stainless studs, a really sweet stainless sword (on his back). My daughter was as facinated with it as I was ad you can see.

I'll definitely go back again sometime.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pit Bull Footrest

Laying on the futon this morning, Mojo was curled up on the end, as
usual. He makes a great foot rest & warmer. Strange to me that he
actually likes to be the footrest. My previous dogs would tolerate it
for a minute or two and then get up. Mojo, on the other hand, will
open his eyes to see what ok doing, then go back to sleep like
nothings going on. It's a great thing in the winter!