Saturday, October 24, 2009

Raw Salmon and Dogs

It's fishing season again in Forks, Wa -- heck, when is is not? And we stumbled upon some raw salmon waste leftover from someone's fish cleaning. And so, a reminder -- raw salmon can be deadly to dogs.

I speak from experience, as we lost a dog to Salmon Poisoning just that a few years ago, after someone dumped their salmon waste near our home. Something, I'm sure, they never imagined could be harmful. And so, that is the reason for this post.

Please come, Fish in Forks. But be careful of how you dispose of your fish waste.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Murder of Crows

The other day while I was reading, I kept noticing something flying back and forth by the window. Looking closer, I saw that it was crows. A lot of them.

So I went outside and it was actually some several HUNDRED crows.

They were scattered all over the yard all around the house, perching on fence posts, in bushes, and in every tree. They didn't seem to care much that I was out there either. I looked at them, and they looked back, with their unfathomable, little bead black eyes.

Kinda Creepy.

Well, today I looked out and there they were again. Less this time, probably under a hundred total. And this time, I grabbed my camera and went outside and they all fled. Dammit. I wanted a picture!

So weird.

It must be the Sparkly Vampires.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spider Plant Babies and Beta Fish Tip

If you have Spider Plants, you'll have Spider Plants Babies. It can feel kinda like an invasion, with new babies sprouting out in every direction, looking for a place to set down roots.

So, what to do with them?

We've tried planting them all in small plastic pots, but there were too many. And we didn't want to throw them out, because that just seemed mean.

So finally, we packed them all into an extra fish bowl and filled it with water. We wondered if they'd "drown" or rot from being under water, but they loved it. They've now been in that fish bowl for months and are still going strong.

About the same time, we also tried putting a few plant babies into another fish bowl with a beta fish. And it works wonderfully. The plants seems to make the beta fish tremendously happy, providing him with plenty of places to hide, and he seems to enjoy snuggling amongst the roots at night. And the plants with the fish are really thriving, I suspect from pulling nutrients from the fish's waste.

So, there ya go.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cheap, but realistic, Vamp Fang Tutorial

Interested in making your own vampire fangs? Well, now you can! It looks really easy ... now to just find some Friendly Plastic ...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

You Absolutely MUST See This Page!!!

3-D Sidewalk Chalk Drawing by Julian Beever! Really, you will not believe your eyes! His Anamorphic Illusions section is truly mind boggling!

Friday, October 2, 2009


I just realized that I missed SUPERNATURAL last night!!!!

Yes, I do realize that this isn't news. But still -- dangit!