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July 31st, 2011 by grant

An important skill for the ducklings to learn is the dive & ditch. This is where they dive under the water and shoot off in different directions when they are about to be pounced on.   Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 31st, 2011 by grant

Noticed what I think was a stink beetle this morning. I spent so much time photographing him that he escaped under a crack in the siding. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 30th, 2011 by grant

Yesterday on our daily ducky count we noticed Luz was down from 8 to 2. We also noticed that 4 floating dead duckies. We never seen this before as usually they are eaten by the carnivores. Sandy’s suspicions were correct as this morning I photographed Blondie trying to drown the ducklings. Start Slide Show with […]

July 26th, 2011 by grant

Of Blondie’s brood only 1 survived. Because he/she eats at an alarming speed Sandy has named him/her Chewy. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 24th, 2011 by grant

Last night we met Kathy at Enssaro in Oakland for our 1st Ethiopian dinner. We didn’t have a clue so we let Kathy do all the ordering. The food was wonderful as the Harar Beer was too. It was fun eating with our hands. Although I was a bit puzzled by the mousse cake desert […]

July 24th, 2011 by grant

A loyal reader asked me today about the lack of updates on the blog. Allow me to explain… I wanted to upgrade my PC from the old duo core E6700 to a new i7 960. Problem is I bought a used motherboard via Amazon and I as was about to install it I noticed the […]

July 10th, 2011 by grant

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July 10th, 2011 by grant

Allow me to get on a soap box for a minute. We appear to be in the minority in this world that wastes food. I get tired of the attitude, “Do you know what’s in a hot dog?” With that in mind… I like pork sisig so Sandy bought me the pig parts to experiment […]

July 9th, 2011 by grant

Tonight we met Uncle Russell and Aunty Sachi for dinner at Asena here in downtown Alameda. Let’s see pear martini, endive salad, gnocchi, panna cotta & liquored up coffee. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 6th, 2011 by grant

Sandy noticed that Blondie had a brood. When I happen upon them they were down to 5. Meanwhile I saw 3 Night Herons nearby. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 4th, 2011 by grant

Met Arlene for lunch today at Old Port Lobster Shack in Redwood City. The lobster rolls were great. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 3rd, 2011 by grant

July 2nd in other words. We all met at Jon & Kathy’s for an old fashioned BBQ party. As usual I spent too much time stuffing my face and laughing at high volumes and didn’t take any photos. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite