Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Maybe it is the bubonic plague

Yesterday on my way into work, I noticed a dead bat--the Sydney bats are huge "flying foxes" and wonderfully cute and batty--still hanging from the telephone wire they sometimes sleep on when they don't make it back to the Botanic Gardens (or so I imagine). It had mostly decayed, but a skeletal arm was still clinging to the wire. Nasty, nasty, nasty. I would not want to be around when the tendons finally give way and the corpse falls to the street with a thud of decayed bat.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


There was a dead rat on my patio this morning. I am hoping dearly that it was a random unfortunate event and not that my backyard cat has decided to start bringing me gifts.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I just made a currency transfer (AUD to USD) and my AUD4000.00 bought me close to exactly USD 1100 more than it did at the depth of the currency crash!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


It is something like 39 or 40 degrees C outside, which is well over 100 degrees F. Happy Thanksgiving week y'all!


After 2+ years, my backyard cat has finally let me pet him/her. It only lasted a few pats, but there is a bright and shiny future for the two of us...