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I haven't done this in awhile. pigs in a side car! typepad has really changed their software around. It is all very intriguing, their dashboard, their layouts and everything new. I may have to blog some more. I wonder if anyone still reads this? perhaps I will change my picture to celebrate. it is five years old!
Today I came across this website over at the NOAA and decided to mess around with the puppies because 1) I was bored and 2) I had too much time on my hands and 3) I will have other things to do momentarily, I just wanted to mess with their heads.
I'd landed here at the Ocean Explorer website while checking out the sounds of the sea. You often go on-line and do the same thing, don't you? No? hmmm. Ok then. Neither do I, actually. And none of that sentence was even true. I came across the link at MimiSmartypants. (The problem is, I can't remember which post.)
So there I am, evilly wondering what the dogs would do if they heard a blue whale calling from the depths since neither of them had ever been out on a boat or near the ocean in particular.
Kolby is Brittany's dog, a little yorkie nutcase whom we have nicknamed "Fearless," because he is. The oldest of the two (8 months), he was busy chewing on the very end of Olivia's tail at the time the whale called, and was quite preoccupied with his feast.
Olivia is 6 months old and belongs to Samantha. She's a Pomeranian mix and I'm almost afraid to tell you what she's mixed with. Let's just say it's a BIG DOG.
Rick has nicknamed her "Sweetness" because she is. At the moment of our oceanographic sound experiment, she was chewing on Kolby's rawhide bone, a very good thing because I am awful tired of finding them lying alongside the coffee table gnawing on the wooden shelf to their hearts content. (Hot sauce as a rub on deterrent doesn't work.)
Unfortunately for me, both dogs decided to mess with MY head instead. At first they looked suitably alarmed, so I got my hopes up. I clicked on the humpback whale, and they began to tilt their heads to the right and to the left, tail wagging nervously in anticipation. Then I put on an earthquake sound (which alarmed me), but they lost interest. By the time I got the quicktime player working again and messed with all the settings, they had fallen asleep. Even when I turned the whales on again, only Kolby bothered to open one eye and listen in.
So much for trying to find a payback for all the hassle they're putting me through.
wow, I haven't been here in so long, except to remove the miscreant spammers that pop through the netting now and then. I've been thinking about the blog lately and debating whether to get back into it. kind of miss it, you know?
So maybe I will. part of what is going on is that I just don't know which direction to take VitaminSea. Should it be more about life in Florida? Life at home? Vitamins? The Sea? Little digger dawg? This past summer, I felt that I'd written all I could, and frankly lost interest in all the "other stuff." What did I have to offer in the blogosphere anyway? And my camera, my beloved Canon Rebel, is so broken up... It needs a major repair or replacement. So no pictures for awhile. That. Just. Kills. Me!!
Oh, I don't know. Maybe old VSea will never have any direction at all whatsoever. Maybe it'll be like the lone sailor that cruises the islands in search of something different in every port.
Maybe I'll just continue to bring you a little of this, a little of that. You get yourself a cold one and stay awhile if you want to.
because I really don't have anything to say on this old blog of mine anymore. I hope you'll enjoy it anyway. It's just a way to muse and while away the hour. And now I've got to go think of something for the next post, whenever that will be. ;)
~We hardly get to have these chats. That's in itself a crime~
(just a little jimmy buffet there for your lyrical pleasure)
p.s. I'd like to dedicate this post to my friend, Gail, whom I've never met, who has been stalking my blog for years. Thanks for kick in the ass, girly! :)
Folks, I can tell already, this is gonna be one gorgeous day! Today I'm heading over to the Univ. of Tampa, where Britt's team will host a regional World Guard championships, with 48 teams coming in from Canada and around the US. This is a two day event. Exciting times! Here's the link, read all about it!
Since we are hosting, that means yours truly is working. If you come to see us, bring me an extra pair of feet! The theme of their show is "SHIVER" which is all about ICE, a theme designed to send shivers right up your spine! The choreography is amazing and the girls are phenomenal if I do say so myself. And I say so. ;)
Here's a few pics from their last show. I didn't take these.... swiped 'em off a page of a Facebook friend. Are we not photographically creative around here? ;)
I put this one up today to remind myself what the rain used to look like...
All righty, let's head over to the beach. Out on Sand Key, there's a few terns that have been hanging around, camouflaging themselves within the rocks.
Cute lil' guys, yes? I love the way they stick together, even when the going gets rough. ;)
Now as an aside, I'd like to thank you all for your calls and letters and cards recently! I am ok and would like to start bloggin again on a more regular basis. (Yes, I know you've heard that one before.. but there is always hope!) I will add that coming home to a dog-free house is a very empty feeling, indeed. The other day the giant egret returned to feast on the pond fish, and instinctively, I opened the door to sic Buddy on him. Oy!
Moving right along...Spring is here at last! And in the Tampa Bay area and we're moving headlong into gardening season. Lots on the agenda, as I am tackling both the front yard along the drive-way, and I also took a deep breath and have begun to tear up the back yard as well.
I am a tad frustrated by the lack of water wise plants at the box nurseries such as Home Depot and Lowes. Yes, there are some plants... but not enough! While I usually frequent the smaller nurseries for their excellent stock for Xeriscaping, I think Home Depot and Lowes should get off their collective arses and recognize that most of the country is in a drought situation, and it seems to me they should be urging their suppliers to provide more xeriscape plants. That will probably never happen as the water loving annuals are big money makers for them.
They also need better trained staff. Earlier this week at Lowes, the sales guy told me that if the plants were displayed in the sun, then that meant they were water- wise plants. Ahem. 95% of the plants on the display table in the full sun had the label: "semi-moist."
Stocking large quantities of water loving annuals seems about as irresponsible as AIG accepting gov't welfare checks to hand over to their CEO's... Ohh! see what you got me started on.....
Anyway, I'll bring you that post on the driveway project that I never did write about, and photos of the garden bench that I wrote about, ahem, last fall! In the meantime, go seeDani's new pond... unless, you know, you're anEgret...