Falcon Cam

Apr. 16th, 2006 04:57 pm
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These lovely birds are nesting in a location across the street from last year's nest. It seems a bad choice for this year, what with the weather being exceptionally bad, but they seem to be doing okay. 

At first there were 4 eggs, like last year. Now there are 3. For some reason one of them didn't work out and was discarded. The last update showed the first hatchling as a fuzzy white blob, but the weather has been so miserable that George and Gracie aren't leaving the nest very often. Also, there's a lot of weeds and grass around the nest that make it hard to see very well.

kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (south falls)
Okay, this is officially cool! Not only do you get to watch a nesting pair of eagles, but there is SOUND! Squeee. You can hear birds, the wind, the parents shuffling around as they trade places on the nest. I can't wait to see the babies!
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The Yes or NO Meme is

1. You can only say YES or NO!
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone asks.
3. Disobey. It's the law. (Is not.)

Taken a picture naked? : Yes
Made out with a member of the same sex? : No
Danced in front of your mirror? : Yes
Told a lie? : Yes
Gotten in a car with people you just met? : Yes
Been in a fist fight? : No
Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back? : Yes
Been arrested? : No
Left your house without telling your parents? : Yes
Ditched school to do something more fun? : Yes
Slept in a bed with a member of the same sex? : Yes
Seen someone die? : No
Kissed a picture? : Yes
Slept in until 3? : Yes
Lain on your back and watched cloud shapes go by? : Yes
Played dress up? : Yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? : No
Felt an earthquake? : Yes
Touched a snake? : Yes
Run a red light? : Yes
Had detention? : No
Been in a car accident? : Yes
Pole danced? : No
Been lost? : Yes
Sung karaoke? : No
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? : Yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? : Yes
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? : Yes
Kissed in the rain? : Yes
Sung in the shower? : Yes
Got your tongue stuck to a pole? : No
Ever gone to school partially naked? : No
Sat on a roof top? : Yes
Played chicken? : No
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? : No
Been told you're hot by a complete stranger? : Yes
Broken a bone? : No
Mooned/flashed someone? : Yes
Forgotten someone's name? : Yes
Slept naked? : Yes
Blacked out from drinking? : No
Played a prank on someone? : Yes
Felt like killing someone? : Yes
Made a parent cry? : Yes
Cried over someone? : Yes
Had sex more than 5 times in one day? : No
Had a dog? : Yes
Been in a band? : No
Drunk 25 sodas in a day? : No
Shot a gun? : Yes
kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (HK tropical)
Wheeee! I just enjoyed a wonderful evening out with Brett. Rachel is at Mom's and we took the opportunity to have dinner out alone.:)

We went to the Outback because Brett likes their steak and I like their margaritas. A lot. I had two, which is a lot for me, and am more than a little tipsy.lol

Rach is in good hands and it's nice not to have to worry about her for a little while. We didn't even discuss 'kid stuff' at all while at dinner. We did make fun of our server a bit, mostly because he was a bit full of himself, but also because he looks A LOT like Shaggy!:P

Anyway, I should probably avoid the computer after drinking, but I'm so happy I had to share.
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The Reincarnation Station

It says in my next life I'll be a shark and that only 5% of people will come back at a higher level. Hmmm. Seeing as how I don't know whether being a shark is a good thing, I'll just have to take their word for it.:)
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Winter Weather Statement
Expires 1:15 AM PST on March 10, 2006

Statement as of 4:55 PM PST on March 09, 2006


... Snow Advisory now in effect until 4 am PST Friday...

The Snow Advisory is now in effect until 4 am PST Friday.

Mixed rain and snow showers will continue to move across the
region tonight with the snow level lowering to near the valley
floor overnight. Up to 4 inches above 500 feet with areas of 1 to
2 inches below. Little accumulation is expected near the
Willamette and Columbia rivers. Main threat of snow will be after
10 PM as the air mass once again cools.

Another concern tonight will be the chilly temperatures. Skies
will become partly cloudy at times... allow the temperature to drop
to near freezing. Slush or water on bridges... high spots and
walkways may freeze... creating icy spots.

A Snow Advisory means that periods of snow will cause primarily
travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and
limited visibilities... and use caution while driving.
kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (Kelly)
Awww, that's better. The hair is now a nice light golden brown.

No more gray. At least not for about 4 weeks.

...in bed

Feb. 25th, 2006 07:30 pm
kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (Default)
The fortune from my chinese fortune cookie:

"Time is what keeps everything from happening at once". Then, of course, you add "in bed" and giggle.:)
kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (Kelly)
A quiet day so far. Took Rach to get her hair cut this morning, then to a friend's house for a birthday party.

I am kidless for 4 hours!

I took the long way home to stop by our favorite chinese restaurant and pick up a take-out menu. The owner/head chef was at the front desk when I came in and made me a special menu for our supper tonight. All I have to do is call it in when I'm ready.

He suggested their signature strawberry chicken (which I've been wanting to try), fresh green bean and asparagus chicken chow mein, a lightly curried squid/calamari dish and their own specialty fried rice. Yummy! He also suggested the crab puffs and chicken potstickers. I may switch the rice to their also excellent bbq pork fried rice and eliminate the curry dish in favor of fried prawns, but I'm not sure yet.

We love this restaurant because of their dedication to fresh ingredients, lack of msg and the kind of personalized service I got today. Mr. Kwan will often be found walking from table to table, making sure everything is just right. If anybody wants to come to Salem I'll be happy to take you out to my favorite place.
kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (Dakota)
Sorry it took me so long to update, but it took my cousin a while to get the web site updated.

Follow the link and take a look at the wonderful dogs that need sponsorship for recovery and adoption.

Hooves and Halos is a tax-deductible not-for-profit charity. My aunt and cousin run the farm and care for all of the animals. Usually in the red. My aunt has RA, we have a fine family history, and the work is her therapy.

Please take a look at the site and consider helping out.
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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I hope your day is filled with laughter, love and excellent food.:)

kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (Dakota)
Now that Dakota has successfully hunted down all the imaginary mice hiding behind the sofa cushions, it is time for bed.

He can now concentrate on eradicating the imaginary mice lurking in Rachel's bed covers, before allowing himself to let down his guard and sleep.

We are blessed to have such a mighty hunter protecting our home.

Cozy dreams, all.:)
kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (Default)
Yikes, the sky just ripped open and poured down torrents of rain. Thunder and lightning, too. coooolll!

Shutting down computer and taking Rach to go watch.
kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (Hope)
Hooves and Halos is a non-profit animal rescue run by my Aunt in Redmond, Oregon. She has been asked to go down to the hurricane-affected areas of Louisiana and Texas to rescue animals. She doesn't just rescue horses, but anything with fur and legs.

I'll be blunt; they need money. The farm needs a new truck, and the gas bill will be huge, towing a trailer filled with animals. All donations are 100% tax deductible and I can personally vouch for the love and care the animals will receive. After rehabilitation they will be adopted or fostered in the state of Oregon.

Watch this space for further updates, and thanks.

Oh yeah...

Sep. 4th, 2005 04:27 pm
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I bit the bullet and bought a paid account. LJ is having a good deal on accounts with auto-payment.:)

Woo-hooo!

Sep. 4th, 2005 03:40 pm
kiltfan: Stylized heart on a purple background (Queen of the world)
Our current cell contract will be ending in a couple of months, so we've been shopping for phones. Brett doesn't like our current ones (Nokia 3100s), even though he's the one who picked them out.

It so happened that Brett's brother has to change service providers and can no longer use the phones he and his wife had. She has a Motorola 551, which is exactly what Brett wanted and Jason has a Treo 650 Smartphone. He'd only used the Treo for about 3 weeks and then couldn't use it anymore. He's offered to sell both phones to us at a huge reduction from their purchase price. WoooT!

I should have the Treo by the end of the week. I had been looking at inexpensive palms like the Zire 31, but the Treo is so much better. My phone and PDA all in one unit.:) Sadly, there are no Hello Kitty covers for them yet. I'll keep looking, though.
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My friend Tish, a/k/a [livejournal.com profile] touch_of_gray, will be taking part in the Seattle AIDS Walk on Sept. 10th
and could use your pledge. Please consider helping out with this worthwhile event. Donations can be
made online at the web site . Donations are tax deductible and every little bit helps.

Thanks.:)
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It's times like this that I wonder why in the world we have cable internet. I might as well have dial-up, for all the speed I'm getting tonight. A rough guesstimate would be about 15k. :(

Is it the weather? Have they oversold their capabilities? Is it possible for broadband to clog up like the dial-up did? Grrr. It's just a really good thing we don't _have_ to have high speed all the time. At least we aren't trying to turn in homework or anything.

I may call the cable company Monday, just to vent.
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I love Saturdays. All the delight of a leisurely mug of coffee, sleeping a little late, and slopping around in a big t-shirt half the morning.

Sadly, because we partied last weekend and didn't get anything done, today is a catch-up day. Rach and I will be running a couple of errands this morning, but we should have the afternoon to play some X-Box in between minor household chores.

I hope everybody has a great weekend.:)

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