May 2010 archive

Penguin Experience at SeaWorld San Diego

Got to pet a Magellanic Penguin and go inside the 27 degree Penguin Encounter exhibit.

California King Snake

Our friend Heather found this snake in the bushes in her front yard and called us over. Our other friend Stephanie grabbed it and dropped it into a terrarium she brought with her. Then she took it home.

Blue Horizons at SeaWorld

Attended the new dolphin show at SeaWorld in San Diego. It was the very first public showing and only for SeaWorld passholders.

Series Finale of LOST

Watched the two-hour series recap, the two-and-a-half-hour finale, and some of the cast interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel.

Poison Dart Frogs

Finished working on the Poison Dart Frog photos from SeaWorld. These are a Dyeing Poison Dart and a Yellow-Banded or Bumblebee Poison Dart frog.

A Squirrel and Me

Was crouching near the bird feeders when a female squirrel, who shows up at least once a day, scampered through the fence and started to gorge itself on bird seed. It didn’t seem at all afraid as I sat down close to it. It sees us walking around the backyard every day.

Lunch with My Mom

Had a couple of $10 gift cards to Chili Peppers Mexican Eatery in Tierrasanta (thanks, Sylvia), so I took my mom there for lunch. Surprisingly good food for such a plain, strip-mall entrance.

Coronado Bay Bridge Run/Walk Photos

I finally got around to fixing and uploading to Facebook all the Coronado Bay Bridge Run/Walk photos from May 16. The walk was about four miles, from downtown San Diego, over the Bay Bridge and finishing on Coronado Island. This year I went with Rodrigo, Sylvia, Heather, Lauren, Meghan and Ryan. We took Bryan’s number …

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Yet another earthquake

This one listed as a magnitude 5.1 by the USGS. UPDATE: The earthquake has since been downgraded to 4.5.

Iron Man 2

Finally went to see Iron Man 2 with Randy. What a blast! Loved the movie. Just as exciting and cool as the first one. And with even more eye candy in Scarlett Johansson.

Walked the Coronado Bridge

Participated in the Navy’s 24th Original Bay Bridge Run/Walk with Rodrigo, Sylvia, Heather, Lauren, Meghan and Ryan, taking lots of pictures along the entire route. It was a sold out event with 8,000 participants. Unfortunately it was a very overcast day so pictures of downtown were a little flat.

Red Daisy

Still had time today to crank this one out.

At Disneyland with Mami

Went up for her 79th birthday. Didn’t stay very long. Just walked around, took pictures, ate lunch at Rancho del Zocalo with Michaelle, rode Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters and did some shopping.

Western Scrub Jay Feeding

One of the Western Scrub Jays that comes every morning to feed on freshly-cut bread cubes. It jams as much as it can possibly fit into its beak before flying off to feast on the pickings, and then returns to load up all over again.


Possible new flower series I’m thinking of working on.

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