In a glorious fit of completely non-productive weekend madness, I have gotten all the way through “Beyond Good and Evil” on the Xbox in two days. (This would be admittedly more impressive if it was a longer or more difficult game, but I’m a wuss, so I was pleased.) But the final boss is killin’ […]
At some point last night, not asleep but not entirely awake, either, I got up and scribbled something in my notebook. This morning, I managed to decipher the writing, although the thumbnail sketch next to it required some squinting. The snail and the mushroom were very happy together and had children that could make you […]
Having promised a photo of my latest insanity, and since this is mostly you guys’s fault for having commented on the long ago doodle that gave rise to it, I direct your attention to http://yerf.com/vernursu/slugtotem.jpg Keep your Charismatic Vertebrate totems–Slug is my co-pilot! Now I just gotta finish my uni-slug, and I think it’ll be […]
Today I’m painting slugs. I seem to be on a slug kick. It’s the lovely slimy texture. I like painting slime. I can take it or leave it as a texture, mind you, but it’s fun to paint. Images to follow. Also, I seem to be on this orkut thing. Anybody else there?
Annnnd…it’s snowing again. Through the night. Odds are good of a nice hard freeze, too, which would give the road the approximate consistency of snail snot, but we’ll have to wait and see. The pre-emptive closings filtering by on the bottom of the TV screen are impressive. Dave, a local friend of mine, made an […]
My father called today, having seen the Howling Blizzard Of Death warnings for the area, and mentioned in passing that the rat in “Nailing Down the Moon” looked a lot like the naked rats they used to get on the ranch. And I hadn’t thought of ’em for years, but he was quite right, and […]
So t’squirrels made off with another bird bar a few days ago, by the same method–got it whittled down until it was small enough to fit through the roof crack. Since it was obvious that they had that trick down pat, and that this was how it was gonna be, I took measures. The bird […]
The slime of some slugs is mildly anaesthetic, to dissuade predators. If Animal Planet is to be believed, this fact led to the treatment of toothaches, waaaay back in the day, by sucking on a slug. I’ve had very painful toothaches, in recent memory, and I would’ve done some fairly dramatic things to be rid […]