Well, it’s inevitable. Everybody in the blog-o-sphere* is doin’ it. You must endure…Ursula’s 2005 in review! Ya know, it’s been a damn good one. Got a lot of art made, some bad, much forgettable, but some good stuff that I’m proud to have made, too, including my most popular painting yet, the Azezaelbunny. Sold a […]
Well, we returned from the wilds of PA yesterday. It was groovy. My stepfather and I got up at the crack of dawn and went looking for birds. He sees Goldeneye, Buffleheads, and various swans along the river practically daily, along with eagles and pileated woodpeckers and whatnot. As could be expected, they all heard […]
So James is playing “Shadow of the Colossus” which we were both sort of interested in. And we’re playing. And damnit, it’s sad. You ride around, find these gigantic, rather interesting, but melancholy seeming giant stone creatures. Some of them attack you (mainly by stepping on you) but some of them just sort of wander […]
Okay, gang, up here in the wilds of western Pennsylvania, and I need help with Mystery Bird Theatre. The bird is the same size and shape as a white-throated sparrow. My tentative ID is song sparrow, but I’m weak on it. It’s hanging out in my folks’ backyard, feeding on the ground. It would probably […]
I got a penis for Christmas! No, really. My friend Deb gave me a necklace featuring…well. She goes to Thailand now and again, and evidentally there is a famous Penis Market there, featuring oodles and oodles of carvings, jewelry, charms, etc, all on the generalized fertility theme, for all your decorative penis needs. S’cultural motif. […]
For everybody who reads this, and the world in general! http://www.deviantart.com/view/26781869/ This drawing was worth it just to realize that I like Mithras for the same reason I like Ricardo Montalban.* *Because they’re studs, damnit. I don’t care if they’re a thousand years old and/or dead.
The monocular is interesting and a bit tricky. It requires more precision than the wide-angle binoculars, and I suspect I’ll need at least as much practice as I did with the binoculars at first. Because it’s so precise, it’s a lot harder to figure out where exactly you’re looking–but goddamn, you can see it closely […]
The Sibley field guide is a freakin’ work of art. I have a monocular. I have a spotting scope that could examine the quivering nostril hairs of somebody a block away. I have a field guide. I wanna go birding! RIGHT NOW! Arrggh! Curse you, rotation of the earth and your lack of daylight!