Monday, August 31, 2009

Avon, NC

Sam and I are at the Beach with friends. And Locksley. Who, as it turns out, is a total beach bum. As soon as he wakes up in the morning, he wants a walk to the beach.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


One of the things I appreciate most about animals is their ability to change their behavior based on their perceptions of human beings. Some animals are better at this than other, and I think it's fair to say that dogs are one of the most adept species around.

Case in point: the stray dogs in Russia that have learned to use the subway.

The way they describe the dogs hopping on the metro to visit downtown where they "hunt" for food by using their wiles on the humans there, and then riding the metro back home is entirely endearing.

As is this video of a canine passenger waking up just in time to get off at his stop:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Because a cardboard box would be silly

We've been apartment hunting. It's been harrowing - working on opposite sides of the state and living in an expensive metropolitan area ($1300 for a studio and no air conditioning? really?), and having a dog bigger than 25 lbs is not the best combination of factors.

But, there is good news. According to Google we can live here:

What do you think? Physics? Anyone?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Halloween (and also a wedding)

Imagine this space full of people in fancy clothes, masks, and possibly doing the Thriller dance and you'll have the idea.