Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This Is MUCH Too Cute Not To Share.

There is no indication of what zoo, or what bear this is... but this panda tries to climb the enclosure wall to greet some delighted visitors.

(Hat tip: Velia, via Facebook)

UPDATE: Velia contacted the person who posted the video to Youtube, and they replied that the video was shot at the zoo in Chongqing, China.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Somebody Didn't Do Their Research.

Forbes Magazine, no less.

People. Please. If you're going to discuss my home town, for cryin' out loud LOOK AT A MAP FIRST.

Route 1
Distance: 72 miles on the Big Sur Coast Highway
Points of Note: You'll start in the idyllic Carmel-by-the-Sea and head north to Los Padres National Forest (complete with Redwood trees), then hit Carmel Mission, Basilica, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You'll see sea lion caves, cliffs and gleaming coastline.

For the record... Los Padres National Forest is NOT north of Carmel. Furthermore, neither the Carmel Mission nor the Monterey Bay Aquarium is on Route 1.

For you flatlanders, those points of interest, in the proper order, north to south, are:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Carmel-By-The-Sea
  • Carmel Mission
  • Highway 1
  • (a bunch of other stuff they don't mention in the article)
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Yes, I am feeling a bit curmudgeonly this morning. Thank you for asking.

Friday, June 18, 2010

TV Show Recommendation

You'll have to watch it on the computer at Hulu... but it's well worth it, if you like quirky British humor. (Or should I say 'humour'?)

Friend Wendy recommended it to me a few weeks ago, as the 4th season was just finishing up on local PBS. With the first episode I watched, I understood the basic premise and who all the major characters were. That's good writing, if you ask me--for a viewer to "get" a show by watching a random episode in the 4th season.

So last night I found my way to Hulu, where they have the first 3 seasons available for viewing. You have to sign up for a free account to watch this one, because the show has "adult" content. They get away with stuff on British TV that would be a no-no here. For instance, in the first episode, the main character said the S word.

Oh, you want to know the name of the show? Doc Martin. Not related to any form of footwear that I know of. Check it out. It's quite amusing.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

How Do I Get This Across...

... without sounding like I'm blaming the victim? Because I'm not. I'm blaming the perp.

But it's hard not to assume somebody has been living under a rock for the past 5 years, if they aren't aware that going off alone with Joran van der Sloot can be hazardous to one's health, not to mention life and limb....

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