Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oh, oh domino

Don't know where the time goes. I see it's been two weeks since I've posted again. Been working nearly every day and still don't make enough to pay the bills since they don't give me enough hours on any given shift. Exhausting and depressing. But have a day off today and making another attempt to pick up the pace here. Going to try to put some posts in the queue. In the meantime, here's a fun video. I love these perpetual motion tricks.

[via Jules Siegel]

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Paddy's Day

My favorite holiday though I won't be celebrating today since I have a night shift at work. But to mark the occassion, a little limerick in honor of one my favorite Irishmen, who often quoted this old Irish saying:

On St. Paddy's Day join in the mirth.
Drink all night without thought for the girth.
You're not drunk on your ass,
till you're clutching the grass,
to stop falling off the face of the earth.

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True Loyalty

Stories like this just make me sob in heartbreak for these poor critters:

Story here but since YahooNews links are so notorious for rotting in a short time, I'll post the English translation of the voiceover exchange between the two reporters in the clip (translation courtesy of Toshiyuki Kitamura):
We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.

He has a collar. He must be someone's pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.

Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.


Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.

The dog is protecting him.

Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.

I can't watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.

Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.
Yes! Yes! He is alive.

He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.

Oh good. He's getting up.

It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It's just amazing that they survived through this all.
Happy ending too. The dogs have been rescued since the footage aired, and are both receiving veterinary care. They're in separate places though. I do hope they'll reunite them once the sick one recovers.

Monday, March 14, 2011

No, I haven't quit this blog

I know I haven't been here in a long time. Been struggling with the loss of another very dear friend. I'm working on the eulogy but it's so painful. Anyway, I'm back again. For the moment let me make my bi-annual complaint about the time change. I HATE IT!!!

Of course, on the bright side, the clock in my car tells the right time again. Which ironically will probably screw me up because I've become used to subtracting an hour from it.