Happy little zebra yesterday afternoon!
I may our may not have purchased these this weekend.
I am SO COOL, you guys. Be jealous!
(That’s a post-it behind the whale. It was hard to make out what it was without it there!)
Sometimes, I completely forget how abnormal my job is compared to most. And then other times, when I stop to think about it and look into incredible eyes like these and am overwhelmed by what I get to do on a daily basis. I am so fortunate, so very fortunate.
Hal the Great Horned Owl giving me his best displeased look this morning. <3
February 17, 2006 outside (the now defunct) Virgin Megastore in Orlando, FL.
Trying to remember when last I’d seen William Beckett, I trolled through an old photo account and finally found this pretty horrible photo. Kid loved that flippin’ sweater and wore it pretty much all the time, from what I recall.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll post an photo from last week’s show. Maybe.
Before I forget, things about seeing William Beckett @ The Social on 5/24/12:
- Opening act = Cara Salimando = GO LISTEN TO HER NOW BECAUSE OMG.
- Main deal = Beckett, of course = Same flawless voice, acoustic for the show.
- That’s right… ACOUSTIC. Which is really how I prefer music live most of the time.
- Meeting The Man himself was pretty excellent, given the hoard of girls who waited to meet him (and a few dudes).
- I waited around to drag him in to the photobooth since I was ridin’ solo to the show (because apparently no one knows who TAI… is anymore?). It took an hour, but it happened, hence the photo with my face blurred.
- I got homeboy to wear dollar store glasses. With leopard print on the side.
- And then I pretended to sleep on him since it was fucking midnight.
- Also pleased to hear he was sorted in to Ravenclaw on Pottermore, hence the socks he recently posted twice on Twitter (which he received ten minutes before the photobooth sesh), even if he considers himself a Slytherin.
- "Cedric Diggory was really just a closet Hufflepuff." Thanks for those words, Becks.
- Apparently their van was towed by Orlando police. um,amazing.
Having a computer again means I can delve back into my photography in earnest. So here’s a take on a famous quote from Peter Pan, only with a slightly more positive twist. Also, forgive my horrendous handwriting.
I haven’t worked with my favorite GHO in a long, long time. So today, after all the kids were gone and the cleaning done, I snuck in some quality owl time.
If he looks a little odd, he’s missing a large portion of his right wing. He came to our zoo that way from a facility that was ruined in Katrina, so we’re not sure why. It doesn’t enable him to fly (the sole reason he was never released and the sole reason why we have him), but he has a pretty darn great life either way. :)
PS. Excuse the crappy quality photo, my phone has a mediocre camera on it.
Battling a cold and food poisoning = sleeping all day = unimaginative photo of a cat.
8/366. 358 to go.
Casually reblogging myself because I have the most photogenic cat EVER.
Merry Ho-Ho-Holidays! on Flickr.
I took this at 3am this morning. I’ve never been so happy with a quicky photo at night. Merry Christmas to all of my followers! I hope Santa’s been good to you!
This was my first ever gingerbread man he and came to me via Panera. The drink? Caramel Apple Spice, aka my new favorite fall/winter beverage from Starbucks!
I’ve been at my zoo in one way or another for a year and a half now. When I found out the Education department animals included two owls, I - a self proclaimed owl fanatic - nearly died. I’ve been handling our little Screech owl, Otus (who has many photos scattered throughout my blog), for over a year now and I love him to pieces, but I always had the goal of working up to our Great Horned Owl, Hal. Due to his size, behavior, and general intimidation factor, Hal is the last animal anyone will work with in the Education department, so I figured I would have to wait a while. But then I was hired as an employee at my zoo (twice over, as I have technically two positions there), I felt I had a reason to ask. Good thing I did, given the head of Education agreed.
Today, I finally achieved my goal and was trained on Hal. Goal: accomplished!
(PS. Hal is missing his right wing and no, I don’t know why. He was a Louisiana animal, but his facility was ruined during Hurricane Katrina and the zoo that had him could no longer care for him, so he came to us about a year after it happened. He gets on fine without it and is the reason that he is a non-releasable animal and has a lovely home at my zoo!)
Sometimes, I’m a bit too pleased with how my photos turn out.This photo was shot through a fine mesh at night lit by only two heat lamps at the top of his cage, hand-held with an unimpressive lens. That said, I’m ridiculously happy with how this came out despite lackluster circumstances.
Veiled Chameleon on November 11, 2011.
Ugly Magic Kingdom Skyline? Don’t worry, the Doctor’s on it!
This is one of many results of taking my friend’s sonic screwdriver to Disney for the day. I really hate that crane being there, so I figure I’d call the Doctor to take care of it for myself and all other park goers. Unfortunately, it might be a while before he gets around to it.