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The injured ‘pet’ bumblebee

Last week there was what appeared to be an injured bumblebee.

I say ‘appeared’ because I am not a bee doctor and have no idea how to actually tell that a bee is injured, except that it seemed sluggish and couldn’t really fly.

Day 1

He was on the floor of our porch and tiny ants were attacking him. I picked him up and moved him to a plant. Another clue that he was out if it was how easily I moved him.

Day 2

I just took some photos assuming he would get out and fly away soon.

Day 3

I decided to do my best to help the bee get better. My logic being that perhaps he was just out of it from lack of food.

I filled a bottle cap with honey and another with water. He went after the honey like bee to.. ehhh…. ummm.
Day 4

He was flying around like crazy on the porch, but couldn’t seem to get outside.

I caught him in a can and let him go outside.

He flew away.

So is ‘bumblebee rehab’ now a hobby of mine?

Pics grouped by topic.

The bee eating.


Deam Wilderness Fire Tower

I love this place, especially the view.

Did some walking on a short trail.

And took photos (mainly) of flowers.

VIDEO–>Obama Rally in Bloomington, IN 04.30.2007

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Here are my photos of the rally.

Rick & Phoebe’s Wedding 05.10.2008

Here is the total photo set from the event

Some pics
and video

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the xbox cometh

So I am only a few years late to the game, but I finally got an Xbox 360 today.

Ordered it from Amazon with GTA IV, but the game itself is taking longer to ship.

I set it up, did updates, created ID, then realized I needed to setup an ID in LIVE.

Setup LIVE ID, paid for 12 months of Gold, and then needed an update to display video.

I understand the need for updates, but the whole setup process took too long and too many accounts.

There should be an obvious option for me to do all the data entry via a web browser on a PC on my LAN.

So now that I played audio and video from two PCs (WMP11), played back audio and video from my Zune attached via USB, and set everything up, it is time for a real game.

Went to the mall about bought a new copy of “Assasin’s Creed” for $30 and a 2nd wireless controller.

Played a little bit last night and dig AC.  Need to play more, but I won’t have much time today as I am going to a meatspace event… a wedding 😉

GTA IV made me do it.


So I have a birthday coming up and I don’t have a next-gen console.
I own a Dreamcast, PS2, and PSP and my household also has an NES, SNES, and N64.
My couple-year-old HDTV is aching for some more HD goodness and I must do what my electronic devices ‘want’.

The TV talking to me while I sleep, and the constant barrage of GTA IV ads and discussion made me anxious about someone ruining a plot point.  So, much like I went to see Iron-Man this weekend, I was forced by my fears of ‘spoilers’ to buy a 360.

Today I saw that Amazon had a deal where you get $30 off when you buy a console and the game at the same time. That and a trial for Amazon Prime got the price way down even with 1 day shipping.

All these factors and what fields like the world were telling me to buy it, so I finally did.

So I sit here… waiting… how many hours will it take? Come on shipping company… be fast!

Indiana DEM Primary 2008

My original plan was to vote early, but that didn’t happen.

I simply rode my bike over to get a newspaper to see if I could learn something about the non-pres primary folks. So the Herald-Times for today and yesterday were just useless. I don’t think they really understand what you should do with a local paper.

Anyway I have voted… now it is time to wait and see what the rest of the state does.

See this post for result updates.

Bike ride photos 05.03.2008

My Roommate Peter @ the Skate Park

The Skate Park

Railroad tracks by Upland
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The whole set

Visit Bloomington like a person who doesn’t live here

Had dinner at Tallent the other day.  It was really good and the staff is very helpful and friendly.

Tiny Salad
04.22.2008 tallent salad

04.22.2008 tallent vegan risotto

Facial Hair: O what time changes


Looking into the mirror after a fresh hair clip and shave today, I couldn’t help but think back (wavy lines) In high-school I was a bit down about my lack of facial hair. Unfortunately, this was one of the few things in life my ‘wishing’ worked. I now have facial hair everywhere on the sphere of my head except: 1. 2 ‘silver dollar size’ circles below my eyes. 2. one mom’s side of the family balding region on the top of my head. 3. one dad’s side of the family balding region on the front of the top of my head. 4. inside my ears (time will change that I suppose)