Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dancing Bird

OK, I shot video of this bird dancing in our yard but I can't get it posted yet. The new video downloader on Blogger just stops on me. DropShots now requires a download to download videos. The 7 meg file crashed on me halfway through. Oh the joys of dial up. I may have to take Lynne's laptop to WhataBurger. You will see the bird eventually. Wait, I think it worked.

What is this bird doing? (I hope you can see it.) I think I may have figured it out. I think he's scaring up his supper. When he spreads his winds I think it scares the bugs and they try to get away, at which point he attacks. What do you think?

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Duct Tape?

Is it me or am I the only one who finds it ironic that the only thing duct tape doesn't do very well is tape ducts?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

It's That Time of Year

The boys and I have been working up at the school this week. We have finished decorating the hallways and unpacking all my boxes. Now I need to put up my bulletin boards and I will be ready for the first day. School starts back for teachers on August 17th and the kids start back on August 27th. If anyone knows where we can get a good price on back packs and tennis shoes then give me an email or phone call.

Kon-Tiki, Thor Heyerdahl, and Ancient Ecuador Sailing Vessels

In case you didn't know it, yesterday (Aug 7) was the 60th anniversary of the day the Kon-tikis journey ended. You can read some about it on Wikipedia. There is an interesting section on chicken migration. There was also a documentary made in 1950. I heard an interesting interview this week on KERA's "Think" program with a guy still researching this type of sailing raft. He's building a new boat this coming year.