Sunday, February 15, 2009

Where have I been?

The new lions at Woodland Park Zoo are very photogenic.

I have been a horrible blogger! Ugh! Well...where the heck have I been? What's my excuse. I was reminded tonight that people do actually read this thing so I felt compelled to make a quick post.

One reason for my lack of blog updates is that I haven't really been picking up the camera much recently. Life has a funny way of keeping you busy even when it doesn't seem like you are getting much done. This is a photo blog after all and if I don't have any new photo's to upload, I shouldn't babble on too much.

I did make it to the Zoo a couple of weeks ago. There is a new pair of Lions on display out there and I was able to grab a nice shot with the two of them.

The other shot is kind of funny. One day at the restaurant, out of nowhere, this rooster appeared. He's been banged around a little bit since then but when you catch site of him from the corner of your eye, believe me it looks pretty realistic. Well, it's been used in gags for a few weeks and last week early in the morning I had to open the safe, when I did, this rooster fell out and scared the crap out of me. One of the managers I work with got me pretty good. I promised to get her back but all of my attempts had been pretty weak. So this week I get a box delivered via UPS from some random Asian man and wouldn't you know it, there's the Rooster. Ha Ha, it didn't startle me, but I've got to give the managers some credit for originality. Well, the rooster is in my possession and I need to think of something good to do with him. I'm probably going to print this photo off and hang it in the restaurant for now with no note or anything. I haven't mentioned receiving the rooster yet so the photo should put them on notice that it is definitely on. I know I have some devious readers out there so if you have some suggestions on the best way to terrify a friend using a fake rooster I am open to suggestions :)


Anonymous said...

"life is what happens while you're busy making other plans" -John Lennon

I understand you've been busy. We DO look forward to your semi annual posts though ;-) Don't worry, compared to Meg's annual posts you're way ahead of the game. So you got my deadly animal pic picked out? remember It has to be able to eat me alive. No cute critters. unless they have razor sharp talons and fangs.
Unca J

Anna said...

thanks for updating the post mat and it was nice to formally meet you the other night. as for the fate of the rooster, i'm not new life, there is a human dummy who finds his way around and every time i see him, i totally jump. a realist fake rooster could some responses if left in the right place :)

Anonymous said...

2 ways to scare people with the rooster: One, it drops from a string right in front of someone when they stop in a designated spot. Two, chuck it at there windshield as they fly down the freeway!

Oh my, what fun! My stomach hurts from laughing at the thought.

Hasta luego galan!

el pedro