Look who showed up at the door for dinner…
But then… uh oh, my cat broke:
Beware the mighty roar of Pan!
Several rolls of Menthos mints, several liters of soda, several tie-down straps, one human subject and… cream pie:
Last month Darlene and I finally made it over to the Glaum Egg Ranch in nearby Aptos during open hours to pick up some eggs and see their dancing chicken show:
Pan had developed a habit of lying in wait on the upstairs deck early every morning, in a perfect spot for an unsuspecting bird to alight nearby on the wall. It was unfortunately a reasonably successful strategy, so I decided to try one of those plastic owls to ward off the birds. Pan and Hera’s different reactions to first seeing it was amusing:
And yes, the guardian owl has been effective. It’s been well over a year (I’m backdating this post) and almost every bird has stayed away from the deck but Pan continued to go out before dawn every morning for most of a year, oblivious to why the birds stopped coming. All except this one little guy who came along many months later. He was apparently too smart for his own good and not fooled by the plastic owl. He even seemed to taunt Pan through the window over the course of a week or two. However, I’m guessing this is also that same bird that Pan eventually caught a little later.
Darlene is a pinball wizard! We discovered this while out for a mountain bike ride at Ford Ord National Monument, near Monterey, CA on Friday:
And here’s a little more video of our ride:
Oh, there you are you little bastard! Caught this gopher in the act of digging another hole in my front yard:
Quick, somebody call Bill Murray, I mean… Carl the Groundskeeper:
A T-Mobile promo featuring a life-size game of Angry Birds played using a smartphone. Cool.