Remember these boys?
These fishing cat cubs were born in Cincinnati in 2009. They haven’t been on exhibit since last summer. I had assumed they were destined to tell the story of their species at other zoos.
All indications are, I was right. The National Zoo recently got Lek, a 1-year-old male fishing cat…from Cincinnati. It’s a safe bet he’s one of those cubs. There is a 6-year-old female, Electra, there they hope he will take a shine to, and have more of these elusive cats.
Next time I’m in DC, I’ll have to swing by and say “Hi.”
I was watching Letterman the other night, when Jessica Lea Mayfield performed. I was quite captivated by her performance.
My wife and I both graduated from Miami University*. Miami is said to have one of the highest instances of alumni marrying. To celebrate this, they send us “Miami Mergers” a Valentine’s Day card each year. We got ours a few days ago…
*For the original school named “Miami,” founded in 1809, I feel no need to specify which state it is in.
For the Fine Arts Fund Sampler Weekend, my wife’s dance group, Celtic Rhythm Dancers USA, did a small class and performance. This was at the new Irish Heritage Center. They capped this off with a performance of the St. Patrick’s Day, a traditional hard shoe dance.
Last year was the first ever fun ink day. I now invite one and all to participate in
FUN INK DAY 2011!!!
On this day, I encourage everyone–whether you have an interest in pens or not–to use a fun ink.
Too often, we fall to the standard, business-ready inks: blue or black ink. I’m saying that for one day, I encourage everyone to use an ink other than blue or black:
- Green Ink
- Red Ink
- Purple Ink
- Turquoise Ink
- Invisible Ink
- Orange Ink
- Yellow Ink
In order to bring a bit more color, I’m encouraging everyone to use a color other than blue or black in their pens on
Friday, February 25
If you are feeling particularly ambitious, you can post a picture to your blog, or talk about it as part of #dailyarsenal on Twitter. You can also tweet with the hashtag #funinkday2011
Author Neil Gaiman on piracy and its impacts on his sales. Basically: it’s just lending books, and a net gain for him.
Via Boing Boing.
I made Valentine’s Day cookies for my daughter’s class.
I like to think I’m a good dad. Unfortunately, in life, so it is in cookies: hearts are inevitably broken.
One of Eddy’s favorite toys is “Birdy,” a feather target-on-a-line. He’ll jump and pounce aft it. Quite amusing–and good for him to keep his barn cat skills honed. Here is my first attempt to capture the action.