Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Slow Lingering Death in Suburbia

Ok, I am hopped up on several Dr. Peppers and an energy booster drink, so I get a lot of strange thoughts. The energy booster seems to work pretty well, but I have enough caffeine in my system to kill a medium sized rhino. I've been told the stuff is bad for me, but there are times it is just tough for me to fully come around. A lack of any real exercise probably doesn't help, and the fact I don't sleep at night and am back to "cat napping" plays a big role in the problem.

Looks as though I will start work as the produce pogue at one of the local markets, not exactly a career I would have chosen, but a job is a job. It'll get me up and moving, which won't hurt and I won't have to make a special trip to the store to pick up fresh veggies, so I have that going for me, which is nice.

We get to meet Thor, a large Siberian Husky, on Sunday. We may adopt him. I miss having a big old boy dog around the house. Not too sure how Austrella is going to take to that, but she is pretty patient. I have ot admit I have really fallen in love with the breed, though as dogs go they are the biggets pests on the planet and don't even get me started on all the fur around the house. But then that is part of their charm, they leave a little of themselves everywhere they go.

Even started getting a little rain -- the winter rains are here. The associated storms tend to be a little less ferocious than the Monsoon storms, but we generally get a lot of moisture out of these in a good year. These rain laden clouds are the only thing coming over the border without a passport I like.

Anyway, this is the end of my energy drink induced ramblings, hope everyone is doing well. I am on Facial Book now as well -- I've noticed several of the Blogs I visit have become Facial Book orphans, as their authors spend more time on the networking site than they do on Blogger. This is kind of a shame as Blogger feels like a home while Facial Book seems more like the mall. Tough to talk and there's plenty of folks wandering around you just don't really want to meet.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

CLouds rolling in...

May have another shot at some rain, who knows?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The hunter

This was taken on a hunt at the Hotpaws rest stop in the Hotpaws range just South of Phoenix. The area got it's name after our first Husky, Lucky Dog, was seen doing a little dance after leaving the car because the rocks were too hot. No real harm done and she got to chase some lizards on the cooler dirt.

I'm not sure what Austrella was hunting, but she was very alert and tracking some kind of animal. Since most desert animals, bite, sting or envenom any aggressors I was glad we never met up with whatever it was.

I am hoping it cools enough in the next few weeks so we can head out to the White Tank Mountains and get some new sniffs...

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Chupacabra waiting to pounce...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Mo' Rain

Just when you thought it was safe to wash the car we get hit again. Not too bad on this side of town, but on the East side Mesa got slammed. Golf ball to tennis ball sized hail, power poles down, torrential rain and wind, and flooding. In comaprison we only got a few sprinkles, but I'll happily give up a bit of moisture rather than get hit with microbursts and driving rain.

Still some ominous clouds in the sky today, but they are farther North. The area near Flagstaff even had tornado warnings, rather rare for here. On the bright side, the temps are down in the 90's and look to remain so for the rest of the week.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Not a vulture

Taken at the Milwaukee County Zoo several years back...