Last weekend Colleen and V competed in the local Obedience/Rally competition.  They did very well, earning three ribbons.  All V needs to do is to get one more and she has her first title for Obedience!

Sorry for the delay (and the uncropped image, wanted ). 

I might be shifting Fun Photo Friday to be every two weeks since I haven't been able to actually get my act together.  However, part of my motivation for this was to both keep the blog lively and also encourage me to take more photos and actually organize them.

 

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Many, many pictures on my phone are of my dog looking up a tree.  Her favorite sport is to chase a squirrel up a tree and sit there.  And sit there. And sit....

And once in a blue moon she'll get excited enough to let out a yip.  Once someone else was panicked she'd hurt herself and we had to explain that's her "I'm going to eat you" squeal/yip.

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I've got a post coming soon on some basics of using the yaz-marcdump tool. Meanwhile to tide you over I have not just one, but two photos. Last week's photo reminded me of some photos I took at Allerton last May when we went there for the first time.

It was pretty muddy in the hiking trails, so we ended up first going to see the Foo Dogs. In the fenced in part with ivy V suddenly got obsessed with one spot. I figured I'd take a picture of her sniffing, when all the sudden there was some movement. I managed to snap a picture quickly...

After Colleen and I realized it was quite a young fawn (which was quite hard to see from human height), we got the V-dog away as we didn't want to spook the mother.

And after all that excitement, V got to try out to be a Foo Dog. Didn't have the heart to tell her that Foo Dogs are actually lions. At least the one she posed next to seemed to be impressed by her.

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Welcome to Fun Photo Friday!  Recently I was looking through some of my photos and realized it would make a good regular feature to make sure this blog never gets too serious. 

Today's photo was taken a week ago as I was waiting at home for a quote for a water heater repair or replacement. The V dog spent most of the morning sleeping on the floor. It was so exhausting she had to take a nap on the couch afterwards.

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So since the past few blogs have been rather technical I figured I'd switch gears and do a lighter post.  Not too long ago I noticed in Facebook that my profile's photo series demonstrates how closely Veronica, my dog,  and I have grown to look alike:

Ok, ok.  So I'm wearing makeup.  Still, striking, no?  The two photos on the left are from my Halloween costume this year.  I was under the weather and feeling rather miserable this year, but I figured if chickenpox didn't stop me from getting dressed for Halloween when I was a kid, no flu was going to either.  My chickenpox year I ended up going as a pink vampire due to the calamine lotion and had to stand at the curb while my mother begged treats on my behalf.  Not surprisingly, pretending to be undead while sick doesn't take too much acting ability. 

I did make someone scream while at a my one halloween excursion this year, a bonfire with smores over at a friend's house.  It helped I wasn't moving much and a teenage girl started came near and said something along the lines of "Oh look at the clow.....IEEEEEEEEE."  The skull headed cane is pretty freaky all by itself.

 The wonderful makeup job on my face was mostly done by Colleen.  It has been a long time since I've had contacts and so I can't see my own face with my glasses off. One of these years I need to try just putting a white base on my face and put black around my sockets as I can see them.  Likely a result closer to the lastest Joker.

Colleen has a picture of the full outfit on flickr, minus my skull headed cane.

 If you're wondering who/what I'm supposed to be, I can't really say. This costume isn't based off any particular character but rather a mix of imagery involving a fool with a skull mask.  I suspect at least part of the imagery comes from various images of the Danse Macarbe.  For example, take the following thumbnail (found the image at the blog Artstor)....

 

The clown from Twisted Metal probably played some unconscious influence on my mental picture and probably some tattoo/punk/counter-culture type art as well.  I thought the skull & fool's cap motif was more common,  but I can't seem to find too many examples.

If someone really pushed me for a character, I did have a fallback option of claiming Yorrick, which was probably just as obscure. 

Perhaps next year I'll alter the makeup scheme just a little and go as V.  Of course, then the question comes, can I make V look like me?  Given how little she has liked Halloween costumes years past I don't think that one is very likely to happen.

danse_macarbe.jpg

So since the past few blogs have been rather technical I figured I'd switch gears and do a lighter post.  Not too long ago I noticed in Facebook that my profile's photo series demonstrates how closely Veronica, my dog,  and I have grown to look alike:

Ok, ok.  So I'm wearing makeup.  Still, striking, no?  The two photos on the left are from my Halloween costume this year.  I was under the weather and feeling rather miserable this year, but I figured if chickenpox didn't stop me from getting dressed for Halloween when I was a kid, no flu was going to either.  My chickenpox year I ended up going as a pink vampire due to the calamine lotion and had to stand at the curb while my mother begged treats on my behalf.  Not surprisingly, pretending to be undead while sick doesn't take too much acting ability. 

I did make someone scream while at a my one halloween excursion this year, a bonfire with smores over at a friend's house.  It helped I wasn't moving much and a teenage girl started came near and said something along the lines of "Oh look at the clow.....IEEEEEEEEE."  The skull headed cane is pretty freaky all by itself.

 The wonderful makeup job on my face was mostly done by Colleen.  It has been a long time since I've had contacts and so I can't see my own face with my glasses off. One of these years I need to try just putting a white base on my face and put black around my sockets as I can see them.  Likely a result closer to the lastest Joker.

Colleen has a picture of the full outfit on flickr, minus my skull headed cane.

 If you're wondering who/what I'm supposed to be, I can't really say. This costume isn't based off any particular character but rather a mix of imagery involving a fool with a skull mask.  I suspect at least part of the imagery comes from various images of the Danse Macarbe.  For example, take the following thumbnail (found the image at the blog Artstor)....

 

The clown from Twisted Metal probably played some unconscious influence on my mental picture and probably some tattoo/punk/counter-culture type art as well.  I thought the skull & fool's cap motif was more common,  but I can't seem to find too many examples.

If someone really pushed me for a character, I did have a fallback option of claiming Yorrick, which was probably just as obscure. 

Perhaps next year I'll alter the makeup scheme just a little and go as V.  Of course, then the question comes, can I make V look like me?  Given how little she has liked Halloween costumes years past I don't think that one is very likely to happen.

HalloweenCostumeAndDog.png

So since the past few blogs have been rather technical I figured I'd switch gears and do a lighter post.  Not too long ago I noticed in Facebook that my profile's photo series demonstrates how closely Veronica, my dog,  and I have grown to look alike:

Ok, ok.  So I'm wearing makeup.  Still, striking, no?  The two photos on the left are from my Halloween costume this year.  I was under the weather and feeling rather miserable this year, but I figured if chickenpox didn't stop me from getting dressed for Halloween when I was a kid, no flu was going to either.  My chickenpox year I ended up going as a pink vampire due to the calamine lotion and had to stand at the curb while my mother begged treats on my behalf.  Not surprisingly, pretending to be undead while sick doesn't take too much acting ability. 

I did make someone scream while at a my one halloween excursion this year, a bonfire with smores over at a friend's house.  It helped I wasn't moving much and a teenage girl started came near and said something along the lines of "Oh look at the clow.....IEEEEEEEEE."  The skull headed cane is pretty freaky all by itself.

 The wonderful makeup job on my face was mostly done by Colleen.  It has been a long time since I've had contacts and so I can't see my own face with my glasses off. One of these years I need to try just putting a white base on my face and put black around my sockets as I can see them.  Likely a result closer to the lastest Joker.

Colleen has a picture of the full outfit on flickr, minus my skull headed cane.

 If you're wondering who/what I'm supposed to be, I can't really say. This costume isn't based off any particular character but rather a mix of imagery involving a fool with a skull mask.  I suspect at least part of the imagery comes from various images of the Danse Macarbe.  For example, take the following thumbnail (found the image at the blog Artstor)....

 

The clown from Twisted Metal probably played some unconscious influence on my mental picture and probably some tattoo/punk/counter-culture type art as well.  I thought the skull & fool's cap motif was more common,  but I can't seem to find too many examples.

If someone really pushed me for a character, I did have a fallback option of claiming Yorrick, which was probably just as obscure. 

Perhaps next year I'll alter the makeup scheme just a little and go as V.  Of course, then the question comes, can I make V look like me?  Given how little she has liked Halloween costumes years past I don't think that one is very likely to happen.

danse_macarbe.jpg

So since the past few blogs have been rather technical I figured I'd switch gears and do a lighter post.  Not too long ago I noticed in Facebook that my profile's photo series demonstrates how closely Veronica, my dog,  and I have grown to look alike:

Ok, ok.  So I'm wearing makeup.  Still, striking, no?  The two photos on the left are from my Halloween costume this year.  I was under the weather and feeling rather miserable this year, but I figured if chickenpox didn't stop me from getting dressed for Halloween when I was a kid, no flu was going to either.  My chickenpox year I ended up going as a pink vampire due to the calamine lotion and had to stand at the curb while my mother begged treats on my behalf.  Not surprisingly, pretending to be undead while sick doesn't take too much acting ability. 

I did make someone scream while at a my one halloween excursion this year, a bonfire with smores over at a friend's house.  It helped I wasn't moving much and a teenage girl started came near and said something along the lines of "Oh look at the clow.....IEEEEEEEEE."  The skull headed cane is pretty freaky all by itself.

 The wonderful makeup job on my face was mostly done by Colleen.  It has been a long time since I've had contacts and so I can't see my own face with my glasses off. One of these years I need to try just putting a white base on my face and put black around my sockets as I can see them.  Likely a result closer to the lastest Joker.

Colleen has a picture of the full outfit on flickr, minus my skull headed cane.

 If you're wondering who/what I'm supposed to be, I can't really say. This costume isn't based off any particular character but rather a mix of imagery involving a fool with a skull mask.  I suspect at least part of the imagery comes from various images of the Danse Macarbe.  For example, take the following thumbnail (found the image at the blog Artstor)....

 

The clown from Twisted Metal probably played some unconscious influence on my mental picture and probably some tattoo/punk/counter-culture type art as well.  I thought the skull & fool's cap motif was more common,  but I can't seem to find too many examples.

If someone really pushed me for a character, I did have a fallback option of claiming Yorrick, which was probably just as obscure. 

Perhaps next year I'll alter the makeup scheme just a little and go as V.  Of course, then the question comes, can I make V look like me?  Given how little she has liked Halloween costumes years past I don't think that one is very likely to happen.

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