October 3, 2013


When we lived out in Lewisville, we had plenty of large animals around.  I saw (within a mile of my house) coyotes, roadrunners, rabbits, snakes, hawks, raccoons, skunks, armadillos, and more.  I thought by moving into the city that would likely decrease, but on top of hearing there was a bobcat in our neighborhood recently, I also realized that in addition to our horde of bunnies running around the neighborhood, we have a few more smaller animals that were noticeably missing the past couple of years outside city limits.  Fireflies, for starters.

And these guys, whom we originally had in Lewisville but disappeared after a particularly dry summer:

And the other day, I also stumbled on this guy just hanging out by our fence:

Happy Thursday.

September 6, 2013

Android KitKat

So if you don't follow along, Google has been naming their Android OS versions after desserts for some time (I think since "D").  The latest two were Ice Cream Sandwich and Jellybean (I'm running Jellybean on mine).  The latest version?  KitKat.

In response, Nestle launched new KitKat candybar ads that mock the way Apple positions its products with artsy-yet-techy language.  Quite humorous.  Enjoy.

August 22, 2013

Tip of the hat to dad's alma mater

Heard this great welcome to the freshmen speech this morning from a Georgia Tech student.  Since my dad is a GT alum, thought I would share...

August 2, 2013

July 11, 2013

Aquarium Update

In the move, I managed to convince the local fish store who moved my aquarium for me to take some of my fish that I no longer wanted.  In exchange, they offered me some store credit, which I was able to use to get a couple of new guys.

Gotta say, the move was excellent - they even got my filters running better than they had been before.

Anyway, here's the new aquarium setup (I plan on redoing the decor periodically), and here are the inhabitants:

  • Jack Dempsey
  • Pink Convict
  • 2x Firemouths
  • Red/Gold Severum
  • Green Terror
  • 5x Silver Dollars
  • 5x Red/Blue Colombian Tetras
  • 5x Buenos Aires Tetras
  • Plecostamus

Oh, and here's some pics of the new guys:

And an obligatory pic of my Jack Dempsey: