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posting these vacation photo essays is not as easy as it looks

2003-02-23 - 5:17 p.m.

I wrestled the job of posting my Trinidad vacation story, with photographs, and finally achieved success after pestering BF only about ninety zillion times. I can see where it is going to be quite a project to get our photos sorted and posted. I started designing the lay-out by wrapping the story around the photos all creatively but quickly ran out of steam.

I took that particular trip only a couple of weeks before my last trip to Vegas as a professional blackjack player. I had never done the bird-feeding thing before, because I needed to travel so much, but suddenly I was inspired to put up a hummingbird feeder in July 2001. Not much happened for a couple of weeks. I put up a second feeder. Boom! Suddenly, the hummingbirds realized that I was serious and starting showing up for the party. And so it began...

Today's garden notes:
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird? Check.
Orange-Crowned Warbler? Check.
Carolina Chickadees bringing nest material to the box? Check.
Squirrels sliding off baffles and doing multiple backflips? Check
Beautiful spring day? Absolutely!


Someone we know IRL1, who2 we didn't realize even knew BF's last name, has now thoughtfully emailed D. to let him know that BF was reviewed on slashdot. I know durn good and well that this person never took BF seriously as a human being because he is not a card counter and/or mathematician but now that he has been slashdotted, he is suddenly a real person.

This is just too cool for words.

1IRL=In Real Life but you as a cool person knew that, natch.

2I am not a supporter of the totally bogus word "whom."

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